The Yoga MS Project

August 12, 2014    BY Natalie Van Tassel & Loren Crawford

Learn how The Yoga MS Project website, started by Natalie and Loren, is helping people with multiple sclerosis to alleviate symptoms and enrich their lives through the practices of yoga. The website also raises funds for MS research. Natalie describes how her son’s MS diagnosis inspired her to raise funds and to collaborate with Loren, her yoga teacher and mentor, in creating the website. As Loren explains, yoga practices offered on the website directly address MS symptoms. 

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Natalie Van Tassel
Natalie Van Tassel is a Registered Nurse with 35 years experience in Critical Care/ER, including teaching nursing at the college level for 7 years. She presently holds a full time position as a Vascular Access Specialist in an Ottawa, Canada hospital.

She has been a student of Yoga for 15 years and recently completed her 500 Yoga Teacher Training with Loren Crawford Yoga. She is currently studying Ayurveda with Dr. Hemant Gupta, Shree Ma Ayurveda Institute in Ottawa. Natalie teaches gentle... Read more>>

Loren Crawford
Loren Crawford, ParaYoga Level II Cerfitied, E-RYT500, and director of Loren Crawford Yoga in Ottawa, Canada, is a dedicated student and teacher of yoga and is a Certified Ayurveda Practitioner. He discovered Yogarupa Rod Stryker at the Toronto Yoga Conference in 2006 and knew immediately that he’d found his teacher and his spiritual home at the Himalayan Institute. A short four years later Loren became Canada’s first ParaYoga Level II Certified Teacher.

Currently, Loren sits on the... Read more>>


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