Bea Ammidown

Sep 1, 2016 by

Bea Ammidown

Bea Ammidown was born in New York, educated in Paris and Switzerland, and has had careers as an editor for Life Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar; a journalist with the LA Times; a publicist for MGM Studios; and a Peace Corps volunteer.  Inspired by her neighbor Norman Cousins, she founded and directed HumoRx –Laugh Wagons, a program dedicated to the healing effects of affirmative emotions on the immune system, at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

While traveling abroad in 1986, she suffered severe injuries in a head-on auto collision that killed her fiancé.  From the demands of learning once again to function physically through four years of major rehabilitation processes, she developed a form of yoga for her healing, and eventually for the healing of others.

She founded YogAbility Institute, a nonprofit corporation in Santa Monica, CA that offers yoga therapeutics to people with physical or mental challenges (  Fluent in French and Spanish, Bea is a member of the International Assoc. of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance, Yoga for the Special Child trained, and she is a Phoenix Rising Yoga Facilitator.

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