Margaret Pitkin BA, DPT
I am a lifelong athletics-lover, tree hugger, skeptic, and inquisitive thinker born and raised in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. I hold a bachelor's degree in Geology from Smith College in Northampton, MA and a doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont. I am licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Vermont and am currently employed as a staff PT at Lamoille Home Health and Hospice. I also offer private, out of network, Physical Therapy on Mondays at Green Mountain CrossFit in Morrisville VT. In addition to being a PT I have been a student of yoga for more than 14 years, for the past 12 years I have taught yoga to a wide variety of students throughout Vermont and New England and am registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 teacher. As my own experience as a movement professional has grown I have become less and less interested in dogmatic approaches to movement and the human body and more interested in embracing the unknown and the being open to the possibility of learning something more.
Note: The photo at the top of the page is me in a pose called upavista konasana. For many this pose requires excessive hamstring flexibility (as is the case with many yoga poses). Excess length in a muscle leads to weakness, joint destabilization, dysfunctional movement, and potentially to injury and pain. I am able to perform this pose in this way because I have very long arms (that's I can rest my elbows on the floor). Pro tip: be yourself, everyone else is taken. (Tip credit: Douglas Brooks).