This doctoral capstone project was completed through a partnership with Nurture Nashville, a local yoga and movement studio focused on promoting wellness and connection for pregnant and postpartum people throughout their journey in motherhood. The primary focus of this project was developing resources to promote resilience during the perinatal period by utilizing tools from both occupational therapy and yoga practice. Outcomes included the synthesis of research into a resilience toolkit, the creation and implementation of a 5-week yoga and sharing circle curriculum, and the re-establishment of a community-centered studio event titled “Meet the Doulas.”
Sue Iliff, PhD, OTR/L
Occupational Therapy, School of
Health Sciences & Nursing, Gordon E. Inman College of
Doctorate of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
Wellbeing; Resilience; Pregnancy; Occupational Therapy; Yoga; Health Promotion; Women’s Health
Brown, Rachel, "Building Resilience Through Pregnancy Utilizing Tools from Occupational Therapy and Yoga" (2023). OTD Capstone Projects. 135.