Meet The Ignite Wellness Staff
Alison McLean DPT, ERYT, CIAYT, Owner
A few years ago I had back pain with nerve symptoms down the leg. It was scary, I wasn't able to complete my normal yoga practice, let alone sit for very long or drive. It was through the combination of physical therapy, yoga and massage, that I was able to heal and stay pain free. These technique have also helped me to heal from a cesarean, and a recent colon surgery. So now it is my mission to share this information with others so they can have more confidence and feel better in their bodies without pain, so they can enjoy the activities they love. Even if your MD doesn't recommend PT after a surgery or injury I can guarantee investing in yourself now will help to prevent future issues down the road. And, even if your injury was many years ago you can still make progress now! Ignite Wellness is a Physical Therapy, Yoga & Massage center in Encinitas, was founded by Alison McLean DPT, E-RYT, C-IAYT, At Ignite your sessions with be with a physical therapist who is also a yoga teacher/therapist and massage therapist. Because of this broad background each session will be customized to your needs.
We also offer Semi private yoga classes to help heal from injury and progress your practice. These small slower paced classes give you individualized attention, and allow you to release tension.
Maria Amelia Chang, DPT, E-RYT-200, RYT-500
Dr. Chang received her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training (Iyengar-based) in 2010, and completed additional 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training with emphasis in Vinyasa & Yin/Restorative styles in 2017. She is certified to teach Yoga for the Osteoporosis (Dr Fishman Method) and use Yoga Wall Method for therapeutic purposes under Dr Alison McLean & Elia Nikolaev. Dr. Chang attained RYT 500 hrs with Yoga Alliance in 2018.
Dr. Chang has worked with varied adult population for the majority of her clinical experience. Dr. Chang completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy from A. T. Still University in 2014, MS in Health Services Administration from University of La Verne in 2001 and BS in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines in 1989. She completed her Neuro-IFRAH Instructor® training under Waleed Al-Oboudi in 2006. Currently, she provides clinical support at the Neuro-IFRAH Center, San Diego CA and teaches Yoga Wall/ Healthy Back at InRhythms Yoga. Dr. Chang has authored and published in scientific journals and presented at national conferences. She is a member of the Yoga Alliance and APTA.
Amelia Chang is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with advanced training in yoga for older adult population (E-RYT 200, RYT 500).
“I encourage others to commit to a yoga practice as part of their long-term health and fitness goals. I specialize in Yoga for Osteoporosis, and teaching to those with musculo-skeletal & neurological conditions."
Amelia offers an alignment-focused class to relieve strain and re-balance posture in a slow Vinyasa flow to cultivate awareness, reduce stress and improve overall well-being.
Jenny Eddo, Yoga Instructor
Hi, My name is Jenny Eddo. I am a yoga instructor based out of North County San Diego. I grew up on the sunny beaches of Southern California. Having always enjoyed a healthy active lifestyle, yoga was a great fit for me. I enjoyed the balancing meditative qualities integrated with the invigorating, strengthening postures. Through years of practice and training I have worked and studied hard to be the knowledgeable instructor I am today. After pregnancy, surgeries, and other various physical challenges that we are all faced with in life I have always returned to yoga as a safe and supportive form of mindful movement. Yoga helps me to find healing in my body and to sustain my belief in my ability to heal and thrive as a healthy individual.