Yoga Therapy

Love in Action: Kate Duyn Cariati

Kate Duyn Cariati shares a practice inspired by a lifetime of exploration and self expression. A small girl sits on the floor, swirling in circles while watching Wonder Woman. Not a child of yogis, her body intuitively loves to make shapes and move. Today she still teaches this circling movement, but she calls it “Lucky [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

The Power of Space in Healing

Yoga is a method of healing. Beyond the postures, the breathing, meditation, visualization and manipulation of flows of energy through locks (bandha) help people transform their lives, heal injuries, and improve their relationships. The first ingredient necessary for healing is space. When you go to a chiropractor, he or she creates more space so the joints [...]

By | March 7th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Teacher Profile: Kathleen Ross-Allee

Kathleen Ross-Allee provides yoga therapy for the recovery and healing process of cancer patients. Photos by David Young-Wolff Before she became a yoga therapist or even a fitness and wellness professional, a friend asked Kathleen Ross-Allee to substitute teach for her aerobics class, even though at the time, Kathleen was a fitness enthusiast with no experience [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Teacher Profiles|0 Comments

Book Review: Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy

Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson — Bringing the Body into Treatment (W.W. Norton and Company) A systematic process for addressing trauma in a clinical setting has been outlined in the new book, Trauma-Sensitive Yoga in Therapy by David Emerson, director of The Trauma Center Yoga Program. Trauma-Sensitive Yoga has been shown to be a useful [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

An Invitation to Practice: Opening the Door to Yoga Students with Disabilities

Tom Valencia practicing yoga. Photo by Robert Sturman (robertsturmanstudio.com) 6 ways to create yoga classes for people of all abilities and body types It was 1995. It was the second yoga class I ever taught. I remember it vividly because it was terrifying; it was a beginning level class, and in walked a [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Cancer Support Community, Los Angeles

Cancer Support Community, Los Angeles celebrates the Benjamin Center Awards Leaders At their annual Gilda Award Gala, the innovative Cancer Support Community (CSC) Benjamin Center honored Kimberly Fowler and Sherri Rosen from YAS Fitness Center as well as psychosocial cancer researcher Dr. Mitch Golant and comedian, writer, and cancer survivor Tig Notaro. The nonprofit CSC Benjamin [...]

By | June 2nd, 2015|Latest News|0 Comments

Interoception: Mindfulness in the Body

Yoga Therapy: The Continuum of Embodiment What does it mean to be embodied? And doesn’t yoga already take care of that? When we take a closer look, the answer might surprise us. Think of embodiment on a continuum. On one end we have exteroception, in the middle proprioception, and on the far end interoception. Each of [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Editorial, Yoga|1 Comment

Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery

Yoga Therapy: Healing the trauma of modern-day slavery For D’Lita Miller, her yoga practice helped cope with years of pent-up anger and aggression.  In this case, Miller’s emotional backlog is because she is a survivor of human trafficking, a situation that is unfortunately an issue today for people around the world.  Many like Miller are finding [...]

By | March 30th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|2 Comments

The iRest Program for Healing PTSD

Book Review?: The iRest Program for Healing PTSD By Richard Miller New Harbinger Publications One of the cofounders of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and a pioneer in the field of yoga therapy, Miller is a clinical psychologist as well as a yoga and meditation teacher. He is also the innovator behind iRest (Integrative [...]

By | March 2nd, 2015|Books & DVDs|0 Comments

Maitri Yoga Store

Maitri Yoga store provides accessories to enhance the yogi who wishes to deepen their practice. In February, 2015, Maitri Yoga Store opened their doors to create space both for people to enhance their yoga lifestyle and to come together in community. Owner Ellina Kim had the vision for Maitri (pronounced “my tree”; it means loving-kindness in [...]

By | February 26th, 2015|Studios|0 Comments