Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Clinical Practicum: Why it Matters

Yoga Therapy RX for Mental Health Clinical Program Director Julie Carmen Hoffman   People practicing yoga therapy work with all aspects of health and wellness, from the physical, to the mental, emotional, and even spiritual. Adequate training and mentorship is important for yoga therapists to accomplish this. When it comes to clinical practice, [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

The Importance of Community in Recovery from Addiction

Photo of Tommy Rosen and Recovery 2.0 Community by DJ Pierce   How we create our community, choose our circles, and cultivate our connections impacts our mental, emotional, and spiritual health. This is particularly true for people whose lives have been affected by addiction. An addiction can impact all levels of our being: [...]

By | June 29th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Yoga to Support Addiction and Recovery with Nikki Myers

Founder of Yoga of 12-Step Recovery, outspoken teacher Nikki Myers is a powerhouse who leads trainings and builds communities around the world centered on combining the somatic approach of yoga with the cognitive approach of 12-step programs. Nikki is giving the Sunday keynote address at the International Association of Yoga Therapy’s Symposium for Yoga Therapy [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Professional Development for Yoga Therapists: Grandparenting Applications Accepted through June 30, 2017

  Photo of client Brittany Addison-Prescott and Yoga Therapy Bethany Dotson by Photographer Christian Leigh Sykora     Establishing yoga as a recognized therapy is the mission of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). IAYT supports research and education in yoga and serves as a professional organization for yoga teachers and yoga [...]

By | May 12th, 2017|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Breast Cancer, A Journey of Strength

Photo of Szilvia Gogh by David Young-Wolff. I did not choose to have breast cancer. However, the choice I do have is how to go through my journey. I could have been depressed when hearing the news. After all, I had a horrible year leading up to my diagnosis. All in one year: [...]

By | October 4th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Yoga Therapy??

Teachers Lainie Devina and Holli Rabishaw shot by Jeff Skeirik The term Golden Age refers to a period of time when flourishing and abundance happens within a specific community or society. The Golden Age of wisdom was around 400 BCE when Socrates charmed the West with profound discourses and The Buddha illumined the [...]

By | September 1st, 2016|Yoga Therapy|3 Comments

Dristi

Developing the Superpower of Direct Focus Dristi is most commonly known as the gazing point on which the eyes may focus. The word “dristi,” derives from the Sanskrit root “drstr,” which is where we get our English word “to direct.” Dristi can refer to a focal point, yet it is more than simply where we [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|Yoga Therapy|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 can [...]

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

Come As You Are

Cultivate Awareness in Yoga to Encourage Healing from Trauma Julian Walker When I took my first yoga class at Ana Forrest’s Santa Monica studio in 1992, I was quite proud of my straddle splits. I had been working with my genetically inflexible body for the previous three years in a home practice sourced from a [...]

By | December 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Downward Face

Use restorative facial yoga to release stress and tension and restore your youthful glow. by John Sahakian C.Ht. ERYT photo by David Young-Wolff Whether we smile or frown, laugh or scowl, approach our lives with wide-eyed wonderment, or bitter tears, our faces are almost always active. Day in and day out, our facial expressions can [...]

By | October 27th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments