Yoga Therapy

Sun Salutations as a Practice of Gratitude

Photo of Garth Hewitt by Jeff Skeirik/Rawtographer Start your day with Sun Salutations and connect with your inner light. The sun is a frequent symbol in yoga of the inner light that is in each of us, representing what we are trying to awaken in ourselves. Saluting the sun in our practice connects [...]

By | July 1st, 2015|Yoga Therapy|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

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

Teaching Yoga One on One DVD

Teaching Yoga One on One DVD with Julie Carmen Years ago, a friend invited me to take a yoga class with Julie Carmen at Exhale in Venice since we were both yoga teachers and actors as well as mental health professionals. I went in not knowing what to expect, and left feeling both exhilarated and [...]

By | February 24th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

SYTAR – Call for Proposal

International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research Some of the most engaging sessions at the International Association of Yoga Therapist's annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) are the Common Interest Community (CIC) sessions where a number of people offer short presentations on related topics. The short lectures are modeled [...]

By | February 13th, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Bringing Yoga to First Responders

Give Back Yoga (www.givebackyoga.org) is honored to be launching a new program that empowers public servants with powerful mindfulness practices for cultivating resilience to stress and peak performance on the job: Yoga for First Responders. The first offering of Yoga for First Responders is the Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Resiliency Training to Benefit First Responders and [...]

By | January 22nd, 2015|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Selecting a Yoga Therapy Program

By John Kepner After pursuing yoga teacher training and then gaining some experience, some people decide to embark on a course to prepare to become a yoga therapist. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) is the professional organization for yoga therapists and offers the following items of consideration for prospective students: Shop carefully and [...]

By | December 23rd, 2014|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

A Conversation with Richard Miller

A Conversation with Richard Miller about Consciousness, Meditation, and the Rejuvenation found through iRest and Yoga Nidra By Dale Nieli During the first workshop I ever took with Richard Miller, I entered a state of consciousness that I had never before experienced. Having known Richard both personally and professionally throughout the years, I can tell [...]

By | November 11th, 2014|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

First IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training Programs

Yoga therapy profession reaches new level in the US.     In an announcement that demonstrates the growing reach and professionalism of the field of Yoga Therapy, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) announced the first set of 12 accredited yoga therapy training programs on June 7, 2014, in Austin, Texas, at it’s annual [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|Yoga Therapy|0 Comments

Body Image: We All Have It

On July 12 at Yoga Journal LIVE! San Diego, a panel of community leaders joined together in an open and honest conversation about body image – what does it mean, what is our role as conscious leaders, and how do we make yoga accessible and welcoming to every BODY. The conversation was a part of [...]

By | July 24th, 2014|Yoga Therapy|1 Comment