Beyond the tragedy of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and its direct effects, from death to the uncertainty of long COVID, the chronic stress of the pandemic cannot be ignored. Long-term stress affects the very structure of our brains, changing our nervous systems, hormonal landscapes, and psychophysiology. With this awareness, perhaps the most compassionate perspective to invite toward the pandemic is an understanding through the lens of collective trauma.
The importance of agency has been thrown into high relief in all therapeutic domains, including yoga. With attention to language and tone, as well as the skills to make the practices accessible and supportive, a diverse group of yoga professionals will delve into the obstacles faced by several unique communities and the yoga therapy tools that have been impactful. We will explore pandemic themes including loss of community, anxiety/depression over the state of the world and our communities, hopelessness around the unknown, and fear of death.
We will learn how several skilled yoga professionals lean on the central teaching in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra 2.33. Often presented as a form of positive psychology‚ this sutra is misunderstood: The invitation is not to change the negative to the positive, but to contemplate consequences and find motivation for making the shifts needed to transform duhkha (suffering) to suhkha (ease).
Facilitators will include Marshawn Feltus, Heather Hagaman, De Jur Jones, Yuki Riley, and Shailla Vaidya.
WS02 - Yoga Therapy Across the Breast Cancer Care Continuum: Creating a Safe, Inclusive, Evidence-Informed Practice
Breast cancer is a fantastically complex family of diseases whose wide variety of treatment options put patients/survivors at risk for acute, lingering, and late adverse events. A strong and growing evidence base shows that yoga can mitigate many of the common physical and psychological side-effects of breast cancer and its treatment, improve quality of life, and positively affect clinical outcomes. Many national cancer guidelines recommend yoga for supportive care during breast cancer treatment and survivorship. However, yoga can cause harm if treatment-induced changes in immune, neurological, and musculoskeletal functions are not carefully considered.
In this workshop, we will explore these challenging issues through lecture, diverse ethnic and racial case reports, and interactive participation. Together, we’ll look at the biology and natural history of breast cancer, the various treatment options, and how treatment side-effects can affect a yoga practice. Importantly, we will also identify best practices for the delivery of safe and effective yoga in medically fragile breast cancer populations and discuss ways to create a more diverse yoga therapy workforce to elevate the underrepresented patient voice. Attendees will take home practical knowledge to apply to their own work with people affected by breast cancer.
This workshop is presented by the Yoga Special Interest Group of the Society for Integrative Oncology. Breakout group leaders include Marsha Banks-Harold, Johanne Lauktien, and Nancy Sinton. SIO’s Yoga SIG honors the thousands of years of yogic tradition originating in South Asia and shares the sacred teachings with gratitude and respect.
WS03 - Using Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapeutic Skills in Yoga Therapy
Yoga therapy has an abundance of practices for working with the multiple dimensions of clients. Adding skills to directly address cognitions and behaviors can improve therapeutic outcomes. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are widely used, effective, and evidence-based mental health treatments. Central to these approaches is examining thoughts and beliefs, and the related behaviors, that cause suffering to self and others. Skills are used with the intention of both acceptance and change. Select CBT/DBT skills can be employed by yoga therapists without exceeding their scope of practice, providing tools that clients can use safely to facilitate powerful insights into their current mental and emotional landscape.
Kelly will present an overview CBT and DBT as used in mental health counseling; teach a few specific skills; and demonstrate, with examples, how and when to use them and when they are contraindicated.
Small-group participants will discuss why, when, and how they might introduce these skills into yoga therapy and when they should consult with or refer to mental health practitioners.
You’ll learn, and practice with one another, simple CBT/DBT skills; understand how to use these skills in yoga therapy, as well as to increase self-awareness; and understand scope of practice issues and how to collaborate with mental health professionals in light of these lessons.
WS04 - Building Seva into Yoga Therapy Business Models
Are you interested in how to give back to your community by sharing your services with others? Unsure how to do this while making a living that nurtures you?
Join us for a deep dive into one of a yoga therapist’s stickiest business topics: money. In this workshop, we will be unpacking the topic of seva (sacred service) and how it can form a cornerstone of our business models. Consider this your opportunity to unpack sliding-scale pricing, the nonprofit model, and the idea of baking service right into your pricing structure.
To facilitate this discussion, we will break down each of these service-oriented pricing models, including the pros and cons, and see how we could effectively use them in our personal business models. Each pricing structure offers us the opportunity to do something rare in the yoga space: connect with other professionals taking on the same challenges of building a sustainable business AND giving back to the community.
WS05 - Self-Care for Healthcare: Why, What, and How
The world continues to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, and even when severity and intensity decrease, uncertainty still prevails. For yoga therapists and healthcare workers who advocate for physical health, mental health, and overall well-being, the pandemic brings new challenges as they are expected to weather the crisis just like everyone else while simultaneously rendering healing services. Statistics—and our own experiences—show that healthcare providers are prone to burnout, trauma both direct and vicarious, and of course stress, placing them at greater risk of anxiety than the general population.
When facing stressful and traumatic situations in healthcare settings, it can be difficult to stop and think about self-care. But learning simple supportive tactics is vital to protecting your mental health and well-being. This workshop discusses facets of self-care as essential mental-health first aid for healthcare professionals. We will also learn about research-backed techniques to help with processing stress, anxiety, and burnout.
1:30–4:30 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – VIRTUAL WORKSHOP | Cultivating a Welcoming and Inclusive Yoga Therapy Practice Space
Continuing IAYT’s commitment to conversations around diversity, equity, and inclusion, this workshop will guide participants to an understanding what a welcoming and inclusive yoga therapy practice space looks like for a variety of communities, identities, and lived experiences. We will also inquire into the requirements for creating such spaces in the context of individual and group yoga therapy.
As yoga therapists, human beings, and community members, we all bring our own assumptions, biases, perspectives, and cultural contexts into our work. How do we account for those lived experiences and positionalities when interacting with individuals and groups whose experiences and positionalities differ from our own? What work might we be able to do as individuals to create spaces of radical welcome, inclusion, and belonging in yoga therapy? And what work do we need to do collectively, as communities, institutions, and organizations, to dismantle barriers that exclude and to foster spaces where more people, bodies, identities, and communities can feel welcomed and supported?
We will explore these questions by naming and acknowledging barriers to inclusion, belonging, and welcome in yoga therapy. Among the communities and identities to be considered are age, disability and d/Deafness, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, immigration status, national origin, gender, and body size.
4:30–9:00 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – EXHIBITS OPEN
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Join Shanchoy for a practice that combines a family tradition of bhakti, through kirtan and mantra, with asana, pranayama, and guided meditation to promote healing on all koshas. We will honor the rising sun as a symbol of new beginnings and ideas and as a source of life-giving heat, energy, and illumination. We will stimulate the vagus nerve, improving vagal tone through chanting and singing. This class incorporates all levels of asana practice (seated variations will be included) and is especially for those interested in kirtan or mantra chanting, although singing is not required.
Qi gong and yoga share many similarities. Yoga is the elder of the two, and one can find many asana depicted in the Daoyin Tu scroll illustrations. Qi means “life energy”; gong means “work.” Qi gong practices are either dynamic and yang (dong gong) or tranquil and yin (jing gong)—the balance of the two is necessary for optimal health. This gentle flow class will incorporate yang postures from the qi gong tradition as we explore the five elements and corresponding organs, as well as Yin Yoga postures that allow for investigation of the meridians (like qi gong, a Chinese concept). By learning how to control and distribute qi, analogous to prana, we can harmonize body, mind, and spirit. Combining qi gong and yin creates a beautiful practice for yoga therapy clients as well as students of both disciplines.
Incorporate meditation, asana, and pranayama to access your body’s inborn energetic intelligence, prana. You will be guided to calm the mind to enable your prana to create a natural shift to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. The resulting ability to cultivate and follow your body’s natural wisdom supports an individualized practice that trains us to live our entire lives as a meditation in motion. This class will explore deeper energetic meanings of yoga, including the Kriya of Chitta and Prana, which Swami Kripalu called “the highest experience of yoga.” Experience authentic yoga as never before, and leave with a greater ability to be in flow with life.
Join us for a sample of Prison Yoga Project’s trauma-informed, mindfulness-based approach to yoga tailored to meet the needs of incarcerated people. This practice will focus on embodiment, agency, and direct experience of the impact of postures and breathing practices on the nervous system. Experience an approach to facilitation that creates freedom to connect intimately with your experience, the only true teacher of yoga there is.
PRERECORDED - The Art of Digestion: Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy for Kindling the Metabolic Fire Within
Ayurvedic wisdom holds that a person is as old as their digestive system. Why? Because your metabolic fire (agni) is what turns everything you come into contact with into something that helps you or hurts you. Your agni transforms wounds into compassion, information into wisdom that helps you to navigate the world, and your food into healthy tissue. This class uses ayurvedic yoga therapy to help kindle your agni to increase internal peace, well-being, and transformation.
9:30 AM–6:00 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – EXHIBITS OPEN
Dr. Cook-Cottone will explore the interface between—and integration of—yoga therapy, mental health interventions, and empirical evidence through the lens of working with individuals with eating disorders. We will define embodiment and the unique, critical, and powerful role of embodied practices, specifically yoga, in pathways toward well-being.
We’ll also learn how the concept of the hungry ghost can help us to more deeply understand the role of embodiment in working with addictions and craving. Catherine will offer specific case examples and concrete techniques to illustrate this process.
Be Bold, Be Brilliant, Be Brief: Uncovering Opportunities in Yoga Therapy Advocacy
Yoga therapists have come a long way from the inception of the professional certification. This talk will highlight the key role of champions in the development of the profession. We will also consider current challenges and opportunities in yoga therapy advocacy using examples from the U.S. Department of Defense and Veterans Administration.
12:00–2:30 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – Lunch & Break (on your own)
In 2020, IAYT released guidelines on consented touch for yoga therapists. Now we’re also navigating a global pandemic, and what’s appropriate feels highly subjective and variable. One way we can reliably do right by clients and communities is to foster a culture of consent.
With such a foundation, we take the time to fully see and respect clients’ lived experiences and preferences. The legality and cultural considerations of employing touch vary widely around the world, and new and seasoned yoga professionals alike need concrete ways to discern how and whether to use touch.
We’ll explore common pitfalls and best practices, power and peer dynamics, and purposes of touch that are neither corrective nor prescriptive—instead enhancing the therapeutic relationship and embodiment of yoga by practicing dynamic consent.
Learn concepts that support consent-based culture, essential for ahimsa and bolstering client self-efficacy.
Learn three keys to dynamic consent and other frameworks that can be integrated into training programs and studios.
Explore simple, powerful practices for self- and co-regulation.
This session is best for:yoga professionals feeling uncertain about touch or how to practice informed consent, training program leaders looking for dynamic consent methodology, and anyone who feels lasting impact from the pandemic on their ability to connect genuinely, communicate powerfully, and be in proximity to others.
TF02 - Yoga Nidra and Polyvagal Theory: A Return to Regulation and Wholeness - LIVE STREAMED
Polyvagal theory expands our understanding of the autonomic nervous system and its nuanced regulation of stress and rest throughout the body, mind, and senses. We can use this neurophysiological platform as a framework to help us understand and support our yoga therapy interventions.
Join Stephanie Lopez, senior iRest trainer, as she weaves together modern polyvagal theory with the ancient nondual wisdom teachings of yoga nidra. You will learn concepts from polyvagal theory and principles of yoga nidra that you can immediately apply within your yoga therapy practice:
Build therapeutic relationships to enhance coregulation.
Help clients understand neuroception, the vagal brake, and flexibility and learn accessible practices to support self-regulation.
Explore self-inquiry that draws from philosophical understandings derived from Kashmir Shaivism, Advaita Vedanta, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, and Samkhya.
This session is best for: both new and experienced yoga therapists who wish to deepen their knowledge and skill set.
TF03 - Balance Flow Yoga: Integrating Evidence into Yoga Therapy to Address Fall Risk Factors Peri- and Postmenopause
Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for older adults in North America, and worldwide the loss and suffering caused by falls is extensive. Those in their peri- and postmenopausal years are particularly at risk of falls and related injuries. Yoga shows promise to improve a variety of fall risk factors—and to reduce injury when falls are unavoidable.
This session outlines the key yogic principles, practices, and cueing used in the Balance Flow Yoga intervention from a recent study evaluating the effect of yoga on fall risk factors and injury risk. We will also highlight the main qualitative themes that emerged from the focus groups that explored the participants’ perceived changes in biopsychosocial-spiritual well-being, as well as the facilitators and challenges to participating in the study.
Attendees will gain insight and guidance on ways to safely and effectively integrate the evidence into yoga therapy for this population, including communication and collaboration with the wider healthcare community.
This session is best for: yoga therapists interested in an evidence-informed perspective to help reduce the risk of client falls and related injuries. The research presented studied a group of women aged 50–70, although the principles and practices can be applied to any gender identity or adult age range for general fall-prevention health. The content is applicable to one-to-one and group settings.
For millennia in the West, spirituality was viewed exclusively through religious lenses. Since the end of the last century, understanding of spirituality has evolved; today, the concept has moved into the secular domain, with much wider significance.
Given a yogic view of spirituality, in this session we will examine traditional yoga texts—Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhavagad Gita, and Hatha Yoga Pradipika—and consider two cases that speak to the possibility of deep spiritual transformation with yoga therapy.
Research now recognizes how spirituality influences health and healing within allopathic healthcare. However, patients who do not belong to an organized religion or who are outside of hospital or hospice care may be left without resources to resolve their spiritual distress. Yoga therapy is uniquely poised to fill this void. We will discuss ways of assessing clients’ readiness for transcendence and how to initiate helpful conversations.
This session is best for: yoga professionals interested in the deeper meaning of yoga and those interested in understanding the role spirituality plays in creating healing and personal transformation for clients.
TF05 - CLARIFY: The Relevance of Yoga Research Reporting Guidelines for Evidence-Informed Yoga Therapy Practice
A recently published guideline provides minimum standards for reporting yoga research. If used by researchers, peer reviewers, and journal editors, this guideline will lead to more clarity about the yoga being delivered in clinical trials and other yoga research.
Dr. Moonaz will walk attendees through the new guidelines and suggest how yoga therapists can use them to help to determine the quality of the research they’re reading. Examples from the published literature will demonstrate how research can be applied to clinical practice.
You will also learn how yoga therapists can become more involved in the research process so that yoga research and yoga therapy practice inform each other in ways that ultimately lead to increased appropriate use of yoga therapy and better client outcomes. Attendees will also have space to ask questions about their own use of research and potential role in forwarding it.
This session is best for: all yoga therapists and yoga therapy students with an interest in research and evidence-informed practice.
5:00 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – DINNER (on your own)
Unhappiness, fear, and feelings of being stuck prevail in today’s pandemic-saturated world. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to shift into present, calm, and focused beings whenever we find ourselves feeling stuck, angry, or fearful? Our yoga toolbox is the answer! This practice, grounded in ayurvedic wisdom, will address mood imbalances of the three doshas. Experience an all-levels moving meditation incorporating postures, imagery, and breathing techniques to calm fear and anxiety, release heaviness and depression, and cool anger and judgment. Afterward, you’ll feel more focused and aware—maybe even happy!—regardless of your initial mood.
MPS02 - The 20 Gunas of Ayurveda: An Ayuryoga Approach to Morning Yoga Practice
Ayurveda and yoga have long been considered sister sciences. In this class, experience the synergy of these healing arts. In ayurveda, we use a set of 20 qualities to understand how the elements are moving through the body, to discover what is in balance and what is out of balance. Through yoga, we can feel these qualities taking form. This practical class will guide you through an all-levels flow in which you can work with the qualities to deepen your sense of who and where you are in the present moment.
MPS03 - EMDR and Yoga Therapy Tools for Transforming the Healing Journey
Starting with an intention, this session will demonstrate through practice how yoga nidra with self-care routines can help manage emotions associated with dreams, flashbacks, or intense experiences. During nidra, the brain lights up and accesses neural pathways that are instantaneously ready for processing and healing in the present moment. Yoga nidra and mindful self-care techniques such as eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) and Brainspotting are neurological body-sensing practices that can help when we land in uncertainty—or in restorative rest. The self-regulation tools offered in this practice provide the opportunity to welcome thoughts and release them. No previous training or experience is necessary.
Balance your nervous system, connect with your radiant breath, and align your frequency with the elements as we allow ourselves time to deeply relax through restorative yoga practice. This class will create a safe space to allow everyone to enjoy the experience with individual consideration. Props will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own favorites.
Generate empathy and bravery with a unique yoga nidra experience: Crossing the River is a confluence of the yoga of Raga-based orchestral music, sleep, mantra, mudra, and asana. This session is from Project Susthiti, winner of the 2021 Seva Award. This online therapy program successfully raised empathy and well-being while reducing stress and burnout for 300 healthcare workers serving in COVID isolation wards across hospitals in India.
9:30 am–9:30 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – EXHIBITS OPEN
We learn about yoga within the context and history of colonialism, and yet (and perhaps because of this) most do not appreciate the ways in which colonialism distorts our understanding of yoga. Moreover, although it is becoming increasingly fashionable to speak about trauma as informing yoga and yoga therapy, little awareness is directed toward colonialism as a historical traumatic event that intervenes in our appreciation of yoga and the possibilities of yoga therapy.
Colonial trauma is not simply a problem for those from colonized traditions. It is also a problem for those privileged by coming from colonizing traditions, and this trauma shows up in a host of pathologies, such as fragility and pretenses of ethnic or racial supremacy. Most notably, the problem shows up in widespread ignorance about the history of yoga, the philosophy, and the notion that understanding this can be replaced by experiences of a colonized world. Colonialism—and all trauma—attempts to repackage our problems as clinical and medical challenges, shielding the origins of trauma from criticism.
Yoga teaches us that trauma is actually a moral and political problem that attempts to define us in terms of systemic challenges. We will explore these issues, and how yoga teaches us a way out of trauma. This lesson is yoga therapy.
Join IAYT's DEI Task Force in an exploratory dialogue that unpacks the construct of “cultural competency” within yoga therapy. We will discuss the historical use of this construct, explore where we have been, and share how the ethics and practices of DEI inform our work as yoga therapists in the world and in the rapidly growing landscape of yoga therapy.
12:00–2:30 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – Lunch & Break (on your own)
12:30-1:15 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – VIRTUAL BROWN-BAG LUNCH WITH IAYT BOARD MEMBERS
2:30–5:00 pm CT UTC/GMT -5 hours – CONCURRENT TRACKS (The Most Requested Track Will Be Live-Streamed, All Will Be Recorded; One Virtual-Only Session Will Also Be Live-Streamed)
TS01 - Accessible Therapeutic Practices Presented Via Livestream: Success for Yoga Research and Community Engagement, Even During a Pandemic
Nydia will share the results of yoga research that demonstrates the efficacy of the accessible practices she has developed over 40 years combining physical therapy, Hatha Yoga, and fitness principles. Using her Therapeutic Sun Salutation as an example, we’ll explore the possibilities for practices that allow mobilization of every major joint of the extremities and spine, safe transfers to and from the floor, and the opportunity for the yoga therapist to evaluate clients’ movement ability in small-group or individual sessions.
This session will also discuss tips for success and best practices to consider when presenting programs via livestream or onsite. We will consider the benefits and pitfalls of transitioning to hybrid group classes combining livestream with onsite students, as well as recommendations for making your livestreaming visually appealing.
Bring a yoga mat and towel (or strap). We will also use chairs for demonstrating ease in creating seated variations.
This session is best for: yoga professionals who wish to personally experience accessible, evidence-informed practices they can immediately share with clients who experience general mobility challenges, and for anyone interested in asana variations designed to help them move through their next few decades with awareness and improved mobility.
TS02 - Building Interview Skills that Set the Stage for Success
Intake assessments are the gateway to setting rapport and developing treatment plans that best fit yoga therapy clients. They are the cornerstone of what makes yoga therapy sessions special. But let's face it—interviewing can be challenging. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable asking questions and getting personal information.
However, interviewing skills set the tone and build rapport between yoga therapist and client. That rapport allows for a safe environment in which clients can share information to help the yoga therapist develop care plans that best serve the client’s needs.
Participants will learn and practice interviewing skills, including how to pick up on verbal and nonverbal cues, how to formulate questions, pacing, and the importance of sitting in the belly of silence.
This session is best for: new yoga therapists looking to hone their craft as well as experienced yoga therapists who would like to get a fresh perspective on starting their sessions.
TS03 - Introduction to Marma Chikitsa: Subtle Energetics and Practical Application for Yoga Therapists
Marma yoga chikitsa, an ancient technique of activating the 108 marma points for yoga and healing, focuses on manipulating the flow of pranic energy through asana, meditation, and relaxation. Ayurveda explains marma, vital energy centers in the body. These junctions of muscles, blood vessels, ligaments, bones, and joints hold the life force (prana) consciousness and energy reservoirs. Marmas are key points to focus on while performing ayurvedic massage and yoga postures to cultivate energy and release stress and emotional toxins. This session includes a detailed 18-point relaxation/savasana as an invaluable self-practice to activate the body’s 18 marma regions.
This session is best for: yoga professionals, bodyworkers, and others seeking to deepen their self-practices and help clients to tap into their natural healing potential through ancient wisdom.
TS04 - Advances in Integrated Pediatric Yoga Therapy
We will explore assessments that draw from the philosophy and texts of yoga and samkhya alongside well-being assessments used in medical and research settings. Examine uses for these tools in client care, program evaluation, and formal research and learn how they can be used together for collaborative care. In addition, we will discuss how these validated assessment tools can reflect the framework of yoga therapy while supporting communication with healthcare providers and payers for integrative, collaborative care.
This session includes discussion and experiential opportunities to consider yoga therapy assessments. Example assessments that support yoga therapy’s scope of practice will be provided.
This session is best for: those interested in implementing or improving assessments in client care, program evaluation, or formal research. Yoga therapy students to advanced practitioners will benefit from this discussion.
This experiential, interactive session will explore a progressive look at seizing opportunity to redefine norms, values, dreams, and goals and to reassure that all roads lead back to the middle of self.
Bonuses from Yoga Therapy's Wisdom Keepers
Yoga: The Best Lifestyle Ever Developed
Video with Ananda Bhavanani, MBBS, MD (AltMed), C-IAYT
A masterclass on how yoga is life—and a life-affirming, salutogenic practice—with one of the first C-IAYTs in India, delivered with Dr. Bhavanani’s characteristic clarity and good humor.
Shared Foundations for Practice: The Language of Yoga Therapy
Article by Ananda Bhavanani, MBBS, MD (AltMed), C-IAYT, Marlysa Sullivan, DPT, PT, C-IAYT, Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT, and Amy Wheeler, PhD, C-IAYT
This must-read piece from Yoga Therapy Today offers insightful discussion of the language yoga therapists use to describe their work. The authors, all leaders in the field, also articulate how yoga and yoga therapy are related and detail the differences between yoga therapy and yogopathy.
Getting Yoga Widely Adopted in the Swedish Health System
Video with Göran Boll, C-IAYT
Hear from a pioneer who has integrated yoga into a quarter of hospitals in Sweden, and try one of his foundational practices from the studies partly responsible for this extraordinary outcome.
Yoga Therapeutics with Our Animal Friends
Video with Eleanor Criswell, EdD, C-IAYT
Consider the possibilities for yoga therapeutics beyond human clients as long-time IAYT board member Eleanor Criswell offers a peek into her somatic work with our animal friends.
The Seven Mystical Chakras
Audio with Nischala Joy Devi, C-IAYT
Join Nischala, a well-known author and developer of the yoga portion of the Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, for a healing meditation on the chakras.
The Yogic Perspective on Sleep
Video with Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Are you “living in a waking dream”? Learn where modern science may intersect with yogic teachings.
An Embodied Practice for Making Wise Choices in Turbulent Times
Video with Michael Lee, MA, DipSocSci, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
The founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy offers an accessible meditative practice to help find equilibrium in a constantly changing world.
Refresh Your Practices
Videos with Ganesh Mohan, MD, C-IAYT
Revisit your practice approach with simple yet profound inspiration in three parts: shifting asana's effects with intention, using sound generally, and using mantra.
Svadhyaya: An Ethical Imperative
Article and audiorecording by Gail Parker, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
As Dr. Parker says, “To avoid causing harm, in the spirit of ahimsa, it is important to be aware of our personal, societal, and cultural beliefs regarding race and ethnicity.” Through deep, honest svadhyaya (self-study), we can turn our insight inward to avoid the missteps that arise from the biases and prejudices we all carry.
Stepping into the Yoga Therapist Role
Video with Larry Payne, PhD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
Meet long-time yoga therapist and IAYT co-founder Larry Payne, who offers nuggets of advice from his years of pioneering work.
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