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Integral Yoga Therapy Wellness Weekend

Join the inaugural group of Integral Yoga Therapy students who are completing their extensive 800-hour coursework to be certified with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) for a Yoga Therapy Wellness Weekend! Drawing from the roots of classical...

Dean & Anne Ornish Offer Keynote at “Food on Prescription” conference

Dr. Dean Ornish and his wife Anne were keynote speakers in June 2022, at London's largest conference ever held on food and health, at the UK College of Medicine. They both are thought-leaders in the field of Yoga therapy and Lifestyle Medicine, with Dr. Ornish's...

Employment Opportunities for C-IAYT Yoga Therapists and Yoga teachers

There are many openings to be involved in the Integral Yoga Therapy 800-Hour Certification Program as mentors, advisors, administrators and staff. The Integral Yoga Therapy Certification offers a special path to a career in Yoga Therapy. Our program combines the...
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Books on Yoga for Specialized Applications: 2021

Books on Yoga for Specialized Applications: 2021

As Yoga therapy and Yoga for specialized applications becomes more widely accepted in the United States and western world, more and more books are being published on these subjects.This is just a small sampling of some of the books that have been published in 2021....

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Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools and Practice

Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools and Practice

Yoga Therapy: Foundations, Tools and Practice is a new textbook available that provides essential support to schools and universities that offer Yoga therapy training programs. This comprehensive, edited textbook develops robust curricula, enabling them to prepare...

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Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone

Joann Lutz, MSW, LICSW, C-IAYT, E-RYT
 has a new book: Trauma Healing in the Yoga Zone. It is an informative and trailblazing guide for mental health professionals, Yoga therapists and teachers working with trauma utilizing the science of Yoga. In this article, she...

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A Yoga Doctor Looks Back

A Yoga Doctor Looks Back

Several years ago, Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD (founder of Integral Health Services and pioneer of Yoga therapy) was asked the question: “What did you learn from Swami Satchidananda?” Her reply became this article… It’s very difficult to summarize almost 50 years of...

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Yoga Teachers are Essential Workers

Yoga Teachers are Essential Workers

Yoga teachers and therapists offer vital service to those effected by post-COVID syndrome. Our unique skill set in breath work is an effective and safe complement to western medicine that will improve both physical functioning and well-being

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The Role Yoga Plays in Integrative and Holistic Health

The Role Yoga Plays in Integrative and Holistic Health

Yoga is so much more than physical exercise. It’s a lifestyle discipline that embraces and strengthens the connection between the mind, body, and spirit. The science of Yoga originated in ancient India with the intention of connecting emotional tranquility, mental...

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When Yoga Meets Ayurveda

When Yoga Meets Ayurveda

Both Ayurveda and Yoga accept the principles of Samkhya philosophy. While there are many foundational principles, for our purposes, let’s look at a few. Sadkaryavad is the first, the principle of cause and effect. For everything that exists in the universe, there is a...

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Self-Care: The Key to Selfless Service

Self-Care: The Key to Selfless Service

As a lifelong caregiver who has devotedly served her patients and community, Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500, knows about burnout. Susan suffered from stress and fatigue before finding Yoga and experiencing the benefits that regular practice brought her. Inspired to...

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The Intersection of Medicine and Spirituality

The Intersection of Medicine and Spirituality

In this video, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Dean Ornish, two longtime friends and medical doctors—who are also spiritual practitioners/teachers—discuss the intersection of medicine, Yoga, meditation, love and spirituality. They also explain how meditation and lifestyle...

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