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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...

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...

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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The Health Benefits of Yoga with Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD

The Health Benefits of Yoga with Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD

Integral Yoga Therapy Clinic of San Francisco presents: The Health Benefits of Yoga with Sandra Amrita McLanahan, MD  —  FEB 27, 2021 Join Dr. Amrita for an interactive talk on the Health Benefits of Yoga: learn the basics of a yogic diet, including superfoods that...

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What is Yoga Therapy Really All About?

What is Yoga Therapy Really All About?

Dr. Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, is the founder of Yoga for Arthritis and the author of Yoga Therapy for Arthritis. She is a faculty member of the Integral Yoga Therapy Certification program (IAYT-certified), which offers a special path to a career in Yoga Therapy....

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How An 81-Year-Old Got Her Groove Back

How An 81-Year-Old Got Her Groove Back

I met Yoga therapist, Dr. Lakshmi Sutter (program director of the Integral Yoga Therapy program) by chance in September of 2015. I had been unable to participate in Yoga classes for more than a year. Total knee replacement and surgeries for hammertoes and pelvic floor...

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Brain Science and Yoga

Brain Science and Yoga

Dr. M. Mala Cunningham shares, in this video, some powerful ways in which Yoga and meditation can be understood through the lens of neuroscience. She provides clarity and insight in navigating the yogic path through understanding psychology, mindfulness, meditation,...

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