Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

“Yoga Therapy Can Improve One’s Health and Sense of Well-Being”

“Yoga Therapy Can Improve One’s Health and Sense of Well-Being”

Yoga therapist and International Institute of Yoga Therapy (IIYT) founder Veronica Zador knows the landscape of yoga therapy for well-being. In this article, Zador shares how yoga therapy can be integrated into healthcare settings and why demand for training in the...

Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Video: Yoga for Arthritis Patients

Yoga therapy can help relieve stiffness and pain for individuals with arthritis.  In this short guided practice video, Steffany Moonaz, PhD, C-IAYT, teaches yogic techniques to relieve stiffness, articulate the joints, and prepare for activities that require increased...

Yoga therapy for youth with autism

Yoga therapy for youth with autism

By Kimberly A. Searl Introducing youth who have high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to yoga therapy is an especially fulfilling part of my job. I think you’ll enjoy the story of one client in particular, as his experience really showcases how the practices...

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 recovery

Yoga therapy and COVID-19 recovery

By Ingrid Yang, with Laurie Hyland Robertson Give Back Yoga University and the International Association of Yoga Therapists have partnered on an initiative to support patients as well as healthcare and yoga professionals dealing with the effects of long COVID. This...

Yoga therapy beyond the poses in mental health settings

Yoga therapy beyond the poses in mental health settings

By Asya Haikin Mental health professionals increasingly appreciate the benefits yoga can bring to clients, and yoga and meditation are becoming more popular as an adjunct to mental health treatment. The American Psychological Association states that psychologists,...

A yogic practice for communal care in the time of COVID

A yogic practice for communal care in the time of COVID

By A. G. Kozak No matter what you call the force behind the pandemic—COVID-19, the ‘Rona, or SARS-CoV-2— almost everyone now knows and practices the self-care trifecta: cover both your nose and mouth with a mask; keep at least 6 feet between yourself and others; and...

“Using Yoga in Recovery Therapy”

“Using Yoga in Recovery Therapy”

"Yoga in rehab does not look like the yoga that happens in trendy studios with bendy instructors," says IAYT-certified yoga therapist and licensed clinical social worker Keelyn Riley. "In fact, it can be kind of awkward and silly at times. We try to make it playful...

A yoga therapist copes with COVID

A yoga therapist copes with COVID

By Denyse LeFever, with Sherry Zak Morris A year into our collective COVID experience, bright spots may seem few and far between. As pandemic casualties mount, worry and fear can be hard to shake off. But there are many bright spots to be found, and I would say that...

A yoga therapy prescription

A yoga therapy prescription

Robyn Tiger, MD, C-IAYT, is a radiologist and an IAYT-certified yoga therapist. In "The Rx we were never taught to write," she describes how serious burnout led her to yoga and eventually to sharing yoga therapy with other physicians: "As a diagnostic radiologist, I...

Video: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S.

Video: A History of Blacks and Yoga in the U.S.

This 30-minute video from Jana Long, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is thought-provoking education for Black History Month and beyond! Did you know that Eartha Kitt and John and Alice Coltrane were dedicated yogis? Learn about the origins of yogic practices in Black populations...