Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Is yoga a religion?

Yoga is practiced in most settings in a completely secular way. However, for many, yoga is spiritual. Others use yoga alongside their religious practices without conflict. The philosophy of yoga can be applied in a way that respects, and even enhances, your beliefs...

Impressions on yoga therapy from a unique conference

Check out this short video on yoga therapy, shot at the annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research this June in Newport Beach, California. The yoga therapists interviewed highlight a few of the ways in which this integrative healthcare practice can support people...

Who are you? A yoga therapist on self-study

By Jennie Lee Two things are certain: You were born, and you will die. Not so certain is whether or not, somewhere in between, you will determine who you are. Self-knowing is an inherently human pursuit, an essential part of our life journeys. So why not ask the big...

Yoga therapists pointing the way in compassionate leadership

As members of an emerging healthcare profession, many yoga therapists are determined not to repeat the mistakes of the past as we integrate into sometimes-challenging systems. We're also keenly interested in applying yogic principles to both our work with clients and...

Resilience through yoga therapy—During and after cancer care

By Kelsey Underwood “Yoga has taught me that I can acknowledge my fear, and then begin to understand and transform it.” —Cancer Patient at IU Health Simon Cancer Center The clients I work with have offered me the privilege of being a part of one of the biggest...

Integrating the evidence for integrative healthcare

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is incorporating complementary healthcare, including yoga therapy, into programs for both patients and medical students: “There are many approaches outside the realm of conventional medicine that we now know work....By taking a...

Anxiety: The plight of the pinball wizard

By Jeff Kaminski Do you race and bounce daily between destination points? Home, work, carpooling kids, grocery shopping, last-minute errands...Factor in flipping through obstacles like traffic, unexpected deadlines, a miscommunication with someone special, maybe a...

Yogic support for anxiety

IAYT-certified yoga therapist Veronica Zador, featured in this video, puts it like this: “When we relax our body, oftentimes we find it’s easier to relax the way we think as well.” Danielle Foley, now a yoga therapist in training herself and also featured in the...

Hawking yoga in the halls of congress

By Kristine Weber “Low back pain? Neck and shoulder issues?? Come try some yoga therapy!” I’m standing in a white marble hallway on the second floor of the Rayburn Building attempting to entice passersby to stop in and sample a yoga therapy session. Just behind me are...