Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

What it’s like to work one-to-one with a yoga therapist

What it’s like to work one-to-one with a yoga therapist

By Caroline Giles You may have heard about or attended a group yoga class, known to have a generalized effect on your body, breath, emotions, and mind. The class may include anywhere from 5–35 people, the teacher may give general practice options, and perhaps there’s...

IAYT recognizes 2021 Seva Award recipient

IAYT recognizes 2021 Seva Award recipient

Each year the International Association of Yoga Therapists celebrates selfless service through its Seva Award, which recognizes individuals bringing yoga therapy to unserved populations. Seva translates to selfless service and denotes acting out of service for others,...

How to build daily rituals for supreme self-care

How to build daily rituals for supreme self-care

By Maryam Ovissi Both ayurveda and yoga view that we as humans share universal building blocks: We are all made of the same elements. Yet our nature is expressed in unique ways. This recognition is essential when it comes to creating self-care plans that address the...

SYTAR 2021: What happens at an online yoga therapy conference?

SYTAR 2021: What happens at an online yoga therapy conference?

Last month the International Association of Yoga Therapists hosted its annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research. Known as SYTAR, the 3-day event was held online for the first time in the conference’s history. Attendees from around the world tuned in for...

How yoga therapy can support relief from chronic pain

How yoga therapy can support relief from chronic pain

Millions of people experience chronic pain worldwide, and yoga therapy can help. In this article, yoga therapist Marlysa Sullivan, DPT, PT, C-IAYT, discusses how yoga therapy practices support individuals living with chronic pain—including exactly how these mechanisms...

Five breathing practices to support mind-body health

Five breathing practices to support mind-body health

By Robin Rothenberg The breath is our greatest inner resource, and breathing skillfully can support immune and respiratory health. Breathwork, or pranayama, is a key component of yoga therapy. Initially, training your breathing may feel awkward, but the more you...

MEDIA REVIEW: Yoga for Your Mood Deck, by Amy Weintraub

MEDIA REVIEW: Yoga for Your Mood Deck, by Amy Weintraub

Review by Kathryn Shafer Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned yogi, Amy Weintraub’s Yoga for Your Mood Deck: 52 Ways to Shift Depression and Anxiety will be an excellent resource. I also recommend it for healthcare providers exploring research on how yoga works...