Blog: What’s Happening in Yoga Therapy

Bolster your stress hardiness!

Bolster your stress hardiness!

By Beth Gibbs Times are tough right now. COVID-19 is having a serious impact on mental health—an impact expected to be with us long after the pandemic is over. In addition to regular daily stressors, masking, social distancing, quarantining, and lockdown protocols...

Got stress? How an IBS sufferer found healing and you can, too

Got stress? How an IBS sufferer found healing and you can, too

By Evon Stone Rubenstein Some say that stress is at the root of all disease. What if you could change how you feel about stress?  We have always been told that stress is a bad thing. However, a number of scientific studies show that this may not be the case. This...

“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...