The teachers in this directory are graduates of the Yoga Therapy Rx and/or Prime of Life Yoga programs at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) and Samata International. LMU is one of the premier academic institutions for Yoga Studies in the US.

When you choose one of Samata's credentialed Yoga therapists, you can rest assured that your teacher is a professional Yoga instructor who understands and adheres to the principles of 'Samata' - or 'Balance' - sharing the practice of Yoga in a safe, loving, and understanding environment.
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Francesca Michelle Gold

Ojai, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Yoga is for the humanitarian in us all; a life-affirming path that has the potential to lead us to Truth through the lens of connectedness and embodiment of the sacred. The first step is to enter, engage with, and untangle the inner world. California Ojai, CA

Natasha Harris

Costa Mesa, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly 1202 Bristol Street, 2nd floor 92626 7148632222 California Costa Mesa

Elia Nikolaev

Encinitas, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c 2039 Shadow Grove Way 92024 6192526095 California Encinitas

Natalie Han

Santa Ana, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Motivated and creative yoga instructor with well-rounded and solid training at Yogaworks and LMU. Studied yoga therapy, physical therapy exercises, gentle yoga, Hatha yoga, vinyasa, restorative yoga, Qi Gong and mix different elements into the class. Enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Give customized instruction according to the physical condition of each student. Have experience of working with beginner level students and students had injuries. 6263759223 California Irvine

Marc Susac

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 2214 Canyon Drive 90068 213-248-0461 California Los Angeles

Meredith Grubbs

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Meredith is an LA based corporate and private Yoga & Meditation Teacher who works with a diverse range of students, including those who are new to yoga/meditation, intermediate/advanced practitioners, college aged students, and senior citizens practicing in wheelchairs. 838 Kodak Dr 90026 949-436-0966 California Los Angeles

Betsy Laban

Monrovia, CA
poly Betsy Laban is a certified Traditional Ashtanga yoga instructor, a registered yoga teacher with YA and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Although her interest in yoga was sparked when she attended a class at Berkeley in the early '70's she did not become serious and go into teacher training until 2003. Her main yoga interest is helping those experiencing changes in their lives due to aging bodies or special health issues that require modification in their practice and poses. She is certified in Traditional Ashtanga Yoga through the Sanji Yoga School in Bangalore, Prime of Life Yoga with Dr. Larry Payne, Yoga Nidra with Dr. Marc Halpern, and is furthering her education at Shanti Yoga School where she completed her 500 hour training program with an interest in Ayurveda. Betsy has classes at several locations in the area including Shanti Yoga School, Foothill Gym, Monrovia Community Center, Duarte Senior Center and City of Hope Cancer Research Hopsital. She also teaches private and semi-private classes in yoga addressing specific individual needs 91016 626-230-3057 California Pasadena, CA

Michelle Adams

Yorba Linda, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Fourteen years ago, I was diagnosed with a myriad of endocrine system failures and had two small children to raise. Every day was one of pain, and it was definitely hard to find peace and joy while combating my body. I look back at that time as one of the greatest blessings of my life. It enabled me to go searching for something more, which was my yogic path. I became friends with my body, instead of having a combative relationship with it. I learned to feel the sensations in my body and acknowledge them. Ultimately and definitely the most important, I learned the true power of the breath. It is such an amazing tool that only yoga truly incorporates to its full healing potential. Once I was in alignment with my body, my life became one of joy and bliss. And as an added benefit, I became pregnant with our third child (something doctors told us would never happen). My goal is for each of my students to learn how to listen to their bodies and to feel the beauty of a full breath. For each of them to know how to regulate their breath, and ultimately their emotions, for a life that has richness and is filled to capacity with joy. Michelle Adams, C-IAYT, ERYT500, is a certified yoga therapist initially trained through Loyola Marymount University. She is an adjunct faculty at Santa Ana College where she has the privilege of teaching firefighters yoga therapy. She is a 500 hour teacher certified through the Healing Yoga Institute and The Healing Yoga Foundation in the lineage of T. Krishnamacharya and she continues to study with Paul Harvey in this lineage. Additionally, Michelle is a certified Primordial Sound Meditation Teacher and a HeartMath Coach/Mentor. She has found that incorporating energy medicine techniques enhances the healing aspect of a yoga practice. She is a certified energy healer, Reiki Master in addition to a Touch for Health, Axiatonal, Healing and Quantum Healing practitioner. Michelle has a BS in Finance from the University of Southern California and pursued her Masters of Business Administration at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. 92887 714-496-2061 California Orange County, CA

Amanda Charney

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly 90066 California Los Angeles

Madelaine Edmonds

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 Madelaine Edmonds is a Yoga Therapist, a Certified Sound Bath Practitioner, a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) and an Interdisciplinary Artist and Musician based in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of the Master of Arts in Yoga Studies program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU). She is also a graduate of LMU's Yoga Therapy Rx™ program (YTRx-1000), the only university accredited program of its kind. Throughout the Yoga Therapy Rx™ program, she received specialized training from a wide range of Western medical professionals and Yoga Therapists at the top of their fields, including Dr. Larry Payne (Samata International), Dr. Matthew J. Taylor, Dr. Amy Wheeler (C-IAYT President), and Dr. Richard Miller (iRest). Madelaine travelled to India in 2018 to study Yoga Therapy with world renowned Master Teachers at the International Center for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (ICYER) and at Kaivalyadhama (KDHAM). She refined her administrative and clinical Yoga Therapy skills at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center in Los Angeles. Madelaine is now a candidate of the Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine (MTOM) degree at Emperor's College. Passionate about music from a young age, Madelaine attended the Vocal program as a recipient of the Outstanding Vocal Performance Scholarship and earned a degree in Music Composition (Songwriting), from the Los Angeles College of Music in Pasadena, California. Integrating sound and vibration with therapeutic yogic techniques, Madelaine aims to create a space for students to achieve deep relaxation, reduce stress, and allow for restoration of the mind, body and spirit. 5900 Center Drive, Apt 651 90045 California Los Angeles

Amber Page

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 I specialize in supporting and teaching women who struggle with depression and anxiety, how to create ease in their life, build up confidence, connect to their innate wholeness and come back to their true Self. 1112 1/2 S. Cloverdale Ave 90019 California Los Angeles

Carol Lamden

Palos Verdes Estates, CA
poly I began my yoga teacher training after retiring from a career as a pediatrician. There were many times as I matured as a physician, that I felt that my traditional medical training did not address the problems my patients faced , particularly when stress was a major component. I became interested in Yoga after taking a couple of seminars at UCSD in yoga and medicine. When I retired I studied at Loyola Marymount University for my 200 hour teacher training and then completed my Prime of Life training. As a recreational ballet dancer I see movement as an integral part of one's life. From the three aspects, movement, yoga and medicine, I hope to bring a sense of well-being and healing into my teaching 1016 Via Mirabel 90274 California Los Angeles

Debi Robinson

Rolling Hills Estates, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly Debi teaches a therapeutic style of yoga for your body and mind. Her main areas of focus are Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga for Stress Reduction and working with students who have aging or injured bodies. Debi teaches yoga at Torrance Memorial Medical Center as well as private sessions. In addition she is a certified Health Coach and a chef. 4548 Marloma Drive 90274 3108729113 California Los Angeles

Ginger Fox

Lomita, CA
poly 1939 253rd Place 90717 310-591-9257 California Los Angeles

Paula Tapia

Marina Del Rey, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Paula is a Certified Yoga Therapist by the International Association of Yoga Therapists specializing in Yoga Therapy Rx and Integrative Health. She is the associate director of Yoga and The Healing Science Program at LMU (Spring). Paula is the Yoga Therapist, Mindfulness Advisor and Research Associate at Attune Health (Autoimmune and Inflammation Care and Research Center) in Beverly Hills, CA. She has studied Functional Movement and DNS Training for several years with Dr. Craig Liebenson (LA Sports & Spine). She is also certified in Prime of Life Yoga™ and has extensive training in soft tissue assessments and myofascial release procedures. She has been teaching intelligent forms of movement for over 20 years including dance, fitness, aqua therapy and Yoga in the lineage of Krishnamacharya. Her style is preventive, functional, dynamic, safe and suitable for everybody. Born and raised in Patagonia, Chile, Paula teaches internationally in English and Spanish. 3221 Carter Ave. Unit 455 90292 310.990.1694 California Marina del Rey

Eve Adler

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Eve Adler is a Registered Nurse, Registered Yoga Teacher, and Yoga Therapist who offers gentle group and individual classes that integrate Hatha Yoga, Tai Chi, body and breath awareness techniques, and the use of Essential Oils designed to maintain, restore, and protect health. Her training includes completion of Level 1 and Level II Yoga Therapy Rx at Loyola Marymount University, Prime of Life Yoga Levels I and II with Samata International, Urban Zen Integrative Therapy work at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center's Mattel Children's Hospital, and the study of Tai Chi with the Society of Nanlaoshu in New York City. 7723 Isis Avenue 90045 3109906353 California Los Angeles

Linda Karl

Batavia, IL
poly I teach Mindful Yoga, a vehicle for transformation. I believe authentic Yoga is not only what you do on the mat but is a lifestyle. The words of my teachers in India are the cornerstone of my teaching: teach to people where they are and how they are and whatever happens, happens. I believe in the therapeutic benefits of Yoga+breathwork+meditation properly applied to the individual -- Yoga for everyone, Yoga for every BODY. 1117 Rye Court 60510 630-677-4501 Illinois Chicago

Deanna Schultz

Superior, CO
poly Deanna received specialized training in Prime of Life Yoga® completing Levels 1 & 2. Also trained in the Yoga & Healing Sciences and currently enrolled in the Yoga Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University, Deanna can modify classes for all levels. Her experience as a NASM Certified Personal Trainer helps in this area as well. Deanna is also fluent in Spanish and Italian. She teaches both private and in studios. Deanna is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) 80027 310-562-2516 Colorado Denver

Jeri Jorgenson

, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c California

Ying Liu

Mission Viejo, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly 21181 San Miguel 92692 9499235145 California Los Angeles

Deanna Courtney

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Yoga has been a regular part of Deanna’s life since taking her first class at the local YMCA in the early 90’s, leading to over 25 years of practice in a wide range of styles and studios. After facing a cancer diagnosis in 2009, her yoga practice became a key element in the healing process, both physically and emotionally. Curious about the profound benefits yoga offered during her recovery, she enrolled in the Yoga & Healing Sciences Teacher Training Program at Loyola Marymount University to better understand the therapeutic effects that yoga has to offer. That course began her journey into the study of Yoga Therapy. She is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, certified in Prime of Life Yoga®, and has completed the Advanced Yoga Therapy Course at LMU. Volunteer experience includes teaching at the Cancer Support Community LA, the Veteran’s Administration, and an internship at Venice Family Clinic. Ongoing studies continue to focus on yoga’s ability to counter the effects of stress on our body. Her passion lies in bringing the calming and restorative gifts of yoga to anyone seeking wellness, regardless of physical condition, age, or flexibility. 5909 abernathy drive 90045 310-920-4907 California LOS ANGELES

Deanna Parameshwari Galkin-Doran

Corrales, NM
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Deanna (Parameshwari) Galkin-Doran, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, BSM, MBA Deanna began practicing Yoga in 1991. She earned two business degrees during her 30+ years in the high stress corporate world before turning her educational pursuits to yoga. She began teaching Hatha Yoga, Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation at the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center in Marina del Rey in 1995. She is a Loyola Marymount University graduate of the Prime of Life® and Yoga Therapy Rx Programs, and completed a year-long internship with Sherry Brourman, E-RYT and Physical Therapist at Tensegrity Yoga Therapy. She obtained her Yoga Therapy Certification from the International Association of Yoga Therapists in October 2016. Additional credentials include an advanced certification as a Yoga of Recovery® counselor, as well as certification in Silver Age Yoga®, and as a Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor®. She has a well-founded understanding of the importance and benefits that stress management, mindfulness and yoga can bring both on and off the mat. Her passion is to use the healing techniques and principles of Yoga and Ayurveda to improve the well-being, body, mind, and spirit to anyone seeking relief from the human condition. 1580 Camino Hermosa 87048 310-749-8055 New Mexico Albuquerque

Kim Bilyk

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Health and wellness has always been a big part of my life and I love to share my knowledge and passion with others. Aside from being a certified yoga instructor, I am also an occupational therapist and am currently studying Integrative Nutrition. My approach when working with my clients is well round incorporating all aspects of my studies 3638 Midvale Ave 90034 408-329-8849 California Los Angeles

Ashley McKeachie

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Ashley McKeachie, certified yoga therapist, registered yoga teacher, and yoga educator has been committed to teaching the power of yoga since 2011. She received her yoga therapy certification (YTRx) and Master’s in Yoga Studies from Loyola Marymount University. Ashley spends most of her time working with chronic pain patients at the Orange County Pain and Wellness Center and leading the yoga teacher training program at Orange Coast College (OCC). As part of her master’s thesis, she created and implemented the yoga program at OCC, with the goal of establishing a certification that was financially viable for students with low incomes. Ashley also teaches group classes at Rise Yoga HB and Spectra Yoga, and is an educator at both studios for their foundational and advanced yoga teacher trainings. Her newest adventure is co-leading yoga retreats to Panama with Rise Yoga HB, where students discovered their purpose in life through the tools and techniques of yoga. Ashley is from Huntington Beach, California, and began her yoga journey in January 2010, with a background of over twenty years of ballet, jazz, and modern dance. After being diagnosed with thyroid disease in 2006, Ashley went through two sessions of radioactive iodine to reduce the size of her overactive thyroid. The radiation left her feeling lethargic, weak, unmotivated, and desperate for better overall health. Yoga was introduced to Ashley by her favorite Pilates instructor, and she has not looked back since! Yoga completely changed Ashley's body, mind, and spirit, strengthening her physical, mental, and emotional self. Ashley focuses on positivity, visualization, and themes in her yoga classes, trainings, and privates. She welcomes all types of students who are interested in the yoga experience; especially those who want to enhance their quality of life. Ashley offers private yoga therapy appointments, private and semi-private yoga instruction, and yoga mentorship. For the mentorship program, her goal is to encourage and support students to create and implement workshops and trainings that increase their client base and secure financial stability. Ashley even collaborates with students to offer opportunities that increase confidence and solidify business relationships. Through the technique of Bhavana and visualization, Ashley is the mentor for you if you are interested in a yoga career that is physically, spiritually, and financially abundant. For more information on privates, events, workshops, trainings, and retreats, visit or email 6732 Defiance Drive 92647 7148667666 California Orange County

Eleni Litt

Princeton, NJ
poly Eleni Litt a registered yoga teacher (RYT, 200 hrs) with Yoga Alliance, having trained with Jeff Migdow, MD & Marisa Bonfanti (Prana Yoga Teacher Training, 2014-2015) at Princeton Center for Yoga and Heath. She has also trained with Larry Payne (Prime of Life Yoga, Spring 2016). Her approach is designed for bodies of all sizes and abilities, and the practice is open to all. She also has an active visual arts practice and often combines yoga with art making. 218 Washington Rd 08540 New Jersey

David Ashby

Sacramento, CA
poly 6260 Grangers Dairy Dr 95831 520-269-2138 California

Anne Simons

San Francisco, CA
poly Family practice physician with special interest in complementary medicine. Teaching yoga since 2002. Small group classes are offered once a week at Ocean Park Health Center for a small optional donation. Private lessons by appointment. Classes emphasize gentle and modified traditional postures along with guided use of pranayama (breath exercises) in carefully planned sequences to heal body and spirit. Please email for more information. 94114 4152823570 California San Francisco, CA

Rachel Rudich

Claremont, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Rachel began her yoga practice with Swami Satchidananda in the 1970s in New York City at The Integral Yoga Institute. She received her teacher training from YogaFit in Hermosa Beach, California, became a Yoga Therapist at Loyola Marymount’s Yoga Therapy Rx program, and is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) through The Yoga Alliance. She received her Pilates instructor training from John Garey Pilates in Long Beach, California. Rachel is also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer. She is a Reiki Master, teaching workshops in Level I, II, Advanced Reiki, and Reiki Master certifications. Rachel has been practicing yoga, teaching movement, and dancing in many styles for over forty years. She combines all these modalities in helping her clients to find the right workout, as well as the correct balance and combination of fitness and wellness for a healthy lifestyle. Rachel brings her love of laughter and her sense of humor to her teaching style, and takes pride in creating a nurturing atmosphere for all clients. Whether they are looking for recuperation and restoration from illness or injury, seeking an invigorating physical workout, or desiring a fun, social, and spiritual experience through aikidance®, Rachel guides them through a safe and effective practice.. Rachel founded ajanafitness in 2006 after a lifetime in music, fitness, and movement. She is devoted to her clients wellbeing, and providing a safe and fun environment in her private and relaxing studio. She specializes in seniors and recuperation from illness or injury. All classes and private sessions in yoga, pilates, weight training, dance, sound healing and reiki are offered at her private studio in Claremont, CA. For more information, call Rachel at 909-575-7137. 585 Northwestern Drive 91711 9095757137 California Claremont

Donna Mascia

Basking Ridge, NJ
poly Coming soon! 77 Alder Lane 07920 908-256-6469 New Jersey Morristown

Diane Pavesic

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Experienced Registered Nurse, practicing Yoga since 1994 for personal health, teaching health benefits of Yoga & meditation since 1997. Specializing in therapeutic application of Yoga for individuals and groups. Certified in Case Management and holistic health, holding multiple Yoga certifications. Emphasis on breath focused practice and yoga lifestyle application. Teaching in Huntington Beach and Irvine. 6061 Kiser Drive 92647 714-843-0306 California LONG BEACH

Mary Poxon DDS

Santa Rosa, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly I was a general Dentist in private practice for 30 years before becoming a yoga therapist. I have a special interest in helping people with chronic pain. YTRx-500C & POLY-500, Rest Yoga Nidra Level I, Viniyoga Teacher Training, Advanced training: teaching iRest and yoga in a Military setting, Hanna Somatic Educator, C-IAYT. 646 MIDDLE RINCON RD 95409 707 321-2542 California SANTA ROSA

Kari Ross-Berry

San Diego, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Kari teaches yoga philosophy, asana, pranayama, and meditation in order to help students understand their unique mind-body complex and learn to overcome obstacles. Compassionately helping others to expand their physical and mental well being including stress reduction and mind-body acuity. Designing curriculum from a Hatha Yogic point of view, meeting students where they are at, whether in a group or private setting. In this manner, enabling others to live, think, and act creatively from an authentic sense of self through the practice of yoga. 1081 Hayes Avenue 92103 619.675.2271 California San Diego

Huma Gruaz

Irvine, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Huma draws both from her experience as an elite athlete as well as her background as an artist to ensure her yoga classes address the physical and spiritual needs of her students. Educated in Europe and America, Huma Gruaz is fluent in four launguages. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a double major in Economics and Fine Arts, holds both an executive MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a Fine Art degree from the Willem De Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Founder and former CEO of an award-winning communications company, Huma leverages her expertise to give effective, concise and accessible cues in her yoga classes to optimize the benefits her students get from practicing yoga. Coming from a high-paced corporate world, she understands first-hand the benefits and importance of the journey of wellness one experiences with yoga. She is passionate about teaching classes that inspire her students, and impact their life in a positive way, helping them fortify the connection between mind, body and spirit. 2 brigadier 92603 3124517718 California Los Angeles

Rachel Dvorin

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly 1718 S. Canfield Ave 90035 3105703924 California

Knekoh Fruge'

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Knekoh has been practicing Yoga since 1983 and from her very first class has maintained a steady passion for the practice. This passion has outlasted so many other aspects of her life because as she has evolved, her practice has evolved with her. She’s never felt the need to change her life to practice Yoga, but Yoga has changed her life in one beautiful way after another. One effortless evolution was the joyful discovery of the profound healing aspects of the practice. In 2003 a 56 year old woman, “Patti”, with a 40 year old injury walked into her studio with a shriveled, painful shoulder and the words “my chiropractor says Yoga will help, you’re going to help me”. It was a statement Knekoh couldn’t refuse and boy was Patti right. Both hoped Yoga might diminish the overwhelming pain but to both their amazement, today Patti has full use and function of her arm and has evolved to become a Yoga teacher herself. Impressed with this outcome Knekoh knew she needed to learn more and entered the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount and literally learned at the feet of some of the world’s modern masters. Today she is proudly a YTRx-500c member of Samata Int’l as well as a credentialed Yoga Therapist with the IAYT. 400 S Main St, S05 90013 213-804-1133 California Los Angeles

Jessica Baker

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 I am currently a practicing RN, BSN. For the last 19 years I have worked primarily with a Pediatric/Adolescent population. Over the last few years of my career, I've had the pleasure of working closely with High Risk Maternity women. Through these years, my clinical variances range from Medical/Disease (acute/chronic) to Mental Health. I'm a witness everyday to the importance of caring for the whole being...body, mind and soul. My focus and interest lies in Integrative Medicine; where West meets East. 845 N Citrus Ave 90038 5858206521 California Los Angeles

Alexis Estwick

South Pasadena, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Completed 200 hours at LMU Completed Yoga Therapy Level 1 8.2016 Completed Yoga Therapy Level II 8.2017 Completed Yoga Therapy Level III 8.2018 Completed Trauma- Focused Yoga Hala Khouri 20 & 40 hrs. 2015 & 2016 Completed STAMPY Jan 2015 Goal to complete Level 4. 8.201.9 1107 Fair Oaks Ave. #71 91030 3237548422 California

Susan Raglin

Sherman Oaks, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Susan Raglin aka Anasuya is a certified L.M.U. Yoga Rx Therapist level 2, has her E-RYT 500 Hours registration with Yoga Alliance , is a Certified Yoga Therapist with The International Association of Yoga Therapists. C-IAYT and the Samata International Yoga Center. She has been teaching Yoga for over 30 years in the greater Los Angeles area. She has worked with such clients as Dreamworks, Esalen Retreat Center and was the Director of Yoga at the J. Paul Getty Center. 4705 Kester Ave. #208 91403 818-298-8307 California Los Angeles

Barbara Witzer

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly Barbara is a Prime of Life Yoga teacher, as well as a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Dance Movement Therapist. Through her own practice of Yoga, she has experienced the healing and transformative nature of Yoga. In her Prime of Life Yoga classes, Barbara encourages self-care, stress reduction and self-awareness. Barbara studied Yoga, including Yoga and the Healing Sciences teacher training, Prime of Life Yoga and the Yoga Therapy program at Loyola Marymount University. Barbara is currently teaching Prime of Life Yoga in the Los Angeles area. . (310) 692-0467 California

Tara Walker-Munroe

Tempe, AZ
ytrx ytrx-500 Having experienced the healing benefits of yoga myself, I love guiding people through the process of self-care. Yoga therapy positively affects the energetic, emotional, mental and physical bodies. I hope to empower students and clients with this knowledge and guide them on their own healing journey. 1945 E. Minton Dr. 85282 6023203863 Arizona Phoenix

Marta E. Weiss

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c 1224 N. Avenue 45 90041 323-533-9332 California

Casey Mauro

West Hollywood, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Dancer on land and fish by sea. Casey is a petite, curly cued, Jersey girl. She has an infectious smile and quirky personality. After growing up in a little beach town in NJ riding horses and surfing, Casey lived in NYC for seven years where she earned a B.A. in Biology/Neuroscience. She worked as a neuroscience research assistant at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, while pursuing a career in dancing, modeling and acting. Combining her love for movement, neurophysiology and healing she journeyed to get her yoga certification through LMU, Kids Yoga Certified through Zooga Yoga and a certified Yoga Therapist through Samata International. Casey’s philosophy, “Your breath is your anchor” is shared in a strengthening and nurturing flow to tap into the deeper powers of the self. Through yoga, we can begin to explore stripping away the physical layers of the body by awakening the inner vibrations from which we are made. We can then connect with our authentic selves shining light and bright. Casey promotes a balanced, healthy lifestyle and is thrilled to share her knowledge and bring out your inner superhero! 1412 N Laurel Ave Apt 22 90046 732-330-6775 California Los Angeles

Kimberly Tom

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Kimberly has been sharing her love of yoga for 10 years. She has completed POLY I and II, and Yoga Therapy Level II at Loyola Marymount University. Whether she is working with young mommies who want to relax, her corporate classes at lunch or someone in a later time of life who just wants to feel relief from low back pain or other ailments, she cares about her clients and tries to help them fulfill their desires. 3270 via campesina 90275 (310)940-0744 California los angeles

Airee Kim

Norwalk, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 I just completed the YTRx program at Loyola Marymount, with another career goal as a physical therapist which I will be starting the 3-year program in fall 2019. My ultimate goal is to blend eastern and western styles of healing. 12806 Dilworth St 90650 California Los Angeles

Teri Roseman

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly Teri Roseman, C-IAYT, YTRX, POLY-500, E-RYT-500, BA executive director and founder, of LiveYoga Wellness, received her BA from the California Institute of Integral Studies, is a graduate of the Yoga Therapy Rx programs at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), and yoga teacher trainings led by Dr. Christopher Chapple and Dr. Larry Payne. She interned at Tensegrity Yoga Therapy under the tutelage of Sherry Brourman and Leslie Kazadi. And Jasmine Lieb’s liv-INg-yoga training heavily influences her practice and teaching. She has assisted in teaching Yoga Therapy at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine with Dr. Michael Sinel. And is currently the Associate Director of the LMU Yoga Therapy Rx IV clinic internship at Venice Family Clinic's Simms/Mann Health and Wellness Center. In addition to hosting and facilitating workshops and seminars, Teri works one-on-one with clients, develops and teaches group and corporate programs, works with integrative healthcare teams, and teaches course requirements for certified Yoga Teacher trainings. Teri has been incorporating essential oils into her yoga practice and general health and wellness regime for over a decade. And has transformed her suburban neighborhood front and backyard into a xeriscape/edible oasis to live within, where she resides with her dog, Isabella “Izzi”. 6461 Wynkoop Street 90045 310-835-6700 California Westchester/LAX Los Angeles

Carol Hahn

El Segundo, CA
poly Carol is a Registered Nurse with many years of health experience. As a Wellness and Fitness Nurse, Carol helps people over 50 increase their strength, flexibility, balance and quality of life. Working together, she will help you meet your goals through an integrated and holistic perspective of nursing, yoga, and personal training. Carol promotes “optimal health” and active lifestyles for individuals regardless of their functional abilities. 90245 310-612-9064 California Los Angeles

Sonya Chapnick

Santa Monica, CA
poly Class Schedule: My students are recognized as individuals, and I do my best to honor their yogic needs in the classroom. My classes emphasize breath linked with movement and gentle poses to allow students at any fitness level to optimize breath, enhance strength, and cultivate internal balance. What I strive to provide for my students is a way to decrease the impact of day-to-day stress and provide rejuvenation. After experiencing the profound benefits of yoga in my own life, I became inspired to share yoga with others. I am a certified yoga therapist teaching since 1997 in Southern California and a registered member of Yoga Alliance and the International Association of Yoga Therapists. In 2015 I completed a clinical Yoga Therapy Internship at the Venice Family Clinic Pain Management Center as part of the LMU YTRX Training. 1223 Wilshire Blvd. #629 90403 310-259-9187 California

Maureen Davis

Manhattan Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c I am a Yoga Therapist/Yoga Teacher/Spiritual Life Coach who is passionate about helping others make lasting changes in their lives. As a Pioneer in the Field of Yoga Therapy, I have seen the positive impact Yoga Therapy has on my patients/clients as part of an Integrative Medical approach. See my website for more detailed information. 2711 N. Sepulveda Blvd. #234 90266 310-897-1391 California Los Angeles

Lenore Fusano

Northridge, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Native of california. Graduated form Cal State Northridge,CA with a BA, MA, Teachering Credential. Retired Elementary School Administator in 2009. Hatha Yoga 500 Hr. Certificate, Purusha Hickman, Swami Turiya Satchitananda, 2006: Yoga Therapy RX I,II,III,Loyola University and Samata International, 2006 to 2010; Certified Reflexologist, 2012, Clinical Yoga Therapist,Reiki Practicioner, Dahn Yoga Master and Instructor. 18543 devonshire St. #367 91324 818-378-7814 California

RoxAnn Madera

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 7561 CENTER AVE STE 32 92647-30 714-421-0477 California

Marja Lankinen

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 A professional commercial dancer, Marja has danced for Beyonce, Oprah, the Billboard Awards, the Grammys, Frank Gatson, Laurieann Gibson, Twista, and the Lumineers. She danced for Boom!Crack Dance Company in Chicago and was the Executive Director of Dance2XS in Michigan. In 2012, Marja moved to Los Angeles after an international dance tour in Asia and is signed with Movement Talent Agency. A credentialed yoga therapist, Marja Lankinen graduated from Loyola Marymount University's Yoga Therapy Rx program. She also holds her five hundred hour yoga certification though Annie Carpenter's SmartFlow Yoga, has mentored under SmartFlow master teacher, Tiffany Russo, and assisted Annie Carpenter's SmartFlow 200 hour teacher training in Oakland, California and Udaya Yoga Festival in Bulgaria. A lifelong student, Marja has continued her education with Hala Khouri and Kara Haglund's YogaWorks Trauma-Informed Yoga training, Dr. Eden Goldman's STAMPY (Soft Tissue Assessment and Myofascial Release for Bodyworkers and Yoga Teachers) workshop, Healer Training I-IV with David Elliot, Reiki Master Training with Racquel Tristan, Yoga Tune Up with Laurel Beversdorf and Elizabeth Wipff at YogaWorks SoHo NYC, Biomechanics with Jules Mitchell, and Power, Yin Yoga and Hot Power Fusion with Corepower Yoga. For continued edification, Marja shadows physical therapist, Karen Moran, of Fusion Arts Physical Therapy while preparing for a PhD program in physical therapy. Marja co-led Hot 8 Yoga Beverly Hills' 200 hour yoga teacher trainings from 2014-2017 along with Hot 8 Yoga's first yoga retreat with Omar Lopez in Tulum, Mexico in 2014. Marja is also the founder and CEO of Yoga for Dancers and specializes in therapeutics and injury prevention techniques for professional dancers at Movement Lifestyle Dance Studio, Millennium Dance Complex, for the Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio's scholarship program, and with choreographer, Gigi Torres, and her Establish Your Empire dance training program. Marja has been a guest teacher for Coachella Valley Music and Art Festival, Gothenburg Opera Dance Company (Sweden), the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago summer intensive at the University of Southern California, USC Kaufman School of Dance, USC Trojan Force dance team, Edge Performing Arts Center, The Pulse On Tour Dance Convention, Velocity Dance Convention, Diavolo Dance Company, Jacob Jonas Dance Company, Kaba Modern Dance Company, Culture Shock LA Dance Company, Tony Tzar's Blacklight Society, After School Matters Hip Hop Dance and Culture Ensemble (Chicago), and lululemon Cannes, Paris, Zurich, Amsterdam, Covent Garden, Chicago, New York, and Atlanta. Marja taught Yoga for Athletes for the junior and professional athletes of the United States Tennis Association, is a legacy ambassador at lululemon Athletica Studio City, is a staff writer for LA YOGA Magazine, was featured on DanceSpeak podcast on iTunes. For more information, visit 90038 248-227-0180 California Los Angeles

Leslie Salmon

Fallbrook, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Leslie began her yoga practice in 1998, and began to teach yoga in 2002. When asked about her practice and studies, Leslie's response is she never knew the body holds so many secrets and is capable of many amazing things. Yoga is, to Leslie, an adventure, a journey, and an awakening for each participant. 1674 Baja Vista Dr. 92028 801-557-6841 California San Diego

Lisa Hogan

Boulder, CO
poly 1305 5th Street 80302 720-987-3135 Colorado Denver

Larry Payne

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Larry Payne, Ph.D. is an internationally respected yoga teacher and back specialist. The L.A. Times named Larry "One of America's most respected Yoga teachers". He is co-author of 5 books including international best seller Yoga for Dummies and most recently Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine. Larry is founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founder of the Corporate Yoga program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the first Yoga teacher to offer Yoga classes at the World Economic Forum. He is also co-founder of the yoga curriculum at UCLA's School of Medicine, and the founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx™ and Prime of Life Yoga© certification programs at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. 4150 Tivoli Ave 90066 3103068845 California

Cheryl Thomas

Bend, OR
poly Cheryl is a Prime of Life certified instructor. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and Yoga Alliance at the 500 hour level, 300 in Yoga Therapy. She's studied Restorative Yoga with Judith Lasater and Roger Cole at the basic and advanced levels. P. O. Box 1708 97709 4153083377 Oregon

Don Henry

Redondo Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly Don began his journey to the Yoga mat thinking it would be a fleeting thing, something that would quickly and enthusiastically be abandoned. Initially he thought himself too inflexible, and perhaps too old to seriously consider something profoundly new and different. Fortunately, his Yoga experience was compelling, even somewhat transformational. As a result, he became passionate about it. As a Yoga teacher and a therapist, Don is drawn to the growing population of under-served adults who tend to be intimidated by Yoga classes and stay away because they feel like they don’t fit in—for whatever reason. His goal is to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, safe, and free to discover all that Yoga has to offer. 217 Camino de las Colinas 90277 3105082103 California Los Angeles

Nika Hionis

Branchburg, NJ
poly 8 Sioux Lane 08876 908-392-2223 New Jersey

Monica Haskell

Key West, FL
poly Monica’s classes always include breathing, movement and relaxation. When a session ends, you will feel relaxed, recharged and happy. Monica leads Prime of Life Yoga® class, Yoga Nidra meditation, and is trained in CPR and First Aid. She also consults to non-profit organizations, having managed several in her earlier career. 2819 Harris Ave 33040 305-304-5635 Florida

Elizabeth (Betty) Vreeland

Monroe Township, NJ
poly 5 Gravel Hill Spotswood Road 08831 New Jersey

Missy Hoffman

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Missy started teaching yoga in 2014 after realizing the healing benefits of the practice in her personal and professional life. Inspired by the therapeutic potential of a catered yoga practice, Missy is currently training for her 1000-hour clinical yoga therapy certification at Loyola Marymount University. Her services include asana, pranayama, meditation, and creating customized routines to increase flexibility and bring balance to her client's lives. She currently bases her private practice in Santa Monica, California. Missy has inspired thousands with her words of encouragement and empowerment. 11321 IOWA AVENUE, SUITE 8 90025 310-907-9494 California

Anna Davis

Riverbank, CA
poly I am a registered nurse and owner of Aikido of Modesto and the Yoga Loft. POLY fits with my intention to use Yoga asanas to accommodate men and women over 40 a system to improve functional movements, stress reduction, and overall wellbeing in everyday life. 2455 BRACCO WAY 95367 2096137853 California

Nicola Whitehead

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Originally from the UK,moved overseas to live in Qatar and now LA. I completed my 200 & 300hr training at Yogaworks in Santa Monica and have completed the POLY level 1 at LMU. I also completed some youth yoga training with mini yogis, Santa Monica 166 S Saltair Ave 90049 4242304295 California

Diana Leavitt

San Jose, CA
poly 1174 Lincoln Ave #5 95125 4083933383 California

Laurie Burnaby

Buellton, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Laurie offers years of wisdom and experience as a yoga teacher and yoga therapist. Her background includes study and practice of Iyengar, Ashtanga and Therapeutic yoga. She has been a teacher in Santa Barbara county for 20 years and works privately with yoga therapy clients in person or via skype. 2000 Cougar Ridge Road 93427 8056891006 California

Ann Murphy

Santa Monica, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly YTRx-500 & POLY Private and group Yoga sessions - Yoga Therapy, Prime of Life Yoga, Chair Yoga, Meditation through Creative Flow. 2419 31st St 90405 310-489-0788 California

Gina Donovan

Tomball, TX
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Gina, a RYT-500, turned to yoga for self-healing after suffering numerous physical maladies, including chronic pain, exhaustion, and emotional depletion resultant of a high-stress career. Learning tools through yoga to restore her body, Gina seeks to pass those tools on to others. She meets students wherever they are in their lives and compassionately guides them in bringing relief and self-healing to their bodies, minds, and spirits through gentle and restorative practices. Texas

Lorrie Denning

San Pedro, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly My passion is to bring the healing side of Yoga to my students. I teach Prime of Life Yoga and Restorative Yoga. I am also certified in Chair Yoga, with added training in Senior Posture and Yoga for Arthritis. 1031 S Cabrillo Ave 90731 3108195640 California

De Jur Jones

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 5041 W 59th St. 90056 3236970565 California

Leslie Bennett

Allenwood, NJ
poly PO Box 261 08720 7328325046 New Jersey

Ann Lewis

Ca, CA
poly I am 200 YRT certified instructor who recently completed the POLY 1 training. I primarily teach Gentle yoga and will incorporate POLY into my classes. 1708 Walnut Blossom Way, Modesto 95355 2096060164 California

Francoise Chesaux

Long Beach, CA
poly 421 w Broadway 90802 310-904-3496 California

Marydale Pecora

Chatsworth, CA
poly Marydale, YTRx-500C, POLY-E-RYT500, RMT, is founder and director of Param Yoga in Chatsworth, CA. Her background includes extensive research and study on yoga, spirituality, meditation, and the dynamics of energetic wellness. A Hatha Yoga practitioner since 1970, Marydale holds Hatha Yoga Certification through The Vendantic Center under the auspices of the late Swamini Turiyasangitanandaji and Purusha Hickson. She received her Clinical Yoga Therapy Certification from the exclusive Yoga Therapy RX program at Loyola Marymount University, conceived and directed by her teacher, mentor, and friend Larry Payne, Ph.D. Marydale is a Prime of Life Yoga (POLY) practitioner and teacher, under Dr. Payne’s tutelage, and her personal practice and yoga teaching skills are all rooted in the Krishnamacharya lineage. She is a sponsoring member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. 21750 Devonshire Street 91311 747 224-0402 California

Patricia Heckman

Redondo Beach, CA
poly I am a retired nurse and I follow Hospice clients as a volunteer. I am a former marathon runner and have practiced Yoga for 10 years as a way to enhance my physical skills. I have enjoyed the LMU Yoga Teaching program as it fits more into my lifestyle than gym yoga. After all, Yoga is a lifestyle. I have done physical therapy over the years and would love to incorporate yoga into that practice as no one really follows you once you've had your initial assessment. Proper body mechanics and breathing techniques would enhance the outcome for the individual. Thank you. 254 Via Linda Vista 90277 310-503-3938 California

Catherine Parello

Princeton, NJ
poly I have been a Yoga Practitioner for over 10 years and I took Larry's Level I Poly Training at the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health in August 2014 and Level II in November of 2016. I still work full-time in the corporate world but as I look to transition to a different profession in a few years I hope to teach entry level yoga to Prime of Lifer's who have never taken yoga before. 55 Stonewall Circle 08540 908-510-6423 New Jersey

Cathy Marlowe

Encinitas, CA
poly It has been over 20 years since I took my first yoga class and had to be dragged to it. After that class, however, I knew I had to teach. I have been teaching since 2005. My goal 20 years ago focused on how long "I" could stand on my head and did "I" really need that wall to get up in handstand? Today, through various trainings and soul searching my focus is centered on the benefits of yoga for the "individual" - specifically the more "mature" yogi and yogini! 454 Requeza Street, 129C 92024 3104914411 California

Sharon Heiss

Colorado Springs, CO
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Yoga has been a personal practice for me for 18 years on and off the mat. My teaching experience has focused on senior yoga with joint range of motion and bone health My classes focus on the individual needs of the student with using the breath as a practice guide. 133 Cheyenne Blvd 80905 5126260432 Colorado

Heather Reed

Austin, TX
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Heather Reed has been teaching Yoga since 1996. She specializes in using Yoga and meditation techniques for people living with cancer and chronic illnesses. Reed currently facilitates Cancer Navigators residential retreats and support groups in person and online. She also works with private students and small groups in her home studio. 2606 Rockingham Drive 78704 512 653-2098 Texas

Amy Shanti Manifase

Somerset, NJ
poly Amy Shanti ERYT200, RYT 500 has been registered with Yoga Alliance since 2009. Being a lifetime supporter of healthy living, receiving a dx of Multiple Sclerosis brought Amy Shanti to her first Yoga class. Incorporating yoga into her active lifestyle was the goal to maintain optimal physical health. She soon embraced the way yoga helped her grow stronger, brought increased flexibility, provided greater clarity and awareness, helped manage stress and gave her confidence both on and off the mat. She continued to discover that yoga is so much more than physical postures. Having a regular Asana practice along with breathing exercises, meditation and the study of yoga philosophy have been life changing for her. Amy Shanti’s yoga journey began with the Integral Yoga tradition and she has continued her study of Yoga with specialty training's such as Raja Yoga, TGR Therapeutic Yoga, Prime of Life Yoga, Restorative and Dynamic Gentle Yoga – She is eternally grateful for the loving wisdom all of her teachers have shared which have allowed her teaching and personal practice to continue to flourish. Shanti brings an attitude of fun, discovery and self acceptance to her classes. She thoroughly enjoys sharing the bountiful benefits of yoga with each and every student – helping them thrive and grow by nurturing body, mind and spirit- 6 Gunther Loop 08873 7322617419 New Jersey

Lucia Iacono

Princeton, NJ
poly Lucia is a Certified Dharmic Yoga Teacher trained by Adrienne Jamiel, and has been a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance since 2003. Since then, she has obtained other certifications including Yoga for the Rest of Us, trained by Peggy Cappy, and Prime of Life Yoga, trained by Larry Payne. 84 Leigh Avenue 08542 6092407403 New Jersey

Laurie Bohannon Angress

Manhattan Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c Imagine connecting with your body's own innate intelligence and with it's ability to heal itself. My intent is to help you do just that to live a pain free life filled with more sustained joy and a greater sense of well being. You have it within you. Your yoga practice is the gateway to wellness. Yoga meets you exactly where you are! There is no need to get ready for yoga. I enjoy working one to one or in small groups with all ages. I currently work individually with teens at a private high school, with high school volleyball teams, and privately with adults. I volunteer at the Cancer Support Community in Redondo Beach teaching gentle yoga to cancer survivors. BE WELL! 2008 Palm Avenue 90266 310-503-4054 California

Stephanie D'Angelo

Kendall Park, NJ
poly 19 kendall road 08824 7327187459 New Jersey

Elizabeth Laino Corral

Studio City, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly I completed my 200 hour teacher training at Kriplau in MA. Moreover, I completed 4 levels of the yoga therapy certification program at LMU. I have completed a POLY teaching training with Dr. Larry Payne. I have studied TM and other meditations, Level 3 Reiki, Theta Beta healing, and worked with an energy doctor for 8 yrs. I teach pre-natal, female balancing, restorative and gentle yoga and a therapeutic low flow and work one and one with seniors. Currently, I work one on one with my clients designing a holistic yoga therapy practice for their specific needs, continue to teach and write curriculum for teacher training. 4216 goodland ave 91604 8184164247 California

Sherri Margolin

Beverly Hills, CA
poly 434 South Maple Drive #4 90212 310-738-9339 California

Rebecca Hackett

Lawndale, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c 15316 Fonthill Ave. 90260 424-903-6840 California

Gloria Lopez

Pharr, TX
poly Retired school teacher. Deep and abiding belief that women and men in their "prime of life", need a compassionate way to become stronger, focused, balanced, and flexible. 213 E Ferguson 78577 3146029514 Texas

Karen Vielhaber

La Quinta, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 poly Karen Vielhaber is a Certified Yoga Therapist (YTRx-800C), Prime of Life Yoga Instructor (POLY-500) and Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-500). Karen incorporates a therapeutic approach to her yoga teaching. Her training has enabled her to offer students a safe environment from which to practice and learn as they move through life's journey on and off the mat. Her practice encompasses individuals in the Prime of Life and beyond. She teaches group, gentle yoga, chair yoga, private yoga classes and works with private Yoga Therapy clients. 92253 California

Jennifer Auerbach

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 California

Lindy Bostrom

Studio City, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Lindy Bostrom took her first yoga class in 1984 while in the midst of a career as a professional dancer in NYC. After training at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in 1988, she began teaching group classes. Since then she has completed trainings in Ashtanga, Anusara, Vinyasa Krama, Sivananda and general Hatha yoga. She recently completed a 500 hour certification in Yoga Therapy at the LMU YTRx Program, giving her the credentials of YTRx-500 as well as RYT-500. She is extremely grateful to the extraordinary teachers that have and continue to support her growth in this journey, among them: Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, Tim Miller, John Friend, Arun Deva, Sianna Sherman, Michael Fukumura, Claire Hartley, Daniel Stewart, Sharon Gannon, David Life, Dennis Dean, Larry Payne, and Linda Lack. 4068 Tujunga Ave Apt. A 91604 (760) 579-3011 California

Chris Gabaly

Cherry Hill, NJ
poly Chris believes each opportunity to practice and teach yoga is a gift. She loves the sense of community and connection found in yoga. Prior to embarking on the yogic path, Chris worked in benefits administration in product strategy and development. Off the mat, Chris enjoys travel, photography & golf. 306 Midway Drive 08034 New Jersey

Janene Aunger

Califon, NJ
poly 7 Cross Brook Drive 07830 908 892 1766 New Jersey

Patricia Heyne

Santa Fe Springs, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Patricia (E-RYT 500) completed the Yoga Therapy Rx I, II, & III and Vinyasa Krama certificate programs through LMU and is an IAYT member. Patricia traveled to India in 2007 & 2010 to study with Sri Ramaswami and is currently studying Integrative Yoga Therapeutics with Bo Forbes. Patricia teaches group classes in SFS and Downey, CA 11553 Joslin Street 90670 California

Brigitta Blumer

Pasadena, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c In 1996 I moved with my husband from Switzerland to America. While doing my master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary, I became interested in yoga and began practicing on a regular basis. After ten years of doing yoga I decided to attend a yoga teacher training and to be able to apply for the Yoga Therapy Rx program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. In August 2015 I graduated in level I and II of the program. This October I will continue with level III. At the moment I teach three classes and I am seeing clients privately. 211 S. Orange Grove Blvd. #1 91105 (626) 372-2376 California

Maki Kitano

San Diego, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c 8044 Lakeport Road 92126 6195590494 California

Lisa Cavallaro

Torrance, CA
ytrx ytrx-1000 Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in health management, stress reduction and mind/body healing 23560 Madison Street, Suite 103 90505 (310) 540-5514 California

Maria Nieto

Coronado, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Maria specializes in therapeutic yoga for reducing stress and relieving lower back problems. She shares her insights by creating a relaxing and healing environment so that her students leave class feeling empowered and revitalized. She currently teaches in Coronado and Del Mar. 757 G Ave. 92118 858-922-0131 California

Paula Fortunato

Thousand Oaks, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Paula draws from her exploration of various styles of hatha yoga including: Ashtanga, Viniyoga, Bikram, Vinyasa Flow, Power Yoga, Prime of Life, Restorative, Yin, Vinyasa Krama, and Kids Yoga. She brings the inspiration of body alignment, flow of breath and awareness of spirit to her teachings. 721 Calle Arroyo 91360 805 341 2090 California

Tobi Travis

Sun Valley, ID
ytrx ytrx-1000 PO BOX 213 83353 208-720-2808 Idaho

Judy Reed

Los Angeles, CA
poly Judy Reed has been a yoga and meditation practitioner for over 30 years. A Prime of Life Yoga graduate, she loves teaching, especially to the over 40 crowd. Judy hosts twice weekly POLY classes at her home in the Westchester area of Los Angeles. She is available to teach group classes and privates. 7532 Denrock Ave. 90045 310-920-0879 California

Lisa Galizia

Austin, TX
poly Lisa started studying Yoga with her brother Larry Payne Ph.D. of Samata Yoga. Lisa is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance and has taught yoga for over 10 years in Austin,TX. She also received advanced training in yoga therapy and Prime Of Life Yoga and continues to attend workshops to stay updated. Lisa attended CSULB and has a B.A. in Foods and Nutrition. 12601 bee cave PKWY Apt 303 5127754568 Texas

Cheryl Gant

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Cheryl came to Yoga later in life. As a young person she remembers watching "Lilias, Yoga and You" on television and because of this it became her dream to study Yoga one day. Cheryl believes that exercise can be fun. She has discovered that Yoga has inspired people to achieve their goals and nothing gives her more satisfaction than to see a smile on someone's face who has a limited range of motion. Cheryl enjoys working with all age groups, but prefers to work with beginners only. Cheryl is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. She also has a B.A. degree in Psychology from U.C. San Diego and also teaches Meditation. P.O. Box 5031 90274 (310) 955-8815 California

Shanna Hughes

Culver City, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Shanna is an outstanding graduate of all 3 levels of the Yoga Therapy Rx training Program at Loyola Marymount University, as well as the Prime of Life Yoga™ training one-on-one with Larry. Shanna has a fascinating background growing up in Kashmir, India, where she lived for fifteen years and speaks fluent Hindi. Along with her parents, she studied yoga under the tutelage of Swami Lakshman Joo, the last great exponent of Kashmir Shaivism. 90230 California

Evon Stone Rubenstein

Ventura, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 YTRx Private Yoga Therapy P.O. Box 3756 93006 805-405-1186 California

Meg Logan

Pacific Palisades, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Meg received her YTRx level 1 & 2 program certificate at LMU in 2012. Certified in Prime of Life Yoga and a Yogaworks alum she specializes in working with clients 40 and over.She is dedicated to helping her clients experience wellness and the healing aspects of Yoga. Meg is currently continuing her education in Ayurvedic Medicine at Kanyakumari in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she is on staff Yoga therapist. 17725 Castellammare Drive 90272 414-688-8411 California

Andrea Henson

Huntington Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 17711 Misty Lane 92649 (714) 271-5669 California

Naghmeh Eskandari

Riverside, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Board Certified Chiropractor; Certified Cox Flexion Distraction Technic addressing disc injuries; Reflexologist; Yoga Instructor and Yoga Therapist; Meditation Instructor. 3870 La Sierra ave. #123 92505 310-882-8058 California

Robin Corley

Palos Verdes Estates, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Robin Corley, a yoga practitioner since childhood, is a registered dietitian, massage therapist, and yoga therapist who unites her knowledge of healing in a private practice called Functional Medicine Therapy. She received a BS in Biology from Rutgers University and completed an Internship in Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital. Robin teaches others to discover how their bodies speak to them...and to listen. 90274 571-235-1317 California

L. Jeanne Ortiz

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 I decided to become a Yoga Therapist about 5 years ago. I had been suffering for many years with chronic back pain and I managed to mend my back with yoga. I thought, I gotta share this with others, so my life's path began. I want to share the healing yoga techniques I learned and show you how to heal from the inside out, get your life back and start moving. It can be done, it is a beautiful thing to be able to walk, pick up things and not be in constant pain and fear. I would love to help you.... 3844 Olympiad Dr. 90043 8184218066 California

Amanda Jane Avis Brodsky

Santa Monica, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 I am fascinated by movement and the amazing potential of the human body. Working with people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds is something I adore. I am relocating to Houston, Texas, but my email address and phone remain the same. Please remember, movement in medicine! 262 26th st, suite A 90402 310-717-9465 California

M Grace Kikuchi

Redondo Beach, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Almost 12 years in practicing Yoga. CYT200 specializing in gentle yoga for age 40plus focusing on breathing and relaxation. Master's degree in Clinical Psychology to work with both emotional & psychological issues. 533 S. Juanita Ave. 90277 310-968-7805 California

Lee Elizabeth Monozon Brown

Del Mar, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Clarity Wellness Yoga Therapy is the inspiration of Lee Elizabeth Monozon. Her passion for health and integrating the therapeutic benefits of yoga therapies with other healing modalities as an adjunct to Western medicine are the cornerstones of CWYT. Lee offers an integrative approach to healing, using her training and tailoring it to the wants and needs of the person. 2658 Del Mar Heights Rd #345 92014 858-756-7792 California

Colleen Carroll

Topanga, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Colleen Carroll YTRx 500 POLY 500 Yoga Therapist & Lifestyle Educator at Kaiser Permanente Hospital, Woodland Hills, CA Wellness and Lifestyle Educator at the Center for Aging Research & Education (CARE) Bachelor of Music in Flute Currently enrolled in the KHYF 500 hr. Teacher Training. Colleen has a private Yoga Therapy practice in Topanga and the San Fernando Valley with a specialty in Neuro-Therapeutic Yoga (tm). 132 Pueblo Lane 90290 310-702-0214 California

Cathy Kay

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 323-243-5287 California

Michele Landegger

Santa Barbara, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 730 E. Victoria Street 93103 805-403-9209 California

Megan McCarver

San Juan Capistrano, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c 33086 Regatta Court 92675 949-280-9968 California

Kathleen Ross-Allee

Woodland Hills, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c Kathleen Ross-Allee, co-founder of The Yoga Prescription (with Alison Crowley), is an RYT-500 certified yoga therapist and graduate of the Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy Program (2010), the first and only university accredited program in the United States under the direction of Dr. Larry Payne. Kathleen is currently the Managing Director of the YTRx Yoga Therapy Programs at LMU and the Managing Editor of the Yoga Therapy Rx Sangha online magazine. Combining her knowledge of fitness, illness/injury rehabilitation and yoga, Kathleen offers a unique perspective through her teaching that is complemented by her philosophy to make yoga safe, enjoyable and accessible to all. Kathleen began her business, ‘Leen Bodies, in 1991 as an ACE-certified personal trainer in Los Angeles. For more than 20 years, she has specialized in creating post-rehabilitation exercise programs for her clients. With her business partner, Alison Crowley, Kathleen and Alison have created and are currently teaching Gentle Yoga Therapy for Cancer classes for Tower Hematology Oncology Medical Group and for the Center for Radiation Therapy of Beverly Hills. In addition, Kathleen’s Gentle Yoga Therapy for Parkinson’s class which she offers for free to patients and caregivers at Liberation Yoga is very popular in the Parkinson’s community. She teaches privately as well as at studios and corporations throughout southern California. She has taught at the Wooden Center at UCLA, CD Chivas, USA, The Center for Yoga, Larchmont, and Little Tokyo Parkinson’s Support Group. She is currently teaching Gentle Yoga Therapy at Liberation Yoga in addition to running her private practice. Kathleen is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-500) with the National Yoga Alliance (YA) and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). 21226 San Miguel Street 91364 213-458-9642 California

Robert M. Taylor, Jr.

Hawthorne, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Mission is to introduce yoga techniques to seniors in medically underserved areas; Practicing since 1970, teaching since 1980, full-time since 2005; Graduate of UC Irvine's Yoga Studies Program, Loyola Marymont's Yoga Therapy I and POLY Certificate Programs; Currently providing service to over 130 students, most of whom are seniors P.O. Box 900 90251 310-462-2898 California

Robert Evans

Oak View, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Robert has studied with some of the world’s greatest yoga teachers. Certified yoga teacher (ERYT 200) Certified Yoga Therapist Loyola Marymount University Certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist with the National Alliance of Sports Medicine Certified Group and Senior fitness instructor with the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America Certified Tai Chi and Qigong instructor with the IIQTC po box 40 93022 (805) 798-2810 California

Simone Palmieri

Sacramento, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 I specialize in helping people to use yoga to manage the symptoms of fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome, as well as other conditions that limit stamina or movement. I was trained in an Iyengar-based style, but have discovered that for people with pain and inflammation, it is better for the body to move very slowly in and out of poses, as in viniyoga, and so teach a combination of both. I am well versed in restorative yoga, and also offer weekly restorative classes. I look forward to the opportunity to helping you live with unpredictable wellness. 5224 V. Street 95817 916 715-3225 California

Mary Pat Gates

Moreno Valley, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Mary Pat, currently working as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner, is passionate about helping her patients achieve and maintain optimal health. She now takes that experience and passion into her work as a Yoga Therapist. She strives to bring steady alertness (sthira) and comfort (sukha) to her practices. 23378 Harland Dr 92557 951-217-5038 California

Jessica Rosen

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Jessica Rosen is a yoga instructor and therapist, a substance abuse counselor & the founder of One Down Dog. Jessica has made it her mission to share yoga with others – as a means to elevate, educate, support and inspire those she teaches to reach their authentic selves and live passion-filled lives...One Down Dog at a time! 5224 DeLongpre Ave 90027 818-319-0697 California

Molly Hagan

Burbank, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 People are living longer and I believe people need tools to live inside their bodies as fully as possible. I am licensed to teach The Thinking Body-The Feeling Mind® created by Linda lack Phd. I specialize in therapeutic movement, and have been teaching since 1999. 2313 W. Olive Ave 91506 818.694.3507 California

Margaret Gamboa

Irvine, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Margaret Gamboa is a Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. Formerly a competitive gymnast, her love of movement led her to the practice of Yoga. Margaret has been practicing Yoga since 2000. She completed the 200-hour Yoga teacher training certification at YogaWorks in 2008 and is currently studying Yoga Therapy at Loyola Marymount University. Margaret teaches yoga therapy one-on-one and in small groups. Balancing breath, movement and alignment is a strong focus in her teaching. Margaret views yoga as a practice that allows us to become more aware of ourselves both physically and mentally while keeping us strong and flexible so that we can live life more fully. Margaret’s passion for teaching ways to live a healthy lifestyle extends beyond the mat as she has earned a Masters Degree in Public Health. She currently works at Concordia University, Irvine as the Health Promotion Specialist in the Wellness Center. 108 Coralwood 92618 9492308905 California

John Sweetman

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c John teaches Yoga Therapy at a physical therapy clinic, pilates for healing and teaches self care massage in West LA. John has been teaching since 1998. He has a healing and fitness back ground. John brings a lot of caring and humor to his teaching. 10780 santa monica Blvd Suite 470 90025 310-746-7605 California

Suzanne Selmo

Santa Monica, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c poly As with so many of her clients, Suzanne found yoga as a result of a back injury. The healing and centering that yoga provided inspired her to delve deeper into her teaching. From an able-bodied person who wants a challenging practice to the most injury or disease-challenged client, Suzanne enjoys creating an appropriate practice and sharing the wisdom that yoga has to offer. 304 14th St 90402 310-963-2637 California

Kate Garland

Monrovia, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c Kate has taught classical Hatha Yoga for over 13 years, and the founder of kate | yoga, a boutique studio and private Yoga therapy practice in Monrovia. She has extensive knowledge of anatomy, kinesiology and medical diagnosis, as well as the ancient healing therapies that help activate the body's innate healing capabilities, including breathing techniques, meditation, Vedic chanting, mudras, chakras, restorative Yoga and Yoga nidra. Kate teaches a sutras-based, highly individualized, breath-centered practice that is truly holistic and unique to each student. Her classes and workshops go beyond asana and encompass all the tools that Yoga offers including sound, chanting, gratitude meditation, positive visualization, relationships counseling and life skills re-education. 146 E Colorado Blvd 91016 626-599-9642 California

May Che

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Over the last 10 years of yoga practice, I have learned a lot about this healing art form yet there is still so much left untapped. In seeking to deepen my practice and understanding of the philosophies of yoga, I found myself spending two years abroad, journeying through many parts of India - living and learning in ashrams, training centers, and guesthouses. It also brought me to Thailand, Spain, Indonesia, and Singapore to study and teach diverse yoga traditions. My credentials include several certifications: E-RYT 200, RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, Yoga Therapy Rx with LMU, Thai Yoga Massage and Reflexology with ITM, and trained in various styles of yoga from Power to Yin and Restorative Yoga. My goal is simply to never stop exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and share what I have discovered along the way. Namaste, May Che 3735 WESTWOOD BLVD #1 90034 626-417-5120 California

Wanda Conrad

Los Angeles, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 3709 Keystone Ave 201 90034 310 890-8371 California

Sharon Holly

Marina Del Rey, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 119 Driftwood Street #12 90292 310-720-2611 California

Melinda Atkins

Coconut Grove, FL
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Richard Ahwah

North Hollywood, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 6614 Clybourn Ave #3 91606 3234452583 California

Deborah Myers

Culver City, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly Yoga is a longtime friend, and I wish to share it with others who may have thought it inaccessible for them. My “day job” is Chief, Nutrition Services at South LA Health Projects, sharing health information with low income families. I hold a MS in Nutrition from Columbia University. 4220 Baldwin Avenue 90232 California

Nancy Mohler

Topanga, CA
ytrx ytrx-500c A back injury led Nancy Mohler to yoga. Since 1988, ongoing yoga studies have provided a healthy complement to her business career. Fascination with the health benefits and emerging patient-centered care programs led to becoming a yoga educator at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. 20911 Fontaine Road 90290 310-980-1707 California

Fancy Fechser

Pacific Palisades, CA
ytrx ytrx-800c poly 814 Alma Real d. 90272 323-633-6989 California

Maya Donna Edwards

West Hollywood, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Certified Hypnotherapist Certified Yoga Instructor Certified Yoga Therapist 336 Westbourne Drive 90048 213-948-9188 California

Larry Watanabe

Walnut, CA
poly 1100 North Grand Ave. 91789 California

Erin Fukuda

West Hills, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 Erin Fukuda is a yoga therapist, fitness instructor & co-founder of The MostFit Suspension Strap. Her passion is to inspire and empower her students to enjoy and live vibrant, balanced, healthy lives and do the things they love today and for years to come. 6520 Platt #393 91307 310.245.2062 California

Sigrid Matthews

Studio City, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly 91604 California

Mischa Allen

Sherman Oaks, CA
ytrx ytrx-500 poly 91423 California

Karen Cryer

, CA
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