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Join us for another online observation of yoga therapy with Marlysa Sullivan, PT, C-IAYT.

Marlysa Sullivan is a leading light in yoga therapy and has played a significant role in the emergence of the field. Recently, she authored Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-being. As a yoga and physiotherapist has spent 15 years working with people that have chronic pain conditions. As both a clinician and a university lecturer, Marlysa will demonstrate her acumen in working with others and best practice in teaching and offering sessions online.

We are thrilled that now, as we are offering zoom sessions, Marlysa Sullivan will be sharing her knowledge with a global audience. During social distancing it is imperative sessions are done virtually, but it is likely that things will not return to their former states. Therefore, the Minded Institute is helping to support yoga therapist in how to offer effective yoga therapy sessions online, while providing access to leaders in the field.

More About Marlysa:

Marlysa is a physiotherapist and yoga therapist with over 15 years of experience working with people suffering with chronic pain conditions. She is an Assistant Professor in Yoga Therapy and Integrative Health Sciences at Maryland University of Integrative Health and holds an adjunct position at Emory University, where she teaches the integration of yoga and mindfulness into physical therapy practice in the DPT program. She is the co-editor of Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain as well as several peer-reviewed articles. She is also the author of: Understanding Yoga Therapy: Applied Philosophy and Science for Well-being. Marlysa has been involved in the professionalization of the field of yoga therapy through the educational standards committee of IAYT, which helped to define the competencies for the field, and in characterizing the yoga therapy workforce through research. Her research interests focus on defining the framework and explanatory model for yoga therapy based on philosophical and neurophysiological perspectives.

What to Expect:

  • The session will take place via zoom and all participants will receive a link.
  • Participants will turn off their cameras during the session and watch Marlysa work with the client.
  • The session is 1 hour and 45 minutes. The first hour is silent observation. After the observation the client will depart and participants will debrief with Marlysa for 30 minutes.
  • In the last 15 minutes Marlysa will reflect on the emerging ethical guidance related to yoga therapy and online sessions.

Who Should Attend:

  • Yoga therapists
  • Trainee Yoga Therapists
  • Yoga Professionals interested in beginning a career in Yoga Therapy
  • Physiotherapists

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