Soul Yoga Therapy
The Science and Soul of Yoga Therapy
Phil has been studying India’s spiritual traditions for more than 45 years, as a practitioner, teacher and writer. He is the author of numerous books, most recently the acclaimed American Veda: From Emerson and the Beatles to Yoga and Meditation, How Indian Spirituality Changed the West. The co-host of the podcast Spirit Matters, he blogs regularly on the Huffington Post and Spirituality and Health online. He is currently working on a biography of Paramahansa Yogananda. See www.PhilipGoldberg.com and www.AmericanVeda.com.
Justine Shelton, C-IAYT is a graduate of The Soul of Yoga’s 200 hour training and a four year training program with Gary Kraftsow of the American Viniyoga Institute. Justine specializes in structural Yoga therapy, specifically spinal disc injuries, back pain management, as well as joint therapy – including prehab and rehab for replacements. Her passion is working with people who have different forms of catastrophic illness, helping them to manage their condition, minimize and cope with pain and, most importantly, helping them to realize they are not their condition. She encourages her students to practice where their body is right now, allowing for the constant change and growth that comes with a dedicated practice. One of the reasons she loves Yoga is that there is always more to learn, always room to grow…..this, in addition to her love of anatomy and physiology, keeps her curious mind in learning mode.
As Director and Co-Founder of the Yoga Vista Academy, Sherry has a proven track record for empowering and igniting passion for 50+ yoga and wellness and has presented for 3 years at the annual Yoga Alliance Conference, the professional and trade association of the yoga world. Sherry’s work can be found on YogaJP.com, YogaAlliance.org, Gaia.com, Nature Awakenings Magazine, doyogawme.com and other online Yoga magazines. Sherry is a mentoree of the Mary Cavanaugh and Indra Devi lineage, specializes in teaching Gentle, Senior and Chair Yoga classes and designing course curriculum to ensure Yoga is accessible to people of all ages and stages of life. Sherry designs and manages the delivery of the Yoga Vista Academy course content across all mediums including onsite workshops, print and web-based materials and runs the video production unit.
Stephani Sutherland, PhD, RYT500 Earned her doctoral degree in neuroscience in 2001 and has worked as a freelance science writer for the past 15 years; her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, Scientific American Mind, Pain Research Forum, and The Journal of Neuroscience. Stephani has practiced yoga for over 20 years, and she trained with Gary Kraftsow of American Viniyoga Institute. Find more about Stephani at stephanisutherland.com, facebook.com/StephaniSutherlandPhD, and @sutherlandphd
Flossie Park, E-RYT 500 YACEPAlways considering herself as a student of life, Flossie has dedicated her life to empowering herself and others through yoga, meditation, workshops, retreats, Sound Therapy and numerous other modalities for over 25 years. One of Flossie’s passions is to support people wherever they are on their life’s journey. With a down to earth approach, she draws from a lifetime of spiritual studies from many sources both from the eastern and western traditions. Applying the wisdom teachings to everyday living, she helps people to see their life from a higher perspective, gleaning understanding, enjoying the process and creating consciously. One of her strongest passions is supporting women especially during pregnancy. This is a true opportunity for women to recognize their innate power learning to trust their bodies and intuition
Brian Dorfman Brian Dorfman has been practicing yoga, healing patients and teaching for over 30 years. Influenced by TVK Desikachar, Brian's instruction focuses on helping the student develop a personalized, balanced practice. He incorporates asana, pranayama, sound and meditation to create an environment for the student's innate wisdom to develop. Brian has extensive knowledge and instructional ability in the art and philosophy of yoga as well as in the areas of kinesiology, anatomy, physiology and the biomechanics of movement. Since 1985 Brian has maintained his own injury rehabilitation clinic and is an internationally recognized healer.
Monique is the Director and creator of Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Training Programs. A Yoga teacher for 15 years, she studied in India, New York and California with Master teachers and spiritual sages including, most notably, the teaching faculty of the Soul of Yoga Institute Advanced Program. Drawing upon her professional skills as a non-profit event organizer she developed the Advanced Teacher Training and Yoga Therapy Program for Soul of Yoga, bringing together those who are considered to be the best of the best Master yoga teachers in the world today. A devoted spiritual seeker, as well as an experienced anatomy and physiology teacher she has created a comprehensive program which balances the study of Yoga Therapy technique with the insight and wisdom of Yogic and metaphysical philosophy.