The Center for Integrative Yoga Studies (CIYS) is a collaboration between yoga teachers, yoga therapists and integrative healthcare professionals founded by Marlysa Sullivan, Tra Kirkpatrick and Holle Black. Over the past 8 years we have developed and honed a therapeutic yoga teacher program which combines the latest research and methods of yoga and therapy with traditional and innovative applications of meditation, biomedical and pain science as well as yoga practices and philosophy. This cutting-edge certification program has been taught across the United States and Canada and has produced over 50 working yoga therapists.
We have both a 200 hour and 500 hour yoga teacher training with a meditative and therapeutic focus. You can read more about them on the tabs listed for training. You can see our currently scheduled programs on the calendar page. On the resources page the programs for next year are listed by studio or city as well.
Special Programs at Omega and Kripalu
Weekend Program: Therapeutic Yoga for a healthy body- practices for joint health and chronic painMay 19-21 at Omega with Marlysa- click here
Professional Training for yoga teachers, yoga therapists and healthcare practitioners in Therapeutic yoga for pain relief at Omega May 21-26 with Marlysa- click here
Therapeutic Yoga: Essentials of Yoga anatomy for a safe and effective practice at Kripalu: July 16-21 with Marlysa and Ann. Click here
Gentle yoga from the inside out: your body as a guide for conscious living at Kripalu Sept 17-22 with Vandita and Marlysa. Click here
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For Courses listed by location and/or studio visit this page: studios and locations
Marlysa is one of the faculty members in the first master of science in yoga therapy programs in the US. She teaches anatomy of movement, yoga for behavior change, yoga and the mind as well as a master class weekend on how to integrate the structural, energetic, lifestyle/behavior, psychological and emotional needs of a client in treatment through yoga therapy. for more information on this program go to http://www.muih.edu/academics/masters-degrees/master-yoga-therapy/program-format-schedule
Marlysa also teaches as part of the yoga therapy program at www.aumhomeshala.com
She teaches at Emory university in the physical therapy department where she teaches an elective integrating yoga therapy into PT care.
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