Message from our Partners

Inspiring & Serving the Yoga community...

Bea Love

www.bealoveyoga.com
Bea Love has the inspiring voice, warm energy and depth of wisdom that transforms ancient techniques into accessible, daily application and joy for her students. She is the founder and owner of Bea Love Yoga, the alignment based system that improves physical and emotional well-being.

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Bea’s international yoga teaching includes international partnerships with Ritz Carlton Jamaica and The Standard Hotel, Miami Beach and Taj Palace Hotel in Mumbai, India. She has been featured in “Leaders Who Inspire” by Origin Magazine and been lead presenter on yoga at South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive. Bea also serves as global ambassador for International Day of Yoga, founded by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and Manduka. She continues offering her yoga wisdom internationally through practical instructional videos for pregnant mommas, yoga programs for corporations and mindfulness meditation podcasts for busy professionals in office settings. Bea is a contributor to Gaiam TV, Elephant Journal, and MindBodyGreen. Bea continues her daily yoga and mediation practice with her husband and baby daughter in Austin, Texas.

Ritesh M. Sheth

www.facebook.com/riteshmsheth
Ritesh is an Energetic, charismatic, and driven leader with a track record of success. A dedicated focus on sharing the science of yoga and meditation world-wide. He has been described as hard working, generous and
kind-hearted.

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The main focus in his life is to be of service to humanity by creating a stress-free violence-free world. He is an award winning public speaker, Art of Living Happiness Program and certified yoga instructor, real estate investor. Spent over 15 years in Corporate America while investing and starting a company. Sold the company in 2012 and became an independent licensed broker. Ritesh has a Masters degree in Naturopathy and Yogic Sciences from the Sri Sri University, India and a MBA from Rice University.

Jonathan Troen

www.austinyogatree.com
Jonathan Troen is co-founder of Austin Yoga Tree. He’s a certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and Life Coach, and he also serves on the Board of Directors for Mindful Valley and the Mindful Business Institute.

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His mission:To assist people in finding the joy inside of themselves.He and his wife, Edith Troen, are also co-founders of the organic snack company OM Snacks.Jonathan began his journey toward teaching and coaching several years ago, after a successful career in the media/entertainment business.He started his professional life as a radio producer, producing the #1 rated Morning Show at WBCN, Boston. He travelled abroad to work with the Voice Radio in Denmark before moving to Los Angeles, where launched one of the country’s first Internet live music entertainment sites, LA Live. With LA Live, Jonathan introduced the first ever ongoing series of live concerts and interviews on the Internet, featuring the likes of Madonna, Foo Fighters, The Who, Green Day, The Ramones, Backstreet Boys, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and 100s of others. L.A. Live soon became the #3 music site on the Internet. He was a featured speaker at many entertainment and emerging media conferences, and has been interviewed on various radio and television shows about his cutting edge-work. He started his professional life as a radio producer, producing the #1 rated Morning Show at WBCN, Boston. He travelled abroad to work with the Voice Radio in Denmark before moving to Los Angeles, where launched one of the country’s first Internet live music entertainment sites, LA Live. With LA Live, Jonathan introduced the first ever ongoing series of live concerts and interviews on the Internet, featuring the likes of Madonna, Foo Fighters, The Who, Green Day, The Ramones, Backstreet Boys, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and 100s of others. L.A. Live soon became the #3 music site on the Internet. He was a featured speaker at many entertainment and emerging media conferences, and has been interviewed on various radio and television shows about his cutting edge-work. Astounded by the impact Iyengar yoga had on his life, not only for physical health but mental health as well, Jonathan embraced the practice as an integral part of his life. In 2008, he left the television world to focus on teaching yoga, in order to share with others all In 2014, Jonathan and his wife, Edith, fulfilled one their own personal goals when they opened the doors to Austin Yoga Tree.

Manju and Prashant Joshi

www.gurukulyoga.com
Manju Joshi, M.A. (Sanskrit and Yoga, minor in Psychology)Gold medalist, E RYT-500, Holistic Health Coach, MCO-OSTEO, is a scholar and a researcher who has brought Yoga into Continuing Education Programs in universities, public schools, and health & fitness centers since 1991.

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Prashant Joshi M.A., M.Phil, E RYT-500 is a computer scientist and an electrical engineer and has been an IT Industry management leader for the past 25+ years. He has introduced Yoga-principles in the academic and corporate world at all levels of management. He has brought Yoga to the tennis courts, executive boardrooms, mental health facilities and senior centers. He is an invited motivational speaker and an avid tennis player.

Both Prashant and Manju Joshi have been ardent students of Yoga since 1984 and have formal Yoga training from various renowned institutions (Vivekananda Kendra, Kaivalyadham) and teachers(Dr. Rao, Ph.D. founder of Lotus wellness center; Padmashree Sadashiv Nimbalkar-ji, founder of Yoga Vidya Niketan) in India and the US. Both have committed their time with various community service activities including sharing the science of Yoga since 1991 in the US and internationally through speaking engagements, writings, workshops, passionate & compassionate teachings and 1:1 consultations.

They founded Gurukul, LLC, A Science Of Living Institution in 2000, serving all ages with Yoga as a therapy. Their vision of simplifying and demystifying life management, and a mission of creating friends of yoga (Yoga-Mitra) through bringing harmony, health, and happiness has become reality. Gurukul Yoga Holistic Center(GYHC) in Bridgewater, NJ is the result of the organic growth of their efforts and has benefited thousands since April 2006. They have built a passionate and compassionate team at GYHC. GYHC now has another location in Austin, Texas as well.

Charles MacInerney

www.yogateacher.com
Charles F. MacInerney, E-RYT-500, has practiced Yoga since 1971. He is known for his fun and playful teaching style as he leads students into a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga. Charles is a gifted generalist and as one studio owner put it, “the most out-of-the-box thinker that I know.”

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He started teaching full time in 1989. He is a pioneer in laying the foundation for Yoga’s growing popularity in Texas. In the early 1990’s he was the first Yoga teacher in Central Texas to bring yoga into schools (A.I.S.D. & E.I.S.D), 4 universities including the University of Texas where he worked with students, faculty, administration, dormitories, Women’s Athletic Program (Track, Gold and Volleyball teams), and departments of Dance, Music, Kinesiology. He introduced yoga to four hospitals and set up two Cardiac Yoga Programs (Seton Hospital and The Austin Heart Hospital). Charles also led the way in bring yoga into the workplace. His clients include numerous Government Agencies, IBM, Motorola, Apple, 3M, and Sematech. He teaches ongoing yoga classes in Austin, offers yoga workshops at studios around the country, and leads Yoga & Meditation Retreats as well as Yoga & Writing Retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms through which he regularly presents at National and International Conferences. He has written articles for numerous magazines including the Yoga Journal. In 2014 he presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapy conference in 2014. Charles is also the Founder of the Free Day of Yoga, Living Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat.

Isha Foundation

isha.sadhguru.org

Isha Foundation is dedicated to raising human consciousness, and fosters global harmony through individual transformation. Guided by Sadhguru, it is an essential resource for exploring the ancient science of yoga in all its depth and dimensions. The foundation offers a variety of programs that provide methods for anyone to attain physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. Its offerings allow participants to deepen their experience of life, and reach their ultimate potential.

Pure Action

www.pureaction.org

Since 2011, Pure Action has funded seven Institutional Review Board approved studies under the guidance of an Advisory Council consisting of related experts in each field of science. One study (Dr. Stacy Hunter, University of Texas at Austin) showed that heated yoga can benefit the cardiovascular system by improving the functioning of the arteries, similar to certain forms of aerobic exercise.

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Others suggest that yoga can help reverse some of the risk factors associated with Type 2 Diabetes. Another pilot study(Dr. Sundar Balasubramanian, Medical University of South Carolina) showed promise that a simple protocol of chanting and yogic breathing (pranayama) increased the presence of nerve growth factor. This has tremendous implications in the treatment of people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Our Second Annual Yoga Research Conference will be held this year in Boston, Massachusetts, on the weekend of October 21-22, at the Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. Our conference will bring together scientists from across the globe to share cutting edge research in yoga science and health and medicine
Pure Action was formed in 2011 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with a vision to “Heal the World with Yoga” through a three –
pronged approach: (1) Scientific Research; (2) Global Education; and (3)Community Yoga to underserved groups.

Veterans Yoga Project

www.pureaction.org

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a chronic, debilitating anxiety disorder (Vata imbalance) associated with significant disability and functional impairment and a host of comorbid physical and mental health conditions. PTSD is characterized by a prolonged psychophysiological response to 1 or more traumatic events and manifests in 3 clusters of symptoms: re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal

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Many organizations like IAYT, VYP and IRI are leading the way in yoga and yoga therapy research to help our veterans heal. However, according to a study published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy-No.26 (2016) (A National Survey of Yoga Instructors and their Delivery of Yoga Therapy), there are still many questions as to uniformity in yoga therapy criteria given to the veterans.

The objective of our study was to see if using the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP) protocol, Five Tools of Mindful Resilience, and the protocol of the Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI), The Ten Tools of iRest, together, would in fact make a difference in the veterans PTS(D), pain and stress levels in as little as six classes or weeks.

I am extremely pleased with the way the study went, the excellent results for the veterans of less pain and stress, better sleep and simply being more calm and relaxed. The statistics of the SUDS scale and the comments of the class evaluation form speak for themselves. They enjoyed the effects of this study so much, we are continuing the veterans only Yoga Therapy for Veterans with
PTS(D) and/or Trauma class on a weekly basis.
My hope is that by using the same criteria as I used in this study, other yoga therapists can mimic this study and we may be better able to see if the results of this small random controlled study are genuine and will contribute to the overall field of study of, Yoga Therapy for Veterans with PTS(D) and/or Trauma.

Anupam Ray

Consulate General of India, Houston

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Yoga has grown, it is acquiring the proportions of a movement now. Yoga days are going to continue, year after year. Every evidence shows that Yoga is gaining popularity. I was going through the MD Anderson website. Yoga is now included in their protocol of treatment – not as a lifestyle choice, but more as therapy, as a focus of scientific research

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 You are a part of something winning. This is going to become much bigger with time. You are all pioneers, who are taking something forward into areas where no one has gone before.

See Them in Action

Join us to celebrate the International Day of Yoga at the Texas State Capitol on June 17th, 2017, 6-8 PM

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