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Register NOW: March 25-26, 2017
March 25th: Smithsonian Associates presents

March 26th: TYGW presents
The Practices Behind Yoga as Lifestyle Medicine
A Day of Intensive Training & Master Classes

Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington communicates yogic practices and philosophy to people of all ages and abilities, and attracts healthcare professionals who share an interest in the field of yoga as a highly effective modality for integrative medicine.

Our organization exists to provide high quality therapeutic yoga instruction, the best of educational offerings, seminars, workshops and symposia on the subjects of therapeutic yoga and integrative medicine.

Our missions are simple:

We seek uncommon partnerships with  medical schools and hospitals, mental health centers, non-profit associations and institutions to share the vision that all people who define themselves as a "patient" will also identify themselves as a "student". To identify with the wholeness of life, not simply a diagnosis. To remain open to possibilities throughout a life time, rather than living with a diminished sense of self.

We work together, on and off the yoga mat, to create lives of meaning.

A perfect example of this is our work in an urban setting, within the George Washington University Hospital where we teach, and piloted a five month program on the in-patient psychiatric unit. A summary of this work can be found on the page relating to Current Research. In an up-county community-based setting, a similar program is offered weekly to a group of individuals in a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program, now in it's seventh year.

We align with organizations who train young adults with ADD for internships, to expand the vision and capacity of professional businesses to employ individuals requiring guidance and support in vocational settings.
We align with museums, such as the Freer|Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian Institution, to stretch the limits of cultural experience and transcend existing programming. Our current work within the Smithsonian Associates has created a new offering for late winter 2017, featuring visionaries Dr. Loren Fishman, Dr. Judith Hanson Lasater and Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, as well as leading national and international yoga teachers and yoga therapists.

Through the great offerings of academic associations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, as well as groups like  Science Cafe 360, we reach into the analytical heart of the world of science to bring evidence into the public arena.

We offer service to the Eastern Shore of Virginia, with a base in Belle Haven on Occohannock Creek, just off the Chesapeake Bay, approximately 90 minutes from Salisbury, Maryland, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

In the past, we have fostered collaborations within the local community to provide opportunities for multi-disciplinary ventures. On the Shore, we will do the same, offering programs on prevention and well-being, healthy aging and living with challenging conditions. Whether the result of injury or illness, surgery or simply aging, yogic practices support and strengthen the body as it heals, allowing the mind to focus on that which is up-lifting and life-affirming.

About Linda Lang

I am a highly experienced educator certified in the medical, therapeutic arena of Cardiac Yoga, a certified yoga therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and member of their Advisory Board. I've extensive training in classical Hatha Yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar, the ashtanga of Patanjali, as well as traditional yogic and Buddhist teachings of meditation.

When we work together, the goal is to create a safe and sacred space. A space where stillness, quiet and calm are the foundation for experiences intended to be meaningful, gentle yet strong, satisfying and up-lifting.

Therapeutics in yoga shines a light into this space, the heart of practice. 

To learn more about Therapeutic Yoga and my teaching schedule, follow the links provided on the navigation menu to the left.

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