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          Spring Newsletter 2016

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"Life stands before me like an eternal spring with new and brilliant clothes."
~Carl Friedrich Gauss

Dear Amanda,

Wishing you and yours a glorious spring!

Big Love,



Prime of Life Yoga® Teacher Training in Los Angeles, CA

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Prime of Life Yoga® is spreading coast-to-coast
See the brand new 2-minute highlight reel of March's Prime of Life Yoga® Teacher Training right here in Los Angeles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LlvH6SbbnYA 

Upcoming POLY trainings: 
Princeton Center for Yoga & Health
--Princeton, NJ, April 14-17 2016
Yoga Works--Walnut Creek, CA June 23-26 2016

Princeton Center for Yoga & HealthNEW Level II POLY! Princeton, NJ; November 3-6, 2016

If you have friends on the East Coast please send them this video. POLY training is for Yoga teachers and serious students.

Big Event in Yoga History

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Yoga Alliance, the largest Yoga teacher registry in the US, announced recently that they are no longer supporting Yoga Therapy or the words "Yoga Therapy" at their website. Fortunately, the International Association of Yoga Therapists has just completed standards for certification of Yoga Therapists, so there will now be two main Yoga organization in the US. Dr. Richard Miller and I were the co-founders of the IAYT.

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Yoga Therapy Rx Level IV Internship
YTRx Level IV 2016
The Level IV interns (Jasmine Rausch, Hannah Kapp, Elia Nikolaev, Paula Tapia, Andre Haralyi, Katie Dean), 
Associate Director Teri Roseman, Clinical Director Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, and Senior Mentor Sharon Holly in front of the Simms MannVenice Family Clinic

The Yoga Therapy Rx Level IV internship & integrative medicine clinic began in January 2016 at the Simms Mann Venice Family Clinic, and is now in its 3rd year


Ayurveda & Self Care
100-hour 2-semester program from May-Dec 2016. Weekly classes held @ LMU Thursdays 6:45-9:45pm.

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Registration is now open for the new Ayurveda & Self Care course at LMU Extension! Ayurveda is becoming a greater and greater tool for yoga teachers. Please consider this course from master teachers a great way to learn more about Ayurveda.

Click HERE to enroll


Yoga Day in Malibu
with Larry Payne & friends
May 15, 2016 at the Serra Retreat Center

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Day will consist of 2 Prime of Life Yoga® classes with Larry, 2 great speakers, exceptional catered food, optional spa treatments, and entertainment. Contact Samata International to register: info@samata.com

Total cost $200, early bird discount (before April 15th) $175. 

$50 deposit will hold your place.

See our flyer for videos of the speakers, spa services, and more details HERE!


Yoga Therapy Rx Open Houses


Interested in the YTRx program? Come to one of our free open houses to sit in on a portion of class and participate in a Q&A with Larry Payne or the YTRx Managing Director!

Register for free HERE on the LMU Extension website

Therapeutic Applications of Yoga Workshop
Altamonte Springs Yoga in Orlando, FL
July 23-24, 2016

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Saturday: Therapeutic Aspects of Yoga for  Mid-life and Beyond

This workshop offers an overview of postures that are user friendly, analysis of function over form, sequencing, Yoga classes, an 8 step Wellness Plan, including food choices, improving sleep, and more.

Sunday: Yoga Therapy for the Lower Back

Learn and experience the most frequently used postures, breathing techniques and visualizations, to relieve specific back conditions and more.



The Hathayogapradipika by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

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The new translation of Hathayogapradipika by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar is a modern classic. His personal footnotes make this classic text “User friendly” for Yoga teachers and serious students. Highly Recommended! and available at www.khyf.net/shop

New app from Craig Marshall
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New "Spirit and Nature App" from Craig Marshall

Start your day with nature photos and insight from one of America’s finest orators

Highly Recommended!

35th Anniversary of Samata International

“The Gift that Keeps on Giving”
Year Long Celebration & Fundraiser 
New pearls of wisdom videos from America's finest Yoga & health professionals posted every 2 weeks!
Subscribe to our channel HERE

Click HERE to join Samata International and the Himalayan Institute in building library and health branch centers in Cameroon, Africa!

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50 of America’s finest Yoga & Health professionals share their free  “Pearls of Wisdom” on our new YouTube Channel!


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we feature our 35th anniversary celebration, interviews, Yoga tips, retreat videos, and more!


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Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine

by Larry Payne, Ph.D.; Terra Gold, L.Ac.; and Eden Goldman, D.C.
Published by Basic Health
NOW AVAILABLE from our online store! Click Here

Yoga for Dummies:  3rd edition
by co-authors Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Now available from our online store! Click Here



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           Don't forget to visit our store on our website for our DVDs, books, and other yoga products!

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