Yoga Therapy Background

Dr. Taylor leads training programs and creates resources to incorporate smart, safe yoga for the international yoga community. Smart Safe Yoga fosters intelligent, creative and mindful sources of information and tools for yoga teachers, students, yoga therapists and conventional medical professionals who want to incorporate yoga principles into their practices and studios. His leadership in the field of yoga safety and science has made him an expert in yoga safety and injuries. Personally, he can attribute yoga to both changing his life and easing his chronic back pain.

How can he help you practice smart, safe yoga?

Details of Dr. Taylor’s Yoga Expertise:

Yoga Training

  • Levels I & II of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy 1996
  • Integrative Yoga Therapy 1000 hrs “Masters” 1998
  • PhD, California Institute of Integral Studies, based on Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga philosophy; Dissertation: A Yoga-based Back School for People with Chronic Spine Pain 2006
  • Every Symposium of Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) by IAYT.org since 2007.
  • Extensive workshop participation since 1997.

Leadership

  • 1999 bought the URL for the Yoga Alliance and built the first Yoga Alliance website (Not everything works out as we intend unfortunately).
  • Advisory Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2001.
  • Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists 2007-2009.
  • President of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Yoga Therapists 2008-2009, during which time priority and funding were established for making the journal PubMed recognized, initiating the school and credentialing processes, and the online journal resource library.
  • SYTAR Planning Committee 2007-2009.
  • SYTAR Rehabilitation Common Interest Community director/co-director 2009-13, 2015.
  • Co-Administrator of the 500+ yoga/rehab professional closed Facebook group 2011-present.
  • Advisory Board Member, Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, 2011-present.
  • 2012-2013 National Osteoporosis Foundation Online and Conference presenter for “Safe Yoga with Osteoporosis.”

Research

  • Dissertation: A Yoga-based Back School for People with Chronic Spine Pain 2006.
  • Chaired the first research committee for IAYT which has now become the annual Symposium of Yoga Research (SYR).
  • Publication research for his authored publications in peer-reviewed journals/textbooks.
  • 2007-2009, Courage Center 2-yr study for Organizational Change through Stress Reduction in collaboration with Matthew Sanford and Mind-Body Solutions of MN.
  • Peer reviewer for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and numerous other publications.
  • Member of the 2012 University of Otago Delphi Project: Yoga for Musculoskeletal Conditions.
  • December 2015- present: One of six International Journal of Yoga Therapy editorial board members.

Publications

Click here for his yoga publications.

 

iayt powerhouse editorial board 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plenary Address on The Future of Yoga Therapy June 11, 2016 at theSymposium on Yoga Therapy and Research in Reston, VA. www.sytar.org