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Nationally Acclaimed Yoga Therapy Program

Jul 13, 2013 03:57AM

One of the nation’s leading schools for integrative health, the Maryland University for Integrative Health (MUIH) in Laurel (formerly Tai Sophia) has recently launched an innovative program in the field of yoga therapy. Beginning in September 2013, MUIH will offer the nation's first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy.

 To serve the needs of students, two world renowned practitioners of yoga and yoga therapy are joining the staff of MUIH. Doug Keller, who will serve as the advisory director, has been active in the field for more than 25 years, as presenter, advocate, master teacher, trainer, and author. His books, used as college texts and yoga trainings, include Yoga As Therapy (volumes 1 and 2), Anusara Yoga: Hatha Yoga in the Anusara Style, Refining the Breath, and Heart of the Yogi. Keller has been a regular columnist for the therapeutic section of Yoga International magazine, has written columns for Yoga Journal magazine, and teaches master classes, trainings, and workshops internationally.

Mary Partlow Lauttamus, a highly successful yoga professional and yoga therapy practitioner, will serve as the program’s academic and administrative leader. Lauttamus has built a thriving practice that includes leading workshops for yoga teachers and students, teaching group classes, and seeing clients for private instruction and yoga therapeutics. She effectively combines the practices of yoga and integrative health coaching with stress management classes and seminars, for groups and individuals. To learn more about a degree or career in Yoga Therapy, MUIH will host a Yoga Therapy Panel on Wednesday, July 10 from 7 to 9 p.m., on their campus in Laurel.

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