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Local Instructor Earns Prestigious Therapeutic Yoga Certification

Jun 28, 2017 06:33AM
This past April, Leanne Cusumano Roque, certified Iyengar yoga teacher, achieved the International Association of Yoga Therapist designation of Certified Yoga Therapist. The certification is currently awarded to only about 1000 teachers in the United States. It is recognized internationally in over 80 countries.

“Students benefit”, says Roque, “as we can work together with many different kinds of bodies and therapeutic conditions, including knees, low back, neck and shoulders, constipation, diarrhea, headache, high blood pressure, anxiety and depression.”

Roque is the only jointly certified Iyengar teacher and IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist in Reston. She teaches classes at Yoga 4 All Bodies, a boutique yoga studio in North Reston. Through small group classes and privates, the healing power of yoga is experienced because of the attention to detail with the student and the teacher’s knowledge from hours of training and experience.

As yoga therapy emerges as a profession within Western health care, it's becoming increasingly important that the profession has a way of self-regulating— that is, ensuring that practitioners have a foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities that enables them to practice yoga therapy safely and effectively. Recognizing the experience, training and high standards of teaching within the profession, the yoga therapist certification validates the high level of care and attention Roque gives to each student.

For more information on Leanne Cusumano Roque and Yoga 4 All Bodies, visit


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