Brahmani Liebman, MSEd, E-RYT 500, is an internationally recognized yoga teacher in the Kripalu tradition. She founded the Rivertown Center for Yoga and Health and was director and head teacher for over 20 years. Brahmani is currently co-creator & director (with Jashoda Edmunds) of Journey Into Yoga School of Yoga and Meditation, including workshops, retreats and yoga teacher trainings. She is former co-director of Kripalu Yoga Teacher Association (KYTA) and presently part of the Kripalu Yoga School teacher training faculty. She and Jashoda Edmunds co-created the Kripalu Yin Yoga Teacher Training and Living a Spiritual Life programs as part of the Kripalu 1,000 hour teacher training programs. Brahmani is a Phoenix Rising yoga therapist, Transcendental Reiki Master and Teacher and Multi-dimensional Life counselor who integrates decades of yogic, Buddhist, meditation, mindfulness, dharma and consciousness studies into all her teaching. She also co-teaches with a diverse group of master teachers, including Sylvia Boorstein and Sharon Salzberg.
Expert Advisory Voices
We have brought together a diverse spectrum of expert advisory voices, including several who have been outspoken in their criticism of Yoga Alliance in the past, to maximize the perspectives and resources considered in this comprehensive and inclusive undertaking. We believe this will ultimately lead to the strongest new policies and procedures. The following expert advisors provide one stream of input in the process, alongside the thousands of voices inside and outside of yoga who will offer their viewpoints through surveys, focus groups, online discussion forums, and other channels. We also are grateful to partners like RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), who are helpful consultants in establishing professional ethics and understanding of a yoga teacher’s appropriate scope of practice. If you are an expert in one of the working group areas referenced below and would like to apply to be an advisor, please follow the “Working Groups” link and instructions.
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