John M. Doyle MD , a practicing medical doctor, found yoga at the tail end of his medical training and has been continuing both “practices” ever since. He is a board certified pathologist who moved into Occupational and Urgent Care medicine. His love of yoga morphed into the teaching of yoga. He taught Mysore style Ashtanga and flow classes at Yogaworks and then Dance department college yoga classes at Loyola Marymount University where he also taught yoga physiology and anatomy in the first Masters in Yoga Studies graduate school program.
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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