Nivedita Ashok Pingle, M.B.B.S., M.Sc., is a yoga therapist and the founder of the Millennium Concept, a yoga therapy clinic. Since 1998, she has assisted over 3,000 patients with yoga therapy to control chronic disorders especially affecting lT professionals, such as cervical spondylosis, lower back pain, stress, carpal tunnel syndrome, heart disease, and diabetes. She holds a Bachelor of Medicine from Shivaji University, a Master of Science in clinical psychology, and has studied under Yoga Vidnyan Visharad (master in yoga therapy) at Kabir Baug Sanstha, a yoga therapy center in Pune, Maharashta, India. As a lecturer in modern medicine, she instructed postgraduate students in the correlation of Western medicine with the practice of yoga for therapeutic and restorative benefits. At Kabir Baug, Dr. Pingle conducted regular teaching programs for yoga teachers from 1998 to 2004 and has lead several teacher training courses, workshops, and classes involving yoga anatomy and physiology and restorative and therapeutic yoga in Thailand, Mexico, and Rishikesh, India.
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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