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          Fall Newsletter 2014


A Fall Message from Larry Payne:
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10 Year Anniversary of Yoga Therapy Rx at LMU and Fundraiser for the Chapple-Payne Scholarship Fund

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Robert Hurteau, PhD; Lori Rubenstein, DPT; Myles Spar, MD; Larry Payne, PhD; John Kepner, IAYT; Ashley McKeachie, YTRx-800 Outstanding Achievement Award Winners: 
Marydale Pecora YTRx-500C; Dorene Coles YTRx-500C; Kathleen Ross-Allee YTRx-500C; Maureen Davis YTRx-800C; Myles Spar M.D.; Larry Payne Ph.D.; Fancy Fecsher YTRx-500C; Kathy Demac YTRx-500C; Lori Rubenstein Fazzio DPT; Teri Roseman POLY-800C; Robert Hurteau Ph.D. 

Congratulations to 130 recent graduates of Yoga Therapy Rx at LMU,
Levels I-IV 2014!
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We are still accepting applications on a limited basis for the 2014-2015 Yoga Therapy Rx Program at Loyola Marymount Unviersity Extension, Levels  1-4. Please click here for more information! 

Annual Yoga & Health Vacation in Kauai: September 2014
Prime of Life Yoga,™ Exceptional Speakers, Daily Excursions, Authentic Hawaiian Entertainment

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Private audience at the Kauai Hindu Temple with Bodhinatha Veylanswami   Hula Night Nature at its finest

Mark your calendar for next year! September 2nd-9th, 2015 at the Marriott Coconut Beach Hotel. Click Here



A Weekend at Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California
November 14th-16th

"The Brain, the Heart, and the Joints"
with Larry Payne, PhD & David Allen, MD


In a balanced format of lecture and movement, two of LA’s finest health professionals provide an introduction to the Prime of Life Yoga lifestyle program. This year’s lecture topics by Dr. David Allen include the latest concepts on The Brain, the mind and the heart. The yoga, taught by Larry Payne is inspired by TKV Desikachar and offers a safe, gentle, breath-oriented approach based on the needs of participants. For further information please CLICK HERE.

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Yoga Works Santa Monica: Lower Back Workshop
Saturday December 6th, 2014

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Learn fundmental principles of optimal alignment for the spine and joints, and find release through breathing techniques and therapeutic poses. Includes analysis of common lower back problems, contraindications or what to avoid with specific back conditions. Also includes most frequently used postures to help specific back conditions.

For further infomation please CLICK HERE.




Prime of Life Yoga™ Week with Larry Payne
February 28th - March 7th, 2015
Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico

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Voted number one fitness spa destination in the world 3 years in a row by Travel and Leisure magazine. Over 300 acres of hiking trails, Prime of Life Yoga everyday as well as 5 fitness class choices every hour. Exceptional speakers and entertainer’s daily, a palace for a dining room with home grown organic foods toped off with complete spa services at reasonable prices. A 3.5-hour drive from Los Angeles or the staff will pick you up at the San Diego Airport. 

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Prime of Life Yoga™ Teacher Training Program
March 12th-15th, 2015
with Larry Payne Ph.D.,YTRx; Robert Birnberg CYT, YTRx; Steve Paredes DC, YTRx; and Kyona Beatty, YTRx-800

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For Yoga teachers and serious students. 4 day intensive of 25 hours and on-line portion of 25 hours. A breath-oriented practice for mid-life and beyond, inspired  by the contemporary teachings of the late Professor Sri T Krishnamacharya and his son TKV Desikachar. Certificate of completion from Loyola Marymount University Extension Program.


 Yoga Therapy Rx Graduates 
Karin Hoffman, YTRx Level III graduate, was chosen to work with the Dr. Dean Ornish Cardiac program at UCLA. The Ordish program was recently accepted by Medicare and is the premier program for reversing heart disease without drugs or surgery. Karin will work with the team as "Stress Management Manager." Shown in photo below 3rd from bottom left, along with Anne and Dean Ornish.

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Co founders of The Yoga Prescription™ Kathleen Ross-Allee, graduate and Managing Director of YTRx, and Alison Crowley, also a graduate of YTRx, were selected to facilitate a yoga therapy program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The program is the "Cancer Survivorship and Rehabilitation Program" under the direction of Arash Asher, M.D. at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The program addresses the physical, psychological and information needs of cancer patients and their families as they continue or complete their cancer treatment.

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Samata International has a new Office Manager! Meet Amanda Charney, who joined us in the beginning of September. Amanda recently graduated from the University of Southern California with a BA in Dramatic Arts, and is now pursuing a career in the industry. She is very excited to join the Samata family, and hopes you will reach out to her with your questions or concerns! Contact: amanda@samata.com or the Samata office at (310) 306-8845.


Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we will be beginning a new and exciting web show featuring interviews, prominent leaders in the yoga community, and more!

 Shift Network"The Future of Yoga Summit"

Interview with Laura Cornell & the International Shift Network
If you are interested in more excellent Shift Network audio workshops, click here.

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"The Americanization of Yoga" 
Kill Radio Interview with Joni Yung



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Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Meets Modern Medicine

by Larry Payne, Ph.D.; Terra Gold, L.Ac.; and Eden Goldman, D.C.
Published by Basic Health
Release Date: mid-December 2014 on Amazon.com

Yoga for Dummies:  3rd edition
by co-authors Larry Payne, Ph.D., and Georg Feuerstein, Ph.D.

Now available from our online store! Click Here



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