Georg Feuerstein, PhD, has been studying and practicing Yoga since his early teens and is a practitioner of Buddhist Yoga. He is internationally respected for his contribution to Yoga research and the history of consciousness and has been featured in many national magazines both in the United States and abroad. He has authored over 40 books, including The Yoga Tradition, The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, and Yoga Morality, which have been translated into eight languages. Since his retirement in 2004, he has designed and tutored several distance-learning courses on Yoga philosophy for Traditional Yoga Studies, a Canadian company founded and directed by his wife, Brenda (see www.traditionalyogastudies.com).
Larry Payne, PhD, is an internationally prominent Yoga teacher, author, workshop leader, and pioneer in the field of Yoga therapy since 1980. He discovered Yoga when he was challenged by his own serious back problems and injuries from numerous competitive sports played in his youth.
Larry is co-founder of the Yoga curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine. He was named "One of America's most respected Yoga teachers" by the Los Angeles Times, and was selected as a leading Yoga expert by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Reader's Digest, Web-MD, Rodale Press, and the Yoga Journal.
In Los Angeles, Larry is founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga certification programs at Loyola Marymount University and has a thriving private practice in Yoga therapy as a back specialist. He is coauthor of five books and is featured in the DVD series Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga. His Web site is www.samata.com.
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