About Us 

YOGA      *We return to the Smithsonian October 28th-30th 2020!  

                                            Our event will be "virtual" if COVID-19 restrictions remain in place.



Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington and Virginia's Eastern Shore        

Yoga As Lifestyle Medicine is the umbrella organization for two very different endeavors:

1) Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington,  a regional association of practitioners dedicated to bringing the best of yogic practices and therapeutic yoga into the community through symposia, workshops, teacher trainings and seminars, as well as group classes and highly individualized 1:1 therapeutic sessions.

2) The Practitioners Advocacy Councils for Yoga Therapy has softly launched the Physicians Advocacy Council for Yoga Therapy, a grassroots organization with nationwide outreach to connect medical practitioners with yoga professionals in their areas of expertise for the purpose of increasing interdisciplinary dialog and referrals.

The founder of these organizatons, Linda Lang, has spearheaded efforts to forge uncommon partnerships with the intention of bringing yoga therapy more fully into mainstream awareness:

  • The 2014 symposium on Yoga: The Art and Science of Transformation* was the first of its kind, hosted by the Smithsonian Institution's Freer/Sackler Galleries, a ground-breaking event for modern medically-oriented yoga and the world of museums. For more information, please visit: https://medicalyogasymposium.wordpress.com/

  • Since 2016, she has partnered with the Smithsonian Associates to present educational programs featuring nationally known speakers including Sat Bir Khalsa, Loren Fishman, Jnani Chapman, Dr. Dilip Sarkar and Judith Hanson Lasiter. Those programs also featured regional leadership in the field of yoga therapy, including Robin Carnes of Warriors-at-Ease, JJ Gormley of Surya-Chandra Healing Yoga, Dr. Steffany Moonaz of Yoga for Arthritis and the Maryland University of Integrative Health, Jane Stelboum of the Alzheimers Research and Prevention Foundation, as well as integrative physician Dr David Fogel and yoga therapist Mary Pappas-Sandonas; Samantha Parker, Marsha Banks-Harold, Lynn Valdes.
  • She partnered with the George Washington University - Center for Integrative Medicine (GW-CIM) for eight years as Director of Yogic Programs, and continues to serve the GWU medical community as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, having offered electives in the medical school on therapeutic yoga.
  • In collaboration with Dr Gail Randel, she co-authored a chapter on physician wellness and resilience for the International Anesthesiology Clinic journal, and co-presented at the 2014 American Society of Anesthesiologist convention.

  • Most recently, Linda has worked with the educational arm of the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland to create meaningful symposia featuring yogic practices, and primarily, to feature yoga as a therapeutic partner in modern medicine.

Thank you for coming to our website ~ we hope that you will find our programs to be compelling and motivational, and that you will seek out qualified yoga teachers, therapeutic instructors and yoga therapists wherever you live.

Please visit the home of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, www.IAYT.org for more information about yoga therapy and therapeutic yoga, and to find a certified therapist who specializes in your specific needs.

*Sponsors from previous symposia are highlighted on the 2017 Symposium page ~ it is their individual strengths and confidence in this work, that makes it possible to create such programming. I hope that you will turn to them for your all of your yogic needs.

 Please write if you have any questions,  lindalang@YogaAsLifestyleMedicine.com

...  and for now, take a deep breath, and then another

remembering that what comes next,

is simply the next breath ...   


This is yoga as lifestyle medicine:

practicing as if our lives depend upon it...

because they do