Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT embarked upon her yoga journey in 1999 at the Jivamukti Yoga Center in New York City, where she studied directly under David Life and Sharon Gannon. Having been drawn to yoga due to multiple injuries from long distance running, Ingrid began to discover the healing powers of yoga extend beyond the asana practice. She found that after a strong and dedicated yoga practice of many years, she was able to strengthen her body to begin running again, yet now finds therapeutic expression in meditation and yoga, in lieu of high-impact exercise.
As a physician specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, her expert grasp of anatomy and human physiology bring a unique, thoughtful and joyful experience to the practice of yoga. Teaching since 2001, Ingrid leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia and Asia. She is certified with OM yoga Center and Jivamukti Yoga, both in New York City. Ingrid is also certified in Power Pilates and is a Reiki master of the Usui tradition.
In 2006, she moved to Durham, NC, where she had attended law school at Duke University, to found Blue Point Yoga Center, a large and successful yoga center, which is still thriving today. In her past lives, she has been a venture capitalist, a strategic business consultant, a jazz lounge singer in Australia, a corporate and intellectual property attorney in NYC, and a yoga center owner. She integrates allopathic medicine with yoga therapeutics to form a balanced union of modern-day healing methodology and the ancient wisdom of the yogis.
Ingrid teaches a wide spectrum of workshops, including restorative, runner's, athlete's and cancer therapy yoga, and leads 200 and 500-hour teacher trainings, including a specialized Yoga for Cancer Recovery teacher training. Her clientele span from professional and Olympic athletes to students working with handicaps or illness. She is also the co-author of Hatha Yoga Asanas published by Human Kinetics published by Human Kinetics in January 2012.
Ingrid's classes are upbeat and energetic, incorporating a vigorous vinyasa flow with dharma teaching and a strong understanding of human physiology. She seeks to offer each student a deep awareness of his/her personal capabilities and bodies, respecting its limits with compassion and ahimsa. With a strong emphasis on alignment, Ingrid's background in Iyengar brings a thoughtfulness to her teaching, yet she seeks to maintain a lightness and humor in class that encourages a wakefulness in daily life. She believes in listening to our own bodies' wisdom, while freeing its energy with the fluidity of Vinyasa flow movement. Ingrid has personally witnessed the healing powers of yoga in herself and her students, and she considers herself lucky to share the gift of yoga with others.
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