Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a deeply knowledgeable, and incredibly creative and inspiring teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician specializing in Internal Medicine, based in San Diego, CA. Ingrid leads classes, trainings, and retreats all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. Her teaching is deeply-seated in wisdom and compassion, dharma teaching and a mastery of movement kinesiology. Her special focus on the physiology of healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection bring an incredibly unique and joyful perspective to the practice of yoga. In her past lives, Ingrid was an intellectual property attorney, founder and owner of Blue Point Yoga Center, and a jazz singer in Australia. When she is not doctor-ing or yoga-ing, Ingrid loves to surf at sunset, travel the world teaching yoga, and play on the beach with her dog Rusty. Find out more at www.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyoga.
Trainings & Programs
Join Ingrid as she weaves a narrative that offers a glimpse into the discovery of the extra-ordinary-ness of life. As a physician, with an expert grasp of anatomy, she drops in subtle and powerful cues allowing students to connect deeply through the body. As an experienced yoga teacher and philosopher, Ingrid offers eastern insights, creating a space where students experience connection to self and source. Through her unique style of vinyasa flow, Ingrid will give you the opportunity to find your extraordinary self, whatever you define that to be.
Dr. Yang combines her extensive backgrounds in yoga, medicine, and physical therapy with her unique insights and passion for movement and rehabilitation to help those with chronic conditions experience the countless physical and mental benefits of yoga practice. She trains yoga teachers and medical professionals in understanding the kinesiology and physiology underlying specific conditions and teaches them to design and teach yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment. Her most recent book, Adaptive Yoga: designed for a variety of bodies and conditions was published November 2020 and available for sale everywhere.
This transformative training is an opportunity for teachers and curious students to learn how to best support cancer patients and survivors on their journey.
In this training, students will delve into:
- Yoga postures appropriate for survivors of all types of cancer and their therapeutic advantages, contraindications, and modifications
- The science and physiology of cancer, its treatments and side effects, and how yoga can help to reduce pain, build muscle mass and bone, and foster a healthy lifestyle while undergoing chemotherapy, surgeries and/or radiation
- The latest research in cancer and yoga, and how yoga therapeutics is evolving and integrating into allopathic medicine
- How to develop and lead classes compassionately and competently to improve balance, flexibility, and strength and to relieve stress, anxiety and pain that is often associated with cancer and its treatments
Restorative Yoga and Yinki
Ingrid shares a special take on Restorative –Yinki® is a healing journey that allows students to experience the benefits of Yin Yoga and Reiki Energy Healing. These classes include centering breath-work and meditation, healing postures allowing students to open connective tissues of the body with an infusion of Reiki. This allows for deep relaxation and the release of mental, emotional, and physical stress. Classes end with the healing sounds of music and song.
What is Yin Yoga? A Taoist form of Yoga that targets the connective tissue of the hips, pelvis and spine to facilitate deeper opening.
What is Reiki? Reiki (pronounced ray-kee), the Japanese word for universal life force energy, is the practice of chan- neling this energy into the body to promote healing, stress reduction and relaxation. Reiki treats the whole person, creating many beneficial effects that may include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. It is a natural and safe method for everyone.
Private Yoga Sessions
Delve deeply into your practice in one-on-one sessions. Ingrid works with students on their intentions – from being more deeply connected to specific therapeutic work.