Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is 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. Ingrid leads classes, trainings, and workshops all over the United States, Australia, Europe and Asia. She is certified with OM Yoga Center and Jivamukti Yoga, both in New York City. Ingrid is also a certified yoga therapist under the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and a Reiki master of the Usui tradition.
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 body, 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.
OURTrainings & Healthy 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.
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
Yoga teachers and medical professionals are invited to learn how to design and teach yoga to students with disabilities in a safe and therapeutic environment.
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.
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.