Maureen Davis is a highly trained and skilled practitioner, working in a wide variety of healing modalities. She is a yoga teacher with an RYT 500 certification from Yoga Alliance, & has been a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists since 2005. In addition, Maureen is a certified YTRX-C 800 graduate of Loyola Marymount University. She has been a pioneer of Yoga Therapy since its inception, participating in LMU’s first Yoga Therapy Certification Program. Maureen worked 3 years in an Integrated Wellness Clinic as a Yoga Therapist, collaborating with other healthcare practitioners in the treatment of individual patients, & contributing to the development of treatment plan protocols within the clinic. In 2007, Maureen developed her own Yoga DVD through her company Makara Yoga. She has recorded a Yoga Nidra DVD, a powerful tool in the treatment & healing of patients suffering from PTSD, Migraines, Hypertension & Stress.
In 2009 Maureen opened her own studio, teaching classes primarily in Hatha Yoga. She has created & developed specific Yoga Therapeutics classes &programs for a wide variety of injuries & taught at studios all over the South Bay area of Los Angeles.
Maureen is a practitioner of Aware-apy, a technique created by Dr. Bernard Gunther, PhD. Dr. Gunther a pioneer & a seminal influence in the ‘new age movement’, working in the early days at Esalen, & created the renowned “Esalen Massage”. Maureen studied with Dr. Gunther for 21 years, as he developed ‘Aware-apy’ process, becoming his protégé. Now Maureen consults with many of his clients, continuing this valuable & ground breaking work.
In 2012, at the request of Dr. Anne Peters, Director of the USC Clinical Diabetes Program, Maureen created a ‘Chair Yoga’ DVD which brought Yoga to patients suffering from diabetes, unable to perform standard yoga asanas due to physical limitations. The program is hugely successful. The DVD was used in the ‘LookAHEAD’ research for the National Association of Diabetes, distributed worldwide.
Following in the footsteps of her mentor, Dr. Gunther, Maureen has published articles in IAYT Journal & Yoga Journal. Maureen received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” at Loyola Marymount’s 10 Year YOGA RX Anniversary event.
Member of International Association of Yoga Therapist
Member of Yoga Alliance
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