When the Client is a Couple

By Michael Lee, Founder of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy When I first started giving Phoenix Rising sessions in 1987, I never thought that it might be anything other than a one on one approach to yoga therapy.  Then, sometime in the early nineties, two people who came to my yoga classes decided to take individual […]

Images and Transformation

During a Phoenix Rising session that I received in Japan, I had a profound and life-transforming experience. I can’t remember what pose I was in since the significant experience happened as I released from the pose. As I embraced the sensation of the release the practitioner, who is also a yoga teacher that I fully […]

Michael Lee’s Interview with J. Brown on Yoga Talks

Michael Lee’s interview as a guest on J. Brown’s Yoga Talks podcast was released September 12th. In the course of over 30 years, as the Founder of Phoenix Rising and the author of several books and articles, Michael has been interviewed many times.  Most have been good interviews, some not so good, and a few have […]

Yoga Alliance Registry’s new policy: how does it affect you? by Michael Lee

No single announcement in the last ten years has gotten more yoga professionals talking to each other than Yoga Alliance Registry (YAR)’s announcement in late January about their new policy on the use of yoga therapy terms. It rocked the yoga world, and social media groups came alive in active—and sometimes heated—discussion. Now that the […]

Yoga Therapy and Healing

As yoga therapy becomes even more mainstream, and the benefits more widely accepted, more people are jumping on the bandwagon and the growth accelerates. As practicing yoga therapists for many years, we have known how yoga therapy can help anything from sciatica to a failed marriage.   So it’s great to finally be recognized and […]

Putting Down the Load

The other night I couldn’t sleep. My mind was turning so much I decided to get up and write out all the thoughts running through my head. There was so much to sort out, my list of “to do’s” required sub categories. By the time I was done writing the list I noticed I felt […]

A More Meaningful Life

Are you looking for a career that gives deeper meaning to your life? SEEKING MEANING IN LIFE  is something we all do, and it often includes questioning our career. Many seekers of a fulfilling career are naturally drawn towards a career as a yoga professional – either as a teacher or a therapist. It’s a meaningful and potentially fulfilling […]

Phoenix Rising Faculty Profile – Soleil Hepner

This week we feature Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy practitioner and faculty member Soleil Hepner from San Diego, CA. Soleil, what was your first experience of Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy? May of 2002 – I was at Mt Madonna in Santa Cruz, CA when I sat to eat lunch with someone taking Level 2 at the […]

So you want to become a Yoga Therapist?

Of all the things you could do with your life, this is a great choice.   Yoga, as a profession, offers fulfillment,  a wonderful lifestyle, and can also provide a reasonable income once you have established yourself. To get started though, you will need to find a training program that will give you all that you need. […]