Integrative Yoga Therapy Faculty

Joseph Le Page

Joseph Le Page, founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT), has trained more than 3,000 teachers and therapists.

Mary Northey

Mary Northey, RYT-500, is an IYT graduate and Yoga of the Heart Cardiac and Cancer Program teacher.

Erin Casperson

Erin Casperson is the Dean of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda, an Ayurvedic Health Counselor, and a 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga teacher.

Lisa Cavallaro

Lisa Cavallaro, C-IAYT, a licensed psychologist who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology, specializes in health psychology and behavioral medicine.

Freedom Cole

Freedom Cole, AP, C-IAYT, is an Ayurvedic practitioner and yoga therapist whose research and teaching focus on cultivating the body’s innate wisdom.

Janna Delgado

Janna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, a yoga therapist, Ayurvedic practitioner, and longtime Kripalu faculty member who teaches for the Kripalu Schools, is curriculum developer for the Kripalu Yoga in the...

Debra Jensen

Debra Jensen, PTA, E-RYT 500, CHC, is an integrative yoga therapist with 15 years of experience as a physical therapist assistant. She brings a love and enthusiasm for yoga to her work.

Kaelash Neels

Kaelash Neels holds a degree in somatic psychology, is a certified yoga therapist, and completed the four-year Feldenkrais training program in 2003.

Lisa B. Nelson

Lisa B. Nelson, MD, is Director of Medical Education for Kripalu programs. She also serves as medical director of the nonprofit Nutrition Center.

Cathy Prescott

Cathy Prescott is director of Integrative Yoga Therapy’s Home Study Program and serves as a mentor for the Professional Yoga Therapist Internship Program.

Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, LMT, creator of Five Element Yoga® and Divine Sleep® Yoga Nidra, is a faculty member for the Kripalu School of Yoga and School of Integrative Yoga Therapy.

Ellen Schaeffer

Ellen Schaeffer, C-IAYT, director of Integrative Yoga Therapy's 200-hour affiliate program, is founder and owner of One Yoga Center in Foster, Rhode Island.

Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan, MPT, C-IAYT, is an assistant professor in integrative health sciences, researcher, physical therapist, and yoga therapist specializing in chronic pain, neurological, and...

Ann Swanson

Ann Swanson, MS in Yoga Therapy, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, LMT, studied yoga in the Himalayas and joined the first MS degree program in yoga therapy.