Risa Kaparo

Risa Kaparo, PhD, is a practicing psychologist and somatic therapist. Creator of Somatic IntelligenceSM, she trains physicians, psychologists, bodyworkers, and educators in clinical and educational applications. She has taught at numerous universities, including MIT, John F. Kennedy, and Dalian Medical University in China. A longtime student of world-renowned Italian yoga master Vanda Scaravelli, Risa has trained yoga teachers for more than 30 years, and is also an award-winning poet, songwriter, and author. Among her awards is the Grand Prize of the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest. Her books include Embrace and Awakening Somatic Intelligence: The Art and Practice of Embodied Mindfulness.