Yoga Therapy Initiative

The Yoga Therapy Initiative plans to define the ancient and evolving, multidimensional science of yoga therapy as a legitimate wellness modality for the 21st century. The initiative will clarify the difference between yoga as it is understood in modern society and the application of yoga therapy as a sophisticated healing and wellness modality that can help restore health for the lifestyle-related conditions of our modern age and alleviate the unprecedented imbalance in the social causes of health that have an impact across generations.

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Initiative Leadership

Bija Bennett

Initiative Chair

Author, President, BijaB, Yoga Therapist, United States

Bija Bennett is an internationally respected author, speaker and business leader whose practice focuses on the tenets of mind-body health. Her innovative teachings are derived from ancient yoga traditions as a form of preventive and integrative medicine that fosters healing. She has developed pioneering programs…Read More


Felicia Tomasko

Felicia Tomasko

Co-Vice Chair

President, Bliss Network LLC, United States

Felicia Tomasko combines decades of study in the traditional philosophies of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda with experience in modern Western biomedicine as a registered nurse. As an entrepreneur, she is the president of Bliss Network, LLC, a boutique independent media company who publishes…Read More

Christina Yap

Christina Yap

Co-Vice Chair

Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Leader, Switzerland

Christina Yap is an innovative, award-winning corporate leader with a multicultural and diverse background. She helps leaders to leverage the power of difference to build more agile, engaged and inclusive communities. She has worked with some of the world’s largest organisations to design…Read More



Our mission is to spread awareness by educating the global community—regardless of age, gender, culture or socioeconomic status—about the wealth of evidence-based research, recent innovations, publications, programs and industry leaders in the global field of yoga therapy.

We also intend to correct the common misperception of yoga therapy as a complementary medicine alternative and/or fitness and exercise program to a legitimate preventive and personalized self-care health modality. As one of the world’s earliest systems of holistic health and self-care, yoga therapy is a low-tech, easily accessible, evidence-based system of healthcare that can be used and applied to a full spectrum of conditions, from chronic disease and mental health to aging and personal growth.

Initiative Members

Meet the renowned thought leaders in this field who are collaborating to educate and evolve wellness in this area of global importance.



View the research, trends, whitepapers, infographics and more from this Initiative, as well as a curated list of third party resources.


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