Yoga Therapy Initiative Members


Gary Kraftsow

Director and Senior Teacher, American Viniyoga Institute (AVI®); United States

Gary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health, healing and personal transformation for over 40 years. He began his study of yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974. He is the Director and Senior Teacher of the American Viniyoga Institute (AVI®), the author of two books published by Penguin: Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, and author of four educational DVD’s: Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips; and Viniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders; Viniyoga Therapy for Depression; and Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety. He has also produced several online workshops: Pranayama Unlocked, Meditation Unlocked, Yoga Therapy for Depression, Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep, Yoga Therapy for Anxiety, and Āsana Unlocked.


Stephen Marks

Yoga Teacher, Attorney, United Kingdom

Stephen Marks is an internationally known yoga teacher, attorney, and entrepreneur who has been practicing yoga for over 20 years and has taught all over the world. His credentials as a teacher include his teacher training with the Shamanic school of yoga in the rainforests of Costa Rica and his qualification in Yoga Nidra. He has worked with Google, BDO, Knight Frank and international law and accountancy firms as well as the UK government. He is a regular speaker at conferences on sleep, welltech and healthy buildings and writes often for the wellness press. Stephen has also worked with hotels including Lanserhof and the Ace hotel and has recently devised sleep programs for the Palm Retreat Hotel in Dubai.


Dawn Miller

Yoga Therapist, Medical Anthropologist, Whole Health Advocate United States

Dawn Miller is a visionary, entrepreneur, and committed to global health transformation. She is owner and founder of North Coast Wellness, LLC providing evidence-based integrative therapies in partnership with Western medical providers to support whole-person health. Prior to founding her wellness center, Dawn was an integrative health leader and care provider for nearly eight years at one of the nation’s leading healthcare systems. With more than 15 years of social science and behavioral research experience, she has co-authored numerous papers and presentations on integrative health, yoga therapy, obesity, and mental wellness. Dawn has also developed and delivered a multitude of innovative wellness programs for medical, academic, and corporate organizations.


Dr. Ganesh Mohan

Advisor, International Association of Yoga Therapists; Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, SE Asia/Singapore

Dr. Ganesh Mohan is the son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, practicing yoga from childhood, and one of the closest links to the legendary yogi Krishnamacharya’s teaching in the world now. Dr. Mohan is trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. His work focuses on the application of self-care for health and well-being in chronic health conditions and lifestyle diseases. Dr. Mohan is the developer of the Svastha Yoga Therapy Program running in numerous locations in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong etc. with hundreds of yoga teachers enrolled. Dr. Mohan also guides yoga teacher training programs in multiple locations. He is an advisor to the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) in the US, and the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT). He is the co-author of several books such as Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings, Yoga Reminder: Lightened Reflections, and co-translator of the ancient Sanskrit text, Yoga Yajnavalkya.