Welcome To YogaX


YogaX is a special initiative of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford's School of Medicine. Our mission is the integration of therapeutic yoga in health and allied healthcare settings. YogaX’s three branches - yoga teacher certification, continuing education with a therapeutic yoga focus for yoga teachers and healthcare providers, and yoga services to our communities - are rooted in holistic spiritual traditions as well as modern neuroscience, biomedical, and psychological research.


We are all trained as psychologists, both as researchers and clinicians, who promote the science and application of therapeutic yoga. We offer YogaX at Stanford Psychiatry to inspire, support, and implement science-informed, holistic yoga education, training, and services that support the wellbeing of individuals and communities. YogaX invites you to attend continuing education workshops or self-care events; enroll in teacher training; and use our services, such as our blog, mindfulness moments, and classes! 


In addition to being science-based, our work is guided by a set of deeply held values (see our Vision and Values page) that we seek to integrate in everything we do. We are committed to contributing to the greater good, to facilitating personal and community transformation, and to inspiring open-heartedness and open-mindedness. We hope you will join us on our journey dedicated to bringing holistic, accessible yoga to everyone, into healthcare and mental healthcare, and into our collective lives.  


To learn more about YogaX, we invite you peruse the many pages of our website, visit our blog, join us for a workshop, or become a teacher. You can also listen to a podcast about YogaX at Changing the Face of Yoga.  

We look forward to meeting you --

Your YogaXTeam

Join us for a variety of workshops, classes, and events to cultivate a scientifically informed yoga practice and to learn about how to integrate therapeutic yoga principles  into your work.

Find guided meditations, movement practices, breathing sessions, and mindfulness moments.  Access recorded sessions any time or join live-streamed events.

Take your yoga practice to the next level with a 200-hour yoga teacher training.  Our teacher training is especially geared toward teachers who want to bring yoga into healthcare settings.

Follow along as we explore the philosophy and practice of yoga by reading our blog.

"Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the Self.."

Bhagavad Gita (concept of Verse 6.2)


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