Day One Opening Remarks

with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, and Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

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About Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT

Heather Mason is the Founder of the Minded Institute, a leading yoga therapy training school in the UK, and the Yoga in Health Care Alliance. Committed to bringing yoga into health systems, she has also taught in medical schools, educating future doctors in integrating yoga into treatment, and continues to lecture at various universities on this topic. Heather is the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Yoga in Society in the UK. She is an RYT-500 and C-IAYT; holds MAs in psychotherapy and Buddhist Studies and an MS in Medical Physiology; and has done extensive study in neuroscience.

About Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT, is the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive, a nonprofit organization that helps people overcome eating disorders. A yoga therapist, educator, and research collaborator, she has spent the better part of a decade working to make integrative health programmes available to people with mental illness. Prior to her work in the charitable sector, Chelsea worked as a researcher in psychoneuroimmunology, with a focus on yoga as a complementary treatment for breast cancer and HIV/AIDS. She is currently overseeing a research initiative, which includes two randomized controlled trials, on a manualized yoga program for eating disorder recovery.

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