Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT 500 has been a physical therapist specializing in both manual therapy and in integrating yoga into her physical therapy practice for over 10 years. She has a private yoga therapy/physical therapy practice in Atlanta Georgia. She has taught the integration of yoga into physical therapy at the doctorate levels in both the physical therapy department at Emory University and Georgia State University. She has also taught the psychology of yoga at the graduate level in the psychology department of University of West Georgia. With Yoganand Michael Carroll she created the Pranakriya 500 hour therapeutic yoga teaching certification and teaches anatomy, therapeutic yoga, structural assessment, meditation, and yoga philosophy across the country. She has studied with Yoganand Michael Carroll for many years and continues to study in the tradition of Pranakriya Yoga. With Yoganand, she consulted on a study and created a protocol on yoga for low back pain at Walter Reed Military Hospital. She also teaches as part of the first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy at Maryland University of Integrative Health where she teaches in the anatomy of movement course, yoga for behavioral change and yoga and the mind. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and helped to create the standards for yoga therapy.
Marlysa has a strong passion for understanding both the more modern and scientific understanding of the body and mind and integrating this information with the ancient teachings, philosophy and practices of yoga. She believes in teaching from an experiential place- that the teachings and practices of yoga must be felt to be understood and to be integrated into caring for our clients. She is excited about the potential that yoga therapy can bring into our current healthcare climate and bringing both the scientific and ancient teachings into the education of our future healers, teachers and practitioners.