Larry Payne, Ph.D. is an internationally respected yoga teacher, author, and a pioneer of yoga therapy in America. Dr. Payne co-founded the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the yoga curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the Yoga Therapy Rx™ and Prime of Life Yoga ®, programs at Loyola Marymount University, and the Corporate Yoga Program at the J. Paul Getty Museum and Getty Trust. In 2000, he was the first yoga teacher to be invited to The World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, and in 1996 he performed the first documented headstand at the North Pole. He also founded Samata International Yoga and Health Center in Los Angeles in 1980 where he continues to teach groups and individuals. Dr. Payne is the co-author of the international bestseller Yoga for Dummies as well as Basic Yoga, Yoga Rx, and The Business of Teaching Yoga. He is featured in the Prime of Life Yoga and Yoga Therapy Rx DVD series. Most recently he co-authored Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine from Turner Publishing.


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