About the Authors
Larry Payne, PhD, is an internationally prominent yoga teacher, author, workshop leader, and pioneer in the field of yoga therapy since 1980. Larry is the founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and cofounder of the yoga curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine. He was the first yoga teacher at the World Economic forum, was named “One of America’s most respected yoga teachers” by the Los Angeles Times, and was selected as a yoga expert by Dr. Mehmet Oz, Reader’s Digest, Web-MD, Rodale Press, and the Yoga Journal. In Los Angeles, Larry is the founding director of the Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga programs at Loyola Marymount University. Larry is the coauthor of five books and is featured in the DVD series Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Yoga. Most recently he is coauthor “Yoga Therapy & Integrative Medicine” His website is
Georg Feuerstein, PhD (1947–2012), studied and practiced yoga since his early teens and was a practitioner of Buddhist yoga. Internationally respected for his contribution to yoga research and the history of consciousness, he has been featured in many national magazines both in the United States and abroad. He authored more than 40 books, including The Yoga Tradition, The Shambhala Encyclopedia of Yoga, and Yoga Morality, which have been translated into eight languages. After his retirement in 2004, he designed and tutored several distance-learning courses on yoga philosophy for Traditional ...