Marlysa Sullivan

Marlysa Sullivan MPT, E-RYT 500 is an Assistant Professor at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) where she teaches in the integrative science and yoga therapy departments. Marlysa has developed many courses as well as being the founding clinic director for the Masters of Science in Yoga Therapy program at MUIH. Courses she created and currently teach include: Anatomy and Kinesiology, Yoga Perspectives on Heath and Disease, Yoga and the Mind, Yoga for  the Chronic Pain, Orthopedic and Neurologic client populations and Physical Activity and Health. She also currently teaches Physiology.

At Emory University Marlysa teaches a semester long elective on yoga and mindfulness for physical therapy in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

As a co-founder of the Center for Integrative Yoga Studies she helps lead the 200 hour training as well as courses in the 500 hour training including yoga for chronic pain, anatomy and meditation. She is also on faculty at Omega Institute and teaches at Kripalu.

Marlysa is an active participant in research and has been involved in research on yoga for anxiety and on yoga for low back pain at Walter Reed.

She was on the educational standards committee with the IAYT to create standards for the field of 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.

She has had the opportunity to study and mentor with amazing teachers including Julie Wilcox, Geshe Phende, Priti Robyn Ross, Sue Hopkins, Sherry Brourman, Neil Pearson and Matthew Taylor. She is currently studying with Richard Miller and the iRest Integrative Restoration Institute.

Practice Channel Marlysa Sullivan

Yoga for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a complex condition that has been shown to have important considerations for... more

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Asana as Meditation: Balancing Effort and Ease

This practice is about the experience of postures as meditation. The Yoga Sutras tell... more

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Sequencing for Forward Folds

This class is focused on helping you to work on safely moving into more complex forward folds.... more

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Warming Up for Forward Folds

In this Practice Tutorial, Marlysa covers the basic actions needed to prepare the body for... more