From Sick Care to Preventive Care: How Yoga Fits into Healthcare

By
Kristine Kaoverii Weber, MA, C-IAYT, eRYT500, YACEP
Female medical professional practicing yoga meditation outside.

Recently, I’ve been out in Los Angeles, visiting family and friends, hiking, taking yoga classes, and doing a bit of research for my work. One of the things I love about Southern California (in addition to endless opportunities for eucalyptus aromatherapy), is that it’s such a hot spot for creativity and innovation in all fields.
 

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