Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E500RYT, AYT, C-IAYT, and Ayurveda Practitioner has devoted her life to the health of others. A psychotherapist for more than 30 years, Kathryn is a Master Teacher in the field of Drama Therapy and continues to work both clinically and as an educator specializing in the treatment of individuals with anxiety, depression and complex trauma. As an E-500 RYT, NAMA-registered Ayurvedic practitioner and Senior Para Yoga teacher, Kathryn has worked to develop specialized treatments integrating the principles of yoga, ayurveda and clinical psychology. Kathryn is currently a faculty member at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA. She is founder of the Himalayan Institute Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist program (HIAYS), Torchbearer Mentorship program, and their AHC Program. Kathryn just launched The Three Wisdom Traditions: Integrating yoga,psychology and Ayurveda for Profound Healing. She is an Adjunct Professor of Human Development and General Psychology in the Connecticut Community College system. Kathryn is a contributing writer, and educator for Yoga International website, a Banyan Botanicals Ambassador, and a guest blogger on several healthcare websites. She holds memberships with the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Yoga Alliance, the National Association of Drama Therapists and the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. For more information about Kathryn, click here.
Doug is one of the leading yoga therapy teachers in the United States. He holds his doctorate from Fordham University and started with the IIYS faculty in 2002. He was trained in the yoga sciences by living in Siddha Yoga ashrams in the US and abroad, and heavily influenced by the Iyengar tradition. For more information about Doug, click here.
Ray Long,MD, FRCSC
Dr. Long began his study of human anatomy and science at a young age under the guidance of his father, David Michael Long Jr., MD, PhD, a cardiovascular surgeon and research scientist. He went onto graduate from The University of Michigan Medical School and became an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Long was introduced to the alternative healing arts by author and mystic Robert A. Johnson, who taught him about shamanism, dream work, and ceremony. He began practicing yoga while a medical student in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and after graduation travelled to India to study with BKS Iyengar, his daughter Geeta, and son Prashant. During his time at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute, Ray spent many hours observing and documenting BKS Iyengar's personal practice. These observations formed the foundation for much of his later work on combining Western science and yoga. Dr. Long is the author of the bestselling series for yoga teachers, The Key Muscles of Yoga and The Key Poses of Yoga and makes an annual visit to the IIYS in Kansas City.
Past Visiting Faculty (in photo gallery below)
Bobbi Goldin, Aadil Palkhivala, Rod Stryker, Erich Schiffmann, Mukunda Stiles, Doug Keller, David Williams, Seane Corn, Ricky Tran, Ray Long, Shiva Rea, Judith Lasater, Tiffany Cruikshank and Jodi Blumstein.