Lisa Carchedi created Mind Body Integration, LLC to offer yoga therapy as an additional way to manage acute and chronic mental and/or physical health conditions besides the traditional treatments such as medications. Working almost twenty years as a psychiatrist, she understands and appreciates the role Western medicine plays in treating illnesses and curing disease, however, as a yoga therapist, Lisa’s mission is to use the tools of yoga therapy to teach and empower clients to discover their best physical, emotional and spiritual selves while promoting lifelong wellness as opposed to merely being “disease-free.”.
Through Mind Body Integration, LLC, Lisa functions as a certified yoga therapist and does not prescribe any psychotropic medications. However, she is an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist licensed in the state of Maryland and is an APA (American Psychiatric Association) fellow. She can liaison with your medical providers effectively and won’t “derail” any current treatment regimens. She received her Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from MUIH (Maryland University of Integrative Health) in 2018.
Lisa is a certified yoga therapist through IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) and is an RYT-500 (Registered 500-hour Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance. She served over eight years on active duty in the US Army attaining the rank of Major. As well, she is on the national board of NAMI (National Alliance of Mental Illness), a grassroots organization that lessens stigma and promotes mental health awareness and education for clients, families and professionals.
What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga is an ancient science designed to promote health and well-being through self awareness, mindful movement, breathing practices, and meditation. It promotes change and transformation by allowing you to become more self aware. Every person consists of multidimensional layers of body, breath, mind, emotions and intellect. Yoga Therapy uses the tools of yoga to promote a state of wellness on all levels and promote increased self-awareness.