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 five years as a psychiatrist, she understands and appreciates the role Western medicine plays in treating illnesses and curing disease. As a certified yoga therapist and Pilates instructor, Lisa strives to teach and empower clients to discover their best physical, emotional and spiritual selves while simultaneously emphasizing lifelong wellness as opposed to merely being “disease-free.”

Through Mind Body Integration, LLC, Lisa functions as an integrative therapist without prescribing any psychotropic medications. However, because she is an ABPN board-certified psychiatrist licensed in the state of Maryland, she will liaison with your medical providers and will not derail any of your current treatment regimens. She received her Master of Science in Yoga Therapy in 2018, and her Master of Science in Herbalism for the Clinician in 2023, both from MUIH (Maryland University of Integrative Health).

Lisa is a certified yoga therapist through IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists), is an RYT-500 (Registered 500-hour Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, and Has Level 1 training with Gentle Somatic Yoga. She is also a certified Pilates instructor. She served over eight years on active duty in the US Army attaining the rank of Major.

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.