Our Team

Bo Forbes

Bo Forbes is a yoga teacher, integrative yoga therapist, and clinical psychologist with over 22 years of clinical experience in mind-body healing. She is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics and director of training at the New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics. She is the director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, which offers innovative mind-body yoga therapeutics to clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is also the co-founder of Embodied Awareness, which offers online trainings in Integrative Yoga Therapeutics.

Bo has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her extensive training in Biopsychology, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, and Stress Management informs her teaching, private work, clinical supervision, and teacher trainings. Bo has conducted seminars for health care organizations and professionals, and has consulted to professional sports teams, corporations, schools, and health care agencies throughout the United States.

In 2002, Bo developed Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, an innovative approach to issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain disorders, fertility, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and more. In 2007, this approach earned Elemental Yoga its designation as an approved sponsor for post-graduate continuing education for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her organization is also approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Bo serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Bo’s articles have been featured in Yoga JournalBody and Soul, and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and she consults for several magazines, including Yoga Journal and Natural Health. She teaches internationally at conferences, yoga centers, yoga studios, and retreat centers. Her bookYoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Heal Anxiety and Depression (Shambhala Publications) was published in March 2011. For more information on her publications, teacher training, or travel schedule, visit her personal website, www.boforbes.com.

 

Elizabeth Dury

customer service and continuing education guru

Liz’s interest in mind-body medicine began while working on several research projects studying the effects of yoga while pursuing her B.A. in Psychology at the University of Connecticut. She has recently earned her M.S. degree in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University’s College of Integrative Medicine and Health Sciences. She is inspired by the innate power we all possess to heal our minds and bodies and is specifically interested in yoga, meditation, mindfulness, biofeedback, guided imagery, and coaching. She is also continually focused on learning, self-growth, and stress reduction. Liz is passionate about spreading awareness of all types of integrative care and is excited to contribute to the growth of Embodied Awareness.

For General Inquiries, please contact Liz at liz@boforbes.com

 

Ali Sager

marketing and media guru

Ali’s journey with yoga began with an initial desire to reconnect to her body, her practice becoming a place of refuge and growth. Her interest in deepening her studies and connecting to the practice with others led her to become a 200 Hour RYT in therapeutic vinyasa and restorative yoga under the guidance of Bo Forbes, with whom she continues to study and assist workshops. She is also a certified Radiant Child yoga teacher. She is moved by the capacity of the breath and believes that through the cultivation of embodied awareness and self-compassion, we can connect to our own heartfelt language within.

 

Kathryn Van Demark

group work guru

After many years as a dancer Kathryn came to Yoga as a way to heal from injury and manage chronic pain.  Amazed and intrigued by a new sense of empowerment and deepening relationship with the body she completed her 200 hr YTT with the Nosara Yoga Institute in 2013.  Shortly thereafter Kathryn began studying with Bo while completing her Bachelor’s in Holistic Psychology and Integrative Wellness at Lesley University.  Kathryn is now engaged in conducting research, developing programs, and serving various communities at the intersection of wellness, mindfulness and social justice.