Lara Benusis
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Last updated: 7/1/2018
Lara Benusis
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Columbia University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering
New York
New York
10021  United States
917 957-6106 (Phone)
  EdM candidate 2018, MA, E-RYT500
  Health care practitioner, Yoga practitioner, Yoga researcher, Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist
  2013
  Yes
Personal Information and Mailing Address
Long Island City
New York
11101  United States
Professional Information
  I am a movement specialist, researcher of practices and contemplative mediums. As a graduate student on the Ph.D. track in applied physiology at Columbia University, I am interested in the application of yoga for managing chronic diseases and how yoga might influence positive health behaviors. I have been a yoga instructor in the NYC area since 1996 and have taught over 25,000 hours. I was the first full time yoga therapist at a major hospital, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where I authored research and clinical protocols for the Integrative Medicine Service.
Education/Experience
Ed.M. student of Applied Physiology at Columbia University studying under Professor Carol Garber

MA 2016 in Applied Physiology at Columbia University

2009-2015 hired as first full time yoga therapist for adults and pediatric populations at Memorial Sloan Kettering and appointed as the Manager of the Exercise and Yoga Programs under Dr. Barrie Cassileth
Developed the yoga research interventions under Dr. Gary Deng (PI): Pulmonary, Breast and Ovarian Medicine
Certifications
Prior C-IAYT Continuing Education
Social/Volunteer Organizations
1) Visions Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
2) Opportunity Network
3) Children's Aid Society
4) Young Japanese Breast Cancer Network
More Information
I have written extensively on the topics of cancer and complimentary therapies and their applications.

http://wafmag.org/2016/12/coping-breast-cancer-japan/

http://www.ascopost.com/issues/november-25-2016/sleep-disruption-in-cancer-survivors-yoga-offers-a-low-risk-intervention-with-high-potential-for-benefit/