Angie Megibben, M ED., RYT-200
The term "Integrative Medicine" has been defined by the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine as "healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of all approbate therapies, both conventional and alternative."
This is why yoga is an integral piece to an integrative medicine approach - yoga has addressed the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) for nearly 6,000 years now!!
Angie Megibben personally came to yoga as a last resort, after experiencing lower back and neck pain for a number of years. Traditional medicine did very little to alleviate the symptoms and virtually no suggestions were offered as to how to "make it feel better."
Angie: "It did not take long for me to find some relief through the poses I practiced in class. Not long after I discovered how essential the breath is (who knew?), and how instrumental it is in staying calm, staying focused, staying present in the NOW.
This is why I became a teacher of yoga - to share that experience with others. Yoga is my passion. It is why I believe I am here on earth.
"I focus a lot on core strength in my classes, not only because it relieves many aches and pains up and down the spine, but also because it is essential to balance, which is vital, especially as we age!!
I feel so blessed to be a part of the team at the Institute for Integrative Medicine. This collaboration is a dream come true for me!"