Yoga for COVID-19 Infections: Putting Evidence into Practice

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This 45-minute practicum is a follow up to Dr. Yang's informative lecture explaining the science and practice of yoga for COVID-19 long-haulers. Ingrid will take you through her pranayama protocol and asana protocol, which were developed based on the latest research and her clinical experience working with COVID-19 patients. This protocol is also being implemented in her hospital during pulmonary rehab for COVID-19 recoverees. Dr. Yang will also be answering any questions from her March 6th lecture during this practicum, so please contact her at if you want to submit questions.

We recommend you watch the replay of the first lecture before attending this session: March 6th, Yoga for COVID-19 Infections: Putting Evidence into Practice.

This event will be recorded. Everyone that registers will be notified once the replay is available.

Your Presenter:
Ingrid Yang, M.D., J.D., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT is a deeply knowledgeable and inspiring teacher, who has made it her purpose to incorporate medicine into yoga, and yoga into medicine. She has been teaching yoga since 1999 and is a physician based in San Diego, CA. Ingrid leads trainings and retreats all over the world, with a special focus on kinesthetic physiology and healing through breathwork, meditation and mind-body connection. She is also the author of two books: Hatha Yoga Asanas and Adaptive Yoga. Find out more at or

About this initiative:

This event is part of a joint effort between GBYU and IAYT, offered at no charge as a service to the global patient community. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has us all sailing uncharted waters. Research and scientific knowledge about the illness are in their infancy, and an array of sometimes-devastating symptoms is challenging healthcare systems worldwide. Patients, too, are navigating unknown territory, often with limited support. As more people recover from the virus, more are experiencing long-term effects now known collectively as Long COVID or COVID Long Hauler Syndrome. Effective treatment pathways to help patients manage these life-altering symptoms have yet to be identified.  

But there are practical steps we can take right now to increase our well-being and ability to cope, regardless of the form symptoms might take. The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and Give Back Yoga University (GBYU) have joined together to offer meaningful patient support informed by the best available evidence. Our Well-Being After COVID initiative also offers education for yoga professionals bringing this work to their communities.

A Note on Seva (Service):
Many of our faculty donate their time and receive no compensation from course fees. The funds we raise through this platform go to support Give Back Yoga Foundation and its key initiatives: mat donations, small grants, and not-for-profit yoga programs for people facing addiction, eating disorders, cancer, incarceration, and PTSD. Learn more about our work here