Samantha (Sam) Akers, E-RYT-500, CMT, found yoga and massage when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia in 1998. Her practice began with Restorative Yoga and Yoga Nidra and brought her such incredible healing, she knew this had to be shared with others. As she began to recover, she began to study more and eventually was well enough to embark upon several training programs.
Sam's love of therapeutic yoga, inspired her to open TheraYoga Studio, in Los Angeles Ca. From there, she went on to develop the TheraYoga Method which is not only a 200 hour teacher training, but also encompasses smaller trainings and workshops in Restorative Yoga, Mindfulness and Yoga for Special Conditions. Her approach combines Hatha & Iyengar yoga techniques with Restorative and Meditation practices, for a balanced and well-rounded experience.
Sam has trained under Judith Lasater, Kelly Wood, Russ Pfeiffer, Leeann Carey and Doug Keller. She is currently studying mindfulness and its effectiveness in working deeply with psychological attachment patterns. She completed the 10 month Meaningful Life program, and intensive training on this subject in 2014, under the guidance of her teacher, George Haas, at Against the Stream in Los Angeles. She weaves concentration, insight and metta into her trainings, workshops and private sessions and believes that the ability to stay present is the key to the power of self-healing and love.