Updated: April 5th, 2023

By Amy Riolo, MUIH Brand Ambassador 

I recently had the chance to interview Dr. Suzie Carmack, Assistant Professor and Department Chair of Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), for our Wellness Wednesday podcast series. Dr. Carmack has 30 years of teaching experience in higher education as a multi-disciplinary scholar and 20 years of concurrent experience as a yoga therapist, yoga teacher trainer, leadership coach, and consultant. As a best-selling author, Dr. Carmack is world-renowned for promoting yoga, mindfulness, and self-compassion to advance public health.  

MUIH and its graduates are pioneering the new field of yoga therapy through one-of-a-kind programs. Yoga Therapy is one of the nation’s leading and fastest growing natural therapies used by millions of Americans to address chronic and acute conditions and to promote a lifetime of health and wellness. Yoga therapists use advanced mind-body approaches to support this growth. 

Ayurveda (“science of life”) is one of the oldest systems of self-care in the world. It focuses on an individual’s relationship with their body, mind, spirit, and the natural world. Ayurveda blends well with other integrative health fields and modern medicine, both philosophically and practically, owing to its inclusivity of multiple perspectives.  

Click here to watch our entire interview or enjoy four short clips outlined below that highlight ways to incorporate yogic practices into your life and insight into the fields of yoga therapy and ayurveda.

  1. WOW Arms Yoga Practice

This simple technique helps you to relax and refocus anytime, anywhere.

  1. Embrace the Synergy

Understand more about the fields of yoga therapy and ayurveda and the connection between the two disciplines.

  1. Avoid Burnout

If you’re a caregiver, personally or professionally, you’re at increased risk for burnout. This video shares helpful suggestions.

  1. Team Up

Be a trailblazer and ask your healthcare providers to team up with Yoga Therapists to help you on your wellness journey.

Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) is a leading academic institution focused on the study and practice of integrative health and wellness and one of the few universities in the U.S. dedicated solely to such practices. Deeply rooted in a holistic philosophy, its integrative health and wellness model is grounded in whole-person, relationship-centered, evidence-informed care.  

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Ayurvedic Wellness Practices, Master of Science in Yoga Therapy, and Post-Master’s Certificate in Therapeutic Yoga Practices are just three of the more than 20 progressive graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines offered on-campus and online. Each program has been designed to maximize quality education within the shortest time with qualified, experienced, and dedicated faculty at the center of students’ learning experience. Enrollment for Fall 2023 has begun. Click here for our complete academic programs guide.  

If you live in the area, consider visiting the on-campus Natural Care Center or partner healthcare organizations for compassionate and affordable healthcare from student interns and professional practitioners, delivering clinical treatments and consultations throughout each year. For more information about MUIH, please visit www.muih.edu 

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