Advisory & Peer Review Board
PYTI has an advisory board to ensure we write and teach peer reviewed, evidence-based curriculum commensurate with graduate and post-graduate level(s) of medical education. We strive for the highest competency levels so you can safely refer your patients to our therapists.
As a health care professional we want you to be comfortable knowing you can assuredly refer your patients to our therapists, who are seasoned medical professionals trained in both east and west therapies. Our graduates evaluate and manage complex medical histories with clinical application of medical therapeutic yoga.
PYT founder Ginger Garner, started PYT to answer a need for graduate and post-graduate level education in yoga and yoga therapy. She believes that consumer/patient safety and optimal outcomes for outpatient, inpatient, and post-rehabilitation are paramount.
PYTI’s mission is to offer effective and safe delivery of integrative yogic medicine in your clinical practice, hospital, or facility.
Our faculty members are chosen for expertise in their fields of science and education. All of our course manuals and handouts are peer reviewed and scrutinized for evidence base, safety, reliability, and validity in a clinical and community/post-rehab setting.
Our new programming in distance and on-site learning is evaluated by peer reviewers and designed in conjunction with experts in pedagogy.
MEET OUR ADVISORY BOARD
Satkirin Khalsa, MD, RYT
Dr. Khalsa and PYT Founder, Ginger Garner, co-write and plan CE & CME in yogic medicine for physicians and allied health professionals.
Dr. Khalsa’s invaluable experience as a long time yogi and medical doctor is welcomed and is highly valuable to the us. We extend a huge welcome Dr. Khalsa and thank her for her sacrificial efforts to legitimize the practice of medical therapeutic yoga in western medicine, in America, and beyond.
Dr. Khalsa is a board certified family physician in Albuquerque, New Mexico where she works part time in a conventional medicine clinic and part time in her own integrated medicine private practice. Unsatisfied with the direction of our current health care system, she started a private practice, Integrated Health Medicine, where she blends the best of both eastern and western medicine. Working part time in each clinic, she is able to enhance her education in all realms of health and healing, to provide the best options for her patients. Dr. Khalsa completed her medical training at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She was elected Chief Resident, and served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee, as well as the Resident Education Committee. While there she developed the first exchange program for residents to work and learn at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Since graduating residency in 2007, she has completed medical acupuncture training through the Helms Medical Institute.
For 8 years of her childhood she attended a boarding school in Northern India. She practiced yoga daily and began her teaching experience, as all students rotated teaching morning practice. She completed her formal teacher training through the Kundalini Research Institute in 1998. She incorporates yoga as medicine in her clinic, especially in her private practice.
Dr. Khalsa’s passion and vision is to see medicine move in a direction that is more preventative and healing; a health care system that embraces yoga and other eastern practices; a day when yoga is covered by insurance, and every American can practice yoga and experience its healing aspects.
Dr. Khalsa and her husband, Joe Alcock, live in the beautiful foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico. They live a very active lifestyle with their dog, Nanda.
Private Clinical & Yoga Therapy Practice: http://integratedhealthmed.com
Emily Egerton, Ph.D
Dr. Emily O’Leary Egerton is an independent instructional design consultant with 25 years of experience in education. Specializing in adult learning theory and online instruction development, implementation and evaluation, she works closely with individual and small groups of educators and provides targeted faculty development to promote active, learner-centered instruction. Dr. Egerton is a pedagogy specialist for George Mason University’s Provost Office, Distance Education and Duke University’s School of Nursing. She is also a certified Quality Matters Master Evaluator for the George Washington University School of Allied Health. Her educational background includes a Ph.D. in education with a focus on instructional technology from George Mason University, an M.A. in education from the University of West Florida and a B.A. in psychology and business administration from Rollins College.
Dr. Egerton is responsible for helping launch PYT’s new distance learning program, develop webinars and new content, and evolve our methods of teaching and outreach into the medical community and beyond. Work on the distance program began in 2010 and continues with the development of new programs in orthopaedics, holistic nutrition, pelvic floor and women’s health, including prenatal and postpartum CE development.