Dr. Greg Lewerenz, RTY-500, is a Certified Anusara Yoga teacher and a Certified Yoga Therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). He holds a Doctorate of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine (DAHM) with a specialty in orthopedics, is Certified in Sports Medicine Acupuncture®, and is Board Certified with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). He is also a Board Certified and Licensed Massage Therapist with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). His education has included orthopedic physical assessment and treatment, anatomy and full cadaver dissection, as well as training in collaborative care and research. Foster Wellness, his medical clinic and yoga studio, is located in Seattle, Washington (USA).
Greg bases his assessment and treatment paradigm on the Five UPAs of Anusara, the fundamentals of East Asia Medicine, and theories and treatment applications of the Postural Restoration Institute (PRI). He connects the UPAs to physical anatomy such that his yoga instruction remains rooted in the Anusara tradition but readily translates into allopathic terminology for both his clients and his clients’ extended healthcare team. Additionally, he has found the PRI paradigm to be intimately woven with the Anusara UPAs such that he can use the language of PRI to expand and enhance his ability to encourage a client to heal themselves more quickly and permanently.
In addition to private practice, Greg also teaches Orthopedic Physical Assessment and supervises the Chinese massage (tuina) clinic at the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine. He can be reached via his website (www.fosterwelness.com) or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Greg is available for teaching on any of the following topics (in English or français):
- Musculoskeletal anatomy for the yoga teacher (and student)
- General postural and gait assessment and how this translates into what a teacher might see (and a student might experience) in traditional asana.
- The language of Anusara UPAs and musculoskeletal anatomy: a discussion of how various muscles and their action manifest in anatomical terms the five UPAs
- Diaphragmatic engagement: how to give the thoracic diaphragm permission to rest and therefore enter into a parasympathetic state of calm and mental ease (First Principle) even in the most physically engaging of poses
- Yoga Therapeutics:
- The logistics of working in private therapeutic sessions, including record keeping
- Tracking assessments and therapeutic progress
- Collaborative care: how and when to refer, as well as how to network and communicate with other medical providers within the client’s healthcare team
- Applying planes of movement (sagittal, frontal, transverse) to assessment and therapeutic cues
Dr. Greg Lewerenz, EAMP, C. SMA, LMT, RYT
WA Licenses: AC60114046, MA00023193
P: 206.856.4096 [landline]