Joseph Le Page: Founder and Director of Integrative Yoga Therapy
Joseph Le Page is the founder and director of Integrative Yoga Therapy (IYT) and a pioneer in yoga therapy training programs. IYT, a leader in the yoga therapy field since 1993, is the result of Joseph’s life experiences, his training as a Kripalu yoga teacher and his master’s degree work in experiential education, along with his lifelong interest in mind-body health. Joseph is also the founder and director of Enchanted Mountain Yoga Center in Brazil, which is one of the largest Yoga centers in South America; it offers a complete curriculum in all aspects of Yoga with a special focus on Ayurveda and yoga therapy.
While looking for a center in Brazil to host my workshops and trainings, I came across Montanha Encantada (Enchanted Mountain). Since my first encounter with Joseph in 2013, I felt a strong connection with him and his wife Lilian. Beyond having taught all of my yoga and Feldenkrais® related courses at the Montanha Encantada Yoga Center, I had the honor to assist and teach in Joseph’s and Lilian’s yoga teachers and yoga therapy programs in Brazil and at Kripalu in the USA.
From 2014 to 2015, I have worked with Joseph on special projects, such as the 2015 edition of the Yoga Toolbox (www.iytyogatherapy.com/product/yoga-teachers-toolbox) and the Yoga Therapy in India project (www.yogatherapy-india.org).
I have met few people in my life who live up to what they teach. Joseph is one of them! His level of patience, perseverance, kindness, generosity and honesty has only been matched by a few teachers I had.