Meet Larry Payne, Ph.D.


 Larry is an internationally                                    respected yoga teacher                                      and back specialist.                                            The L.A. Times named                                        Larry “One of America’s                                      most respected Yoga

teachers.”

Larry is co-author of Yoga Therapy Rx, The Business of Teaching Yoga and the best-selling book,Yoga for Dummies. He is the founding president of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founder of the corporate Yoga program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, the first Yoga teacher to offer Yoga classes at the World Economic Forum, co-founder of the yoga curriculum at The UCLA School of Medicine, and the founding director of the Yoga therapy certification program at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles.

Larry has been a frequent guest on national television and syndicated radio programs. His work has been featured in numerous national and international magazines, as well as in The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times. Most recently he is featured in six new DVDs as part of the Yoga Therapy Rx series.

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Midlife in America is changing. Men and women between the ages of 
“40-something” to “70- something” are more active and adventuresome than ever before. They represent the largest population growth segment for Yoga. 

This program offers an overall lifestyle approach to Yoga that includes asana that is accommodating, covering everyday biomechanics, management of 
common aches and pains, weight reduction with Yoga, gait training, stress reduction and sleeping tips.


Prime of Life Yoga ®


As a teacher, I have always been particularly passionate about introducing the benefits

of Yoga to people who have never explored the practice because they think they aren’t

flexible enough, or athletic enough, or are too old. For many of those people, they are

missing an amazing opportunity to change their bodies and their outlook on what it

means to grow older. That is what drew me to the Prime of Life Yoga ® (POLY) program.

POLY offers a safe, gentle, breath-oriented approach to Yoga practice, based on the

needs of the individual. It employs accessible postures that focus on function over form

(it’s not about finding a perfect posture, but rather deriving the maximum benefit from

where you are today).

Prime of Life Yoga ® also includes:

  • Effective stress-reduction techniques
  • Advanced breathing methods simplified for all levels
  • Healthy lifestyle tools
  • Guided meditation


Larry Payne, the founder of Prime of Life Yoga ®, observes: