Bo Forbes is a yoga teacher, integrative yoga therapist, and clinical psychologist with over 22 years of clinical experience in mind-body healing. She is the founder of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics and director of training at the New England School of Integrative Yoga Therapeutics. She is the director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, which offers innovative mind-body yoga therapeutics to clients throughout the U.S. and abroad. She is also the co-founder of Embodied Awareness, which offers online trainings in Integrative Yoga Therapeutics.
Bo has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her extensive training in Biopsychology, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, and Stress Management informs her teaching, private work, clinical supervision, and teacher trainings. Bo has conducted seminars for health care organizations and professionals, and has consulted to professional sports teams, corporations, schools, and health care agencies throughout the United States.
In 2002, Bo developed Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, an innovative approach to issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain disorders, fertility, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and more. In 2007, this approach earned Elemental Yoga its designation as an approved sponsor for post-graduate continuing education for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Her organization is also approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Bo serves on the Advisory Board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Bo’s articles have been featured in Yoga Journal, Body and Soul, and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and she consults to several magazines, including Yoga Journal and Natural Health. She teaches internationally at conferences, yoga centers, yoga studios, and retreat centers. Her book Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Heal Anxiety and Depression (Shambhala Press) was published in March of 2011. For more information, visit her personal website, www.boforbes.com and her educational website, www.boforbesyoga.com.