Larry Payne Ph.D., C-IAYT is an internationally respected Yoga teacher, author and a founding father of Yoga therapy in America. Doctor Payne Co-founded the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Now in 50 countries, and the Yoga Curriculum at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga certification programs at Loyola Marymount University, the corporate yoga program at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the original back program at Rancho La Puerta.
In 2000, Larry was the first Yoga teacher to be invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, and in 1996 performed the first documented headstand at the North Pole. He founded Samata International Yoga and Health Center in Los Angeles 1980, where he continues to teach groups and individuals. Most recently, Larry wrote AARP’s Yoga After 50 for Dummiesthat will be featured in their publications.