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Rev. Vimala Nora Pozzi, M.A., E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, PRYT, YCat, IYM

In 1995, after working 13 years as an architect, Nora Vimala Pozzi transitioned from part-time to full-time Yoga educator and owner and director of the Richmond Integral Yoga Center (IYC). She became director of the Richmond teacher training program in 1999 and a Yoga Therapist in 2001.

Her Yoga postgraduate teaching certifications from Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville, include Advanced Hatha Yoga, Yoga for Stress Management, and Raja Yoga. Rev. Vimala has also served as faculty for the Raja Yoga TT program since 2006. She is certified in Prenatal Yoga, Yoga for Kids and Teens, Yoga for the Heart (Nischala Devi’s program, based on Dr. Dean Ornish’s program to reverse Heart Disease), and Yoga for People with Cancer and Chronic Illness–YCat (Jnani Chapman’s program) where she is also senior Faculty. She attended Jon Kabat-Zinn’s Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program for Health Care practitioners in 1996. Vimala is also certified by Phoenix Rising as a Yoga Therapist for individuals, groups, and couples, and is a Reiki Master. Vimala served as a trainer for the Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga (TAIY), a 300-hr course for the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) grandparenting process towards the IAYT therapist registration. 

Reverent Vimala is an Integral Yoga Minister and has served her community of students, teachers, and friends, supporting them through difficult life challenges from sickness and personal loss to life and death issues.

Nora Vimala offers Yoga classes for various levels of abilities and health conditions, Yoga therapy—individual and group sessions—and lectures and workshops on various subjects related to Yoga, stress, health, and mindfulness. She has been a speaker and presenter at many Yoga conferences and at events for various public and private organizations, offering lectures nationally and internationally in English and Spanish—her native language.

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