Ingrid YangIngrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a deeply knowledgeable, creative, and inspiring yoga therapist, teacher, and physician. She earned her doctorate of medicine from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois. She then received postgraduate residency training at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she specialized in physical medicine and rehabilitation, completing a year of inpatient rehabilitation medicine training. Dr. Yang subsequently completed an internal medicine residency at Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, California. She was awarded her juris doctorate at Duke University School of Law and received her bachelor of arts in economics at Barnard College in New York City. Her first book, Hatha Yoga Asanas: A Pocket Guide to Personal Practice, was published by Human Kinetics in 2011. Dr. Yang leads teacher trainings, workshops, and retreats all over the world. She seeks to integrate her background in allopathic medicine with the ancient teachings of the centuries-old yoga traditions. Her teaching is seeded deeply in dharmic philosophies and an expert grasp of movement kinesiology. Her special focus on the physiology of healing through breath work, meditation, and mind–body connection brings a unique and joyful perspective to the practice and study of yoga. Prior to her current work, Dr. Yang was an intellectual property attorney; founded and owned Blue Point Yoga Center in Durham, North Carolina; and entertained audiences as a jazz singer in Australia.
Kyle Fahey, DPT, PT, is a doctor of physical therapy and senior physical therapist at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab in Chicago, Illinois, the world’s largest and top-ranked acute rehabilitation hospital. As a graduate of Northwestern University’s doctor of physical therapy program, Dr. Fahey is an expert in biomechanics and rehabilitation for those with severe disabilities in all levels of rehab. He develops programs for his patients to regain and preserve strength, endurance, and balance following debilitating injury or illness. In 2017, Dr. Fahey was made Shirley Ryan’s pain management physical therapy director and specialist. In this role, he formulates pain-specific interventions and consultations to individuals with a wide variety of medical diagnoses throughout the hospital. He is the founder and creator of a weekly wheelchair yoga program for the hospital and seamlessly integrates adaptive yoga into his treatments. Dr. Fahey is also the chairman of the Telehealth and Technology in Practice Committee of the Illinois Physical Therapy Association and serves as an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association. As a leader in the physical therapy telehealth initiative, he strives to improve access to physical therapy care and believes that everyone can benefit from rehab.