Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer is director and founder of BodyMind Therapy. For over 45 years Lakshyan has been providing an integrative approach to psychotherapy and yoga classes. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has a private practice in Cranston, RI. Although locally based, Lakshyan has been invited and has often presented his work in other locations around the USA, and as far away as in India and Brazil.
As a therapist and trainer, Lakshyan has worked with individuals, families, couples, and professional groups in a variety of clinical and meditative settings. Having been trained directly by Ron Kurtz in1979, he is a senior Hakomi therapist and teacher and was among the first certified to teach this method of psychotherapy.
Lakshyan began teaching yoga in 1971 and has taught almost every conceivable type of group or location. He founded ‘The Yoga Studio’, one of the first yoga centers in New England in 1979 in Worcester, MA. Lakshyan has studied with many famous yoga masters in the United States and in India. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Swami Satchidananda, and B.K.S Iyengar have most significantly influenced his method of teaching yoga. His method is precise, systematic, compassionate, and inspires you to begin from where you are and go to your limits. Lakshyan has been given advanced teacher’s certification with the Yoga Alliance.
Yoga is a vast subject of never-ending depth. Yoga helps us to realize our full capacity for being human. Regardless of tradition or ‘name-brand’, as yoga teachers, we teach what we know.January 13, 2018
This experimental study investigated how induction into either the state of meditation or the state of ordinary wakefulness compared in their ability to increase phenomena considered useful to psychotherapy.July 13, 2018
For thousands of years practitioners of meditation have asserted therapeutic effects. Within the past few decades technology has evolved and scientific interest has moved towards objectifying the effects of meditation practices.November 19, 2018