Certified Personal Trainer & Yoga Therapist
Samantha is a C-IAYT, E-RYT 200, YACEP, CPT with a BS in Exercise Science, currently pursuing her master’s degree in Kinesiology and has been teaching yoga for the past 16 years. Living overseas for the last 12 years working with the Department of Defense, Samantha worked at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center as the Chief Movement Therapist (yoga therapist) with the Interdisciplinary Pain Management Clinic (IPMC) researching, developing, implementing, and managing an extensive yoga program for the first yoga Army MEDCOM initiative chronic pain rehabilitation program. Tasked with creating a yoga program to address chronic pain, reduce prescription opioid medications, improve function, soldier readiness, retain ability and return to duty status, she was responsible for local and evacuated US and NATO combat troops for 8 different countries throughout Europe, the Middle-East and Africa.
In addition she is a founding member in creating, implementing and conducting research for the Special Operations Fortitude Center (SOF-C) helping various US Special Forces troops recover from polytraumas that include, TBIs, PTSD, Kinesiophobia and other medical issues contributing to chronic pain.
She has taught over 6,000 hours of yoga on three different continents treating thousands of patient and clients, advising military commanders, generals, medical providers and members of Congress on the newest and latest yoga therapy practices to address chronic pain and opioid medication reduction. She recently relocated to the DC area still working with the United States government.
In addition she is a bestselling author of Yoga for Chronic Pain…WTF?, CEO of Neoteric Movement Systems, the creator of the YoMo method and is a leading expert speaking on Kinesiophobia, giving workshops, training.