About Yoga Talks
Yoga Talks was founded in 2001 by Julie Carmen as a co-operative effort to offer educational perspectives for yoga professionals. We produce retreats, fundraisers and host panel discussions. Yoga Talks produces exciting indie media filmed by Braised Films.
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Yoga Talks is an indie yoga media production company founded by yoga therapist / psychotherapist Julie Carmen, Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy for Mental Health, a 100 hour Clinical Practicum at Venice Family Clinic.

Featured DVD:

"Teaching Yoga
One on One"

Featuring 15 chapters including: Teaching Yoga for Beginners; Modifying Advanced Sequences; Yoga for Depression; Yoga for Anxiety; Self Care; Guided Meditation; Advanced Home Practice.

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Featured DVD:

"Yoga Slow

The WHY and HOW of simple yoga flow sequences for you to practice at your own pace in your own home. An instructional DVD designed for Level 1 & 2 yoga practitioners.

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Yoga therapy meets clinical psychotherapy at SYTAR

Introducing Western Psychology to yoga therapy training at LMU YTRx

Yoga Therapy is a synthesis of the ageless wisdom from the East with the most recent knowledge in complementary health from the West. Yoga is a practice for optimizing the health of the body and quieting the mind. It includes a variety of activities, including postures (asanas), breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation (dhyana), and lifestyle practices.

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See my Article: Yoga, Mindfulness and Social Change - A Guide for Healthy Families Living in a Toxic World.

As many of us are at different stages of knowledge and experience, there are four certificate programs available (click on links below for more information):
Basic Program (Level 1). The basic program will focus on the musculoskeletal system. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of common low back, upper back, knee and hip problems.
Advanced Program (Level 2). The advanced program will focus on the circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, reproductive and endocrine systems. Classes will address principles of practice, anatomy for yoga teachers, the origin and treatment of internal problems.
Clinical Program (Level 3). The clinical program offers an immersive clinical experience, taught seminar style with live and standardized patients, and complete interaction with all program participants.
Internship Program (Level 4). The internship program is designed for students to apply and refine their administrative and clinical skills in an active medical setting under the supervision of resident physicians and instructors.


Julie Carmen, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT, ERYT-500, YTRX is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Julie is Associate Director of Mental Health at Loyola Marymount University and Clinical Director of Yoga Therapy for Mental Health at Venice Family Clinic. She designed and implemented the yoga therapy and drama therapy programs at Passages Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center (2001-2003). She taught at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center, LA Unified School District Pregnant Teens Program, Cell Block Theater, Exhale (2001-2013) and she teaches yoga to Suzanne Somers (2003-present). As an actress, Julie danced on Broadway, choreographed off Broadway and starred in over 30 Hollywood films. Photo by Robert Sturman.


IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist
L.MFT., State of CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance

Send us an email to request an application for more info about our 100hr on-site supervised CLINICAL PRACTICUM. Click here to watch video.