I love this studio. I’ve only attended three sessions, but have loved every single one of them. I came in with severe anxiety, depression and PTSD. I came with the hope that these classes would help alleviate some of my symptoms. The restorative yoga with the sound healing helps to sooth my nerves and my nervous system. I left feeling relaxed with no anxiety. Jonah is an amazing instructor who makes sure each individual gets the practice one would find in paying for a private session. His brother Kyle works the front desk. They are both kind professional individuals who treat each client as if they were owners of this studio. I come all the way from Long Beach and I’m so glad the drive didn’t deter me from finding an amazing studio.
Katie Allen, MPH, C-IAYT co-founded Be The Change Yoga, a studio
and Center for Higher Education in Orange County, CA. The studio is
deeply rooted in the philosophical foundations of yoga and
understanding of yoga as a therapeutic modality. The studio offers
Orange County's only Yoga Therapist Training program.
Katie is the Founder and School Director of AlcheMe Yoga Therapy; a yoga therapy company that offers professional training, comprehensive clinical programs, research and outreach initiatives. She received her Masters in Public Health from Tulane University and wrote her thesis on Yoga's ability to prevent and treat chronic disease. She has built successful community-based relationships with hospitals, health systems and clinics to integrate yoga therapy services into their offerings.
She has presented at SYTAR on 'How to develop and market comprehensive yoga therapy programs within clinical settings using a public health perspective' and 'Yoga Therapy as a Health Promotion Strategy for Underserved Communities'.
She is currently the Yoga Therapy Program Manager for UCI Health
Susuan Samueli Integrative Health Institute and is on faculty at
UCI Medical School lecturing on yoga therapy.
Katie is also passionate about bringing yoga to under-served communities and has implemented and directs yoga therapy programs at Hoag Hospital, Serve The People Clinic and Korean Community Services Clinic. She's currently building out a Yoga Promotores Program to train Spanish-speaking students to become yoga teachers to spread healthy living practices throughout various community organizations.