Arturo Peal, founder of Body Studies, has spent over 20 years inspiring and educating yoga teachers, body workers, and movement specialists across the globe through his classes in Anatomy, Kinesiology, and Therapeutic Touch. With a unique gift for translating complex scientific concepts into tangible, applicable teachings for his students, he raises awareness of how their own bodies work. His trainings have been held at world-class training centers including Integral Yoga Institute (NYC), Himalayan Institute (NYC), Yogaville Virginia, City University of New York Graduate Center, White Lotus Foundation (CA), and Mar de Jade (Mexico).
A Certified Yoga Therapist and Craniosacral Therapist, Arturo also holds a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has extensive clinical experience working with injuries and limitations. He orients his classes to meet the needs of students who must modify their yoga practice due to injury, illness, or the natural processes of aging. He draws inspiration from his own teachers Erich Schiffman, Paul Grilley, Leon Chaitow, Richard Miller, and Gil Hedley.
Since 1998, Arturo has crafted the curriculum and co-lead the Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Trainings with collaborator Cheri Clampett. His diverse background provides him with the ability to help students and clients to fully understand the multidimensional nature of the human body. Additionally, Arturo holds a B.F.A. in Music and a fourth-degree black belt in Aikido that provide him with the opportunity to incorporate music and martial arts into his rich and nurturing classes and private sessions.
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