Livia Adia Budrys, AM, LCSW, C-IAYT, SEP
Livia is a psychotherapist, social worker, yoga therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and spiritual activist. She is the founder of the Yoga-Informed Model and is an advocate of the shift in this paradigm towards greater understanding and integration of yoga and psychology. She implemented one of the first yoga therapy programs for mental health treatment in a nationally renowned residential treatment center. There she developed a trainee program to develop the next generation of psychotherapists to weave yoga into their treatment of complex mental health conditions and trauma. Today she works to educate healthcare organizations and presents and lectures nationally on the benefits of yoga for mental health and has implemented therapeutic programs, trainings and protocols that utilizes the Yoga-Informed model. She has enjoyed several clinical leadership roles in inpatient settings, most recently as Director of Trauma-Informed Care at a national treatment center - always with her hope to serve clients while supporting the system’s greater capacity for sustainable wellbeing.