Psychologist & Yoga Therapist: Dr Lakshyan Schanzer

Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer is director and founder of BodyMind Therapy. For over 30 years Lakshyan has been providing an integrative approach to psychotherapy and yoga classes. He is a licensed psychologist in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, and has a private practice in Cranston, RI. Although locally based, Lakshyan has been invited and has often presented his work in other locations around the USA, and as far away as in India and Brazil.

As a therapist and trainer, Lakshyan has worked with individuals, families, couples, and professional groups in a variety of clinical and meditative settings. Having been trained directly by Ron Kurtz in1979, he is a senior Hakomi therapist and teacher and was among the first certified to teach this method of psychotherapy.

Lakshyan began teaching yoga in 1971 and has taught almost every conceivable type of group or location. He founded ‘The Yoga Studio’, one of the first yoga centers in New England in 1979 in Worcester, MA. Lakshyan has studied with many famous yoga masters in the United States and in India. Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj, Swami Satchidananda, and B.K.S Iyengar have most significantly influenced his method of teaching yoga. His method is precise, systematic, compassionate, and inspires you to begin from where you are and go to your limits. Lakshyan has been given advanced teacher’s certification with the Yoga Alliance

Information about Psychotherapy, Lakshyan’s Personal Statement, ‘Meeting Maharaj’ History | Lakshyan’s Asanas | Click here for the abstract to Lakshyan’s Dissertation: “Does Meditation-Relaxation Potentiate Psychotherapy?”.
 His Master’s Thesis – “An Assessment of the Effects of Yoga on the School Problem Behavior of Seventh Grade Students” – is click here.