Attuned Living founder Kamala Itzel Berrio is passionate about the power of yoga for healing. She creates and implements workplace wellness programs, bringing top yoga teachers to businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. And she teaches yoga and provides one-on-one and group yoga therapy sessions in a variety of public and private settings.
She has worked with Dr. Dean Ornish to bring yoga to hospitals across the country as part of his program to reverse heart disease. With the help of Dr. Richard Miller, Kamala Itzel has brought iRest—a mindfulness, trauma healing, and stress reduction practice—to adults in recovery from drug and alcohol addictions, veterans, survivors of human trafficking and sexual assault, homeless individuals, and other trauma survivors.
In 2014, Kamala Itzel was featured in the Huffington Post for her yoga service work at St. Vincent de Paul Society Wellness Center in San Francisco. There, she serves at-risk and underserved adults who are facing drug and alcohol addictions and mental health challenges, are primarily homeless or marginally housed, and are living in poverty.
In her spare time, Kamala Itzel teaches the yoga philosophy portion of yoga teacher trainings throughout San Francisco.
In 2016, the International Association of Yoga Therapists certified Kamala Itzel as a yoga therapist (C-IAYT). Kamala Itzel is also registered as an experienced yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) and is a Certified Integrative Restoration (iRest) teacher.
Before becoming a yoga teacher, Kamala Itzel was a lawyer for over a decade and a life/career coach. She has a degree in psychology and is working toward becoming a community counselor in trauma prevention and recovery. Find her on Facebook at Attuned Living and follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @attunedliving.