Antonio Sausys MA, IGT, C-IAYT, CMT is a somatic psychologist and yoga therapist specializing in grief counseling and grief therapy as well as in on-one yoga therapy for people with chronic and acute medical conditions.
During his career, Antonio discovered a key correlation between modern body-oriented psychotherapy and ancient yogic teachings, integrating the best practices from both worlds. He applies specific yogic applications working with individuals to create a yoga 'sadhana'. this is a specific and personalized yogic routine that best serves teh individual's needs and abiliteis, integrating mind, body and spirit to fully embrace the experience of life.
He studied with Hugo Bilsky and Yoga masters and teachers such as Indra Devi, Swami Maitreyananda, Swami Shankaradevananda, Swami Ekananda, Babashi Singh, Ram Dass, and Swami Pragyamurti. He has continued his professional development with training in Integrative Grief Therapy with Lyn Prashant, Foot Reflexology, Swedish Therapeutic Massage, and Reiki. Antonio’s work has been or is presented periodically at Kripalu, U.C. Berkeley, California Institute of Integral Studies, Sivananda Ashrams, Integral Yoga Institutes; has been a faculty member at the International Yoga College and former Honorary Secretary of the International Yoga Federation for USA. He is a member of the World Yoga Council, the International Association of Yoga Therapy, and the Association for Death Education And Counseling. His work has been published in several health related national and international journals.
He created a ‘Yoga for Grief Relief’ program to induce self knowledge and personal transformation by addressing and working on the physical and emotional symptoms of grief. He also developed a ‘Yoga for Cancer’ program based on the premise ‘Spirit can’t have Cancer’, that draws elements from Yoga and Psychotherapy to integrate techniques, and thoughtful insights in a very dynamic program intended to provide practitioners with tools to better understand and cope with life with cancer. It is designed to accept all types of Cancer and all levels of experience and rather than presenting random series, the program emphasizes the relationship between the physical techniques and their mental and spiritual correlates to empower those with cancer towards personal realization.
Antonio Sausys resides in Marin County with a thriving yoga practice throughout the Bay Area. In addition to speaking engagements and workshops, he is a radio for IamHealthyradio and producer and host of the TV show YogiViews, and is fluent in four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and Italian. He is the founder and Executive Director of ‘Yoga for Health’ the International Yoga Therapy Conference and the author of Yoga for Grief Relief - Simple Practices for Transfrorming your Grieving Mind and Body (New Harbinger, 2014).