Bo Forbes is a yoga teacher, integrative yoga therapist, and clinical psychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in mind-body healing. She is the founder of Elemental Yoga, director of the Elemental Yoga Mind-Body Teacher Training Program, and founder and director of the Center for Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, established in 2006, which offers innovative mind-body yoga therapeutics to clients in the Boston area.
Bo has a bachelor's and master's degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology. She has trained in Biopsychology, Sleep Disorders, Eating Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, and Stress Management, which informs her teaching, private work, and clinical supervision. Bo has conducted training seminars for health care organizations and professionals, and has consulted to corporations, schools, and health care agencies throughout the United States. Bo's yoga background includes training in ashtanga vinyasa with Tias Little and in Iyengar Yoga with Patricia Walden.
In 2002, Bo developed Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™, an innovative approach to issues such as anxiety, insomnia, depression, chronic pain disorders, fertility, performance enhancement, injury prevention and rehabilitation, and more. Integrative Yoga Therapeutics combines the classical elements of yoga with the latest advances in mind-body medicine. In 2007, this approach earned Elemental Yoga its designation as an approved sponsor for continuing education for social workers through the National Association of Social Workers. Elemental Yoga is also approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.
Bo's articles have been featured in Yoga Journal, Body and Soul, and the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and she consults to several magazines, including Yoga Journal and Natural Health. She teaches internationally at conferences, yoga centers, and yoga studios. Her book Yoga for Emotional Balance: Simple Practices to Heal Anxiety and Depression (Shambhala Press) was published in March of 2011.