Lori Rubenstein Fazzio

Clinical Professor of Yoga Studies and Health

  • Los Angeles CA UNITED STATES

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts and College of Communication & Fine Arts



Professor Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, DPT, PT, MAppSc, C-IAYT earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, her Master of Applied Science from the University of South Australia and her Bachelor of Science from Boston University. She is a Certified Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists and is a frequent speaker at professional conferences. Her research interests focus on the subtle body in pain management and the intersection and application of the philosophical science of yoga with the clinical science of modern medicine for improving eudaemonic well-being. She pioneered the first yoga therapy internship at the Simms Mann Venice Family Clinic in Los Angeles where interns from LMU gain mentored experience and provide individualized yoga therapy within an integrative medicine clinic for patients suffering from chronic pain. Her mission is to expand this model into other healthcare and educational settings.


Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy


University of South Australia

Master of Applied Science in Physical Therapy/Manipulative Therapy


Boston University

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy


Areas of Expertise

Pain Science
Physical Therapy


Licensed Physical Therapist


Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT)

International Association of Yoga Therapists

iRest Teacher

Level 2 Certified

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Media Appearances

“Backpacks and Schoolchildren”

ABC Good Morning America  tv

Invited Guest Speaker
New York, NY (1998)

Event Appearances

“Best Practices in Implementing Yoga Therapy into a Clinical Model”

Brain Longevity Symposium  (October 2019)

“Spirituality in Healthcare through Yoga and the Four Dharmic Traditions"

Uberoi Experts Meeting: The Concept of Health and Well-Being in the Four Dharmic Traditions  Denver, CO (2019)

“Yoga Therapy in Medicine”

UCLA Integrative Medicine Guest Lecturer  Los Angeles, CA (2019)

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Research Focus

“Effect of Mindfulness on Memory and Function in Chronic Pain Sufferers”


“Effect of Backpacks on Schoolchildren”

Master’s Thesis


“The Effect of Yoga on Undergraduate Students”



"Body Awareness, Bhavana and Pratyhara" in Yoga and Science in Pain Care: Treating the Person in Pain

London, UK: Singing Dragon Publishers

Pearson N, Prosko S, Sullivan M, eds.


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What is the Role of Bhakti and Adhyatma in Yoga Therapy?

Yoga Therapy Today

LR Fazzio

Winter 2019-2020

"The Role of Assessments in Yoga Therapy"

Yoga Therapy Today, 26-30.

Sullivan M, Fazzio LR, Wallman J and Chapnick J


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