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Ethics. Meditation. Wisdom.

 

About Us

Integrative Awareness Medicine is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, rendering services of trauma healing, therapeutic & accessible Yoga, and mindfulness programming within chronically homeless communities of Los Angeles County; resulting in alleviated implications of health disparities, trauma, addiction, mental illness, general malaise, and other symptoms associated with long-term impoverishment, homelessness, and disenfranchisement. 

Integrative Awareness Medicine strives to provide Los Angeles County with a cost effective and evidence-informed program for increasing individual wellbeing within underserved populations. Integrative Awareness Medicine collaborates with Los Angeles County in ongoing discussions regarding cross-systems holistic programming for healing trauma, mental illness, violent and psychotic tendencies, and chronic homelessness. 

Through participation and interaction with Integrative Awareness Medicine, individuals living on the street, in tents, shelters, hotels, graduating treatment programs, reentering society after incarceration, engaging in after-care, and living in the community are supported to cultivate an internal foundation for maintaining job placement, engagement in educational programs, and personal evolution.

Integrative Awareness Medicine trainings are informed by ancient wisdom practices for healing, evolution, and enlightenment. Our trainings are grounded in a threefold discipline of Ethics, Meditation, and Wisdom. From this foundation we serve organizaitons to investigate the development, operation, and management of the corporation seeking to effectuate evolutionary change in the world.

 

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Leadership

 
 
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Executive Director

Freidel L. Kushman

From working at the prestigious Lee, Wooden & Ziegler LLP to opening her own practice in 2001, Angeline has represented Arts & Entertainment clients large and small for nearly 20 years. She made headlines in 2010 when she secured the “Kingston Woman” rights to songwriter Helen Jones and continues to provide the same dedication to all her clients. Practicing since the first internet boom, Angeline has hands-on experience with how technology affects the creative industry. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Angeline’s sixth sense.

 

Education

Loyola Marymount University
Yoga Therapy 2015-2019

Optimal State of Living
Yoga Therapy 2016-2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
2014-2015

Activities & Affiliations

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
2014-2015

 
 

 
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Chief Operating Officer

Miarco Tiama McMillian

Miarco McMillian, RYT - 200, Hatha Yoga is an OIF Marine combat veteran practicing and teaching self-stabilization and healing through yoga and meditation since 2010. Miarco's focus is Veteran Affairs and Advocacy and war trauma amongst the chronically homeless. Miarco joined the Marine Corps in 2003, spending three years overseas with combat units in Asia and Iraq. Miarco was deployed to Fallujah, Iraq for 13 months and After successfully leading over 200 missions throughout the Al Anbar province from the front with zero physical casualties sustained. Miarco is currently enrolled in the Optimal State of Living Yoga Therapy Training.

 

Education

Optimal State of Living - Yoga Therapy
2016-2020

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
2010-2015

Activities & Affiliations

 USCM IOF 2004-2008

 

 

 
 
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Partner

Alexandra Roark, MOT, OTR/L, RYT200

When we access peaceful embodiment, that sense of feeling right at home in the body, we begin the process of unraveling experiences and conditions that hold hostage our ability to move through each day with ease and effortless joy. 

My mission, through collaborative interdisciplinary partnerships and evidence-based treatment, is to help clients reconnect with their bodies following injury and illness. 

I dream of a future in which our health care industry prioritizes holistic bodymind therapies to manage pain, depression, distraction, anxieties, movement dysfunction, and nervous system dysregulation. 

 

Education

University of Missouri
Bachelors in Occupational Science 2007
Masters in Occupational Therapy 2009
 

Activities & Affiliations

www.restorebeing.com

 

 

Board of Directors

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Chairman of the Board

Rabbi Moshe Kushman

Mr. Kushman co-founded GRoK Technologies in 2011. Prior to becoming GRoK's CEO in 2013, he served from 1998 to 2013 as the senior tax partner in the West Coast office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, specializing in mergers and acquisitions, cross-border transactions, and financial products. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Kushman served as a law clerk, tax associate, and Counsel to the Tax Department of the firm. In addition, he has served as Adjunct Professor, Taxation, at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles; Adjunct Professor International Taxation, California State University, Northridge; Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Taxation, Taxation Section of the Los Angeles County Bar Association; and Advisory Board Member of the University of Southern California, Taxation Institute. Mr. Kushman earned his JD from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his MBA from University of Southern California.

 
 

 
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Leah Ann Kushman, RN, MSN, PHN

Leah earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and BA in psychology at California State University Northridge. She attended the Grand Canyon University where she completed her Masters of Science in Public Health Nursing. She focused upon preparing a change of practice study in order to bring hospice services to cancer patients who frequently do not experience the benefits of hospice care until their very last days of life.

eah served as a lab coordinator in conjunction with the Michael Green Lab at the Department of Veterans Affairs VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC).

t is this combination of life and professional experiences which guides her toward an inclusive and holistic practice of nursing wherein focus is placed upon providing healing and therapeutic communication to people who are endeavoring to maintain a sometimes fragile grasp upon their lives, health, well-being, and spiritual selves in the face of poverty and homelessness.

 
 

 
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Abby Abhaya M. Geyer, C-IAYT

Abby is a long time student of both Yoga and Ayurveda. Abby is a C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapist/Educator, a Certified Ayurvedic Health Educator, a Certified Yoga of Recovery Educator.  In addition, I am the Advertising Manager for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, the Yoga Therapy Today magazine, both published by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), plus the Ayurveda Journal of Health, published by the Institute of Advanced Sciences.

"I am totally dedicated to helping each student achieve a life of balance and wellness, using all the tools that the 8 limbs of yoga, Ayurveda provide us. I will always be a student first.  This journey with Yoga and Ayurveda has enriched my life in so many ways. I believe strongly in the process of self-healing, hence this website.  It is my way to reach out to as many as possible to share the tools in my tool box – the wonderful healing tools of Yoga and Ayurveda.  To quote Yogi Bhajan “The process of self-healing is the privilege of every being. Self-healing is not a miracle, nor is self-healing a dramatization of the personality as though you could do something superior. Self-healing is a genuine process of the relationship between the physical and the infinite power of the soul.”

 

 

Professional Advisory Board

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Jivana Heyman

Reverend Jivana Heyman, eRYT500, IYM, is founder of Accessible Yoga, an international organization dedicated to increasing access to the yoga teachings. Accessible Yoga offers onferences, Trainings, and a new online Network dedicated to sharing yoga with every body. He is co-owner of the Santa Barbara Yoga Center, manager of the Integral Yoga Institute of San Francisco, California, an Integral Yoga Minister. With over twenty years of training and teaching

in the Integral Yoga tradition, Jivana has specialized in teaching yoga to people with disabilities with an emphasis on sharing yoga philosophy. His passion is making Yoga accessible to everyone.

Jivana has led over forty Yoga teacher training programs over the past 16 years, created the Accessible Yoga Training program in 2007, and currently leads trainings around the US and in Europe. In December 2015, Jivana was invited to teach Accessible Yoga at the United Nations in Geneva, and continues to work toward expanding access to the teachings of yoga.

www.AccessibleYoga.com

 
 

 
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Durga Leela, BA, eRYT500, Ayurvedic Specialist

The IAMWC Professional Advisory Board is composed of experts across a wide spectrum of Integrative Medicine professionals, educators, and social service experts. The IAMWC Professional Advisory Board provides guidance and advocacy support for mission-focused county, state, and national issues involving people of underserved populations, including access to care and regulatory concerns.

Durga Leela is a practical, down to earth, and to the point speaker who has worked on her own path of recovery. She has a great sense of humor and a real warmth for understanding the trials and tribulations of our human condition. She is the founder of Yoga of Recovery R, a comprehensive program that integrates Ayurveda and Yoga with recovery tools for a holistic mind, body and spirit approach for all those affected by addiction and self-destructive behaviors.  Durga has been blessed by the guidance and teachings of Swami Sivananda for over 25 years and a grateful member of 12 step fellowships for over 18 years.  

www.YogaOfRecovery.com

 

Lived Experience Advisory Board

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