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Bringing Trauma-Informed Yoga into Mental Health Clinical Practice

Irina Diyankova, Ph.D., RYT-200,  is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Knoxville, TN and a registered yoga teacher.  She specializes in the treatment of complex and developmental trauma, including PTSD, dissociative disorders, and anxiety & mood disorders.  Dr. Diyankova completed her yoga teacher training in Subtle Yoga® with Kaoverii Weber in Asheville, NC.  Currently, she is studying for the 500 hour yoga teacher certification with the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA.  she also completed part of her yoga studies with the Himalayan Institute in Allahabad, India.

Dr. Diyankova received her undergraduate degree in psychology from Moscow State University, and her M.S. in psychology and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University.  She has made numerous presentations on trauma and yoga to clinical audiences in the United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, and Russia.  She also maintains a blog,, that highlights the holistic approach she takes to trauma treatment.  Learn more about Dr. Diyankova at




Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Irina Diyankova maintains a private practice. She has an ownership interest in Healing Trauma: Yoga for Healing Trauma online classes. Dr. Diyankova receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Non-financial: Irina Diyankova is a member of the American Psychological Association.