JUDITH HANSON LASATER holds a BS degree in Physical Therapy from the University of California, San Francisco, as well as a PhD in East-West Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. She also holds a BA and an MA in unrelated areas. She has taught yoga since 1971. In l974, she helped found a nationally known yoga teacher training program in San Francisco, CA, which has since trained thousands of teachers. She was a one of five founders of Yoga Journal, has served on its editorial advisory board, and has written and modeled for numerous articles and columns for the magazine over the years. Lasater has taught yoga as an invited teacher at national and international conventions of yoga teachers for decades, and has written eight books.