Yoga Today: I Took a Thyroid Yoga® Teacher Training with Fern Olivia and Here’s What Happened

Originally published on Yoga Today, written by Brit Hastings

In November 2016, I had the opportunity to participate in Fern Olivia’s Thyroid Yoga Practitioner® Training at the Ra Ma Institute in Venice, California. Fern Olivia developed the training based on her own experience living with Hashimoto’s (an autoimmune thyroid condition) and learning to heal herself through Western and Eastern modalities. Her ground-breaking training includes a myriad of teachers, doctors, and thought leaders who she has brought together to create a curriculum that not only supports the thyroid, but optimal health, in general. Fern is part of a wave of teachers who are marrying Eastern and Western philosophy to address the health concerns of our time. What she is doing is truly remarkable and unlike anything that exists out there for thyroid health and yoga.

As someone who does not suffer from a thyroid condition, I did not know what to expect going into a long weekend of workshops intended to support thyroid healing. But the training was so much more than that to the point where “training” doesn’t really give the experience justice – what I received was a true up-cycling of my energy and an awakening in my consciousness.
— Brit Hastings, Editor at Yoga Today

Due to the profound shift that I felt, I wanted to share my experience – Fern’s course is truly for anyone looking to improve their lives holistically, find their true voice, and ultimately, elevate their vibration. Here’s a look at the three shifts that I made through Fern Olivia’s training.


Fern Olivia’s Thyroid Yoga Practitioner® Training is available as a virtual offering open for enrollment to anyone in the world (sign up here). Fern will offer the next live training at Pure Yoga in NYC April 28-30 with guest experts Melissa French, Brian Nygard, and Dr. Gabrielle Lyon (register for NYC here). Another training will be offered in Australia in June 2017. (Register here).


Thyroid Yoga® artfully infuses wisdom from western and eastern medical perspectives to create a total healing approach, founded by thyroid expert and master teacher, Fern Olivia Langham. Trained in Biomedical Engineering, now a renowned teacher and speaker on the power of integrative medicine and intuitive self-healing, Fern Olivia has guided retreats, experiences and classes worldwide.

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