Meet thyroid expert and master teacher, Fern Olivia Langham, founder of Thyroid Yoga®, trained in Biomedical Engineering, now an international teacher and speaker on the power of integrative medicine, yoga and intuitive self-healing.
Thanks to the wisdom given to me by my teachers and the powerful lineages of yoga and integrative medicine, I am no longer at the mercy of the diagnosis of a Hashimoto's Hypothyroid condition, and I am finally glowing, feeling empowered, and living a life I absolutely adore, in Nosara, Costa Rica.
Today, I work with clients through Personal Retreats in Nosara, Costa Rica and virtual Thyroid Yoga® sessions and mentorships, available globally.
I also train teachers and all those interested in becoming practitioners in the Thyroid Yoga® method, which is now available as a live and online certification with included mentorship and option to complete the training one-on-one in Nosara, Costa Rica.
I am here to empower women and men who have experienced the discomfort and struggle of trying to understand how to align their thyroid health with the vibrant health they wish to achieve.
Those who desire to find balance and vibrancy in their bodies, who have tried everything, who are sick of taking tests upon tests and receiving lack of clarity, who still feel frequent puffiness and fogginess and wish to feel home in their bodies again. Those who may fear speaking their truth or demanding self-respect in their relationships and careers.
Those who know that deep within their hearts, there is a voice and a light that must be expressed.
Those who are willing to invest in their own healing to live the vibrant, luminous, healthy life that is their birthright.
I AM HERE TO EMPOWER ALL THOSE WHO ARE READY TO HEAL THEMSELVES AND THROUGH THAT HEALING, HEAL THE WORLD.
Yoga found me when I was working 14-hour days in finance and muting my creative voice in exchange for a six-figure salary with two weeks vacation a year.
After work, I was binge drinking and dancing on tables in NYC’s most glamorous night clubs.
I was fiercely out of control and afraid of the woman I was born to be.
My relationships and partnerships didn’t give me the opportunity to shine, for my light was always dimmed by my fear of speaking up for myself. It was easier to play small, so there I stayed.
My body rebelled. I suffered from chronic congestion, puffiness, brain fog, constipation, food allergies, and severe stomach irritability for nearly a decade.
One day, I fainted in the NYC subway, throwing up and barely conscious to get myself out to the street. I found myself in an ambulance which transported me to a chaotic emergency room in a loud and dirty hospital - a horrific experience I've tried many times to forget. This disaster was a blessing. It was a wakeup call.
As my yoga practice deepened, I realized the way I was treating myself and showing up in my life had a direct correlation to the persistence of my Hashimoto’s hypothyroid symptoms.
Once I completed yoga teacher training and created a thriving wellness practice, I quit my corporate job. My symptoms cleared up, but I was still afraid to use my voice in class. I’d mimic the same alignment cues and the intonations of my dearest teacher because I wasn’t yet confident with mine. I was in a relationship that I allowed to make my body very sick as I shut off my own needs and forgot my feminine nature and innate beauty. I forgot who I was and was spiraling through patterns of self-loathing, binge eating, and insecurities about my health.
It wasn't until I finally expressed my voice with integrity, created the work I was born to do, stepped up to be a true leader, and courageously followed my heart to move from New York to Los Angeles, to where I now live in Nosara, Costa Rica, when I discovered my true healing power and intuitive gifts.
I am finally thriving, radiantly glowing and living a life I truly admire.
Today, I offer my clients a unique experience blending yoga, meditation, breath work, energy work, nutrition and lifestyle coaching.
I also speak internationally on the topics of thyroid and hormone health, integrative healing, body image, natural beauty, and conscious entrepreneurship.
I've partnered with Dr. Gabrielle Lyon at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine, Dr. Robin Berzin and Dr. Jeffrey Egler at Parsley Health, among leading health practitioners, expert yoga instructors, and brilliant entrepreneurs. Together with these exceptional doctors and renowned practitioners, I offer Thyroid Yoga® in tandem with integrative medical practices, yoga studios, and wellness centers, ultimately revolutionizing the way patients are cared for and empowering a new awareness of the power of targeted yoga and meditation techniques to accelerate sustained thyroid and hormone healing.
The inaugural Level 1 Thyroid Yoga® practitioner training was successfully completed at RA MA Institute in Los Angeles, Pure Yoga in NYC, and Loft & Earth in Bondi Australia, and The Nomadic Hotel in Costa Rica, and I continue to certify practitioners online, globally and in Nosara, Costa Rica.
My vision for these Thyroid Yoga®-certified practitioners is for each to first and foremost, understand how to utilize the practices to balance their own glandular system for sustained health, and then have the confidence to share these practices with the world as they develop their own signature offerings. I aim to empower each person who takes this training to create their own ripple effect of health and healing in our global community. This could be in the form of retreats, speaking engagements, personal and group healing work, yoga, meditation, functional medicine - truly the possibilities are infinite and this is what makes this so exciting for me!
Certified Yoga Instructor - Yoga People, New York City
Board Certified Integrative Health Practitioner - Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City
Certified Reiki Practitioner - Ssanyu Birigwa, Bone Healer, M.S. in Narrative Medicine
Certified Intuitive Healer - Kathryn Schiff, School of Intuitive Greater Healing, The Den Meditation Center, Los Angeles
Functional Nutrition Program - Dr. Joel Kahn, Dr. Taz Bhatia, Dr. Frank Lipman, MindBodyGreen
Ayurvedic Nutrition - Donnalynn Civello, Jivamukti Yoga School, New York City
Immense Grace Women’s Kundalini Yoga, self-psychology and creative embodiment immersion - Guru Jagat, RA MA Institute for Applied Yogic Science and Technology, Los Angeles
Moon Centers Training and Kundalini Women’s Camp - Hari Kaur, Cancun, Mexico
Science of Private Yoga Instruction - Francesca Cervero, New York City
20-hour Restorative Yoga Intensive - Exhale Yoga & Spa, New York City
Design Your Life - Handel Life Coaching, Los Angeles