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Associate & Adjunct Faculty
Associate & Adjunct Faculty
PYTS faculty teach the PYT Method and medical therapeutic yoga curriculum and CE programs throughout North America in universities, hospitals, clinics, and for professional organizations.
Shelly Prosko B.Sc. PT, PYT-C, CPI
Shelly is a Registered Physical Therapist, Yoga Therapist and a Certified Pilates Instructor. She received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 1998, her Professional Yoga Therapist certification through Professional Yoga Therapy Studies in North Carolina (www.professionalyogatherapy.org) and her Pilates certification through Professional Health and Fitness Institute in Maryland (www.prohealthandfitness.com).
Since 1998, Shelly has been integrating evidence-based medical therapeutic yoga principles and methods into her physical therapy treatments. She has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory conditions while working in private orthopaedic clinics and long term care facilities across Canada and the United States.
Currently, Shelly resides in Sylvan Lake, AB and travels across Canada and the United States offering specialty Physio-Yoga Therapy workshops, classes, private sessions, lecturing at University and College programs, and actively promoting the integration of medical therapeutic yoga into our current healthcare system. She believes that bridging the gap between Western and Eastern healthcare philosophies is essential in order to achieve optimal health. Her treatments are individually based and are a unique blend of both approaches.
Please visit www.physio-yogatherapy.com for more information about Shelly’s mission and services and to read a variety of testimonials of how PYT has profoundly influenced many people’s lives.
In addition to her many skills as a health care practitioner, Shelly is also an accomplished figure skater and has traveled the world with many professional ice shows. She is also passionate about music, dance, acting, trapeze and spending quality time with her family and friends.
Kristina Dorkoski PT, DPT, PYT-C
Dr. Dorkoski is an outpatient physical therapist specializing in neurological and geriatric rehabilitation at Allied Services Integrated Health Care System, a non-profit in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Her decade of experience in physical therapy also includes the treatment of chronic pain and work-related injuries. She earned her BS in health science and MS in physical therapy from Misericordia University and doctorate in physical therapy from Temple University. Kristina currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at Misericordia University, where she instructs neuroscience labs and a special practices course on pilates and medical therapeutic yoga . She is presently involved in balance research in conjunction with her university colleagues. Kristina resides in Dallas, PA, and doesn't mind sharing her yoga mat with her cat.
Patricia Oyarce, PT, DPT, MS
Dr. Oyarce received her Bachelor degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Chile (Santiago, Chile), and her post-professional Masters of Science in Physical Therapy with Neurology focus from Samuel Merritt University in Oakland, CA. In 2011 completed transitional doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMC). She has been working at Mississippi Methodist Rehabilitation Center (MRC) for 20 years specializing in the treatment of patients with acquired brain injuries. She is certified as brain injury specialist trainer (CBIST) by the American Academy for Certification of Brain Injury Specialists since 2002. She is APTA certified clinical instructor. Has completed 4 Levels of certification by the Healing Touch International, Inc. Currently, works at MRC Quest Program for Community Re-entry for patients with brain injury. She participates in pet therapy with her dog, Bree II, certified by the AKC as Canine Good Citizen and registered with Love on a Leash the Foundation for Pet Provided Therapy.
Shelly Williams PT, MPT, PYT, RYT
Shelly Williams joins the PYT adjunct faculty in co-writing the neurological program with Ginger. Shelly received her Master of Physical Therapy degree from Gannon University in 1993. She has worked in a variety of physical therapy arenas, specializing in the neuro/vestibular population. Shelly's relevant areas of training include community lecturing for Parkinson’s support groups and the MS Society, as well as being an activist in developing the head injury unit as well as Greensboro Head Injury support group. Shelly works for Gentiva Health Services as a Clinical and Compliance Specialist. Shelly sees patients in the private setting and has a strong passion for healing individuals through the integration of manual hands-on physical therapy and Professional Yoga Therapy™. Shelly’s mission is to establish a foundation for yoga therapy where eastern and western medicine serves to address prevention and healing for many diseases and diagnoses. Her current work is focusing on EBM (Evidence Based Medicine) and PYT™ for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in the military. Shelly lives in Coral Springs, FL with her husand and son. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nauka Joshi PT
Nauka is a faculty member at PYT and is our Sanskrit & philosophy advisor. She received her graduate training at MS University, Medical College, School of Physiotherapy, in the city of Baroda, India. Nauka has over 24 years experience as a physical therapist in a variety of patient backgrounds, having practiced in India, England, and the United States. Nauka was born and raised in India, where her upbringing included exposure to Yoga at a tender age. While in India, Nauka also chose to be schooled in Sanskrit and Gujarati as second languages. She spent over 15 years honing her practice of physical therapy in the United States before deciding it was time to rekindle her true loves of Yoga and art. As a painter, her desire to create led her back to her early love of Yoga. She sought out specialty training at PYT for her post graduate level training in Professional Yoga Therapy in order to blend her eastern and western knowledge of medicine. Being able to merge her preferred profession of physical therapy and her deep love of Yoga was a moment of epiphany. That was seven years ago and since she has focused her practice toward the specialty of orthopaedics and yoga therapy. Nauka’s adventurous spirit and love of creating and travel in her spare time has made her an artist, a teacher, a talented alchemist of Ayurvedic cookery (this a testament from Ginger!), a perpetual student of life, an effective physical and yoga therapist, and avid bookworm. Her own life mission is to be good, giving and loving. Says Nauka, “it is the habit of being good that leads to excellence.” Nauka lives and practices yoga therapy in Chicago, IL. Contact: email@example.com
Diana Munger PT, DPT
Dr. Munger is a licensed physical therapist who runs a private practice specializing in women’s health and pelvic rehabilitation. She graduated from
She received her yoga teacher training and professional yoga therapist training through Integrative Yoga Therapy. She is a contributor and peer review editor for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. By combining her background in yoga with traditional physical therapy, Diana enjoys creating holistic wellness programs for women across their lifespan. She is passionate about community education and empowering women to be active participants in their healthcare.
Diana joins the PYTS adjunct faculty to assist in the development of a women’s wellness yoga therapy program. She lives in