Teacher Description

Trina Chakrabortty Ridout recently moved to Pennsylvania from Virginia to pursue her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Health. She received her 200 RYT in 2013 at Om On Yoga in Richmond, VA prior to starting medical school. Her experience ranges from gentle/restorative to power yoga. She also loves to emphasize pranayama (breathing) techniques, meditation, and yoga philosophy.  She first immersed herself in yoga in Los Angeles, where she lived prior to medical school and worked in the higher education field. Her decision to switch careers from education to medicine was largely influenced by her yoga practice. She noticed a tremendous difference in her energy level and focus in addition to an increased interest in health, wellness, and preventive care. To her, the practices of yoga and medicine both provide a chance to empower people to improve their well-being and take charge of their health. She plans to pursue a practice in integrative medicine.