Yoga Biomedical Trust
"Robin Monro PhD is founder and director of the Yoga Therapy Centre in London. He suffered from asthma as a child, which turned into chronic bronchitis as an adult. After being introduced to yoga therapy by an Indian doctor in the 1970s, this condition was completely cured, and has still not returned after 25 years. Having left a successful career as a Cambridge research scientist in order to explore the broader dimensions of science, he decided to research and develop the link between yoga and modern health care. In 1983 he set up the Yoga Biomedical Trust (YBT), a charity dedicated to the development of yoga in the treatment and prevention of specific ailments and medical conditions. The three main activities of the YBT are the practice of yoga therapy, the training of yoga therapists and research on yoga and health. The Yoga Therapy Centre was set up in 1994 at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, as a base for the Yoga Biomedical Trust's activities. Venice Allan is a writer, who works at the Yoga Therapy Centre."