Julie Carmen is a yoga therapist, psychotherapist, and award-winning actress. Julie is on the faculty of Loyola Marymount University Yoga Therapy Rx and introduced the mental health module to the program. Her Assessment and Treatment Planning for Anxiety and Depression course is designed to begin broadening the scope of competency for yoga therapists. Along with Yoga Therapy Rx Founder and Executive Director, Larry Payne, PhD, she offered a pilot program for fourth year Yoga Therapy Rx interns to treat staff and family members of people with mental illness for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, West Los Angeles, NAMI. Julie has been teaching yoga since she completed her teacher training at Yoga Works with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford in 1999. Julie founded a Yoga Media Production Company YOGA TALKS tm through which she produces DVDs, audio CDs and leads yoga retreats since 2001.