brings to her practice a unique and powerful blend of advanced training
in both clinical psychology and yoga therapy. She is an ethical,
compassionate, and accomplished healer and I recommend her
"I thank Grace and her Mind-Body Therapy for helping restore my strength
and flexibility, so I can put the fun back in my
is one of the kindest, empathetic and intuitive people I have ever
met. I enthusiastically recommend Grace’s yoga classes and yoga therapy
to anyone who wants to maintain or regain an active life style".
... has captured the essence of what I want my yoga practice to be....I applaud
her competence, clear eye, and knowledge of the human body".
Child and Family Wellness Inst. LLC
About Dr. Grace Bullock
PhD, ERYT-500, Certified Viniyoga Therapist
Dr. Grace Bullock
is a true mind∞body practitioner with extensive training and experience
in both Eastern and Western healing traditions. She received her Ph.D.
in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in behavioral genetics and affective neuroscience from the University of Oregon in 2002, and has
worked with clients of all ages and stages of life including children,
adolescents, couples, families and the elderly in both inpatient and
outpatient behavioral health settings. Dr. Bullock has worked with
numerous therapeutic modalities (Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral, Behavioral, Family
Systems, Multi-systemic etc.) and has a strong background in
affective neuroscience and neuropsychological assessment.
Dr. Bullock is also a Research Scientist, and has been a Co-Investigator on a number of longitudinal intervention trials funded by the National Institutes of Health. She is currently the Principal Investigator for a clinical trial that involves developing and testing a parenting and stress intervention that combines an evidence based parenting model (Emotion Coaching [Gottman, 1998]) with yoga, breath-work and
meditation for a sample of single, first-time disadvantaged mothers of toddlers. This study funded is by a Varela Award from The Mind and Life Institute.
Dr. Bullock is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy,
a PubMed and Medline indexed, peer reviewed scientific journal
publishing current research and issues in the rapidly expanding field of
yoga therapy. Her experience and work as a research scientist and editor ensure that her practice is based on scientific inquiry and integrity, and that her methods are consistent with the latest clinical research.
In her postdoctoral work, Dr. Bullock studied human anatomy and
physiology, kinesiology, biomechanics, and motor control. Her keen
interest in the mind-body connection led her to become a Registered Yoga
Teacher and educator (ERYT). She currently teaches therapeutic and advanced level classes
at the Downtown Athletic Club
in Eugene, Oregon. Dr. Bullock's fascination with the effects of yoga
sparked her interest in using the principles of yoga for healing of
musculo-skeletal, physiological as well as psychological illness. She is a Certified Viniyoga Therapist, trained by world renown teacher Gary Kraftsow, Director and Founder of theAmerican Viniyoga Institute
As a Certified Viniyoga Therapist, highly experienced Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor (ERYT), and member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists,
Dr. Bullock draws on over 5,000 years of tradition in the art and
science of Yogic healing practices, integrated with knowledge regarding
Ayurvedic principles related to health and wellness.
Dr. Bullock strongly believes that each of us has tremendous ability to
heal our physical, emotional, and physiological wounds, and the behavior
patterns that prevent us from reaching the happiness and peace that we seek. Through her continued education in the realms of
mind, body, and spirit, as well as extensive study of most of the major spiritual traditions, Dr. Bullock offers you expertise to
unite these aspects of yourself into a cohesive whole. She believes in a
WELLNESS, not an illness model, and embraces the principle that we can achieve happiness and well-being regardless of our