Timothy McCall, M.D. is a board-certified internist, the Medical Editor of Yoga Journal and the author of two books, Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing and Examining Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications, including the New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Public Citizen’s Health Letter, The Nation, American Health, Redbook (where he was a contributing editor), The Boston Globe, The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Los Angeles Times. His column appeared monthly in the newsletter Bottom Line Health from 1995 to 2003. From 1996-2001 his medical commentaries were featured on the public radio program Marketplace. He writes feature articles for Yoga Journal and columns for the magazine’s online newsletter for teachers, My Yoga Mentor (free subscription available online through Yoga Journal).
Timothy has studied yoga since 1995 with Patricia Walden, a teacher of classical Iyengar yoga. More recently, he has been working with Donald Moyer and Rod Stryker. In addition, Timothy travels regularly to India to research yoga, yoga therapy and Ayurveda, and to study with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidhya (doctor) in Kerala and a Tantric master in Bangalore. In 2004-2005, he spent a year as scholar-in-residence at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Stockbridge, MA.
Timothy is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he also attended medical school. After completing his residency in primary care internal medicine, he practiced for more than 10 years in the Boston area before devoting himself full time to writing and research. His main focus since the year 2000 has been investigating the therapeutic aspects of yoga, as well as the scientific explanations of yoga’s effects. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and gives lectures, seminars, and yoga workshops around the U.S. and internationally. For current listings, please click on "Upcoming Appearances" in the sidebar.
A number of Timothy's articles are available online; you can access them by clicking "Yoga and Yoga Therapy" in the sidebar. He has also been interviewed in a number of publications, several of which you can read here:
An interview with Integral Yoga Magazine
Part of a presentation I gave on the differences between Indian and Western research practices, and my own experiences visiting and learning about yoga therapy centers in India.
An interview with San Francisco Medicine,
a publication of the San Francisco Medical Society. Focuses on my path to yoga and my desire to reach out to physicians and other health care professionals about the medical benefits of yoga.
An interview with the website Yogamates
A brief discussion of my focus on yoga therapy, yogic vs. scientific language, Ayurveda, etc.
A "Health Heroes" interview with the Diet Detective
In which we discuss yoga, yoga for beginners, fitting yoga into a busy modern lifestyle, diet, etc.
Teacher Spotlight from Yoga Journal's Conference Connection Newsletter
A reflection on my journey from my medical practice to where I am today.
Introduction to Yoga as Medicine: A Leap of Faith
My path from being a full-time practitioner of Western medicine to becoming a student of yoga and yoga therapy.
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