Samantha Parker, MS, C-IAYT, RYT 500, CPT

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Samantha holds an M.S. in Kinesiology and a B.S in sports and exercises science. As a C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) and a certified personal trainer, she has taught over 7,000 hours of yoga around the globe. She served as the first Chief Yoga Therapist for the DoD at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center treating the U.S. and NATO Special Forces suffering from Polytrauma, TBIs, and PTSD. Samantha developed, managed, and researched the first yoga program addressing Kinesiophobia to reduce and manage chronic pain, opioid medications, improve soldier function, readiness, and return to active duty status.

In addition to working with Special Forces and active duty military, she has worked with professional athletes from football players to elite ballet dancers.

CEO of NMS®, creator of YoMo® and bestselling author of Yoga for Chronic Pain…WTF, Samantha speaks, trains and develops yoga-based movement programs to address Kinesiophobia. She advises fitness, yoga, and medical providers, along with leading military and government officials on the newest emerging yoga therapy and functional movement practices.

Samantha currently resides in Washington, D.C. still working for the U.S. government.

To know more about Samantha and the work she does, visit the following:


Instagram Handle: samanthaparker_nms




Areas of Expertise 

  • Kinesiophobia
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Development of Movement Programs for medical and wellness facilities; Create and write curriculums, SOP, Oversee program implementation
  • Integrative Pain Management
  • Polytrauma, PTSD, TBIs
  • Public Speaker, Presenter, and Trainer
  • Educator
  • Mobility and Functional Movement Specialist
  • Consult and advised medical providers, military commanders, generals and members of Congress on new evidence research-based practices of holistic modalities to address and enhance overall health and wellbeing


Professional Highlights

  • CEO/Certified Yoga Therapist, NMS (Neoteric Movement Systems)
  • Health and Fitness Specialist: AOC House of Representatives
  • Chief Movement Therapist (Kinesiotherapist/Yoga Therapist): Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany- Army DoD
  • Part-time Fitness Specialist: Phoenix House inpatient Addiction Facility



  • C-IAYT (Certified Yoga Therapist) – 2017
  • 500 RYT (Yoga Instructor) – 2004
  • CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) – 2008
  • Pilates (Mat and Reformer) Certified – 2013
  • IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) APD Provider (Continuing Education)
  • Yoga Alliance 500 RYT
  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 approved September – 2017
  • Yoga Alliance RYS (Registered Yoga School) – 2017
  • Yoga Alliance YACEP (Continuing Education Provider) – 2017
  • Yoga Fit 200 Hour RYT Certification – 2015
  • Yoga Fit 100 Warrior Certification – 2015
  • Vinyasa Yoga 200 RYT Trained – 2013
  • AFAA Primary Group Certified – 2008
  • AFAA Personal Training Certified June – 2009
  • AFAA Indoor Cycling – 2010
  • CPR and First Aid Certified
  • American Sport Education Program Sports First Aid Certified
  • AFAA Practical Yoga Instruction Trained – 2013
  • Pilates Mat Certified – 2013 (Balanced Body)
  • Pilates Reformer Certified – 2013 (Balanced Body)



  • Best Selling Author…Yoga for Chronic Pain…WTF??
  • Contributed to numerous yoga and fitness magazine articles



  • MS in Sport and Health Sciences
  • BS in Exercise Science
Last modified on: 07-09-2021