Minister Bio

Dr. Cunningham, Ph.D., C-IAYT, is a leading speaker, author, and educator in the field of Lifestyle Medicine, Neuroscience, Medical Yoga, and Health Psychology.  She is the President of Positive Health Solutions and is the Founder and Director of the renowned teacher training certification programs: Neuroscience and Yoga & Cardiac Medical Yoga. She is also the Founder of Limited Mobility Yoga and Hospital Bed Yoga.  Dr. Cunningham has a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin / Madison and has been in private practice in Charlottesville, Va.for over 25 years.

Dr. Cunningham is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Lifestyle Medicine and Medical Yoga. She has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally and is a widely recognized authority in neuroscience, lifestyle medicine, health and business psychology, stress management and medical yoga.   Dr. Cunningham is certified in Auricular Acupuncture and is a certified yoga teacher from two traditions. She has taught and practiced in these areas for over 35 years.

Dr. Cunningham is also the author of two innovative books: Medical Yoga: A Gentle and Modified Practice of Yoga for Assistance in Healing and Cardiac Yoga.  She has also produced three popular CD’s entitled:  Neuroscience, Yoga and Mindfulness; Healing Journey; and Before and After Surgery: Guided Imagery & Relaxation for Surgery Patients.

Dr. Cunningham has been prominently featured in print, radio, and TV as an expert in Lifestyle Medicine, Corporate Wellness, Medical Yoga, and Health Psychology. Her knowledge base and her informative lectures make her a much sought-after speaker for keynote presentations and workshops. She resides in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia located at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.