Irene Bright-Dumm is pursuing a Master of Science degree in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health. Irene’s objective is to utilize yoga therapy to support addiction recovery, Lyme disease and chronic pain. Her overall goal is to integrate yoga therapy into the healthcare system as a recognized and accessible complementary practice. During her fellowship, Irene will offer several series of yoga therapy group and individual sessions, potentially through collaborations with Island Community Counseling and the Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard. Her capstone project for her degree will include research on yoga therapy for Lyme disease. Irene’s mentor is Diane Finlayson, the Program Director of the Yoga Therapy Program at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Irene hopes to collaborate with current Vision Fellow Brian Morris (2016) who is a recovery coach at Martha’s Vineyard Community Services and also works with the MV Lyme Support Group.