AUTHOR'S CURRICULUM VITAE
East-West Journalist: magazines, periodicals, journals.
Story Analyst and Book Reviewer: trade and independent publishers.
Playwright: West Coast theatrical.
Film: script coverage, analyst, and rewrite
Intellectual Property Negotiation
Commercial Advertising: product and services copy writing.
Success Trust Literary Family: literary editing, lecturing, teaching.
Integral Yoga Therapist/Psychoanalyst and Research Scientist in Mental Health.
Youngbear Studio of Eastern Arts & Sciences.
Youngbear resides with his wife of forty-six years in Los Angeles, California where he has published essays on touch therapies and energy healing for Massage Magazine and the peer-reviewed Journal of Health and Caring, and the diversity of yoga theory and philosophy for Crescent Magazine, Mystic Pop Magazine, LA Yoga Magazine, and Tathaastu Magazine. Youngbear's research papers are in the databases of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis.
Youngbear published feature articles in Quest Journal (Theosophical Society in America and India), Mediphores Literary Journal of the Medical Professions, Journal of Yoga, LA Yoga Magazine, NYC Medical School Literary Review, Massage and Tathaastu; 400+ print articles. Exec. Ed. Success Trust Literary.
Documentary, Youngbear in Session at CSUN.
Stage, Net Worth of Max Greenbaum.
Coach, Robert Redford Green Light Awards.
Rewrite for Angel Productions/David Carradine; Cappela Productions/David Korda; Miramax Films; Director Leo Penn; and Director Pavel Cerny.
Youngbear Roth has consulted with and trained physicians and patients at Cedars Sinai Medical Center of Los Angeles and Reseda Hospital in touch and energy therapies and contemplative and physical yoga modalities. Youngbear consulted on yoga for cancer programs design at The Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center. Additionally, before his retirement Youngbear founded Yoga in Sciences & Humanities, the longest running and largest non-commercial yoga education group experimental online study for Facebook, where he counseled ex-legal offenders.
Projects/ Current Placed Projects and Introduction:
Youngbear's writing is both non-fiction spiritual philosophy and Eastern thought couched in fiction, and is intended to be personally transformative.
'Youngbear Roth brings to all of his work an outstanding insight and sharp sense for a great story. His artistic acuity and intelligent perspectives jump off every page.”
~John Vincent Curtis, Star Trek
'Youngbear Roth is the most talented writer I have ever known. His integrity and dedication to his craft are of the highest order.'
~Alexandra Pushkin, Collier’s Encyclopedia in Latin American Culture/The Alexander Pushkin estate.
'My sadhana is given me by the Divine Mother; to inform my life and live through a realization of the divine within all existence. This is my Integral Yoga. As swami, my art is a journey of inclusiveness.'
MS agents, AAR only. Script agents, WGA signatories only. Publishers, trade open / indies 10 books & 25,000+.
POP MATTERS MAGAZINE: Smoking Saved My Life; Jewish Boys Dream of Coolness.
Pop Matters is an international academic publication of informative cultural criticism and analysis.
THE ART OF AUTISM: Sitting for Aspergers.
Sitting for Aspergers is a short column-blog focusing on how contemplative yoga techniques may aid those individuals who find themselves challenged within the Autism spectrum, and most specifically who present Aspergers. This is the initial column where I introduce my background with Aspergers and the contemplative yoga techniques of Zazen and Shikantaza.
CREATING A BETTER COMMUNITY; AN INTERVIEW WITH YOUNGBEAR ROTH BY BRIAN CHIDESTER.
Creating a Better Community; An Interview with Youngbear Roth, by Brian Chidester, is a discussion that writer, journalist, and music and film producer, Brian Chidester, had with Youngbear concerning the private side of mystical teachings by composer, poet, writer, and Youngbear's dear friend and mentor, eden ahbez.
ELEPHANT JOURNAL: Youngbear Roth; The Interview by Sidney Bennet.
'...YB (pron. 'Why be?'), as he likes to be called, became inspired by the writings of Ram Dass and educated within the structure of his 17 year friendship with master yogi, poet, and composer of Nature Boy, eden ahbez. His talent to laugh at adversity during any crisis he credits to his friendship with Taizan Maezumi Roshi. …'
ELEPHANT JOURNAL: The Two Most Powerful Voluntary Acts on Earth; An Open Letter to my President and my Congress, by Youngbear Roth.
'When I was too young to deeply understand the two most powerful acts on earth, I had sex and I sold guns. I had sex with all kinds of women and I sold all kinds of weapons to all kinds of people. No love or hate was involved—just a simple and complete ignorance of the profound responsibility that comes of being human. …' ~Youngbear Roth
YOUNGBEAR IN SESSION AT CSUN: Film Documentary.
As executive editor for The Success Trust Literary Family—the largest independent editing concern in the USA, Canada, and New Zealand in 2001—Youngbear Roth was honored to guest lecture a series on poetics and prose for the Masters Expository Writing course at Cal-State University, Northridge. This series was the subject of an on-campus documentary film, 'Youngbear in Session at CSUN'.
TATHAASTU MAGAZINE: The Advantage of Being Human; Practicing Forgiveness by Youngbear Roth.
TATHAASTU MAGAZINE: When the Healing Begins; An Integral Yoga Healing Session by Youngbear Roth.
'We are born into humanity because a human being is the only sentient being capable of using its own mistaken perceptions and resulting crises within its illusive condition as tools to transcend that condition.' ~Youngbear Roth.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of PSYCHOANALYSIS NEWS JOURNAL: Sumi Prints and Mind by Youngbear Roth.
'A discussion on the background pathology of stress and clinical depression considers methods and options for self-treatment or professional treatment by a yoga therapist.'
MASSAGE MAGAZINE: Guest Editorial / Toward a Genuine Reiki Practice.
QUEST MAGAZINE: Confessions of a Zen Jew.
YOGA LIVING: In the Shade of the Yoga Tree.
NEW YORK JOURNAL of BOOKS: A Straight Road with 99 Curves: Coming of Age on the Path of Zen, by Gregory Shepherd, reviewed by Youngbear Roth.
The Net Worth of Max Greenbaum: A live theater production in Hollywood, CA, produced by FIRST STAGE and directed by Pavel Cerny.
Youngbear Studio of Eastern Arts & Sciences.
January 1980 – 2014. Greater Los Angeles Area.
I have semi-retired my therapy and research practice in order to apply the lion's share of my energy and attention to my growing journalism and writing practice. I will counsel therapy patients who peak my interest on a case-by-case basis.
January 1980 – December 2000 (21 years) Greater Los Angeles Area.
Acquire and disburse fine art through auctions: Sotheby's, Butterfield's, Sloan's, Christie's, et al.
The Success Trust Literary Family.
January 1974 – December 1979 (6 years) Greater Los Angeles Area.
Story analysis + content edit + copy edit + script rewrite + generate original script & manuscript packages. Intellectual property negotiation. Twenty-five awards in education & ethics; coached two Robert Redford Green Light winners; scripting & coverage analysis for film, theater, & trade publishing.
Honors & Awards:
First Place for the original film script, Bear Path Standing.
First Place for the original novel manuscript, Bear Path Standing.
First Place for the original novel manuscript, A Change of Seasons.
First Place for the original novel manuscript, The Net Worth of Max Greenbaum.
First Place for the original novel manuscript, Messiah, Messiah.
CPS NET WEB AWARDS
CEM/CEMA; APEX; AECG; COMPUTER PROFESSIONALS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
This is an ethics and teaching award given by a committee of ten judges for an outstanding knowledge and information site. This award was given to me for my work in founding The Success Trust Literary Family and developing a pro bono publico Internet site with a mission to encourage literary skills for financially distressed authors, playwrights, screenwriters and literary editors who could not afford to take advantage of our fee charging editing and literary analysis programs.
Organizations and Memberships:
Authors Guild (Current)
Society of Professional Journalists (Retired)
Writers Guild of America (Retired)
Dramatists Guild of America (Retired)
National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis (Retired)
International Association of Yoga Therapists (Retired)
Yoga Alliance (Retired)
Eastern Philosophy/Religious Studies; Academic Scientific Research in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy; Literature/Journalism.
* Kriya yoga for two years with The Self Realization
* Zazen for twenty years with satori validated by
Taizan Maezumi Roshi of the Los Angeles Zen Center.
* Studied hypnosis under Dr. Irene Horn.
* Completed a two-year course of personal
transactional analysis through the state of
* Studied seventeen years with Integral Yoga Master
eden ahbez, with whom Youngbear studied Integral Yoga theory
and philosophy, life and spiritual counseling.
*Studied two and a half years of specialization in subtle energy manipulation in the Usui reiki style under American Reiki Master Arleta Soares.
Youngbear has practiced and taught all facets of physical and contemplative Integral Yoga, Zazen, and Tantric meditation ongoing for over thirty years.'
Master Certificate Harvard—Justice / Professor Michael J. Sandel
Harvard, License HarvardX/ER22x/2013_Spring
Starting March 2013
Honors Certificate Georgetown; Kennedy Institute of Ethics—Bioethics / Professor of Philosophy, Margaret Olivia Little; Dir. Randell J. Bass
Georgetown, License GeorgetownX/phlx101-01/2014_Summer
Starting June 2014
Honors Certificate University of British Columbia—Chinese Thought: Ancient Wisdom Meets Modern Science / Professor Edward Singerland
University of British ColumbiaX cert.1afb74f12fd8428f9355df26f947d46a
Starting December 2014
Agent and Acquiring Editor Advice for Contacting Youngbear Roth:
Initial contact via email to firstname.lastname@example.org is welcome.
**Magazines, journals, and periodicals, this author will not contribute to any literary concern which sustains unpaid internships or publishes unpaid articles. Magazines, journals, and periodicals, this author does not support no-pay policies; all remuneration is due upon acceptance.
This office keeps 30 pro bono hours monthly for special projects of interest to the author. To apply for pro bono literary services, email a letter of intention.
**Educational and Informational "journals" may be excepted from the above no-pay policy. Educational institutions may be excepted from the above no-pay policy.
'YB is a true mentor to me in many areas of yoga instruction. He has been very generous with sharing his vast knowledge of yoga theory, yogic philosophy, history, and health science, and for conveying the importance of ethical and reflective embrace and practice of this field.
He encouraged me to utilize my clinical expertise as an occupational therapist and a yoga teacher to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and gave me a forum to share this information with others.
I am not alone in having benefited from YB Roth. This is immediately evident from the content he shares on the Facebook group he started, Yoga in Sciences and Humanities. I would recommend him as a teacher, a scholar, and a mentor of great value.'
~ Allison Sullivan, Professor of Occupational Therapy, American International College