About Lifetree Health

Helping More Than
190,000 People
Since 2019

Learn more about the team and our mission to improve the physical and mental well being of the entire planet

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Founded Our Consumer Brand MyYogaTeacher In 2019

With the Mission to improve the physical and mental well being of the entire planet through yoga

Our Stats


Clients served


1-on-1 Sessions


Amazing yoga therapists


App store rating

higher than any other app in the space


6-month retention rate

higher than Netflix


From 101,543 session ratings

Our average 1-on-1 client does sessions 42 (of 52) weeks / year

Gave 1,000,000 free group class sessions during COVID

Launched Our Enterprise Brand Brand Lifetree Health in 2023

With the mission to make the workplace healthier, happier, and more productive by giving people relief from joint and muscle pain

Our Stats For Yoga Therapy


Clients served


6-month retention rate


Amazing yoga therapists


From 63,248 session ratings

Our average 1-on-1 client does sessions 40 of 52 weeks / year

Our Story

MyYogaTeacher timeline
MyYogaTeacher timeline

In 2019, we launched MyYogaTeacher with a mission to improve the physical and mental well being of the entire planet through yoga. 

Our clients love the service, but our data showed us that people suffering from back pain are a notch above the rest. They convert into membership at a higher rate, are more engaged with the service , and retain even higher than the already stellar retention rate.

On average our 1-on-1 clients practice 42 (of 52) weeks in a year – a remarkable engagement rate – but our back pain clients were even more consistent! Because of this, they feel happier, healthier, and spend much less on other medical interventions.

We realized that there were many more people we could be helping. 

Back pain is a massive problem, with 65M people suffering from it at any given time. Back pain is one of the leading causes of work interruptions and causes 20% of worker comp claims. Employees suffering from back pain cost their employers $100Bn/year due to additional medical services and productivity loss, which is about $1,500/employee/year.

The current solutions are typically self-guided programs delivered via a tablet – with wearables and tracking, or image recognition. Those solutions seem state of the art, but are ineffective. Employees feel too stressed and busy to stick with automated, self-guided programs. In fact, most people suffering from back pain will tell you that they already know what they should do, but they can’t do it consistently - they need more help!

In 2023, we launched Lifetree Health for enterprises to provide 1-on-1 coaching to address back pain for busy, stressed out employees. Your staff will get a dedicated back pain coach who is with them every step of the way – live, online via Zoom in every session. The coaches are there to help them when things get hard, they keep your employees motivated when they feel like giving up, and they are their biggest cheerleaders when your staff succeeds at reducing their pain and improving their health!

When someone has a coach waiting for them, they will show up and do the stretches and movements to feel better. In addition to providing personalized loving care,1-on-1 coaches with Lifetree Health act as a commitment device.

Reducing Joint and Muscle Pain Related Costs

If you’re an HR benefits manager looking to reduce costs related to MSK issues while providing tender, loving care to your employees that gets them feeling better - please reach out to . If you are an employee suffering from back pain, send this information to your HR folks and ask them to get in touch with us. 

Our Team

Expert Help For Back Pain

Dr. Loren Fishman

Dr. Loren Fishman

Medical Advisor & Back Pain Expert

Graduated as Chief Resident at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1985, did his residency at Harvard-Tufts. Loren Fishman, M.D., is a world-leading expert on back pain, has been practicing medicine for 25+ years and treated over 20,000 patients. He’s written 12 books and been listed in Castle and Connely’s “Best Doctors” 10 times.

Dr. Savitha Kootil

Dr. Savitha Kootil

Medical Advisor

Graduated from J.L.N. Medical College. Savitha practices internal medicine at Kaiser Permanente where she specializes in primary care, chronic disease management, and elder care. She is a long time client and often recommends her patients to work with us.

Paulina Lauterbach

Paulina Lauterbach

Back Pain Coach & Yoga Therapist

Trained, certified and directly apprentices with Dr. Fishman in his New York office. Paulina is an accomplished yoga therapist who has helped hundreds of clients overcome chronic pain with yoga therapy.

Shweta Jain

Shweta Jain

Back Pain Coach & Yoga Therapist

An experienced yoga therapist with a masters in behavioral science, Shweta has been trained personally by Dr. Fishman. Over a decade ago, Shweta was in a horse back riding accident, she had severe and chronic back pain, and only found relief through yoga therapy.

What our clients are saying:

“I was suffering with back pain, neck and shoulder pain and stiffness. Neha and Priyanka literally gave me back life....No more pain”

A reviewer named Penny Powers

Penny Powers

Disclaimer: all testimonials in this section are statements made from people who used our service. They are examples of possible results from working with Dr. Fishman or someone using his methods and do not necessarily represent typical results. Results may vary.

Lifetree Health

Leadership Team

Jitendra Gupta

Jitendra Gupta

CEO / Founder

Graduated from IIT Kanpur. An experienced entrepreneur, MyYogaTeacher is his 3rd company. His previous company, Punchh, sold for $500M in 2022.

Kuldeep Kumar

Kuldeep Kumar

Co-Founder & Head of Engineering

Graduated from IIT Kanpur. Kuldeep was the head of Engineering at Willow TV and at SezWho. After a training accident tore his ACL, Kuldeep is practicing yoga to increase flexibility.



Co-Founder & Head of Product

Anil graduated from IIT Kanpur with excellent academic honors and is a software professional. He is passionate about tennis, plays regularly and has been an ardent follower of pro tennis.

Maneesh Sethi

Maneesh Sethi

Co-founder & Head of Teacher Network

Maneesh is a serial entrepreneur who loves the hustle and bustle of startups. Maneesh is a people's person and is deeply interested in the ancient Indian disciplines of Ayurveda and Yoga.

Kuldeep Singh Rathore

Kuldeep Singh Rathore

Co-founder & Head of Design

Kuldeep is an expert in user experience and design. To take a break from busy life, Kuldeep likes to take time off to visit the Himalayas in order to recharge himself.

Will Allen

Will Allen

Co-founder & Head of Marketing

After leaving his career in Aerospace Engineering, subcontracting for NASA, Will helps Lifetree Health & MyYogaTeacher to grow with Heart and Integrity.

Note: Our Dr. Fishman certified back pain coaches are not medical personnel. While they have been trained personally by a medical doctor, Loren Fishman, information provided through our service pertaining to your back health or any other aspect of your life is not intended to be a substitute for the professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by your own medical provider. Always seek the advice of your own medical provider regarding any questions or concerns you have about your back health before implementing any recommendations or suggestions from our service. Do not disregard medical advice, delay seeking medical advice, or start or stop taking any medications because of information you have received through our service. If you suspect that you have a medical problem, contact your own medical provider promptly.