foto: Sat Bir

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

Yoga teacher

foto: Sat Bir

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

Sat Bir has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the efficacy of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health since 2001.

He has been practicing yoga lifestyle since 1972 and is a certified instructor in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

He is the Director of Research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind/Body Medicine, Research Affiliate of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.

He has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga influence for insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic stress, and anxiety disorders and in both public school and occupational settings. Dr. Khalsa works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga and yoga therapy.

He is also the Сhairman of the scientific program committee for the annual Symposium on Yoga Research and an Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

He has two Harvard Medical School publications, as author of the book «Your Brain on Yoga», and medical editor of «An Introduction to Yoga». He is chief editor of the medical textbook «The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care».

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa’s classes at CYF 2020:

The lecture will be describing the biomedical science and research on how yoga works on the mind, brain and body, the yoga research for medical conditions, public schools and the workplaces, and the value and application of yoga research in society.

One yoga class/workshop will be on yoga for stress and will include a full practice of Kundalini Yoga specifically for stress.

The other yoga class/workshop will be on yoga for sleep and insomnia and will include Kundalini Yoga practices specifically for sleep.