Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Phd
Sat Bir is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Research Director for the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. He conducts basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices. He is also a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute. For the past 12 years Sat Bir Singh Khalsa has conducted clinical research trials evaluating yoga treatments for insomnia, addiction, back pain, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic stress, and operated a yoga program in public schools to determine benefits in mental health in adolescents. Dr. Khalsa actively works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga therapy and collaborates with yoga researchers internationally. Author of the Harvard Medical School ebook Your Brain on Yoga, Sat Bir Singh Khalsa also has been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine for nearly a decade. Through the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living, he is the primary investigator for yoga studies establishing Kripalu program efficacy, contributes to yoga teacher training and guest program faculty programs, and convenes yoga research symposia. His research on yoga for mental health in public schools, insomnia, anxiety disorders, and chronic stress, and his Harvard ebook Your Brain on Yoga, and upcoming edited medical textbook The Principles and Practice Yoga in Health Care has established him as a world-renowned yoga researcher, collaborator, author, and speaker.