Monday and Tuesday afternoons, 2:00 – 5:00 pm, December 17 & 18
6 CEUs for the entire conference
We are excited to announce our partnership with the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine and Humanology! This collaboration will bring new opportunities that can broaden your teaching skills—specifically how to use Kundalini Yoga to promote health and healing.
Are you a teacher? Ever wonder how you can better serve your students? Here is an opportunity that you cannot miss. This conference will bring you:
- Awareness and understanding of Kundalini Yoga Therapy and Yoga Therapy Research
- What’s trending today in each of these rapidly growing disciplines
- Information on how to teach Kundalini Yoga to special populations
- How you can serve and teach students with health conditions
- An understanding of the underlying science behind yoga’s efficacy for health and therapy
- How you can use and benefit from existing published yoga therapy research
- How to begin participating in research on Kundalini Yoga
Learn from the experts. Learn from each other. Go home a better teacher with new skills and knowledge.
Come and expand your horizons. This is the place to be!
Featured Teachers: Shanti Shanti Kaur, PhD, Sat Bir Singh, PhD, Guruka Kaur, Executive Director IKYTA
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, PhD., is one of the premier Yoga Therapy Researchers in the world. He has been fully engaged in basic and clinical research on the effectiveness of yoga and meditation practices in improving physical and psychological health for over 10 years. He has also practiced a yoga lifestyle for over 40 years and is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. He is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Director of the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
He has been involved in efficacy studies of yoga for a number of conditions including chronic insomnia and anxiety disorders. His current studies include clinical trials of yoga for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic stress and ongoing research funded by the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health evaluating a yoga program within the academic curriculum of public schools to determine the benefits in mental health characteristics such as perceived stress, resilience, emotion regulation and anxiety.
Dr. Khalsa routinely interacts internationally with other yoga researchers and he is actively working with the International Association of Yoga Therapists to promote the field of research on yoga therapy. For over 5 years he has also been teaching an elective course at Harvard Medical School in Mind-Body Medicine.
Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD, is founder and director of the Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology. A yoga instructor since 1971, she began to specialize in teaching Kundalini Yoga and Meditation to people with chronic or life threatening illness and their family members in 1986, under the direction of Yogi Bhajan. The Center provides direct client services and yogically based programs for people with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, HIV, anxiety, depression and life transitions. We offer professional training and conduct outcome studies on the medical effects of yoga practice. Dr. Khalsa is a RYT 500, a KRI Certified yoga teacher trainer and a charter member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists.
She provides training to health professionals and yoga instructors on the application of yoga and meditation to the spiritual, psychological and behavioral aspects of getting and staying well. http://www.grdcenter.org
IKYTA Sponsored Classes at Winter Solstice:
Featured Teachers: Shakta Kaur, Sat Bir Singh, and Shanti Shanti Kaur