Yoga Vacation Program
December 12 — 15, 2023

The Science and Research on Yoga

Understanding How it Improves Stress, Resilience, and Spirituality

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

Join us for an illuminating journey as we explore the science and biomedical research on yoga’s remarkable benefits for physical, mental, and emotional well-being, as well as spiritual growth. Discover the incredible potential of yoga in mitigating stress, cultivating resilience, and nurturing your spirit. Engage in rejuvenating afternoon workshops where you will be guided through specific yoga techniques to alleviate anxiety, manage stress, and enhance your sleep. Prepare to embark on a transformative experience that will leave you feeling centered, balanced, and empowered.

Guided by Harvard yoga researcher and Kundalini Yoga instructor Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, renowned for his extensive biomedical research on yoga and meditation practices, this program offers a unique opportunity to delve into evidence-based insights.

Dr. Khalsa has conducted clinical research trials evaluating the effectiveness of yoga interventions in various contexts, from insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder, to chronic stress and anxiety disorders, to public school and workplace settings. Through engaging lectures and discussions on the scientific research, and specific yoga practices, gain a deeper understanding of how yoga can enhance your overall well-being. Empower yourself with evidence-based insights and discover the potential in incorporating yoga practices into your daily life.

Offered as 3 satsangs and 3 workshops (subject to change).

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is the Director of Research for the Kundalini Research
Institute, a Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, a
Research Affiliate at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an Associate
Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He
has conducted research on yoga and yoga therapy since 2001 and has been a
practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1973. His
research has evaluated yoga for insomnia, chronic stress, and anxiety-related disorders,
and also in workplace and public school settings. He works with the International
Association of Yoga Therapists promoting yoga research as scientific director for the
annual Symposium on Yoga Research and as editor-in-chief of the International Journal
of Yoga Therapy. He is medical editor of the Harvard Medical School Special Report
Introduction to Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and
Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

December 12

evening satsang
Understanding The Science and Biomedical Research on Yoga

December 13

afternoon workshop
Kundalini Yoga Class for Anxiety

evening satsang
The Science and Research on Yoga for Stress and Burnout

December 14

afternoon workshop
Kundalini Yoga Class for Stress

evening satsang
The Science and Research on Yoga for Spirituality

December 15

afternoon workshop
Kundalini Yoga Class for Sleep

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