Sam Chase

Sam Chase specializes in working with communities that serve in high-stress circumstances. After graduating from Vanderbilt, he was invited to compete for the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Upon winning, he declined the award and left the field to pursue the work he continues today—exploring the science of the human mind and the factors of a flourishing life.

Sam brings that study back to the business world through his work with clients such as UBS, Bloomberg, and others. He has shared mindfulness with world leaders through an ongoing yoga and meditation program he developed for staff at the United Nations headquarters in New York, and also with the service men and women of the National Guard, where he created the yoga program for a pioneering resilience intervention led by researchers at Weill-Cornell Medical Center.

Sam leads yoga and meditation programs for students at New York University and the Columbia-Bassett medical school. He is also author of Yoga and The Pursuit of Happiness, a down-to-earth guide to the philosophy and science behind yoga. He has trained more 1,000 yoga teachers in more than 40 programs around the country during the last decade. Sam holds a master’s degree from Harvard, where he was the national recipient of the Jacob Javits Fellowship. He is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Yoga where he currently serves as the Lead Facilitator for the RISE program.

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