Online Program

Yoga for Insomnia The Scientific Rationale and Research Evidence


There is an increasing recognition and knowledge about the value of sleep in physiology, psychology, and human performance. There is also an increasing burden and prevalence of sleep disturbance and chronic insomnia, which are believed to be strongly influenced by stress and arousal. 

Join Sat Bir S. Khalsa, associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of yoga research at Yoga Alliance, for an online program that explains 

  • The well-known behavioral treatments for insomnia
  • The prevalence and underlying characteristics of insomnia
  • The research demonstrating the efficacy of yoga for sleep quality and sleep disorders.

The behavioral treatments for insomnia have been well-validated and there is strong research evidence demonstrating the high effectiveness of yoga for alleviating stress. Deepen your understanding of these approaches—which are free of the side effects and the other complications that come with sleeping pills—and how to implement them in your life or your workplace.  

This program is appropriate for anyone, especially healthcare workers and yoga therapists. 

Note You will have access to the video recording(s) for 30 days after the program ends. All recordings will be available within 72 hours of the end of each session. 

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Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

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