Online Program

Yoga in Schools The Scientific Rationale and Research Evidence


Yoga is an ancient behavioral practice that allows for the development of mind-body awareness and mindfulness, as well as physical fitness and the self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular as a preventive medicine and a behavioral strategy for the promotion and maintenance of health and wellness.  

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 important need for such skills in our education system and public schools
  • The scientific evidence on the underlying mechanisms of yoga practice supporting the rationale for yoga in schools
  • The existing research evidence for its efficacy in school settings. 

This program is appropriate for everyone including yoga teachers, educational administrators, and school teachers.

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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