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CE Workshop | Survey Research on Yoga: Reasons People Practice

January 5, 2021, 11am ET

About This Workshop

Every practitioner's reasoning for beginning a yoga practice is different. Research surveys have not only captured these reasons; they have also studied why people continue to practice. This workshop discusses this research and its implications for teaching new and continuing students alike in 2021.

Supporting Documents

Reasons People Practice (PDF)
Closed Captions (PDF)


About the Presenters

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of yoga research for the Yoga Alliance who has conducted research on yoga for mental health conditions and in workplace and school settings.

Dr. Khalsa is the Director of Yoga Research for Yoga Alliance and has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings.

Kim Weeks (RYS 200, RYS 500, E-RYT 500, CEP) is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and wellness expert. She is also the founder of a wellness consulting and education company called Weeks Well, whose mission is to foster transformation in work and life.


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