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Yoga and Society

August 19, 2020

About This Video

This workshop addresses yoga's varying demographics, popularity, and some of the inherent social injustices that are sadly common in this practice today. Learn more about the societal perception of yoga with Yoga Alliance's Director of Research Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa and wellness expert Kim Weeks.


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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