Teachers

Dilip Sarkar, M.D., FACS, CAP, C-IAYT

Dr. Sarkar, a retired vascular surgeon turned Yoga Therapist and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner, teaches Yoga Therapy both nationally and internationally to health care providers, with a focus on integrating yogic wisdom and the science of conventional medicine. He started the first category one ACCME-approved CME course in the US for physicians: Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals. His primary teaching is in Yoga Therapy, Mind/Body connection, Ayurvedic philosophy, Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Medicine. He serves on several local and national healthcare boards as: past President of the Board for the American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, VA; President of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); Chairman of the Board, Life in Yoga Institute; Life Member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and past member of NAMA’s Standards Yoga Subcommittee; Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS); and Fellow, American Associations of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). He retired as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, and is currently the Chairman of the Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga, Taksha Institute, Hampton, VA.

He has two DVDs and multiple YouTube videos on Yoga Therapy.  His new DVD, Yoga Therapy for Health and Healing: A Daily Practice, has been well received by the Yoga Therapy community and his book, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence, is set for publication in 2017.

See more at dilipsarkar.com

Events with Dilip Sarkar, M.D., FACS, CAP, C-IAYT

Application of Medical Yoga into Healthcare
November 15, 2019

Explore the field of lifestyle medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies. This course will introduce health professionals to a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care for patients. Learn how to assist patients in decreasing the stress response and discover how to use Yoga to improve flexibility, balance, and exercise capacity for patients. This workshop will introduce you to the clinical applications of medical Yoga and the philosophical basis of health promotion and disease management from this model. Course objectives include: An overview of neuroscience and lifestyle medicine An understanding of the role of emotions…

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