Teachers

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

Dilip Sarkar is a retired vascular surgeon turned Yoga acharya, certified Yoga Therapist, and certified Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist. He retired as an associate professor of surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Virginia, and now teaches Yoga Therapy and Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy both nationally and internationally to healthcare providers, with a focus on integrating yogic and Ayurvedic wisdom with the science of Western medicine.

Dr. Sarkar started the first category one ACCME-approved CME (Continuing Medical Education) course in the USA for physicians, “Yoga Therapy for Medical Professionals.” He serves on several local and national healthcare boards as: past president of the board of directors for the American Heart Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, Virginia; immediate past president of the board of directors, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); chairman of the board, Life in Yoga Institute; chairman of the board, Center for Integrative Medicine and Yoga, Taksha Institute, Hampton, Virginia; life member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA); fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS); and fellow, American Associations of Integrative Medicine (AAIM).

His new DVD, Yoga Therapy for Health and Healing: A Daily Practice, and his book, Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda and Western Medicine: A Healthy Convergence, published in April of 2017, have been well received by the Yoga Therapy, Ayurveda, and Western health care communities.

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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