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Yoga in the Schools Symposium


Janna DelgadoJanna Delgado, BFA, E-RYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools. Janna combines her training as a Kripalu Yoga teacher, Integrative Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant, and AFAA-certified fitness instructor with her background in acting to create playful, collective yoga experiences. She uses the insight gained through her 15 years as a yoga teacher and her experience leading outdoor education programs for adolescents to make yoga accessible and meaningful to teenagers. Read more about Kripalu Yoga in the Schools.

Sat Bir S. KhalsaSat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School in the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He also directs research for Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living. His projects have focused on the therapeutic applications of yoga in a number of settings, including public schools, and for several conditions, including insomnia, performance anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder. He is one of the most active and experienced researchers in the yoga world today. Read more about Sat Bir.

Edi PasalisEdi Pasalis, MBA, MTS, Director of the Institute for Extraordinary Living, champions the use of yoga throughout society, particularly in the education and health-care sectors. She brings more than two decades of corporate and entrepreneurial experience and a deep study of yoga to this work. Edi’s academic background includes an MBA from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and a master’s degree from Harvard Divinity School, where she explored the impact of yoga on spiritual life. Edi is also a 500-Hour certified Kripalu Yoga teacher.

Iona M. SmithIona M. Smith, MEd, CYT 500, is Program Leader for Kripalu Yoga in the Schools. She cocreated the KYIS curriculum, co-facilitates the KYIS Teacher Training, and serves as a Yoga Educator for KYIS research studies. Iona holds a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a 500-hour yoga teacher certification from the Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Read more about Kripalu Yoga in the Schools.