RISE Resources & Research


Improvements in Psychological and Occupational Well-Being in a Pragmatic Controlled Trial of Yoga-Based Programs for Professionals. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Trent, N., Borden, S., Miraglia, M., Pasalis, E., Dusek, J., & Khalsa, S.B. (2019)

Potential Self-regulatory Mechanisms of Yoga for Psychological Health. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Gard, T., Noggle, J., Park, C., Vago, D., & Wilson, A. (2014)


Improvements in Psychological and Occupational Well-being Following a Brief Yoga-Based Program for Education Professionals. Sage Journals.
Trent, Natalie, L., PhD; Borden, Sara , MBA; Miraglia, Mindy, MSc; Pasalis, Edi, MBA; Dusek, Jeffery, A., PhD; Khalsa, Sat Bir, S., PhD. (2019)

Improvements in Psychological Health Following a Residential Yoga-Based Program for Frontline Professionals. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Trent, Natalie, L., PhD; Miraglia, Mindy, MS; Dusek, Jeffery, A., PhD; Pasalis, Edi, MBA; Khalsa, Sat Bir, S., PhD. (2018)

Improving physical and mental health in frontline mental health care providers: Yoga-based stress management versus cognitive behavioral stress management. Journal of Workplace Behavioral Health. Riley, K.E., Park, C.L., Wilson, A., Sabo, A.N., Antoni, M.H., Braun, T.D., Harrington, J., Reiss, J., Pasalis, E., Harris, A.D., & Cope, S. (2016)

Evaluation of the Psychological Benefits of a Yoga Program for Police Academy Recruits. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Jeter, P., Cronin, S., & Khalsa, S.B. (2013)

Moving Beyond Health to Flourishing: The Effects of Yoga Teacher Training. The Scientific World Journal. Conboy, L.A., Wilson, A., & Braun, T. (2010)


Greater Widespread Functional Connectivity of the Caudate in Older Adults Who Practice Kripalu Yoga and Vipassana Meditation than in Controls.  Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  Gard. T., Dixit, R., Hölzel, B., Dickerson, B., & Lazar, S. (2015)

Fluid Intelligence and Brain Functional Organization in Aging Yoga and Meditation Practitioners. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, Gard. T., Taquet, M., Dixit, R., Hölzel, B., de Montjoye, Y.A., Brach, N., Salat, D., Dickerson, B., Gray, J., & Lazar, S. (2014)


Group-Based Yogic Weight Loss with Ayurveda-Inspired Components: A Pilot Investigation of Female Yoga Practitioners and Novices. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Braun, T., Park, C., Gorin, A., Garivaltis, H., Noggle, J., & Conboy, L.A. (2016)

Yoga for Military Service Personnel With PTSD: A Single Arm Study. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. Johnston, J., Minami, T., Greenwald, D., Li, C., Reinhardt, K., & Khalsa, S. B. (2015)

Psychological Well-Being, Health Behaviors, and Weight Loss Among Participants in a Residential, Yoga-Based Weight Loss Program. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Braun, T., Park, C., & Conboy, L.A. (2012)

Perceived Benefits of Kripalu Yoga Classes in Diverse and Underserved Populations. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. Wilson, A., Marchesiello, K., & Khalsa, S.B. (2008)

Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention: A Bibliometric Analysis of Published Research Studies. Indian Journal of Physiology & Pharmacology. Khalsa, S.B. (2004)


A qualitative examination of yoga for middle school adolescents. Advances in School Mental Health Promotion.  Butzer, B.,  LoRusso, A.M., Windsor, R., Riley, F., Frame, K., Khalsa, S.B., & Conboy, L. (2017)

Evaluation of Yoga for Preventing Adolescent Substance Use Risk Factors in a Middle School Setting: A Preliminary Group-Randomized Controlled Trial.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence.  Butzer, B., LoRusso, A., Shin, S., & Khalsa, S. B. (2016)

Implementing yoga within the school curriculum: a scientific rationale for improving social-emotional learning and positive student outcomes. Journal of Children’s Services. Butzer, B., Bury, D., Telles, S., & Khalsa, S. B. (2016)

Yoga in school settings: a research review.  Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  Butzer, B. & Khalsa, S. B. (2016)

Yoga Enhances Positive Psychological States in Young Adult Musicians.  Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. Butzer, B., Ahmed, K., & Khalsa, S. B. (2016)

School-based Yoga Programs in the United States: A Survey.  Advances in Mind-Body Medicine.  Butzer, B., Ebert, M., Telles, S., & Khalsa, S. B. (2015)

Yoga May Mitigate Decreases in High School Grades. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  Butzer, B., van Over, M., Noggle, J., & Khalsa, S. B. (2015)

Yoga in Public School Improves Adolescent Mood and Affect. Contemp School Psychol.  Felver, J., Butzer, B., Olson, K., Smith, I., & Khalsa, S. B. (2014)

Yoga Reduces Performance Anxiety in Adolescent Musicians. Alternative Therapies.  Khalsa, S. B., Reinhardt, K., Butzer, B., Shorter, S., & Cope, S. (2013)

Qualitative Evaluation of a High School Yoga Program: Feasibility and Perceived Benefits. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing. Conboy, L., Noggle, J., Frey, J., Kudesia, R., & Khalsa, S. B. (2013)

Effects of a Yoga-Based Intervention for Young Adults on Quality of Life and Perceived Stress: The Potential Mediating Roles of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. The Journal of Positive Psychology. Gard, T., Brach, N., Hölzel, B., Noggle, J., Conboy, L.A., & Lazar, S. (2012)

Benefits of Yoga for Psychosocial Well-Being in a US High School Curriculum: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. Noggle, J., Steiner, N., Minami, T., & Khalsa, S.B. (2012)

A Yoga Intervention for Music Performance Anxiety in Conservatory Students. Medical Problems of Performing Artists. Stern, J., Khalsa, S. B., & Hofmann, S. (2012)

Evaluation of the Mental Health Benefits of Yoga in a Secondary School: A Preliminary Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Behavioral Health Services and Research. Khalsa S. B. Hickey-Schultz, L., Cohen, D., Steiner, N., & Cope, S. (2011)

Yoga Ameliorates Performance Anxiety and Mood Disturbance in Young Professional Musicians. Appl Psychophysiol Biofeedback. Khalsa, S. B., Shorter, S., Cope, S., Wyshak, G., & Sklar, E. (2009)

Effects of a Yoga Lifestyle Intervention on Performance-Related Characteristics of Musicians: A Preliminary Study. Med Sci Moni. Khalsa, S.B., & Cope, S. (2006)

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