Dr. Hemanth Bhargav is Assistant Professor of Yoga Department of Integrative Medicine, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, India. He has previously worked as Assistant Professor of Yoga at Swami Vivekananda Yoga University, Bengaluru for 5 years. He has published more than 60 research papers in peer reviewed international journals in the field of integrative medicine, yoga and Ayurveda, including a book on Yoga for Depression.
Prof.B.N.Gangadhar, MBBS, MD, DSc, is the current Director & Vice Chancellor of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences [NIMHANS], Bengaluru India. B N Gangadhar has been serving as the Director (since January 2016) and Professor of Psychiatry at NIMHANS. He completed his MBBS in 1978 (Bangalore Medical College), MD Psychiatry in 1981 (NIMHANS), DSc (Doctor of Science) from SVYASA University for research work of Yoga and Mental Health in 2012. He has served as Honorary Dean, Life Sciences at SVYASA Yoga University, Bangalore (from 2013), Adjunct faculty on Consciousness at National Institute of Advanced Studies (from 2014); President of the Indian Psychiatric Society, Karnataka Chapter (2012-13); Visiting Fellow (IBRO), Vienna, Austria (1987-88); Consultant to WHO for inspection of Tsunami relief projects 2008. He is presently on the expert committees of DST and on the national AYUSH committee for integrative medicine. He is the recipient of the coveted Sir CV Raman Award and Doctors Day Award from the Government of Karnataka. He has also shared over 25 awards with other primary recipients. B N Gangadhar was elected Fellow in 2019.
Dr. R. Nagarathna is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga therapy. She is the Dean, Division of yoga and life sciences and chief consultant at Arogyadhama, SVYASA. Dr Nagarathna did her MBBS from Bangalore medical college, MD in internal medicine fromMysore medical college, Her MRCP and FRCP from Edinburg, UK. She has over 80 publications in national and international journals and has 11 books on series of yoga for different ailments published. She been felicitated with numerous awards such as the: Patanjali Award (2000) for contributions in the field of yoga by Indian Systems of Medicine and homoeopathy (ISM & H), Ministry of health and family welfare, Government of India, arranged through Director, ISM & H in Bangalore. Dr P S Shankar Vaidya Shree award (2001) by Dr P S Shankar Pratistana. Gulbarga.Woman of Excellence award (2003) by the Badaganadu Sangha Association, Bangalore, for service to humanity through Yoga Therapy. Karnataka Kalpavalli award (1995) for Service to women through Yoga awarded by Shaswathi a women's organization, NMKRV College, Bangalore. Doctor's Day award (July 1992) by IMA, Bangalore branch.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. is Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance and the Kundalini Research Institute, Research Associate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, Research Affiliate at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He has conducted research on yoga and yoga therapy since 2001 and has been a practitioner/instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan since 1971. His research has evaluated yoga for insomnia, chronic stress, and anxiety-related disorders, and in the workplace and public schools. He works with the International Association of Yoga Therapists promoting yoga research as scientific director for the annual Symposium on Yoga Research and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He is medical editor of the Harvard Medical School Special Report Introduction to Yoga, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.
Dr. Shivarama is a Professor of Psychiatry and currently the Officer-in-Charge of the NICY. His research interests include the neurobiology of psychotic disorders and the therapeutic use of Yoga in neuropsychiatric disorders, with notable contributions in these areas.