GURUCHARAN SINGH KHALSA, Ph.D., LPCC, is an expert in Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, and has been his interpreter and compiler of his teachings since 1969. Dr. Khalsa combines Western scientific training with Eastern traditions to develop practical approaches to personal growth and fulfillment. His first degrees and graduate studies were from Harvey Mudd College and Claremont Graduate School. His major emphasis was in mathematics, with a broad training in physics, chemistry, engineering and a minor in psychology. Later Dr. Khalsa earned both an M.Ed. at Boston University and a Ph.D. in psychology with an emphasis on research in meditation and clinical counseling. He has a keen understanding of Humanology, the psychology of personal excellence developed by Yogi Bhajan, and has used it in clinical practice for three decades as well as developed trainings in Humanology for therapists and healers.
As president of Khalsa Consultants, Inc., he consulted with many businesses and developed seminars and executive coaching to optimize leadership, stress resilience, creativity and conscious communication in teams. He co-authored Breathwalk and The Mind with Yogi Bhajan and co-edited The Psychospiritual Clinician's Handbook. In addition, he has contributed original research on the effects and use of Kundalini Yoga and meditation.
Dr. Khalsa is currently the Director of Training for the Kundalini Research Institute (KRI) which he co-founded in 1972. He leads the development of international training programs for teachers in Kundalini Yoga and the research and applications of meditative and yoga techniques to help people deal with happiness, stress, diabesity (diabetes and obesity), positive lifestyles and emotional vitality. He is an expert in Kundalini Yoga, Humanology, and awakening human potential and intuition. He instructed in yoga and wellness psychology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for more than 15 years and established wellness programs in universities and clinics internationally.
He is committed to sharing the essence of the teachings of Yogi Bhajan to create fulfillment for each individual in spirit, vitality, life purpose and robust communities of consciousness and values.
a Jazz musician, composer, guitar teacher, and Kundalini Yoga
instructor. He has been developing music for Kundalini meditation and
specific yoga techniques since 2004. He performs
regularly in the Boston area, while maintaining a active teaching schedule at his Cambridge studio.