Shirley Telles (Dr.)

Yoga Researcher

Dr Shirley Telles has a PhD in Neurophysiology and a conventional medical degree, with over 250 articles on yoga in indexed journals and published books.

Shirley is co-editor of the books:

  • The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care
  • Handbook of Research on Evidence-Based Perspectives on the Psychophysiology of Yoga and Its Applications (Advances in Medical Diagnosis, Treatment, and Care)
  • Research on the Psychophysiology of yoga

Shirley is a Research Advisor and directs yoga research for Patanjali Research Foundation in Hardwar, India, while consulting globally in areas related to yoga and wellness.

Shirley is an active yoga practitioner and believes that yoga practice positively impacts all dimensions of life. She was invited to speak to the Dalai Lama on Yoga. Shirley is an engaging, knowledgeable and interesting presenter. She has run many workshops for Yoga Therapy Institute audiences and has developed her own Australian ‘fan club.’


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