Roger Cole, Ph.D., is a certified Iyengar yoga teacher trained at the Iyengar Yoga Institutes in San Francisco and Pune, India. He has practiced yoga since 1975 and has taught since 1980. Cole has been featured in five of Yoga Journal’s asana calendars; is the current author of the Yoga Journal monthly Anatomy Column; has co-organized two Iyengar yoga conventions; authored articles on yoga biology and therapeutics; and taught yoga as a healing art to physicians, physical therapists, medical students and patients. He currently teaches at Yoga Del Mar (www.yogadelmar.com), near San Diego, and conducts workshops throughout the U.S. and abroad. His specialties include teacher training and the anatomy and physiology of yoga and relaxation.
Roger is also an accomplished scientist. He began studying sleep physiology at Stanford University in 1975. He earned his bachelors degree in Psychology from Stanford in 1979 and his doctorate in Health Psychology from the University of California, San Francisco in 1986. At UCSF he investigated the human relaxation response and the effects of posture on sleep and brain waves. He co-founded Synchrony Applied Health Sciences of Del Mar California in 1987. Synchrony is an innovative provider of health promotion services and products. At Synchrony, Roger is currently developing products, conducting research on sleep and biological rhythms and consulting to industry.