Sam Chase designs and delivers programs in mindfulness, yoga and resilience for organizations nationwide.
After studying Economics and English at Vanderbilt, he finished at the top of his class and went on to compete for the international Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. He won, but then ultimately declined the award to pursue the work he continues today--exploring the science of the human mind and the tools that help people lead flourishing lives. He brings that study back to the real world through his work with organizations including the United Nations, the National Guard, Columbia Medical School, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, The Department of Education, UBS, Bloomberg, American Express and numerous others.
His private practice in New York specializes in designing personal yoga and meditation programs tailored to individual needs and goals, whether managing stress and burnout, training for an event, or simply seeking an hour of calm. His clients include veterans, moms-to-be, rockstars, Olympic athletes, newlywed couples and everyone in between.
Sam has facilitated the education of more than 1500 yoga and mindfulness teachers over the last decade, as a director, faculty and guest presenter in numerous teacher training programs nationwide.
He is the author of Yoga & the Pursuit of Happiness, a book that bridges the ivory tower research and esoteric philosophy surrounding meditation in a down-to-earth style that helps everyday people build an accessible, transformative practice. He is certified to teach by the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, the largest yoga center in the nation, where he also holds a certificate in Positive Psychology. He received his Master's Degree at Harvard University's A.R.T. Institute.