Dr. Bharti Verma


Bharti Verma, MA, MD, FCFP, is a practicing family physician and a senior instructor in yoga and meditation with the Art of Living Foundation.

Dr. Verma has varied experience in all aspects of family medicine, including long-term care, obstetrics, geriatrics, pediatrics, psychotherapy, and counseling. Bharti is also a certified instructor with the Yoga Alliance advanced level (500-hour) teacher training. She was the Chairperson for the Sri Sri School of Yoga from 2016 to 2019 and Vice President of Art of Living Foundation Canada from 2010 to 2017. With more than 30 years of experience in both fields, she brings unique expertise and passion for integrating health, learning and spirituality.

As an international yoga and meditation instructor, Bharti teaches beginner- and advanced-level yoga with the Sri Sri School of Yoga as well as advanced meditation courses with the Art of Living Foundation. She believes the philosophy of yoga is a lifelong study that brings profound joy and allows the student to have an embodied experience of knowledge.

On a personal level, yoga allows Bharti to balance her various professional roles. More specifically, as a doctor, she finds that yoga expands her level of compassion, allowing her to understand what others are experiencing and relate to them on a deeper level.

Bharti has been actively involved with training yoga teachers since the inception of Sri Sri Yoga in 2002. Her medical training together with her spiritual training brings a scientific approach with a unique richness to her teaching methodology.