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Dr. Dilip K. Sarkar, MD, FACS, D.Ayur., is one of foremost experts in Yoga Therapy who combines his 40-year experience in Conventional Medicine with his extensive knowledge of Integrative Medicine, including Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. After 30 years of practice as a Vascular Surgeon in Tidewater Virginia, Dr. Sarkar retired from practice after suffering a heart attack and undergoing by-pass surgery in 2001. Subsequently, he developed a profound interest in Ayurvedic medicine and Yoga Therapy, devoting considerable time to the study of these ancient treatments and wellness philosophies in Virginia and in India.

Dr. Sarkar has held positions that included teaching as a primary focus of his medical career. He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief of Staff at Portsmouth General Hospital. He serves on several local and national healthcare boards as: Founding Member, National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA) and Member of its Research and Standards Committee; Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT); and, Fellow, American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM). He is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and continues to practice and teach classes in Yoga Therapy, Mind/Body Connection, Ayurvedic wellness, Integrative Nutrition, and Integrative Medicine. Currently, he is the Executive Director, School of Integrative Medicine, Taksha Institute, Hampton, Virginia.