Article by Brent Becvar, M.S.

Brent Becvar, M.S.

Brent BecVar has worked in direct association with Deepak Chopra and the Chopra Organization for more than twenty-two years. With over 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, educator and Vedic astrologer, Brent has studied with respected Vedic Science masters in this country and India.

In 1993 with Dr. Chopra and Dr. David Simon, Brent established and supervised the Sharp Center for Mind Body Medicine Residential Program in Del Mar, California, which later became the Chopra Center for Well Being. He was among the first Certified Instructors of Primordial Sound Meditation and Perfect Health/Ayurvedic Lifestyle Educators and continues to serve as the Director of the Vedic Counseling Program for the Chopra Center for Well Being since 1999.

Brent BecVar received a Master’s Degree in Education and Psychology from the University of Kentucky. He was trained as a Certified Yoga Instructor by Swami Satchidananda and the Integral Yoga Institute in 1970 and has taught and been immersed in Vedic studies for over 40 years.

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