Taksha Institute of Space Health and Aging (TISHA, formerly TSHAI)


Astronauts, yoga practitioners, and aging adults have something to teach us all! Taksha Institute of Space Health and Aging (TISHA, formerly TSHAI) specializes in cross-cutting short courses, lectures, seminars, workshops and conferences that bring together experts in apparently disparate fields to find common links across the physiology and behavior of the broadest range of human conditions. We seek to apply this new perspective by identifying practical solutions to everyday issues such as the metabolic changes related to aging, or our modern technologically-rich, sedentary lifestyle. We aim to apply lessons from space, as well as to draw from yoga practice and therapy, to maintain health in space, aging, and modern-day stressful situations.



TISHA Technical Advisory Council (TAC):

Stephane Blanc, Ph.D.
Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien, Strasbourg, France

Dilip Sarkar, M.D., F.A.C.S., C.A.P.
Chair, TI/CIMY, Hampton, VA USA


TISHA has held events in several US locations and in France, aiming for convenience to our audiences.

Vernikos on Yogiviews!

Dr. Joan Vernikos discusses the important benefits of Yoga Therapy for space travelers on Yogiviews with TV host Antonio Sausys (09/12).