Education and Training in Western Science and Eastern Contemplative Traditions

Dr. Rich earned a Ph.D. and M.S.W. in Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley, and a M.A. in Health Psychology and B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University. In 1981, Dr. Rich completed 15 months of full-time residential training as a mindfulness yoga and meditation teacher while living at the Himalayan International Institute of Yoga Science and Philosophy. Tia’s education also includes training and experience in Chinese Medicine, Buddhism and Christianity, Chinese brush painting and pastel portraiture.

Academic Teaching

Dr. Rich’s academic teaching experience includes the following courses, lectures and workshops:

Stress Management, Stanford University.
Stress and Coping, University of California, Berkeley.
Yoga: Theory and Practice, Stanford University.
Mindfulness for Chronic Health Conditions, Stanford University.
The Art and Science of Pain Management, Stanford University.
Executive Coaching, Stanford Business School.
Tools For Individual Change, San Francisco State University.
Health Promotion For Adolescents, Stanford University and Santa Clara University.
Healthy Weight Regulation and Eating Disorders Prevention, Stanford University.
Worksite Health Promotion, Tufts University School of Medicine and San Francisco State University.