Vanika Chawla, MD
Registered Yoga Teacher
Vanika Chawla is a board-certified psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency at the University of Toronto, and her fellowship in Student Mental Health at Stanford University. She is currently working as a locum psychiatrist in Canada. She completed her 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) Training through the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in 2011. She is currently completing her 300-hour yoga teacher training through the Stanford YogaX program. Her clinical and research interests include incorporating yoga and other lifestyle modalities into psychiatric care in an evidence-based, patient-centered and accessible manner. She is also interested in the use of digital health technology such as mobile applications to improve accessibility and engagement in lifestyle interventions, as well as delivering care with a focus on diversity, equity and inclusion.