Susanna and Puran Bair


Susanna Bair is a visionary leader of heart-centered living, and she blogs on topic for The Huffington Post. She is the co-creator of Heart Rhythm Meditation, co-founder and president of the Institute of Applied Meditation on the Heart (IAM Heart) non-profit organization, and co-founder of the IAM University of the Heart.

From New York to London to Vienna, Susanna has traveled the world, teaching heart-centered living practices. She has offered workshops at venues including Miraval Resort in Tucson, a five-star spa frequented by celebrities such as Oprah; she has been on panels with notables such as the Dalai Lama; and she has presented at conferences including the International Society for Subtle Energy and Energy Medicine -- where she keynoted and received the Alyce and Elmer Green Award for Innovation, whose annual recipients include spiritual leaders such as Larry Dossey, MD and Joseph Chilton Pearce.

Susanna's work has been featured in top media outlets such as Fox News, Self, Whole Living, and NPR, and her first book, Living from the Heart (co-authored with Puran Bair), was published by Three Rivers Press/Random House, which hailed the book as "one of the most important texts ever written on meditation." Susanna is the author of the forthcoming book, The Invincible Heart.

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Puran Bair is the co-founder (with his wife Susanna Bair) of IAM Heart and the IAM University of the Heart. He is the co-author (also with Susanna), of Living from the Heart, Follow Your Heart, and Energize Your Heart.

Puran is an American mystic, one of the foremost meditation teachers, and a pioneer in bringing-heart-based meditation to the public. He designed the curriculum of the IAM University of the Heart to apply authentic spiritual teachings to health, relationships, and accomplishments, and he pioneered the teaching of meditation in online courses.

Puran has worked with leading researchers to measure the effects of meditation on heart rhythm, brain waves, light emission, and electromagnetism, demonstrating mastery of both transcendent and heart-centered meditation techniques. He has led meditation workshops and retreats since 1971.

Puran's background includes 40 years in technology and business. In the financial industry for 15 years, he was a corporate officer and consultant to large firms, and the founder of a small firm. He invented technology for wind-power and high-speed composting, and addressed the United Nations Environmental Programme on these topics. Puran holds a BS in Electrical Engineering and and MS in Computer Science.

He and Susanna have five children and six grandchildren. More...


IAM Heart develops and applies Heart Rhythm Meditation to integrate physical, emotional and spiritual life; to create love, harmony and beauty; and to awaken the consciousness of humanity to the divinity of each human being.

IAM Heart provides professional training in the method and application of Heart Rhythm Meditation, through Mentoring, webcourses, group retreats, private retreats, local classes, and the IAM University of the Heart, our two-year, comprehensive program in the path of the heart.

IAM Heart is fortunate to have a group of skilled and highly experienced people serving as Board members, Instructors, Teachers, Mentors, and Retreat Guides.