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Published:October 27th, 2007 14:00 EST
Judyth Piazza chats with Puran and Susanna Bair, Authors of Energize Your Heart

Judyth Piazza chats with Puran and Susanna Bair, Authors of Energize Your Heart

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Susanna Bair

 As the President of IAM, Susanna directs the various seminars and trainings of the Institute. Susanna also has a private practice in counseling, using Heart Rhythm Practice. She is an experienced teacher to business groups and individual professionals and before starting IAM, she was the Director of Training for a large real estate firm in New York and New Jersey. Susanna has studied Sufism with a Sufi teacher and taught meditation for 25 years.

Susanna has an accomplished theater background. She was an actress in four TV films in Vienna and was the Director of the Kleinen Buehne (Women`s Experimental Theater) of The State Theater, Basel, Switzerland. In New York City, she studied with Lee Strasberg at the Actor`s Studio, and Stella Adler at the Stella Adler Conservatory.

Susanna received her education in psychology in the PhD program of the University of Vienna, and at Antioch University where she earned the M.A. in Counseling Psychology. She worked at the Children`s Psychiatric Clinic of the General Hospital of Vienna, and later at Health and Education Services in the Boston Area. She has one child.

Puran Bair

Puran is an American Sufi Master who has taught meditation to tens of thousands of people in the United States and Europe over 30 years. Puran`s book, "Living From the Heart," published by Random House, has been hailed as a classic, "one of the most important texts ever written on meditation."

He has taught his method, Heart Rhythm Practice, to CEO`s, teams and individuals from a broad spectrum of businesses, and has worked with leading researchers to document the physiological changes that occur during the different stages of meditation, including metabolism, heart rhythm, brain waves, light emission and electromagnetism.

Puran represents a long line of meditation teachers. His methods are typical of the Sufi teachers in his line, especially Hazrat Inayat Khan. Puran studied intensively for 25 years with his Sufi teacher, Pir Vilayat Khan, who charged him with training other students.

Puran`s background is in technology and business, and his teaching often refers to applications of the heart in business leadership. Until 2003, he was the president of BAR Systems, Inc., the developer and vendor of a portfolio analysis tool for the financial services industry. For several years he was a vice-president of a mutual fund company in Boston. Previously, he worked for IBM, Burroughs, and EG&G and was a consultant to AT&T and several financial institutions. His attention to his heart has lead him to develop several environmentally sound inventions. He holds one patent in wind-energy power, with a second patent pending in high-speed composting. Puran holds an MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He was born in 1944 and has five children.

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