Sangeeta is a mindfulness and meditation teacher who is dedicated to helping people raise self awareness and overcome mind blocks such as stress and anxiety, procrastination, lack of impulse control, addictions, attention deficit and eating disorders. At the workplace she helps people find work-life balance, find meaning and purpose, cultivate a compassionate environment and raise levels of happiness.
Sangeeta has taught mindfulness courses and lectured at Princeton University, Stern School of Business (NYU), Columbia Business School, Manhattanville College, Rye Country Day School, Stamford Academy, and Hong Kong International School. She conducts adult classes at The Wainwright House, Bronxville Adult School, and volunteers in inner city schools. She also works privately with corporate leaders, womens’ groups, children, and young adults who seek to reduce stress and find sources of happiness and meaning in their lives.
After receiving her MBA from IESE (Barcelona), and her Ph.D from Rutgers University, Sangeeta worked in the corporate sector as well as taught business courses as an Adjunct Professor. In 2007, she turned to meditation and mindfulness in her personal life and subsequently in her professional life, after training with several teachers in this area.
Mindfulness has been a life-changing practice for me. By shining the torchlight of attention on the innermost recesses of my subconscious mind, I have learned interesting things about my habitual patterns of behavior, my deep-seated desires, fears and motivations. It has also helped me be less judgmental towards others as well as myself.
Sangeeta lives with her husband and two children in Westchester County, New York.
Since 2013 Hong Kong International School continues to appreciate the relationship consultancy with Dr. Sangeeta Bansal developed over many years of working with our students, parents, and faculty. Dr. Bansal creates bespoke programming based on our institutional needs and continues to be a strong asset to our community. Over the years she has offered workshops on parenting teenagers, how and why teenagers make impulsive decisions, how to communicate, basic and advanced mindfulness, faculty mindfulness retreats, and parent mindfulness retreats. A strength of Dr. Bansal is that she can dive into a subject and create a presentation within several topics of a wellness curriculum. Please contact me anytime if you would like to have more information on Dr. Bansal’s approaches and workshops within a school setting.
Dr. David Lovelin, High School Principal, Hong Kong International School
"Sangeeta's ability to explain and guide us through the exercises was masterful and easily comprehensible. She made learning mindfulness an enjoyable experience and I highly recommend the class to people looking to begin a mindfulness practice."
Michael Gotlib, PSY.D. / Post Doctoral Fellow, Princeton University
"Sangeeta is truly a gifted mindfulness teacher. She has a deep and intuitive understanding of the concepts of mindfulness, and articulates them with a certain simplicity that is rare to come by! She has a way of connecting with each student in class as well as creating a mood in which each of us also felt connected with each other. Sangeeta's teaching is her art!"
Shefalika Gandhi, LCSW Clinical Social Worker, Counseling and Psychological Service, Princeton University
"I have known Sangeeta as a colleague and a mindfulness teacher since 2013. As a school counselor, I've benefitted from her expertise and commitment to wellness. Sangeeta encouraged our HKIS counseling program to embed a curriculum in mindfulness in each of our grade level seminars. She presents mindfulness strategies and techniques to small groups and large classrooms, high school and adults with equal gentleness and finesse. She has a heart for the wholeness of each person and delivers her experience with clarity and gravitas. Most recently, I was fortunate to be her student in a faculty retreat studying the common threads of three wisdom traditions. I came away with a sense of connection to her teaching, each of the participants and to my own spiritual path."
Jennie Purvis, High School Counselor, Hong Kong International School
"Sangeeta intuitively understands that what speaks to the students today is a mix of scientific research on the brain as well as appealing to the emotional desire in all of us to take a mental break and re-aquaint ourselves with our bodies and souls. What makes her teaching style so engaging for students is that Sangeeta always gives the impression that she herself is in growth mode on her own journey, and she shares that graciously with her listeners."
Marty Schmidt, D.Ed., Humanities Teacher, Hong Kong International School