Stephen Parker earned a B.A. summa cum laude in South Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Minnesota and an M.A. and Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology at the University of St. Thomas. In collaboration with Patrick Dougherty, L.P., he helped develop the first graduate level course in the U.S. on male gender issues in therapy at Saint Mary's in 1987. He has also taught Ethical and Professional Issues in Psychology, Human Sexulaity, and the Psychology of HIV/AIDS. He has been in private practice at Northland Therapy Center in St. Paul, MN since 1985 and also teaches at the University of St. Thomas and the University of Minnesota. As a long time practitioner of yoga and meditation and a Registered Yoga Teacher (500 hours) through the Yoga Alliance, he serves as a senior faculty member of the Meditation Center in N.E. Minneapolis and the Sadhanamandir and Sadhaka Gram ashrams in Rishikesh, India. He has taught workshops on meditation, yoga and spiritual practice throughout North American, Europe and Asia.