Cyrus Wirls serves as ISH’s Director of Programs. In this role, Cyrus interfaces with clinicians, faith leaders, scholars, practitioners, and spiritual seekers to design educational and experiential programs around the many intersections of spirituality and health.
Cyrus has always been drawn to questions of existence and subjectivity, which led him to pursue a degree in Cognitive Sciences and Mathematics from Rice University, where he graduated in 2013. He became involved with ISH as an undergraduate intern, organizing a symposium titled "Harmony: Spiritual and Cognitive Communion Through Music.” Following graduation, his work in the intersection of music and health led him to become a medical assistant at the Texas Voice Center. Directly experiencing the value of holistic patient care, he was led to rejoin ISH as program manager in the Summer of 2014.
Cyrus has a passion for self-understanding. He has been meditating regularly since his introduction to the practice as a senior at Rice, and works to bring mindful awareness to every moment and activity. In this pursuit, he is constantly exploring mind-body practices. He is a 200hr NACYT certified yoga teacher and Tai Chi Easy Practice Leader. He has taken and co-taught Compassionate Cultivation Training (CCT), and has completed Professional and Advanced Training Programs through the Center for Mind-Body Medicine.