Lunthita Duthely, EdD, MS, BS, RYT-200, has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed journal articles in maternal and fetal health, and most recently in the areas of subjective well-being, gratitude, adolescent life satisfaction, and happiness. Dr. Lunthita is a member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), the American Psychological Association (APA), International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the American Public Health Association, and Yoga Alliance.
Lunthita is experienced in two contemplative practices: 200-level-hour Hatha Yoga instruction, and 23 years facilitating meditation seminars to adults and students, implementing Sri Chinmoy's "The Path of the Heart" meditation and visualization techniques. She is a multi-day runner, and credits her personal contemplative practices for the endurance she is able to sustain while running. In her doctoral dissertation, "Gratitude, Heart-Centered Meditation, Adolescent School and Life Satisfaction: A Quasi-Experimental Intervention" Dr. Lunthita studied a novel gratitude intervention to increase happiness and school engagement among adolescents.
Lunthita's current research interests include meditation, K-12 education, and cross-cultural psychology.