My research is specialized in intercultural questions. I investigate aspects of communication between cultures as well as the integration of different cultural behaviors and habits across societies with the objective to improve Quality of Life. My current research interests focus on Quality of Life by bridging personal wellbeing with science. Specifically, I investigate how yoga impacts people's wellbeing and their quality of life. My research is highly interdisciplinary and oriented towards applied results useful for scholars and practitioners of yoga, health professionals and the lay community. Specialized in qualitative research, I always strive at detecting new phenomena by combining theory and practice.


  • G. Kristahn (2022): Yoga and Meditation for Self-Empowered Behavior and Quality of Life. In: Wac, K. Wulfovich, S.: Quantifying Quality of Life. Incorporating Daily Life into Medicine. Springer Nature, p. 291-317.
  • G. Kristahn (2017): Dimensions interculturelles de la formation internationale universitaire - l'exemple du domaine Economie et Services en Suisse. Editions UNIVERSAAR, Saarbrücken.
  • J. Frisch & G. Kristahn (2015): Teaching Intercultural Communication Competencies as an International Student Cooperation Project - An Innovative Teaching Approach. In: Interculture Journal, 14 (25), Berlin (Peer-Reviewed).
  • M. Dubosson Torbay & G. Kristahn (2010): Designing a new Undergraduate Program in International Business Administration. A Student Perspective. In: Advances in Higher Education, Tallinn. (Peer-Reviewed)

Gerlinde Kristahn, PhD