Yoga & Science NYC 2019
Calling all yogis and scientists! The Yoga & Science Conference is coming back to Brooklyn, NY, on January 19th and 20th, 2019. Our theme this year is an investigation into the neurophysiological mechanisms which support effective yoga and meditation practices. The goals of this two-day conference are to present current scientific evidence in a rigorous and accessible manner and to increase interactions between yogis and scientists. In addition to lectures, participants will be lead in yoga and mindfulness practices relevant to the theories and studies presented. A panel and an evening social event will provide opportunities to interact with the scientists who are presenting.
The Most Amazing Minds in Yoga and Science Research
We are very excited to have some of the leading minds in the fields of yoga, meditation, and neuroscience joining us this year. Our presenters include Dr. Stephen Porges, creator of the Polyvagal Theory; Dr. Shirley Telles, the head of research at Patanjali Yoga Institute in Rishikesh; Dr. Bethany Kok, who has done extensive research on the vagus nerve and “upward spirals of emotions”; Dr. Gail Parker who will present on yoga for race-based stress and trauma; Dr. Stacey Hunter, presenting on cardiovascular function and yoga, and Arturo Peale, who will focus on the intersection of yoga with anatomy and physiology. Joining us again from 2017 are Sat Bir Khalsa and Crystal Park, who will bring us up to date on their recent work. If you are interested in yoga, or interested in science, or just plain interested in how yoga works, this conference is for you! And finally—don’t miss “Yogi Science Shark Tank,” where non-scientist yogis submit ideas for research studies to the presenters and receive feedback.
PAST CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
|DAY 1 – Saturday January 19, 2019|
|9:00-9:15 Welcome from Chandrika Tandon|
|9:15-9:45 Marshall Hagins and Eddie Stern Welcome|
|9:50-10:50 Dr. Stephen Porges|
|11:00-11:30 Dr. Gail Parker|
|11:35-12:05 Sat Bir Khalsa|
|2:00-2:40 5 x 5’s|
|2:45-3:25 Dr. Bethany Kok|
|3:45-4:45 Dr. Gail Parker Yoga Class|
|DAY 2 – Sunday January 20, 2019|
|8-9am Arturo Peal Yoga Class|
|9:30-10:30 Shirley Telles|
|10:35-11:15 Crystal Park|
|11:30-12:00 Stacey Hunter|
|12:05-12:25 Bethany Kok|
|2:20-3pm Shark Tank and Panel|