Saturday & Sunday, January 19 & 20, 2019
NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Brooklyn, New York

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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. Stacy Hunter, presenting on cardiovascular function and yoga, and Pam Jeter, from the National Institute of Health, who will focus on empowering the yoga community through helping yogis develop an evidence-informed practice. 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 “Yoga Scientist Genius Bar and Social” where, along with beverages and canapés, presenters will be available to answer your specific questions.



Conference Schedule

DAY 1 – Saturday January 19, 2019
9:00-9:15 Welcome, Chandrika Tandon
9:15-9:45 Eddie Stern and Marshall Hagins, PhD
9:50-10:50 Keynote 1: Stephen Porges, PhD
10:55-11:15 break
11:20-11:45 Gail Parker, PhD
11:50-12:15 Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD
12:05-2:20 Lunch, poster session and book signings
2:25-2:50 Pam Jeter, PhD
2:55-3:20 Bethany Kok, PhD
3:25-3:55 Q and A: Moderator: Erich Anderer, MD
4:00-4:20 break
4:25-4:35 Chandrika Tandon
4:40-5:30 Gail Parker (Yoga Practice)
DAY 2 – Sunday January 20, 2019
9:30-10 :30 Keynote 2: Shirley Telles, PhD
10:35-11:00 Crystal Park, PhD
11:00-11:20 Break
11:25-11:45 Stacy Hunter, PhD
11:50-1:00 lunch
1:00-1:25 Special Guest
1:30-2:00 Q and A: Moderator: Erich Anderer, MD
2:20-3:20 Deepak Chopra, Closing Keynote Address
3:30-5:00 Cocktails and Q and A: Yoga/Science Genius bar


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