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

9:10-9:20 Welcome: Alexandra Seidenstein and Sara-Lee Ramsawak

9:20-9:35 Opening Address: Chandrika Tandon

9:35-9:50 Introduction: Dr. Marshall Hagins and Eddie Stern

9:50-10:50 Keynote: Stephen Porges, PhD

10:55-11:15 Break

11:20-11:45 Dr. Sat Bir S. Khalsa

11:45-12:00 Pranayama practice led by Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa

12:05-12:30 Dr. Gail Parker

12:30-2:30 Lunch and poster session

2:30-2:55 Pam Jeter, PhD

3:00-3:25 Bethany Kok, PhD

3:30-4:10 Q and A: Moderator: Erich Anderer, MD

4:10-5:30 Pro-Social Yogi-Scientist Exercise: Drinks, Food, Music, Conversation, Poster viewing, Book signing

DAY 2 – Sunday January 20, 2019

9:15-10:15 Yoga practice led by Dr. Gail Parker

10:15-10:45 Break

10:45-11:45 Keynote: Shirley Telles, PhD

11:45-12:10 Dr. Stacy Hunter

12:15-1:45 lunch

1:45-2:15 Dr. Crystal Park

2:20-3:00 Dr. Deepak Chopra

3:05-3:45 Q and A: Moderators: Eddie Stern, Marshall Hagins, and Alexandra Seidenstein

3:45-5:00 Yoga/Science Genius bar

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