Sunday, June 16, 2019
Hrvatski Glazbeni Zavod
Gundulićeva 6-6a, Zagreb, Croatia

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Yoga & Science Zagreb

Croatian Yoga Federation in collaboration with the Embassy of India and the Yoga & Science Conference label from NYC is happy to invite you to a conference happening as part of the celebration of International Day of Yoga. The goal of this conference is to present scientifically validated benefits and mechanisms of yoga practices in a rigorous and accessible manner and promote its application and proper validation in society. Our aim is to increase interactions between yogis and scientists as well as different types of therapists and people working in social structures so that evidence based findings can be used the most effective way.

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

Sunday June 16, 2019

14:00 – 14:10 Presentation of the program, Petra Bianco

14:10 – 14:20 Welcome speech, H. E. Mr. Arindam Bagchi

14:20 – 14:25 Welcome speech of Jelena Jadreško, president of Croatian Yoga Federation

PERSPECTIVE, Mislav Ježić, Ph.D

15:00 – 16:00 ON YOGA AND SCIENCE, Marshall Hagins, Ph.D, Eddie Stern, and Ing. Jadranko Miklec

16:00 – 16:15 EXPERIENCING YOGA, Jadranko Miklec

16:15 – 17:15 Break

17:15 –18:00 GENE EXPRESSION AND YOGA, Ivana Burić, Ph.D

18:00 – 18:45 PAIN MANAGEMENT, Marshall Hagins, Ph.D and Eddie Stern

19:00 – 19:15 PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK: One Simple Thing: A New Look at the Science of Yoga and How It Can Transform Your Life, Eddie Stern

19:15 – 19:45 EXPERIENCE SHARING AND MODERATED TALK, Speakers: Marshall Hagins, Eddie Stern, moderated by Petra Bianco

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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