KaivalyaDhama

10th International Conference 2021

YOGA AND MENTAL HEALTH

SCOPE, EVIDENCE, AND EVOLUTION

28th, 29th & 30th Dec 2021

10th International Conference 2021

YOGA AND MENTAL HEALTH

SCOPE, EVIDENCE, AND EVOLUTION

Mark Your Calendar For : 28th, 29th & 30th Dec 2021

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In a world of competition, frustration, disappointment, challenges, and failures there is an ever-increasing need today for global consciousness to build and boost both physical and mental resistance. Psychology and Psychiatry identify and deal with simple to chronic mental anxieties to achieve sustained and improved moods, for a better quality of life. Yoga stimulates an inner balance through body cleansing, physical agility, and emotional enrichment. It naturally boosts positive endorphins to cope with depression and stress. Yoga stimulates restoration and relaxation for positive mind-body connections.

The 10th International Conference on Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence, and Evolution aims to initiate a futuristic debate and discussion for integrating traditional Yogic science with modern psychological systems, at the policy level. This symposium calls for a collective, scientific, and practical approach, to build global sustained resilience. We believe that effective frameworks can provide long-term answers to the world for the most powerful and economical ways to preserve, promote, and manage mental and emotional health – to lead a happy, enriched, fulfilling, and holistic life.

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Conference Aims

Initiate debate and discussion to develop synergies in Yoga and Mental Health at a global level

Encourage futuristic frameworks that can be implemented

Address a range of mental well-being issues from routine conditions to chronic ailments

Publish effective solutions to be recommended at the policy level

Guest & Speakers

Dr. O. P. Tiwari

Chairman, Governing Body, Kaivalyadhama

Shri. Subodh Tiwari

Hon Secretary and CEO, Kaivalyadhama

Dr. Ganesh Rao

Founder, ACT Yoga; Professor & Ph. D. Guide in Yoga & Philosophy at Mumbai University and Kavi Kulguru Kalidas University; Working Director, Standing Academic and Accreditation Committee, Indian Yoga Association; Technical Expert for Yoga Certification Board.

Prof. R. S. Bhogal

Joint Director Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla

Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance & the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Shivarama Varambally

Professor of Psychiatry & Head, Department of Integrative Medicine National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

Dr. Ananda Bhavanani

Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education & Research (CYTER), Professor of Yoga Therapy at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry

Dr. Meena Ramanathan

Assoc Prof. and Deputy Director of CYTER, the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research at MGMCRI

Dr. Helen Lavretsky

Professor In-Residence, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Semel Scholar in Integrative Mental Health and the Director of the Late-life mood, stress and wellness program and the Integrative Psychiatry program; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

Dr. Richa Chopra

Professor of Practice, Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Rishihood University

Ms. Saraswathi Vasudevan

Saraswathi Vasudevan, Founder, Yogavahini (Specialised Yoga Training, Therapy & Research Centre)

Dr. Laura Tolbanos Roche

Founder, Kamalabari Yoga Studio in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

Hon’ble Mr. Justice Abhay Oka

Judge Supreme Court of India,
(Chief Guest - Inauguration)

Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

Secretary AYUSH, Government of India,
(Guest of Honour)

Justice Shri. B. N. Srikrishna (Retd)

Chairman Advisory Board, Kaivalyadhama

Shri. Sandeep Patil

IPS, DIG, Gadchiroli Range
(Guest of Honour at Valedictory)

Swami Anubhavananda ji

Spiritual Leader and the Direct Disciple of Swami Chinmayananda

Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit

Internationally Acclaimed Yoga Expert from Kaivalyadhama

Dr. B. N. Gangadhar

President NMC Medical Assessment and Rating Board, Renowned Psychiatrist, Former Director of the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
(Key Note Address)

Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee

Asst. Director of Research and Registrar (G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis),
M.sc., M.A.,
Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy)

Dr. S. D. Bhalekar

Asst. Professor, G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Ayurvedacharya, Masters in Councelling and Psychotherapy (M.S.- Con-Psy)

Dr. Praseeda Menon

Research Officer, Psychology, Scientific Research Department, Assistant Professor and Principal Incharge, GS College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala;
PhD in Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University; Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Certificate Course in Yoga, Kaivalyadhama.

Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

Founder and medical director, Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Medical School.
Author of books: Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body, and Society and The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Dr. Kashinath Metri

Assistant Professor, Department of Yoga, Central University of Rajasthan. PhD (Yoga), MD (Yoga), BAMS, Life time member -Indian Yoga Association

Dr. Chris Streeter

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine; Director of Boston Yoga Research Center; MD, Ohio State University

Dr. Rima Dada

MD, Ph.D. is presently working as Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Dr. Meeta Sharma

Founder, Clinic Infinitum, New Delhi, India
Holistic Psychologist (BPS, AECPC, CCI & IBAM), Clinical Hypnotherapist (Member of the International Hypnotist Guild (IHG) & a Yogi Sadhak

Prof. Danilo Forghieri Santaella

Senior Researcher and Yoga Teacher, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Bachelor of Physical Education, Masters in Experimental Pathophysiology and Ph.D. in Health Sciences (Pneumology), Post-Doctorate in Neurophysiology at Psychobiology

Dr. Latha Satish

Technical Advisor and Research Council Member, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Phd In Psychology

Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen

Founding Director, Indian Psychology Institute, Puducherry, India, studied Medicine and Psychology in Amsterdam.

Dr. Hemant Bhargav

Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.

Ms. Prathiba Subramaniam

Founder of Prathiba Therapy Services, Australia
Trained clinical family psychotherapist, registered counsellor and yoga therapist for complex mental health conditions in children (6-24yrs)

Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone

Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology,
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education; licensed psychologist, registered Yoga teacher, founder of Yogis in Service, a nonprofit organization that creates access to yoga; Author of 7 books and over 85 chapters and research articles

Shri. R. K. Bodhe

M. A. (Philosophy & Sanskrit), M. Phil. (Philosophy) Worked as Research Officer, Philosophico-Literary Research Department, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, for 30 years

Padmashree Prahlad Sinh Tipania ji

Kabir folk singer He has been singing ‘Kabir bhajans’ and ‘Kabir-Baani’. Winner of many accolades like ‘Rashtrapati Samman’ and ‘Padmashree'.
(Cultural Performer)

Mugdha Pathak

Kathak Dancer, Choreographer, International Performer, Actor and Model
(Cultural Performer)

Shri. Shrikant Deshpande

IAS, Principal Secretary Government of Maharashtra

    Dr. O. P. Tiwari

    Chairman, Governing Body, Kaivalyadhama

    Shri. Subodh Tiwari

    Hon Secretary and CEO, Kaivalyadhama

    Dr. Ganesh Rao

    Founder, ACT Yoga; Professor & Ph. D. Guide in Yoga & Philosophy at Mumbai University and Kavi Kulguru Kalidas University; Working Director, Standing Academic and Accreditation Committee, Indian Yoga Association; Technical Expert for Yoga Certification Board.

    Prof. R. S. Bhogal

    Joint Director Research at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla

    Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

    Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance & the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

    Dr. Shivarama Varambally

    Professor of Psychiatry & Head, Department of Integrative Medicine National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

    Dr. Ananda Bhavanani

    Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education & Research (CYTER), Professor of Yoga Therapy at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry

    Dr. Meena Ramanathan

    Assoc Prof. and Deputy Director of CYTER, the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research at MGMCRI

    Dr. Helen Lavretsky

    Professor In-Residence, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, USA; Semel Scholar in Integrative Mental Health and the Director of the Late-life mood, stress and wellness program and the Integrative Psychiatry program; Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and the Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology

    Dr. Richa Chopra

    Professor of Practice, Rashtram School of Public Leadership, Rishihood University

    Ms. Saraswathi Vasudevan

    Saraswathi Vasudevan, Founder, Yogavahini (Specialised Yoga Training, Therapy & Research Centre)

    Dr. Laura Tolbanos Roche

    Founder, Kamalabari Yoga Studio in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

    Hon’ble Mr. Justice Abhay Oka

    Judge Supreme Court of India,
    (Chief Guest - Inauguration)

    Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha

    Secretary AYUSH, Government of India,
    (Guest of Honour)

    Justice Shri. B. N. Srikrishna (Retd)

    Chairman Advisory Board, Kaivalyadhama

    Dr. K. Ramchandran

    Director, Defense Institute of Psychological Research,
    (Chief Guest - Valedictory)

    Shri. Sandeep Patil

    IPS, DIG, Gadchiroli Range
    (Guest of Honour at Valedictory)

    Swami Anubhavananda ji

    Spiritual Leader and the Direct Disciple of Swami Chinmayananda

    Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit

    Internationally Acclaimed Yoga Expert from Kaivalyadhama

    Dr. B. N. Gangadhar

    President NMC Medical Assessment and Rating Board, Renowned Psychiatrist, Former Director of the prestigious National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
    (Key Note Address)

    Dr. Rajeshwar Mukherjee

    Asst. Director of Research and Registrar (G. S. College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis),
    M.sc., M.A.,
    Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary areas interfacing Physics and Indian Philosophy)

    Dr. S. D. Bhalekar

    Asst. Professor, G. S. College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Ayurvedacharya, Masters in Councelling and Psychotherapy (M.S.- Con-Psy)

    Dr. Praseeda Menon

    Research Officer, Psychology, Scientific Research Department, Assistant Professor and Principal Incharge, GS College of Yoga and Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute, Lonavala;
    PhD in Psychology, Savitribai Phule Pune University; Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Certificate Course in Yoga, Kaivalyadhama.

    Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

    Founder and medical director, Trauma Research Foundation in Brookline, Massachusetts; Professor of Psychiatry, Boston University Medical School.
    Author of books: Traumatic Stress: The Effects of Overwhelming Experience on the Mind, Body, and Society and The New York Times best seller, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

    Dr. Kashinath Metri

    Assistant Professor, Department of Yoga, Central University of Rajasthan. PhD (Yoga), MD (Yoga), BAMS, Life time member -Indian Yoga Association

    Dr. Chris Streeter

    Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine; Director of Boston Yoga Research Center; MD, Ohio State University

    Dr. Rima Dada

    MD, Ph.D. is presently working as Professor at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

    Dr. Meeta Sharma

    Founder, Clinic Infinitum, New Delhi, India
    Holistic Psychologist (BPS, AECPC, CCI & IBAM), Clinical Hypnotherapist (Member of the International Hypnotist Guild (IHG) & a Yogi Sadhak

    Prof. Danilo Forghieri Santaella

    Senior Researcher and Yoga Teacher, University of São Paulo, Brazil, Bachelor of Physical Education, Masters in Experimental Pathophysiology and Ph.D. in Health Sciences (Pneumology), Post-Doctorate in Neurophysiology at Psychobiology

    Dr. Latha Satish

    Technical Advisor and Research Council Member, Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Phd In Psychology

    Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen

    Founding Director, Indian Psychology Institute, Puducherry, India, studied Medicine and Psychology in Amsterdam.

    Dr. Hemant Bhargav

    Assistant Professor, Department of Integrative Medicine, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS), Bengaluru.

    Ms. Prathiba Subramaniam

    Founder of Prathiba Therapy Services, Australia
    Trained clinical family psychotherapist, registered counsellor and yoga therapist for complex mental health conditions in children (6-24yrs)

    Dr. Catherine Cook-Cottone

    Professor of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology,
    University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education; licensed psychologist, registered Yoga teacher, founder of Yogis in Service, a nonprofit organization that creates access to yoga; Author of 7 books and over 85 chapters and research articles

      Globally Renowned Experts

      Panel Discussions & Interactive Sessions

      Experiential Workshops

      Cultural Rendezvous

      Policy Recommendations

      Conference Schedule

      • 28th Dec 2021
      • 29th Dec 2021
      • 30th Dec 2021
      TimeTopic
      8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Maharshi Patanjali Pooja
      (Patanjali Circle)
      9.00 a.m. onwardsOn-site Registration Starts
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)
      9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Inauguration Ceremony
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)
      11.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      11.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Key Note Address
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution

      Dr. B. N. Gangadhar

      12.45 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      (Annapurna Dining)
      2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

      Plenary session 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Scope of Yoga vis-a-vis Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

      TimeTopic
      3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

      Panel Discussion 1 - 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Mainstream Psychotherapy and Yogic Mind-Body Therapy: Opportunities for an Integration

      • Dr. Laura Tolbaños Roche
      • Dr. Kashinath Metri
      • Ms. Prathiba Subramaniam
      • Ms. Saraswathi Vasudevan

      Moderator – Dr. Praseeda Menon

      5.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

      Practical Workshop 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Kriyā Yoga Meditation for Mental Health

      Prof. R. S. Bhogal

      Online Discourse 1
      (Saraswati Hall)

      Look Within

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      7.00 p.m. to 8.00 pm.Cultural Programme 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)
      8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.Dinner
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      7.00 a.m. to 8.15 a.m.

      Practical Workshop 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga Practices for Maintaining and Promoting General Mental Health

      Dr. Ganesh Rao

      Online Discourse 2
      (Saraswati Hall)

      Discover Yourself

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      09.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

      Plenary Session 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Evidence-Based Application of Yoga in Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

      10.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Panel Discussion 2 – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Ancient Yogasutra and the Modern Psychological science: Possibilities of a Synthesis

      • Dr. Latha Satish
      • Dr. Richa Chopra
      • Prof. R.S. Bhogal
      • Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen

      Moderator – Dr. Ganesh Rao

      12.45 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

      Plenary Session 3
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Futuristic Evolution of Yoga in Promoting and Managing Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Shivarama Varambally

      3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.

      Scientific Session – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Research and Application of Yoga in Various Mental Health Related Problems

      • Dr. Chris Streeter
      • Dr. Helen Lavretsky
      • Dr. Rima Dada
      • Speaker #4

      Session Chair - Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

      5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

      Practical Workshop 3
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yogic kriyā of Trātak for Mental Health

      Mrs. Sandhya Dixit

      Online Discourse 3
      (Saraswati Hall)

      Transcend Worries

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.Cultural Programme 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)
      8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.Dinner
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      7.00 a.m. to 8.15 a.m.

      Practical Workshop 4
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga Practices and Mental Health in Chronic Diseases

      Dr. S. D. Bhalekar

      Online Discourse 4
      (Saraswati Hall)

      Transcend Worries

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      09.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

      Panel Discussion 3 – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Presented an Opportunity for a Promising Intersection?

      • Prof. Danilo Forghieri Santaella
      • Dr. Meena Ramanathan
      • Dr. Hemant Bhargav
      • Dr. Ananda B. Bhavanani

      Moderator – Dr. Meeta Sharma

      11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      TimeTopic
      11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Oral Paper Presentation 1 - 10 minute
      Presentations + Q&A
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution - Scientific Papers

      Chair – Dr. Richa Chopra
      Chair – Dr. Praseeda Menon

      12.45 p.m . to  1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Oral Paper Presentation 2 - 10 minute
      Presentations + Q&A
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution - Philosophical Papers

      Chair – Prof. Ravindranath Bodhe
      Chair – Dr. Rajeshwar Mukhopadhyay

      3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.Valedictory & Best Paper Award Ceremony
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)
      • 28th Dec 2021
      • 29th Dec 2021
      • 30th Dec 2021
      TimeTopic
      8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.Maharshi Patanjali Pooja
      (Patanjali Circle)
      9.00 a.m. onwardsOn-site Registration Starts
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)
      9.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      10.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

      Inauguration Ceremony
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Chief Guest –
      Hon’ble Shri. Justice Abhay Oka

      Guest of Honour –
      Vaidya Shri. Rajesh Kotecha

      Presided by –
      Justice (Retd) Shri. B.N. Srikrishna ji

      Blessings of –
      Dr. O. P. Tiwari ji

      Esteemed Presence –
      Justice Shri. Ramesh Dhanuka,
      Justice (Retd) Dr. S. Radhakrishna

      11.30 a.m. to 11.45 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      11.45 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Key Note Address
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution

      Dr. B. N. Gangadhar

      12.45 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      (Annapurna Dining)
      2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

      Plenary session 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Scope of Yoga vis-a-vis Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Bessel van der Kolk

      TimeTopic
      3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

      Panel Discussion 1 - 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Mainstream Psychotherapy and Yogic Mind-Body Therapy: Opportunities for an Integration

      • Dr. Laura Tolbaños Roche
      • Dr. Kashinath Metri
      • Ms. Prathiba Subramaniam
      • Ms. Saraswathi Vasudevan

      Moderator – Dr. Praseeda Menon

      5.15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

      Practical Workshop 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Kriyā Yoga Meditation for Mental Health

      Prof. R. S. Bhogal

      Discourse 1
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)

      Look Within

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      7.00 p.m. to 8.00 pm.

      Cultural Programme 1
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Kathak Anubhuti

      Indian dance performance
      by Ms. Mugdha Pathak and troupe

      8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.Dinner
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      7.00 a.m. to 8.15 a.m.

      Practical Workshop 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga Practices for Maintaining and Promoting General Mental Health

      Dr. Ganesh Rao

      Discourse 2
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)

      Discover Yourself

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      8.15 a.m. to 8.30 a.m.

      Yoga Demonstration
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga vis-a-vis Psychology

      A portrayal by Kaivalyadhama students

      8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      09.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m.

      Plenary Session 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Evidence-Based Application of Yoga in Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

      10.45 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Panel Discussion 2 – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Ancient Yogasutra and the Modern Psychological science: Possibilities of a Synthesis

      • Dr. Latha Satish
      • Dr. Richa Chopra
      • Prof. R.S. Bhogal
      • Dr. Matthijs Cornelissen

      Moderator – Dr. Ganesh Rao

      12.45 p.m. to 1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      2.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.

      Plenary Session 3
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      The Futuristic Evolution of Yoga in Promoting and Managing Mental Health: Challenges, Prospects, and Realistic Roadmaps

      Dr. Shivarama Varambally

      3.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5.15 p.m.

      Scientific Session – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Research and Application of Yoga in Various Mental Health Related Problems

      • Dr. Chris Streeter
      • Dr. Helen Lavretsky
      • Dr. Rima Dada
      • Dr. Catherine Cooke-Cottone

      Session Chair - Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

      5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

      Practical Workshop 3
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yogic kriyā of Trātak for Mental Health

      (Please keep a candle and matchstick ready for this session)

      Mrs. Sandhya Dixit

      Discourse 3
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)

      Transcend Worries

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

      Cultural Programme 2
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Kabir Bhajan aur Kabir Bani

      Indian folk vocal recital
      by Padmashree Shri. Prahlad Tipania ji and troupe

      8.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.Dinner
      (Annapurna Dining)
      TimeTopic
      7.00 a.m. to 8.15 a.m.

      Practical Workshop 4
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga Practices and Mental Health in Chronic Diseases

      Dr. S. D. Bhalekar

      Discourse 4
      (Vashishtha Multipurpose Hall)

      Be Happy

      Swami Anubhavananda-ji

      8.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m.Breakfast
      (Annapurna Dining)
      09.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m.

      Panel Discussion 3 – 4 Speakers Followed by Q & A from the Audience
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Presented an Opportunity for a Promising Intersection?

      • Prof. Danilo Forghieri Santaella
      • Dr. Meena Ramanathan
      • Dr. Hemant Bhargav
      • Dr. Ananda B. Bhavanani

      Moderator – Dr. Meeta Sharma

      11.15 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.Tea Break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      TimeTopic
      11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

      Oral Paper Presentation 1 - 10 minute
      Presentations + Q&A
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution - Scientific Papers

      Chair – Dr. Richa Chopra
      Chair – Prof. R.S. Bhogal

      12.45 p.m . to  1.45 p.m.Lunch Break
      2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

      Oral Paper Presentation 2 - 10 minute
      Presentations + Q&A
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First floors)

      Yoga and Mental Health: Scope, Evidence and Evolution - Philosophical Papers

      Chair – Prof. Ravindranath Bodhe
      Chair – Dr. Rajeshwar Mukhopadhyay

      3 p.m. to 3.30 p.m.Tea break
      (Patanjali Circle)
      3.30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

      Valedictory & Best Paper Award Ceremony
      (Kudilal Hall - Ground & First Floors)

      Chief Guest – Shri. Shrikant Deshpande
      Guest of Honour – Shri. Sandeep Patil
      Presided by – Hon’ble Justice C.V. Bhadang
      Blessings of – Dr. O. P. Tiwari ji

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      Speakers

      Dr. Ganesh Rao

      Working Director - Standing Academic and Accreditation Committee, Indian Yoga Association

      Prof. R. S. Bhogal

      Joint Research Director at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla

      Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa

      Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance & the Kundalini Research Institute, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

      Dr. Shivarama Varambally

      Professor of Psychiatry & Head, Department of Integrative Medicine National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)

      Dr. Ananda Bhavanani

      Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education & Research (CYTER), Professor of Yoga Therapy at Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry

      Dr. Meena Ramanathan

      Assoc Prof. and Deputy Director of CYTER, the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research at MGMCRI

      Dr. Helen Lavretsky

      Professor, Department of Psychiatry at UCLA

      Dr. Richa Chopra

      Former Founding Head-In charge, Dept. of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences at Sri Sri University

      Ms. Saraswathi Vasudevan

      Saraswathi Vasudevan, Founder, Yogavahini (Specialised Yoga Training, Therapy & Research Centre)

      Dr. Laura Tolbanos Roche

      Founder, Kamalabari Yoga Studio in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)

        Registration

        For Attending OnCampus

        The battle with the COVID-19 Pandemic is not over yet, thus we are taking every necessary precaution. Your safety & Health is our concern.

        We request you to please cooperate with us when we request for documents and necessary tests as proof, on your arrival.

        Please provide COVID-19 Double Vaccination certificate (if available).

        As per the existing pandemic situations, it is essential to submit the RTPCR NEGATIVE report
        (within 72 hrs prior to arrival) at the time of arrival.

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        For Attending Online

        Early Bird Offer: Rs. 1000 per person for bookings 
        Regular Registration Fee:
        Rs. 1200 per person for bookings 

        A special concession for bulk bookings (20+) is offered.
        To know more kindly connect us at kdhamconference@gmail.com

        For Attending Online

        Registration Fee Per Person
        1200
        1000 Early Bird Offer
        • This includes access to the live broadcast of conference sessions
        • Attendees will get a certificate of participation in the conference at the same login page
        • Recording of the LIVE sessions will be provided from 31st Dec which will be available for a period of 14 days at the same login page
        • To avail the access paying the registration fees is mandatory
        • You will be able to view the online session (after payment of registration fees) using the same username & password created by yourself at the time of registration.

        or

        For Attending OnCampus

        Registration Fee Per Person
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        • This includes access to all the conference sessions at Campus, Dormitory accommodation and meals
        • A confirmation email will be sent after completion of registration
        • COVID-19 Double Vaccination Certificate (if available)
        • ESSENTIAL: RTPCR NEGATIVE report (within 72 hrs prior to arrival) required at the time of arrival.
        • Attendees will get a certificate of participation in the conference

        or

        Health Care Centre

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        • Participants who do not wish to opt for dormitory accommodation can book their separate accommodation online through Health Care Center (For 7 days) or book directly at hotels nearby
        • To confirm your seat to the conference registration fee is mandatory.
        • RTPCR negative report is mandatory within 72 hrs prior to arrival.

        or

        Note: As a part of the precautionary steps taken due to the pandemic, the registration for the conference and the payment of fees will be accepted only via online mode.

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        You can book your separate accommodation online through Health Care Center (For 7 days) by clicking here or book directly at hotels nearby.

        Yes, recording of the LIVE sessions will be provided from 31st Dec which will be available for a period of 14 days. You will receive the link of the recordings on your registered email id.

        Yes

        Yes

        Please contact at kdhamconference@gmail.com

        It is good to provide the Double vaccination Certificate(If available).
        But, as per the existing pandemic situations, it is essential to submit the RTPCR NEGATIVE report (within 72 hrs prior to arrival) required at the time of arrival.

        Yes As per the existing pandemic situations, it is essential to submit the RTPCR NEGATIVE report (within 72 hrs prior to arrival) required at the time of arrival.

        As per the existing pandemic situations, for OnCampus participants it is essential to submit the RTPCR NEGATIVE report (within 72 hrs prior to arrival) required at the time of arrival.

        Yes, you can avail the complete program (based on availability) or also avail Ala-carte services (on basis of availability of slots).

        The username and password created by you at the time of registration is the log-in access to the online session.
        Login via using the Member Login Tab. If you are paid subscriber then you will see an "Online Stream" tab where you can stream the event live.

        Due to current pandemic situation, walk-ins are not allowed. Please register yourself in advance due to limited seats.

        Being winters, climate is cold, recommended to bring along light winter wear as per requirement.

        Click on Register Now and fill up your details including username and password. After that, you will be directed towards payment. Once successfully done, you will be an active participant.

        First login via using the Member Login Tab. If you are paid subscriber then you will see an "Online Stream" tab where you can stream the event live.

        Enter the username and click on forget password and you will receive new password on your email.

        Go to Member Login and enter your username and password, go to Online Stream tab and pay the registration fees to have access to the Online streaming.

        We have arranged Dormitory accommodation in our KVN school within the campus. 1st floor for males & 2nd floor for females. each room we accommodate 8-10pax. we provide 1-Mattress, 1- bedsheet, 1- Pillow with cover, 1- blanket, 2-Mosquitoes repellent in each room. On each floor corridors we will have bathrooms with hot water. On each floor corridors we have drinking water dispensers.

        Things to carry personally:-

        • Extra blankets or sheets
        • Towel & Napkins
        • Own Toiletry (Soap, dental kits, shampoo etc.)
        • Jackets to keep you warm
        • Water bottles
        • Lock for your own bags
        • Do not carry Valuable (All belongings will be individuals responsibility)
        • Mobile chargers
        • Medicines

        We provide accommodation check-in: 28th Dec & check-out: 30th Dec afternoon only, But, In case of any genuine reason like Train or flight tickets schedule , we can allow 1day before or 1day after the conf. extra days Meals will be in same Annapurna Mess but on actual chargeable basis.

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