YOGA AS THERAPY

SCOPE, EVIDENCE AND EVOLUTION

The 9th International Conference hosted by Kaivalyadhama
An international platform with experts unravelling the intricacies of the subject.

WE ARE FULL UP.
REGISTRATION TO THE CONFERENCE IS CLOSED. 

About the conference

We are delighted to announce our 9th International Conference this year, from December 27th – 30th, 2018 on the topic Yoga as Therapy – Scope, Evidence and Evolution

There would eminent speakers and dignitaries from around the world gracing this occasion. Through multiple academic plenary sessions and panel discussions spread over three days, our endeavour would be to delve deeper into the intricate aspects of understaning yoga as a therapy. There would experts deliberating on the latest developments in research on therapeutic aspects of yoga, thus disseminating this traditional yet eclectic knowledge through a common platform.

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Scope of Yoga as Therapy

  • Classical texts and therapy: Patanjala Yoga Sutras, Hathayoga texts, Yoga Upanishads, Yoga Vashishtha, Darshanas, Srimat Bhagwat, and others
  • Traditional forms and therapy: Mantra Yoga, Nada Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Karma, Bhakti & Jnana Yoga, Laya Yoga, and others
  • Living traditions and therapy: Kaivalyadham – Tradition with Science, Kriya Yoga, Transcendental Meditation, Krishnamacharya’s Ashtanga Yoga, Art of Living, Iyengar Yoga, and others
  • Emergence of new possibilities in therapy: Yoga as therapy in the conventional healthcare system, yoga therapy in the home setting
  • Yoga vis-a-vis other forms of modern therapies: Yoga and mind-body medicine, yoga and mindfulness-based therapies, yoga and phenomenological therapy, and yoga in relation to other cross-cultural contemplative, spiritual, and awareness-based therapeutic techniques
  • The strengths and limitations in the scope of yoga as therapy

Evidence of Yoga as Therapy

  • Philosophico-literary research: Manuscript and textual research, critical editions, etc.
  • Scientific research: Conceptual studies, experimental studies, case studies, reviews, meta-analyses, systematic reviews, research on mechanisms underlying therapeutic benefits

Evolution of Yoga as Therapy

  • Philosophico-literary and scientific research in yoga as therapy
  • The educational scenario related to yoga as therapy
  • Yoga as complementary and preventive therapy in urban and rural public health
  • National and international policies pertaining to yoga as therapy
  • Importance of an unified approach to yoga as therapy with due respect to different lineages
  • Preventive, curative, healing/palliative, and spiritual/transformational dimensions of yoga as therapy.

Days to Go

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Day I - 27th Dec

4.00 p.m.to 5.30 p.m.
Inauguration – Inaugural address (One main speaker)

6.00 p.m.to 6.45 p.m.
Key Note 1 (One speaker + One chair)
Yoga as therapy – How wide is its scope, how deep is its evidence and how great is its evolution?

7.00 p.m. to 8.00 pm.
Cultural Program 1

8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Dinner

Day II - 28th Dec

6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.
Morning Workshops 1 – Six parallel sessions

8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
Breakfast

09.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Plenary Session 1 – Two Speakers (40 mins. each) + One Chair (10 mins.)

Theme – Unearthing the scope of yoga as therapy: Challenges and prospects
Speaker 1: Yoga as therapy: its part in the mainstream healthcare system
Speaker 2: Yoga as therapy: synthesis of traditional wisdom with modern scientific knowledge

11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Tea break at the venue

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Academic Session 1 – Parallel sessions in three halls
Three Speakers (25 mins. each) + One Chair (15 mins.)

Theme for each of the three halls:

  • The Scope of Yoga as Therapy 
  • Evidence of Yoga as Therapy
  • Evolution – Future of Yoga as Therapy

Poster session on all above themes of the conference open for all at a different venue during this period

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Lunch

2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Plenary Session 2 – Two Speakers (40 mins. each) + One Chair (10 mins.)

Theme – Evidence-based yoga as therapy: Challenges and prospects
Speaker 1: How much can yoga treat? – A systematic review
Speaker 2: Scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of yoga

4.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tea break

4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Evening workshops 1 – Six parallel sessions

6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Cultural Program 2

8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Dinner

Day III - 29th Dec

6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.
Morning workshops 2 – Six parallel sessions 

8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
Breakfast

09.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Plenary Session 3 – Two Speakers (40 mins. each) + One Chair (10 mins.)

Theme – The evolution of yoga as therapy: Challenges and prospects
Speaker 1: Yoga as therapy: directions for education, research, practice and policy
Speaker 2: Spirituality and therapy: the future evolution of yoga in healing

11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Tea break  

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Academic Session 2 – Parallel sessions in three halls
Three Speakers (25 mins. each) + One Chair (15 mins.)

Theme for each hall:

  • The Scope of Yoga as Therapy 
  • Evidence of Yoga as Therapy
  • Evolution – Future of Yoga as Therapy

Poster session on all above themes of the conference open for all at a different venue during this period

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Lunch

2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Panel discussion 1 – Five Speakers + One Chair (15 mins. each)
Standardization in yoga as therapy – To be or not to be!

4.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Tea break

4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Evening workshops 2 – Six parallel sessions

6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Cultural Program 3

8.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Dinner

Day IV - 30th Dec

6.00 a.m. to 7.30 a.m.
Morning workshops 3 – Six parallel sessions 

8.00 a.m. to 9.00 a.m.
Breakfast

09.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.
Panel Discussion 2 – Five Speakers + One Chair (15 mins. each)
The Yoga Therapist – How to be or not to be? 

11.00 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.
Tea break 

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Valedictory – Valedictory address (One main speaker)

1.00 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Lunch

2.30 p.m. onwards
Sightseeing (to be arranged on your own with a local tour operator)

Paper presentation

Call for Papers / Poster Presentation

Submissions of abstracts for paper presentations was closed on 1st August 2018. However, you can submit abstracts for posters until 31st October 2018.

The top 12 abstracts will be selected for paper presentation.

Decision regarding acceptance of abstracts for paper presentation will be communicated via email by 1st October 2018.  Deadline for submission of Full Paper (upto 2000 words) – 30th October 2018

PLEASE NOTE – A merit list will be prepared based on certain evaluation criteria by the judges and the top six abstracts in a particular category will be selected for paper presentation. The remaining will be considered for poster presentation.

For poster presentation

Poster Size : 3’ x 4’; Photo Size : 5” x 7”: Short Poster Text: 18 pt. Helvetica
Contains introduction, method, result and summary, full colour
Title : 90 pt. Helvetica: Sub-title : 72 pt. Helvetica
Authors with designation and address, departments, university
Border : 1/2 inch, Presentation : Verbal, at poster site, Language : Concise

N.B. – Send Full paper soft copies to [email protected]
Participants, presenting papers in languages other than English, are requested to send their papers along with the English translation.

Yoga as Therapy Conference

Conference Appeal

Conference Brochure

Eminent Guests and our Panel of Speakers

Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu
Hon'ble Vice President of India

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Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavnani
Director - ICYER Pondicherry

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Dr. B. N. Gangadhar
Professor, NIMHANS, India

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Dr. D. R. Kaarthikeyan
Retd. Director General, National Human Rights Commission
India

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Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi
Director - MDNIY, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Luciano Bernardi
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia
Italy

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Dr. Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Ass. Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA

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Dr. Satya Lakshmi
Director - National Institute of Naturopathy, India

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Dr. Usha Nayar
Clinical Psychologist, USA

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Justice Dr. D. Y. Chandrachud
Hon'ble Judge of the Supreme Court of India

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André-Riehl
Director, Nidrâ Yoga International Network, France

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Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Director - Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, Pune University, India

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Erik Grossel
Asst. Professor, University of California, USA

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John Kepner
Executive Director, IAYT,
USA

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Dr. H R Nagendra
President - SVYASA, Bangalore, India

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Samprasad Vinod
M.B.B.S., M.D.

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Timothy McCall
Founder/Director, Yoga As Medicine
USA

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Dr. Ulka Natu
Eminent Gynaecologist and Yoga Expert
India

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Dr. Satya Pal Singh
Minister of State for Human Resource Development

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Swami Anubhavananda
Spiritual Leader,
India

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Daniel Mintie
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, New Mexico

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Dr. N. Ganesh Rao
ACT YOGA

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Dr. Kaustubh Desikachar
CEO, Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation

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Swami Nirmalananda
Bihar School of Yoga

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Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha
Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH

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Yogacharya Shrikrishna Vyavahare
Head - Ghantali Mitra Mandal, Sahayoga Mandir, Thane

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V. D. Chauhan
Pro Vice Chancellor, Swami Rama Himalayan University & Professor Orthopaedic Surgery

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Justice B. N. Srikrishna
Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India

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Dr. Arthur Brownstein
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine, USA

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Dilip Sarkar
Retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurveda Practitioner , USA

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Goran Boll
Yoga Teacher/Therapist, Sweden

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Kuldip Raj Kohli
Director of Ayurveda, Maharashtra State

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Dr. (Mrs.) Latha Satish
Managing Trustee in-charge, KYM, Chennai, India

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Pundit Radheshyam Mishra
Founder & Director, Ujjain Yoga Life Society & YogaLife USA

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Satish D. Pathak
Medical Doctor and Yoga Practitioner

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Registration Fee           

For Indian participants

Delegates – Rs. 4,000
Students – Rs. 3,000

For International participants

Delegates – USD 350
Students – USD 300

Spot Registration (No student Concession)

Indians – Rs.5,500
International – USD 350

(Fees include sharing accommodation with meals)

Payment modes

Cheques / DDs
Drawn in favour of   Kaivalyadham S.M.Y.M. Samiti, 
payable at Lonavla. For out-station cheques please add Rs.50/- extra.

Electronic transfer

Bank / Branch:HDFC BANK, Lonavla
Account Name: KAIVALYADHAM S M Y M  SAMITI
Account No: 04741450000017
IFSC Code: HDFC0000474
SWIFT Code: HDFCINBB

Cancellation Policy

Fees after deduction of bank charges are refundable until 30th October 2018 and 75% is refundable for cancellations before 30th November 2018. No refund is admissible for cancellations after 1st Dec 2018.

For enquiries, please email conference team – [email protected]

Glimpses from the 8th International Conference 2015

Ushering in the conference with prayers

The Opening Ceremony

VIP visits across the campus

A casual talk between the dignitaries

The Participants

Cultural Program

Conference Supported by

Ministry of AYUSH
Govt. of India

Medical Education and Drug Department, Govt. of Maharashtra

Indian Yoga Association

National Institute of Naturopathy

NOK Foundation

Higher and Technical Education, Govt. of Maharashtra

Lonavala Municipal Council