Yoga as Therapy – 2018 Conference Video LiveStream

2018 conference attendee registrations are completely full.
But here is another way.

Sign up for the 2018 conference video livestream


DATES : 27th December – 30th December 2018

The 4 day (22 hour) video livestream and the recorded version, will be available to you for US $35 or INR 2200.
You can view the livestream while the event is going on, and access the entire recorded version for a three year period – on demand.
You also get the event pictures and any interviews we conduct with notable participants.
Its almost like being at the event – although from a distance.

A small fee for the 4 day video stream.

And the entire recorded version.

 

– Streaming from India, particularly from Lonavala, where  KaivalyaDhama is located, needs special infrastructure – not just in terms of bandwidth (internet speed) only.

– Firstly, we need to go with paid cloud streaming providers so the end experience of the viewer is very good and every viewer gets a high-quality stream.

– Secondly, we will be using multiple professional cameras with crew, multi-cam live feed switchers and mixers, a small engineering team  (all from Mumbai) so the viewer experience is good.

– Lastly, many people will not view the livestream due to time-difference, but will view the 22 hour recordings later, at a convenient time. Lifetime video hosting and on-demand delivery adds to the costs.

 

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

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André-Riehl
Director, Nidrâ Yoga International Network, France

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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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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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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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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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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. Kausthub Desikachar
CEO and Chief Yoga Therapist,
Krishnamacharya Healing & Yoga Foundation
The worldwide headquarters of the Viniyoga® tradition

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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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Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavnani
Director – CYTER and Professor of Yoga Therapy, SBV University, Pondicherry

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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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Conference 2018 – Program

Yoga as Therapy: Scope, Evidence and Evolution

– Yoga Chikitsa – Vyapti, Praman evam Vikas –

27th Dec 2018
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4.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Inauguration

Chief Guest – Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India

6.00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Keynote address: Chair – Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Secretary (AYUSH) 

Yoga as therapy – How wide is its scope, how deep is its evidence and how great is its evolution?

Speaker- Dr. Ganesh Rao

7.30 p.m. to 8.30 pm.

Cultural Program 1  – Ustad Usman Khan – Sitar performance

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 28th Dec 2018
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9.00 a.m. to 09.20 a.m.

Theme-based yoga demonstration by Kaivalyadhama students

9.30 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

Chair: Dr. Arthur Brownstein

  1. Yoga as therapy: its scope in the mainstream healthcare system as well as in a home setting – Dr. Dilip Sarkar
  2. Yoga as therapy: synthesis of traditional wisdom with modern scientific knowledge – Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani 

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Academic Session 1 – Three parallel sessions: Three Speakers (25 mins. each) + One Chair (15 mins.)

The Scope of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa

  1. The scope of yoga as therapy in classical texts, traditional forms and living traditions – Dr. B. R. Sharma
  2. The scope of yoga as therapy during various medical conditions – self and therapist assisted practice – Rajvi Mehta
  3. The scope of yoga as therapy in the newly emerging field of mind-body medicine – Bhushan Patwardhan

Evidence of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Dr. Luciano Bernardi

  1. Philosophico-literary evidence for yoga as therapy in various physical and mental disorders – Ishwar Basavaraddi
  2. Evidence of correlations between yogic constructs of chakras, nadis, kundalini and physical neuro-anatomy – Dr. Alan Weiss
  3. Evidence for yoga as therapy in various non-communicable diseases – Dr. Praseeda Menon

Evolution: The future of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Shri. P.N.Ranjit Kumar – Joint Secretary AYUSH

  1. The future roadmap – the Indian educational, professional and policy-related scenario of yoga as therapy – Shri. Subodh Tiwari
  2. The future roadmap – global policies and their impact on yoga as therapy – John Kepner
  3. The future roadmap – integrating yoga as complementary therapy into mainstream medical and mental healthcare – Goran Boll

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

Chair: Dr. Luciano Bernardi

  1. How much can yoga treat? – A systematic review – Dr. Erik Groessl
  2. Scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying the therapeutic benefits of yoga – Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa

4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Evening workshops 1 – Six parallel sessions
( Only, the main session will be streamed)

  1. Dr.Samprasad Vinod –  “Meditation and Meditative way of living”
  2. Yogacharya Vishwas Mandlik
  3. Dr. Meena Ramnathan on yoga for special needs
  4. Pundit Radheshyam Mishra
  5. Swami Nirmalananda – Yoganidra
  6. Nanak Nihal Singh Khalsa – Sat Nam Rasayan: a yogic healing technique

6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Cultural Program 2 – Nritya Yoga – Gauri Swakul

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 29th Dec 2018

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9.00 a.m. to 09.20 a.m.

Theme-based yoga demonstration by Kaivalyadhama students

9.30 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

Chair: Prof. R. S. Bhogal

  1. Yoga as therapy: directions for education, research, practice and policy – Dr. Luciano Bernardi
  2. Spirituality and therapy: the future evolution of yoga in healing – Swami Nirmalananda

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Academic Session 1 – Three parallel sessions: Three Speakers (25 mins. each) + One Chair (15 mins.)

The Scope of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

  1. The scope of yoga as psychological therapy in relation to cognitive behavioural and mindfulness-based therapies – Mr. Daniel Mintie
  2. The scope of awareness-based therapeutic techniques: the cross-cultural landscape – Usha Nayar
  3. An overview of the strengths and limitations in the scope of yoga as therapy – Timothy Mcall

Evidence of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Dr. Erik Groessl

  1. Integrating evidence-based yoga into professional therapy practice in India – V. D. Chauhan
  2. Integrating evidence-based yoga into professional therapy practice in the West – Arthur Brownstein
  3. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of holistic health in yoga as therapy – Manjunath, N.K.

Evolution: The future of Yoga as Therapy: Chair – Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa

  1. The future roadmap – the preventive and curative dimensions of yoga as therapy – Satish Pathak
  2. The future roadmap – yoga as therapy in women’s health – Ulka Natu
  3. The future roadmap – evolution of the healing and transformational dimensions of yoga as therapy – Dr. Latha Satish

2.30 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.

Panel discussion 1 – Eight Speakers + One Chair (10 mins. each)

Standardization in yoga as therapy – To be or not to be!

Moderator – Dr. Kaustubh Desikachar

Speakers – Dr. Samprasad Vinod, Mr. John Kepner, Dr. Dilip Sarkar, Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi, Prof. (Dr.) Satya Lakshmi, Dr. Sharad Bhalekar, Vd. Kuldip Raj Kohli, Dr. Timothy McCall

4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.

Evening workshops 2 – Six parallel sessions
( Only, the main session will be streamed)

  1. Srikrishna Vyavahare
  2. Dr. Sabir Shaikh
  3. Dr. Deepak Bagadia
  4. Dr. Rajvi Mehta – Iyengar yoga
  5. Mr. Kamlesh Barnwal – Art of Living
  6. Dr. Kaustubh Desikachar – KYM tradition 

6.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Cultural Program 3 – Mr. Anoop Jalota – Vocal performance

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30th Dec 2018
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9.00 a.m. to 09.20 a.m.

Theme-based yoga demonstration by Kaivalyadhama students

9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.

Panel Discussion 2 – Eight Speakers + One Chair (10 mins. each)

The Yoga Therapist – How to be or not to be?

Moderator – Dr. Ganesh Rao

Speakers – Dr. Erik Groessl, Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, Dr. Luciano Bernardi, Mr. Goran Boll, Dr. Arthur Brownstein, Dr. Rajvi Mehta, Dr. V. D. Chauhan, Dr. Ulka Natu

11.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

Valedictory

Chief Guest – Dr. Satyapal Singh, Minister of State for HRD

Guest of honour – Dr. H. R. Nagendra

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