Yoga & Science Conference
Join incredible thought leaders presenting research that supports the benefits of mindfulness and yoga on health and wellness.
Please join us for the Yoga & Science Conference Saturday, February 29, 2020 here in Austin.
Our panelists include David Ring, MD, PHD, from Dell Medical School who will be giving a talk titled, Recovering From Injury And Surgery: How The Stories We Tell Ourselves Can Enhance Or Hinder Our Ability To Heal. He is an Orthopedic Surgeon and Associate Dean of Comprehensive Care at Dell Medical School who has more than 450 peer-reviewed original research publications.
Dr. Ring and five other panelists will be sharing their years of research and experience in explaining the underlying physiological mechanisms that make yoga an effective practice for health and wellness. The Conference will include experiential exercises and a joint panel Q&A to be moderated by Eddie Stern.
Our keynote presenter, Larry Scherwitz, PhD, will present his 20+ year journey as a research director with Dr. Dean Ornish into discovering how a 4-component yoga-based lifestyle change program can reverse a host of related chronic diseases including coronary artery disease, diabetes, and prostate cancer.
Kristin Neff, PhD, cofounder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and codeveloper of Mindful Self-Compassion, will be presenting on yoga as a way to enhance self-compassion. She is associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. A pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, Kristin was the first person to operationally define and measure the construct. She has published in numerous academic articles, book chapters, and the popular book Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, Scientific American, and Psychology Today, and on MSNBC and NPR.
To register, find out more about the speakers and see detailed bios and the conference schedule, please visit www.ashtangayogaaustin.com.
Date & Time
February 29, 2020
1:00PM - 6:00PM
First Universalist Unitarian Church of Austin 4700 Grover Ave Austin 78756 TX US https://www.austinawakenings.com/businesses/tx-austin-first-universalist-unitarian-church-of-austin
$95 per person