Yoga has inundated our culture, and now ideas and techniques from these disciplines are being applied as therapy. Led by teachers and healthcare practitioners alike, attention is shifting towards the therapeutic aspects of yoga techniques. Many health professionals are currently practitioners of these approaches, and have incorporated ideas and techniques from these sources in working with clients. Now yoga is taught in various clinical settings, including hospitals, health clinics and other healthcare facilities.
This conference addresses this movement by dedicating the entire program to the relationship between Yoga and Health. The first of its kind in the USA, it presents specific practices that demonstrate efficacy in treating a variety of physical and mental conditions. This will be done in conjunction with a review of cutting-edge research related to specific Yoga practices proven effective in dealing with various conditions such as Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular diseases and Depression.
We invite you to participate in this energizing opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas and practices. We are requesting proposals for presentations that are oriented to the general public, including Yoga practitioners and teachers. These will be high-quality presentations by Masters and Yoga Therapists and/or clinicians who fulfill the following requirements:
- are professionally certified yoga teachers or clinicians
- grounded in your own practice of Yoga
- experienced in applying this approach in your teaching environment or clinical setting
The conference presents two main areas: Common Ailments and Chronic Conditions. These areas are divided into sub-topics. The following list presents potential possibilities sub-topics, yet others may also apply.
Common Ailments Chronic Conditions
- Structural: arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, sciatica
- Women's Health: fertility, menopause, PMS
- Men's Health: Practices for male's body and psyche, Sexual Health
- Computer use: Repetitive Strain Injuries, neck and back issues, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Gastrointestinal: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Respiratory: common cold, pneumonia, bronchitis
- Psychological: Minor Depression, eating disorders
- Cardiovascular: stroke, heart disease
- Auto-immune Disorders: AIDS, Crohn's Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Parkinson's
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Psychological: Major Depression, Bipolar Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Syndrome, Addiction
- Respiratory: Asthma
Three formats will be considered: lecture, class and workshop. We would prefer you orient classes and workshops towards providing a few simple practices that participants can learn easily and practice immediately to aid their healing process. Multiple presentations accepted, each presentation requires a separate proposal.