with Swami Sitaramananda, Swami Dharmananda, Durga Leela,
Dr. Ramkumar Kutty, Dr. Mala Cunningham, Dr. Suprabha Jain,
Arun Deva, Swami Hridyananda, and Swami Brahmananda
What is the yogic prescription for health and healing?
Yoga professionals and medical doctors share a common goal — to bring health to the ones they serve. Swami Sivananda began his career as a successful medical doctor and was a strong advocate for physical health. When he renounced his medical career to focus on providing deeper levels of spiritual healing to humanity, he often integrated his knowledge of medicine with yoga and spirituality to help people heal.
We see increasing cases of this integration today, with medical professionals and yoga experts coming together to provide the best care for those in need. This collaboration benefits doctors because they can better help their patients, and it advances the yoga community by relating its ancient knowledge to modern medicine.
In this special event, you will hear from the founders and teachers of the Sivananda Yoga Health Educator program in California who have brought yoga teachers to the next level of yoga service by educating them to work in medical communities — bringing the healing aspects of yoga and Ayurveda into the western medical framework.
Topics of this symposium include:
- Psychologies and philosophies of healing
- Therapeutic applications of yoga
- Ayurveda and its principles in action
- How yoga heals in a medical setting
- History of medicine and healing modalities
Join us as we explore the exciting future of integrating these two worlds: western science with its medical techniques, and eastern science with its capacity of multi-faceted healing. Gain a well-rounded perspective on how yoga and medicine can work together, and return home with a balanced understanding of healthy living.