Comprehensive Yoga Conference – June 19 – 21, 2015

The Vedanta Society of Providence Rhode Island in collaboration with the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and the India Association of Rhode Island (IARI) will offer a three-day program celebrating international awareness of Yoga. The program runs from Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 2015 at 227 Angell Street in Providence RI.
This collaborative program will include lectures, demonstrations and participatory workshops by experienced teachers and practicing subject-matter experts. The program has no admission charge and is open to people of all ages, faiths and cultural backgrounds. Beginners, experienced practitioners, the curious, as well as skeptics are invited to come learn about this ancient science and the ongoing scientific research to verify the claims of both ancient and modern practitioners.     Click here to see the Flyer (PDF)



FRIDAY         JUNE 19      7:00 PM  to  9:00 PM


  • Opening Ceremony
  • Keynote Address – Dr Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Chair Yoga – Ellen Schaeffer, One Yoga Center
  • Kriya Yoga – Bal Ram Singh, Institute of Advanced Sciences, Dartmouth, MA



SATURDAY       JUNE 20       9:30 AM to 5:00 PM


  • Opening Remarks
  • Yoga: Ancient to Modern – Swami Yogatmananda



  • Yoga Demos:    Pat Blake
    Hannah Resseger
    Ellen Shaeffer
  • Tea Break



  • Yoga: The Science of Human Dimension – Chester Boncek
  • Yoga in Contemporary Psychology – Dr. Cynthia Ellis


   LUNCH  1 PM to 2 PM



  • DVD Videos (several topics)
  • Personal Reflection Time to Walk the Grounds & Garden
  • Children’s Yoga



  • Education System and Yoga – Teresa Guerra, Psychologist and Sociologist
  • Yoga and Psychotherapy – Maria Sorensen, Healing Arts
  • Yoga at Work – Tushar Puranik, Management Consultant, Deloitte Consulting
  • Concluding Remarks



SUNDAY       JUNE 21          5:00 PM to 7:30PM


  • Synthesis of Yoga  – Swami Divyananda, Trustee, Ramakrishna Math & Mission, India
  • Laughter Yoga – Chris Belanger, Whole of the Moon Yoga
  • Closing Remarks and Thanks – Swami Yogatmananda
  • Soup Supper


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