Teaching Yoga Online: New Findings on the Impact of TeleYoga

with B.N. Gangadhar, MD

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About this talk

Yoga teachers and yoga therapists have faced many challenges to teach yoga in the COVID-19 pandemic. But often what first looks like a challenge can become a great opportunity. In this presentation, Dr. B.N. Gandahar, professor of Psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, will share exciting insights and findings on the effects of teaching therapeutic yoga in a virtual space. He will discuss an ongoing research initiative to explore the impact of tele-yoga, as well as the work of a team developing guidelines for teaching therapeutic yoga online space. Learn what this work reveals about the benefits and pitfalls of teaching yoga virtually and how to apply this knowledge to your own teaching and practice.

About B.N. Gangadhar, MD

B.N. Gangadhar, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at the National Institute of Mental Health and NeuroSciences (NIMHANS), where he heads the Advanced Center for Yoga. He has served with NIMHANS since 1981, and has special interest in somatic therapies, yoga, schizophrenia, and community mental health. He has published more than 200 scientific articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals, and serves as co-editor of Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica and the Asian Journal of Psychiatry. A fellow in the National Academy of Medical Sciences in India, he has received the CV Raman award and the BC Roy award from the government of Karnataka.

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