Wellness After COVID: A Yoga and Healthcare Symposium Replays2021-07-20T13:55:57+01:00

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Day One

COVID-19 and its impact

Deepak Chopra opens the symposium, making a strong case for yoga as a critically important catalyst for health and well-being. Follow-up keynotes include a presentation from the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists on how the pandemic has affected mental health and talks from researchers on COVID-19’s long term consequences. A panel discussion on health inequalities will explore racial and intersectional equity and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. The first day closes with an overview of Long-COVID from a global perspective and a review of current research pointing to yoga’s efficacy in addressing many stress-related symptoms.

Day One Opening Remarks with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, and Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

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Wellbeing After COVID-19: The Power of Yoga, with Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP

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The Unseen Crisis: Mental Health Consequences of a Global Pandemic and How Yoga Can Help, with Adrian James, MD

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Somatic and Mindful Yoga, with Charlotte Watts, 500RYT SYT

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A Physician’s Report: Health Consequences of COVID-19 and How Yoga Can Help, with Melissa Wickremasinghe, MD

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COVID-19 & Health Inequalities: A Panel Discussion, with Stacie Graham, PhD, E-RYT 500, Rhonda Smith, MBA, Priya Verma, C-IAYT, PA-C, and Kate Mulligan, PhD

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Finding Equanimity in Turbulent Times: A Guided Meditation, with Michael Lee, MA, C-IAYT

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How to Prevent and Reduce Burnout Among Healthcare Professionals: Insights from Neuroscience, with David Peters MB ChB DRCOG DMSMed FLCOM

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COVID’s Impact on Population Health: The Importance of Mind-Body Practices, with Amit Bhargava, MD

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Day One Closing Remarks with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, and Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

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Day Two

Yoga’s Mechanisms of Change

Explore research on the mechanisms through which yoga counters the impact of COVID-19, as both a preventative modality and as an adjunct treatment. Today’s keynote presenters discuss the unique mental health challenges of social isolation, grief, and mourning, as well as pioneering work to offer therapeutic yoga to clients in need via tele-health. Hear directly from those living with Long-COVID on our Patient Experience Panel, and how they are utilizing the tools of yoga to support their healing process.

Day Two Opening Remarks with Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT and Alyssa Wostrel, MBA

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A Yogic Regimen to Counteract the Disease Mechanisms and Psychological Stress of COVID-19, with Eddie Stern and William Bushell, PhD

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Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Burnout: The Science and Research Evidence, with Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

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How Can Yoga Mitigate the Impact of Social Isolation and Improve Mental Health? with Stephen Porges, PhD

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“Bolly-Vagal” Dance, with Josefin Wikström, E-RYT 500

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Teaching Yoga Online: New Findings on the Impact of TeleYoga, with B.N. Gangadhar, MD

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Barriers to Yoga for Diverse Populations: What Research Reveals About How to Create Inclusive Yoga Spaces, with Jennifer Webb, PhD

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Yoga for Covid-Related Anxiety, with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT

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Patient Experiences: COVID-19, Long COVID, and Mental Health – A Panel Discussion, with Victoria Santos, MA, Starr Sanborn, C-IAYT, Suzy Bolt, BA, BKSIYT, and Nikki Jackson

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Day Two Closing Remarks, with Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT and Lee Watson, PhD

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Day Three

Application and Implementation

On the final day, our presenters discuss and demonstrate yoga practices that are currently being used to serve those affected by COVID-19. Watch a diverse array of sessions in which experts showcase pioneering approaches already being used on the frontlines. The focus of this day is on experiential yoga, breathing, and mind-body practices that target the unique symptoms of COVID-19. Today’s sessions close with a forward-thinking panel on Health Policy and Economics, which will explore how yoga can be integrated into national healthcare systems around the globe.

Day Three Opening Remarks with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, and Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

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Integrative and Complementary Medicine Treatments for Long COVID, with Richard Brown, MD and Patricia Gerbarg, MD

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Yoga for Post-COVID Recovery, with Ingrid Yang, MD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT

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Return to Sattva: Restorative Breathing for Long-COVID, with Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT

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Yoga Therapy for COVID-Related Mental Health Problems, with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT

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How Ayurveda Can Support Those with Long Covid, with Jayagopal Parla, MD(Ayu)

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Suicide Prevention and Response: Lessons from a Global Pandemic, with Chelsea Roff, C-IAYT

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Emerging Research on the Viability of Mind-Body Interventions for COVID-19, with Ryan Castle

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Family Yoga to Destress, with Julie Gayer Kris

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Yoga for the Head, Nose, Mouth, Neck, and Body: A Yogic Regimen that Targets the Specific Disease Mechanisms and Psychological Stress of COVID-19, with Eddie Stern and William Bushell, PhD

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What Chronic Fatigue Can Teach Us About Recovery from Long COVID, with Fiona Agombar

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A Yogi’s Experience of Long Covid: Insights from a Case Study, with Baxter Bell, MD

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COVID-19 and CO2 Levels: How Breathing Practices Can Help, with Patrick McKeown, MA

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How Yoga Can Support Children with Special Needs During the Pandemic, with Jyoti Jo Manuel

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Tibetan Yoga: How an Ancient Buddhist Practice May Help in the Fight Against COVID-19, with Ian Baker, PhD

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Addressing the Psychological Effects of COVID-19 through Yoga and Relationality, with Damien Ridge, PhD, Tina Cartwright, PhD, CPsychol, and Nina Smyth, PhD

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Managing COVID-19 through Yoga in India, with Shirley Telles, PhD

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Yoga and Social Prescribing, with Michael Dixon, MD

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Obstacles and Constraints to Therapeutic Yoga Implementation, with James Marzolf, MD

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Public Health, Health Policy, and Health Economics: A Panel Discussion, with Rani Elwy, PhD, Lord Clive Brooke, James Marzolf, MD, Akshay Anand, PhD, and Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT

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Uniting Science and Spirituality, with Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswati

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Day Three Closing Remarks with Heather Mason, MA, RYT-500, C-IAYT, and Rob Schware, PhD

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