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.
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.
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.