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Welcome to the Texas Yoga Association Yoga for Health Training Conference Sponsored by UT’s MD Anderson Cancer Center.  This event is April 20-22, 2018 at the Ismaili Centre located at 1700 First Colony Blvd., Sugarland, TX 77479. For more information, visit our website texasyogaconference.com

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Friday, April 20
 

7:30am

Registration
Tea and Coffee

Friday April 20, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

8:00am

Welcome and Overview of the Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →
avatar for UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Making cancer history.All statements and opinions contained herein are solely those of the individual speakers and may not reflect those of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 8:00am - 8:10am
TBA

8:15am

Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 8:15am - 8:30am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

8:30am

Cancer 101 and Communicating with Medical Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Lopez, M.D.

Gabriel Lopez, M.D.

Medical Director, Integrative Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
About Dr. LopezDr. Lopez is an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Center at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine. His primary clinical focus is conducting integrative oncology con... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

10:00am

Break and Mingle
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a break and meet a few friends!


Friday April 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:15am
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

10:15am

Yoga and Meditation Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Director of Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
About Dr. CohenDr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University C... Read More →



Friday April 20, 2018 10:15am - 11:15am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

11:15am

Break and Mingle

Friday April 20, 2018 11:15am - 11:30am
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

11:30am

Yoga for Health (cancer specific)
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

MindBody Intervention Specialist, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been practicing yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 14 years at various hospitals and clinics. She serves as Asst. Director at VYASA Houston an organization dedicated to education, research and service through yoga. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. She also works with Couples going through cancer journey using yoga and meditation. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga Philosophy and chaplaincy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 11:30am - 12:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Enjoy a break and a lunch with friends nearby or bring your lunch. Some snacks will be provided at the venue. There may also be food vendors.


Friday April 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Heart Research 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Mauricio Obon, MD

Mauricio Obon, MD

Cardiologist
SpecialtiesCoronary angioplasty and stent placementPacemaker implantationHeart valve replacementTreatment of peripheral vascular disease with endovascular therapiesEchocardiographyStress testingClinical cardiologyCarotid StentingRenal Artery StentingPreventive cardiologyArrhythmiasHigh blood pressureDyslipidemiasMyocardial InfarctionLanguagesEnglishSpanishProfessional ExperiencePrivate Practice, Hospital CIMA and Clinica Biblica, San Jose, Costa RicaStaff Interventional Cardiologist, Hospital Mexico, Costa RicaClinical Instructor, Universidad de Costa RicaResidency Internal Medicine, SUNY upstate medical center, New York, USA (2006-2009)Fellowship Cardiolgy (2009-2012), Texas Heart Institute @ St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston TX, USAFellowship Interventional Cardiology (2012-2013), Texas Heart Institute @ St Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston TX... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

2:00pm

The Art of Teaching Cardiac Yoga: Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Charles MacInerney

Charles MacInerney

Founder, Texas Yoga Retreat
Charles is registered with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT-500 hr. He has practiced yoga for 39 years. In 1989 he founded Expanding Paradigms through which he began teaching yoga full time, publishing a newsletter, and presenting at Regional, National and International Conferences. In addition to his regular public yoga classes, Charles has extensive experience integrating yoga into hospitals, corporations, universities, and government agencies. Charles is the founder of www.yogateacher.com and has written articles for a variety of magazines including the Yoga Journal and contributed to several books on Yoga. He offers workshops at yoga studios around the country and since 1982 he has been leading retreats around the world. He currently offers four Yoga... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

3:00pm

Break & Mingle
Friday April 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

3:15pm

Guidelines for Safety - Precautions and Contraindications
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Carolina Gutierrez

Carolina Gutierrez

Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Dr. Gutierrez realizes the importance of getting to know her patients and their personal goals. She has a special interest in addressing the unique rehabilitation needs of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. She takes a team approach to optimize her patients’ outcom... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

MindBody Intervention Specialist, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been practicing yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 14 years at various hospitals and clinics. She serves as Asst. Director at VYASA Houston an organization dedicated to education, research and service through yoga. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. She also works with Couples going through cancer journey using yoga and meditation. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga Philosophy and chaplaincy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management... Read More →
avatar for Ying Guo, MD

Ying Guo, MD

Professor, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine
Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TXDegree-Granting Education1992University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, MS, Microbiology/Immunology1985Third Military Medical University, ChongQing, CHN, MD, MedicinePostgraduate Training2010-2011Acupuncture, Medical Acupuncture for Physicians, Helms Medical Institute, Berkeley... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

4:15pm

Meditation for Post Stroke Depression: Connecting to your three doors of body, energy and mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Sanner, PhD

Jennifer Sanner, PhD

Associate Professor
Dr. Sanner is the program manager of the UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Biobank, which is housed at the School of Nursing. She has authored numerous journal and media articles on topics related to biological and behavior cardiovascular risk factors... Read More →


Friday April 20, 2018 4:15pm - 5:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre
 
Saturday, April 21
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Check-in

Saturday April 21, 2018 7:30am - 8:00am
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

8:00am

Yoga for Healing the Mind, Body and Soul
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about the energy of movement and how to inspire healing.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

8:45am

Welcome & Overview of Day Two
Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 8:45am - 9:00am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

9:00am

Spirituality Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Findley

Stephen Findley

Chaplain, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
I work as a Staff Chaplain at the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, the number one cancer research hospital in the world. In 2006 the theme for National Pastoral Care Week was “Healing Humor”. I was in charge of the event and organized a... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →



Saturday April 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:00am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

10:00am

Yoga and Strength Building for Better Heart Health - Before and after Diagnosis
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop takes participants through a mindful , slow flow , that
integrates breath work and introduces modifications to customize a
practice appropriate for any level or abilities. The focus is on
alignment , breathing techniques and yoga poses shown to reduce
anxiety and depression , important for a healthy heart .
Marti will be available after the session to answer questions about
her work in Integrative Medicine.



Speakers
avatar for Marti Ewing

Marti Ewing

As a certified yoga instructor, with advanced training, my focus is on alignment-based Ha-tha Yoga. My classes include a mix of Recuperative Yoga, strength building, meditation and breathing techniques. These four tenets build strength in an appropriate and sustainable way for my clients. | | | Although I go to the gym regularly, I was still having balance issues that were getting worse, I was loosing my confidence... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

11:00am

Tibetan Sound Meditation and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

12:15pm

Lunch Break
Enjoy your lunch and see you when we return for more amazing presentations!


Saturday April 21, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
TBA

1:30pm

Yoga for Heart Health and Recovery
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dilip Sarkar, MD

Dilip Sarkar, MD

President of the Board, International Association of Yoga Therapists
Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT, a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chi... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

2:30pm

Ethics of Mind-Body in Cancer and Heart Care
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lunstroth

Rebecca Lunstroth

Associate Director, McGovern Medical School
Rebecca Lunstroth is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and the Associate Director of the McGovern Center where she runs the day-to-day affairs of the Center. She directs the Ethics and Professionalism longitudinal theme, the GSBS Ethics of Biomedical Sciences course, and... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

3:30pm

Break and Mingle
Please remember to visit our sponsors :)


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

3:45pm

Vivekananda Yoga for Patients and Caregivers: Research and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

MindBody Intervention Specialist, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been practicing yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 14 years at various hospitals and clinics. She serves as Asst. Director at VYASA Houston an organization dedicated to education, research and service through yoga. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. She also works with Couples going through cancer journey using yoga and meditation. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga Philosophy and chaplaincy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management... Read More →
avatar for Kathrin Milbury, PhD

Kathrin Milbury, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
About Dr. MilburyI am a relationship researcher with extensive training in psycho-oncology and behavioral interventions particularly mind-body medicine. My passion is to design and evaluate dyadic interventions to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their loved one... Read More →


Saturday April 21, 2018 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre
 
Sunday, April 22
 

8:00am

Welcome and Overview of the Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:00am - 8:15am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

8:15am

Connections: The Heart and Cancer
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
CI

Cezar Iliescu, MD

MD Anderson Cancer Center


Sunday April 22, 2018 8:15am - 9:15am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

9:15am

Understanding Trauma Through the Lens of Cultural Competency
Limited Capacity seats available

The holistic healing that comes from a regular yoga practice can be profound. The body of research in the yoga arena continues to grow exponentially; subsequently, the field is now looking at yoga not only as a therapeutic modality, but as way to serve in our communities during times of crisis. Trauma-informed yoga programs are expanding rapidly. However, the proportion of instructors with trauma-informed training in relation to the needs of communities undergoing disaster relief and experiencing complex trauma is disproportionate. Accordingly, the most dedicated yoga teachers and healthcare professionals will need additional trauma-based training, or resilience training, to adequately serve within the diversity of these areas.

Without a doubt, diversity in yoga is still an issue and 'Inclusion' has become the new buzz word and is now a big topic in our arena, even while not regularly or competently practiced. The experiences witnessed within yoga classes, workshops, and trainings on-and-off the yoga mat naturally emulate what we experience in society as a whole. If we cannot learn to respectfully honor and discuss culture, orientation, race, beliefs, biases or privilege, we cannot serve the community, empower people to have a strong sense of agency, or begin to fully use the tools of yoga to address complex trauma.

This collaborative effort will broadly cover aspects of complex trauma with its basic understanding, along with how to work with and approach affected populations through cultural diversity and competence. This introductory presentation is for yoga and meditation teachers, first responders, health and wellness practitioners and healthcare professionals. Participants will need a strong foundation in yoga and mindfulness. The course will outline and introduce the impact of complex trauma through the lens of cultural competency and discuss how the educational leadership program through The Conservancy for Cultural Competence, is forging a path to bridge yoga and mindfulness tools with functional trauma training and cultural education to restore resiliency and culturally competent communication in a safe and comprehensive environment.

Abridged Presentation will touch on:

• Complex Trauma

• PTSD (including combat trauma, secondary, intergenerational PTSD)

• sexual trauma (including MST)

• understanding moral injury, traumatic event and PTSD

• childhood trauma

• terrorism/community violence

• domestic violence

• school violence

• socio-economic trauma

• cultural diversity and competency

• socio-economic beliefs and biases

• traumatic loss and grief

• natural disaster or catastrophe




Speakers
avatar for Pam Stokes Eggleston

Pam Stokes Eggleston

Founder and Director, Yoga2Sleep / The Conservancy for Cultural Competence
Pamela Stokes Eggleston, MBA, E-RYT500 Pamela – published author, stress management consultant, wellness resilience expert, national speaker and sleep coach – founded Yoga2Sleep due to her challenges with insomnia, secondary PTS and stress. A certified yoga instructor and yog... Read More →
avatar for Christine Marcella

Christine Marcella

Founder / Director, Jai Yoga Integrative Therapy / The Conservancy for Cultural Competence
Christine Marcella LMT, CPT, E-RYT500, C-IAYT, HHP | | Christine is an Integrative Therapist and holistic healer, specializing in Meditation and Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy. She is a graduate and alumna of the Sri Shambhavananda Ashram at Konalani on the big island of Hawa... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 9:15am - 10:15am
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

10:15am

Break and Mingle

Sunday April 22, 2018 10:15am - 10:30am
Ismaili Centre Foyer 1700 First Colony Blvd.

10:30am

Yoga and Heart Disease as Prevention and Treatment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dilip Sarkar, MD

Dilip Sarkar, MD

President of the Board, International Association of Yoga Therapists
Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT, a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chi... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

12:30pm

Returning to Om: Yoga from the Dean Ornish Program
Limited Capacity seats available

Stress impacts our physical, mental and emotional well being. In this session participants will learn scientifically proven yoga therapy techniques to  bring about a healing response, these methods include breathing practices, yoga postures, progressive relaxation, visualization and meditation.

Speakers
avatar for Courtney Butler - Robinson

Courtney Butler - Robinson

Trainer, Dean Ornish
Certified Yoga Therapist C-I.A.Y.T.500 E.R.Y.T., P.O.L.Y., R.C.Y.T., R.P.Y.T. Y12SRAuthor: The Mud and The Lotus: A Guide and Workbook for Students of Yoga Stress Management Specialist for The Ornish Reversal ProgramCertified Solution Focused Coach U.C. I. Owner/ Operator : Balance Yoga and Wellness Registered... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

1:45pm

Qi Gong for Cancer and Heart Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation: Qi Gong for Cancer and Heart Health
Description: We will have a discussion of the principles and practice of Qi Gong.  Qi Gong, Meditation and Yoga.  The presentation will be partially a demonstration of Yoga, Meditation and Qi Gong as well as a presentation on the topic.













Speakers
avatar for Bing You

Bing You

Director, weMED Clinic
Hospital Privileged, Only Acupuncturist and Herbologist in Houston; 20 Years in Integrated Medical Experience, 8 years training in Chinese and Western Medicine, Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, 1993; Diplomate,American Academy of Pain Management; Texas Licensed Acupuncturist (AC00477); Diplomate of Acupuncture... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

2:45pm

Meditation for Health & Wellness
Limited Capacity seats available

We will have a meditation that will focus on healing and releasing emotional trauma through visualization and based on the methods introduced in her book "24 Energies".   See the book description at www.24energies.com 

Speakers
avatar for Sara Florida L.Ac., MAOM

Sara Florida L.Ac., MAOM

Wellness Director & Practitioner, WeMed Wellness
Sara Florida, MAOM is an Acupuncturist and Integrative Medicine Practitioner in Texas. She is finalizing her PhD in Emotional Healing 2018. She has specialties in mood and emotional disorders as well as digestive health. She has authored a book about meditation and emotional he... Read More →



Sunday April 22, 2018 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre

3:30pm

The Finale Circle of Hope and Healing with Jenny and Ale
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Adjunct Faculty, Breathe the Cure / Texas Yoga Association & Conference / Rice University
Jenny is currently the wellness specialist at Menninger Clinic after running wellness businesses in Houston such as Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure for nearly a decade. After graduating in 1999 with honors from the University of Houston with a double degree - B.S. Psychology an... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director of Education, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Alejandro Chaoul (PhD) teaches Tibetan meditation and mind-body techniques in various parts of the United States, Latin America, and Europe. He is currently an assistant professor and director of education at the Integrative Medicine Program at University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston. Alejandro is the author... Read More →


Sunday April 22, 2018 3:30pm - 3:45pm
Main Lecture Room Ismaili Centre