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Medical Yoga Symposium, Integrating Art and Medicine

Nov 25, 2013 03:09AM

The exhibit, Yoga: The Art of Transformation, scheduled to run through January 26, 2014 at the Freer|Sackler Galleries of the Smithsonian, is the perfect opportunity to explore the art and science of therapeutic yoga on January 11 and 12. This symposium brings together visionaries in integrative medicine with those who study yoga and meditation.

Some of the nation’s most renowned thinkers will be participating in the Medical Yoga Symposium, hosted by the Smithsonian, including Dean Ornish, Timothy McCall and Richard Miller.

On Saturday, January 11 at the Freer, the topic is “Discovery and Didactics, Professional Perspectives and Personal Stories” and will feature a keynote by Dr. Dean Ornish, whose personal and profession life has been profoundly shaped by yoga. For the remainder of the day, the leadership of modern yoga in medical, academic and military settings will present seminal works and dialogue with one another to reveal the transformational elements of yoga in practice, therapy and research.

On Sunday, January 12 at the Marvin Center of George Washington University,  Master Classes with 3-Hour Intensives will be Diving Deeper. Participants will engage in experiential activities to explore the realm of transformation through yoga, engage in physical (asana) and physiological (pranayam) sessions to enhance health and well-being, and explore the emotional and psychological aspects of the practice through movement, inquiry and meditation.

The symposium is organized by Linda Lang of the Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington and the Center for Integrative Medicine at the George Washington University Medical Center. For more information, visit


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