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Ayurveda & Yoga Conference
July 4-6, 2014
The Art of Living Retreat Center
Boone, North Carolina, USA
organized by
Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Inc.
Phone: 484.347.6110

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  1. 1. Register Online Phone: 484.550.7725
  2. 2. Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, RAS Shanmugamurthy Lakshmanan, Ph.D. Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, RAS, HHP, NC Conference Committee Members
  3. 3. Friday, July 4, 2014 :00 am – 10:00 am articipants Registration
  4. 4. INVOCATION 10:00 am – 10:25 am Dr. Bhavani Prakash & Prakash Rao, New Jersey, USA Dr. Bhavani Prakash is a practicing physician and a passionate musician. She is not a mere dilettante, but a master of all three of Vocal music, Veena and the Flute, the oldest and long-standing music traditions of India. Hailing from a musical family, Bhavani is an A-grade artist of All India Radio and Doordarshan, Chennai. She has vocal CD albums and instrumental CD’s to her credit. Bhavani won the All India Radio National Award at the age of 17, the Ambujam Krishnan Award for being adjudged one of the Best Artists at the age of 21 by the Music Academy, Madras, ‘The Best Concert Award’ at 21 years of age from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Madras, and a Life Achievement Award in May 2013. Bhavani has given about 1250 concerts in various parts of India, Singapore , Mauritius, French island Reunion, and the US. Bhavani teaches vocal, veena and flute to aspiring students, and in each, she has students who have become performers. Prakash Rao had his initial training in mridangam from K. Sudarshanaacharyulu, uncle of the Hyderabad Brothers. Since 1982, he has been a student of one of the greatest exponents of Mridangam Sri Vellore Ramabhadran. He has received advanced training also from Sri Umayalapuram Sivaraman and the Late Kanjira V. Nagarajan.
  5. 5. WELCOME SPEECH 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Shekhar Annambhotla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, LMT, RAS, ERYT, FAAS Founder & President of AAPNA, USA, is a classically trained Registered Ayurvedic Specialist, licensed integrative massage therapist, registered yoga teacher, certified Pranic Healer and certified Reiki Healer, has been practicing and teaching Ayurveda worldwide since 1988. His passion and love for Ayurveda fuels his vision for the development and growth of Ayurveda, including creating and implementing high quality Ayurvedic education and training programs in the west. It is AAPNA’s mission to bring Ayurveda to the forefront of healing arts. With your support and encouragement, Ayurveda will be accepted and integrated as a key complementary science to modern health care.
  6. 6. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder, Art of Living Foundation Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a humanitarian leader, spiritual teacher and an ambassador of peace. His vision of a stress-free, violence-free society has united millions of people the world over through service projects and the courses of The Art of Living Foundation. Inauguration Speech 11:oo am - 12:25 pm
  7. 7. GUEST OF HONOR John H. Reed, M.D., MBA, MPH, is president of the World Institute for Scientific Exploration (WISE), and a physician practicing in Baltimore, Maryland, specializing in preventive medicine. WISE is an IRS tax exempt, non- profit organization whose primary mission is to conduct and promote ground breaking scientific research and investigations in countries worldwide on alternative and traditional medicine therapies, such as Ayurvedic Medicine, scientific anomalies, consciousness and parapsychology, ancient science and technology, and unexplained phenomena of all kinds. WISE has over 10 major programs and benefits for its Research Associates. One of WISE’s top priority programs is to identify, digitize, and preserve books, periodicals, archival materials, and collections on the above subjects, and to provide a global platform through the WISE Wiki and the WISE Digital library, whereby such materials can be made freely available to researchers worldwide. WISE provides access to 215 full-text journal titles on the above subjects, several of which focus on Ayurvedic medicine and are available in the Biomedical section of the WISE Digital Library.
  8. 8. Blissful Lunch 2:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  9. 9. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON THE INTERRELATIONSHIP AND CONTINUITY OF VEDA, RAJA YOGA AND AYURVEDA 2:00 pm – 2:55 pm Acharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) is an unusual western born knowledge-holder in the Vedic tradition. He carries many special Vedic ways of knowledge (vidyas), which he passes on to students. In India, Vamadeva is recognized as a Vedacharya (Vedic teacher), a Vaidya (Ayurvedic doctor and teacher), Jyotishi (Vedic astrologer), Puranic (Vedic historian), a Hindu Acharya (Hindu religious teacher), and a Raja Yogi.In India, Vamadeva’s translations and interpretations of the ancient Vedic teachings have been given great acclaim in both spiritual and scholarly circles. In America he is best known as a teacher and practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine and of Vedic astrology (Jyotish) and has done pioneering work on both these subjects, helping produce educational material and establish a number of important organizations and institutions. Vamadeva is director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies that offers training programs in Ayurvedic medicine, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy, and Vedic astrology that have been taken by more than five thousand people worldwide. He has taught at the main Yoga and Ayurveda centers in the West and at many locations in India, Europe and South America. Currently he is specially aligned with Kerala Ayurveda and with the Chopra Center University. Vamadeva is the author of more than thirty books available in twenty languages worldwide. His notable titles include Yoga and Ayurveda, Mantra Yoga and Primal Sound, Ayurvedic Healing, Ayurvedic Astrology, and Vedantic Meditation. He has also done several scholarly books of translations and interpretations from the Rigveda and studies of ancient history.
  10. 10. Padmaja Mummaneni, Ph.D, Maryland, USA has keen interest in biomedical sciences, naturopathy, Ayurveda and Vedic science, human values and spirituality that brings joy to everyone. With the grace and guidance of spiritual masters including Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Sri Karunamayi amma and Sri Swami Manjulanand ji she has developed inner spiritual wisdom and an avid interest in spiritual sciences and service activities. Dr Mummaneni has specialized in biomedical and life science research in the field of cytogenetics, molecular biology and pharmacogenomics. Dr Mummaneni’s knowledge, education and contribution to regulatory scientific research, management expertise with commitment towards the advancement of life science and biomedical research leading to human health and welfare is evident from her experience at academic (University of Delhi, 1989; University of Kentucky, 1989-1996; University of Maryland 1998-2005; University of Southern California, 2009), government (National Institute of Health 1996-2004, FDA 2004- present) and biotech (NeuralStem, Neeronascent 2000-2004) research organizations for the past two decades. Presently Dr Mummaneni is focusing on genomic related drug development and regulatory science at FDA and personalized medicine with extensive expertise in cutting edge research projects with publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters which received number of scientific citations. Dr Mummaneni is continuously striving on initiatives to steer and bring in wealth of scientific, analytical and spiritual science experience to emerging needs of the health arena in a multidisciplinary holistic approach. Padmaja Mummaneni
  11. 11. AYURVEDIC APPROACH TO PHARMACOGENOMICS 3:00 pm – 3:25 pm There have been number of efforts in the field of Auyrveda to merge and bridge evidence based western medicine via studies using biochemical and genomics technologies. Identifying genetic variations in Ayurveda-based classification may provide a newer approach to pharmacogenomics (which is the science of how genetic makeup affects an individual’s response to drugs) and help better understand the scientific classification basis of human population for better therapeutic benefits and safety profile. Ayurvedic system of medicine, the selection of a preventive and curative regime as well as predisposition to a disease is primarily based on the assessment of one’s body constitution termed “Prakriti”. Prakriti of an individual is based on the dominance of any single or a combination of mainly three predominant extreme Doshas, Vata (V), Pitta (P) and Kapha (K), which are not only genetically determined (Shukra Shonita), but also influenced by season (Rutu), maternal diet and lifestyle (Matur Ahara Vihara), and age of parents and female reproductive system (Kala-Garbhashaya). Ayurveda classification of the three extreme body constitution types propounds that the diseases manifest from imbalance of these main doshas. The three main types of constitutional body types are determined by proportions of the five basic elements (namely Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth) which constitute the Tridoshas. . Besides, biomedical research ascribes distinct properties and functions to each Dosha. Since the aim of pharmacogenomics is to develop strategies for individualizing therapy for patients, in order to optimize outcome through knowledge of the variability of the human genome and its influence on drug response, examples of ayurvedic classification approach is one way to enrich and or subgroup patients will be presented.
  12. 12. 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  13. 13. Suresh Swarnapuri uresh Swarnapuri, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Cork City, Ireland is an ayurvedic specialist, and a visiting consultant to Paris-France, Zagreb-Croatia and Dnepropetrovsk-Ukraine. He is a member of Croatian Ayurveda association and member of GAP (Global Ayurveda Professionals) he has done MD (Ayurveda) at Rajiv Gandhi Health University, Bangalore, India. Suresh Swarnapuri was a lecturer at IIAMR -Bangalore and later he served as Associate Professor at Sri Sri Ravishankar Ayurveda College & Research Institute at Bangalore For more than 10 years, he successfully conducted various Ayurveda, seminars and lectures in different countries in Europe,he visited and provided consultations to various countries that includes Germany, Holland, Russian, Serbia, Ukraine, Turkey, Lebanon and Montenegro. He received Atreya Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice from the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in the year 2011 at Boston, U.S.A and later in 2013, he received Charaka award for excellence in Ayurveda teaching again from AAPNA at Las Vegas-U.S.A. He is presently coordinated with a french Ayurveda center -Ahimsa to form a Ayurveda school in Paris-France.
  14. 14. Effective role of ayurveda and yoga on compression caused brain tumor (optic chiasma) and its rehabilitation 4:00 pm – 4:25 pm Ayurveda together with yoga can produce Extra ordinary results in many Neurological conditions according to my experience especially with Pranayama. This male patient aged 50 years had tumor on the optic chiasm a (place where optic nerve crisscross) and was operated for the same but unfortunately lost vision, speech and pituitary gland dysfunction after surgery. He was coming to me since 8 months taking Ayurvedic herbs and panchakarma treatments regularly. now he can able to speak extremely well and vision has improved along with coordination and movements of limbs., but needed some more time for full recovery ,he is under rehabilitation practicing pranyama regularly and it was difficult case to handle as I need to work on both neurological and endocrine needs. I will be very happy to present this case in the upcoming conference . What we need to understand here is with the combination of Ayurveda and yoga one can do wonders solving Numerous diseases and thus both sciences can be used for prevention ,Rejuvenation and Rehabilitation
  15. 15. Jaya Gopal Parla aya Gopal Parla, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MAOM, California, USA Received his Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic medicine and surgery (BAMS) after completing five and a half years of training from Bangalore University. He also pursued three years of education to receive MD in Ayurvedic herbology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences. India. He completed Yoga teacher’s training from Bihar school of Yoga. In addition to his fourteen years of clinical experience, he has traveled to Europe and Japan to propagate the science of Ayurveda. Currently he is chair and Prof. dept. of Ayurveda at American university of complementary medicine, Beverly Hills, which offers Clinical Doctorate in Ayurveda (AyD)/PhD programs. He recently graduated from Masters in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program. Being proactive in propagating ayurveda to the community he has held seminars and educational demonstrations at various venues. He has presented several papers in national and international conferences and serves as chair of Academic committee Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Member Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Charles Drew Medical University, USC medical systems, LA. Board member CAC, He also is a visiting faculty for Japan Ayurveda School and SCUHS.
  16. 16. Physical, Psychological and Metaphysical understanding of PRANA for enhancing Yoga Practice, Health And Wellbeing 4:30 pm – 4:55 pm erfect body and mind are essential for attaining Purushartha’s (goals of Life). Ayurveda considers righteous living, enjoying life, achieving goals and experiencing bliss as the goals of life. Perfect health is vital for moving toward these goals. Both Yoga and Ayurveda recognize the role of Shareera (body) serving as a vehicle for consciousness in the physical realm. On the other hand Manas (Mind) is structured with good and bad Samskaras (patterns) which condition our choices and experiences. Delight or misery in life is based on wholesome or unwholesomeness of these patterns. Prana is the gateway for promoting Mind and body to good patterns. A healthy flow of Prana enhances positive experiences and helps achieve goals of life. The main objective of this presentation is to discus the subtle mechanics involved in generation and regulation of Prana, its inter-play between body, emotions, sensory expression and mind along with Diet and herbs.
  17. 17. Shanmugamurthy Lakshamanan hanmugamurthy Lakshamanan, M.Sc., M Phil., M A., M.S., PhD., Massachusetts, USA is a Research Scientist at Wellman Center for Photomedicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts. His research focus is on Nanotechnology and Siddha- Ayurveda Photomedicines. He is a distinguished Scientific Advisor, VICE President for International Research for the World Institute for Scientific Exploration and the Direct and Head of Indian Division of Sciences. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of two peer reviewed international journals: 1) Ancient Science and 2) Ayurveda, that has been established by Vedic Research International Inc.,. Inspired by Sage-Scientist Vethathiri Maharishi’s effort towards bridging Physics with Philosophy he established the World Community Service Center-USA in 2005. In the past he has organized several international conferences, workshops and seminars. He also introduced ancient agriculture and food technology via community vegetable gardens and community kitchen concepts in the United States. For the past twenty years he has been working on a paradigm shift theory using Ancient Indian Science. He is also the Chair and Research Director representing the Research and Development division of the Association of the Ayurvedic Physicians of North America(AAPNA-Harvard branch). He has carried out extentive research on ancient Tamil language literature. He is now building ancient Science curriculum with the help of his MIT and Yale collaborators to include in the curriculum in the United States and India.. He has conducted thousands of courses on ancient science and promoted it worldwide. He is associated with many organizations in the world that work for World Peace through research and education. He is a scientist, philosopher, editor, author, poet and farmer. He has submitted his revolutionary proposal on the change of education system to the World leaders that includes H.H. Dalai Lama, Dr. Abdul Kalam, the Prime Minister of India and President of India.. He is currently authoring the book titled “Unravelling the Ayurvedic Mystery”, published by Vedic Research International.
  18. 18. Formless to Form and Form to Formless- Yoga sub-atomical transformation 5:00 pm – 5:25 pm f humans have evolved from nothing then there is a good story to narrate. Ancient Indian literature, common sense and individual experiences in life clearly reveal that human beings evolved from nothing, the absolute empty space. If this statement is true then who is god? What is religion? Here an evidence based explanation will be given to show how space as god transforms into matter from an ancient science perspective and Yoga the only religion that will take you back to space. A modern framework will be used to explore the subatomic self.
  19. 19. 5:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  20. 20. Yogini Shambhavi Chopra Yogini Shambhavi Chopra is one of the most important and dynamic women teachers of the deeper aspects of Yoga coming out of India today. Her teachings are rooted in the ancient traditions of Bhakti Yoga, Shakti Sadhana, Ayurveda, Jyotisha (Vedic Astrology), and Mantra Yoga. She is noted for her clear, direct, and uncompromising expression, and her ability to inspire seekers from every walk of life. She unfolds the bliss of well-being through Vedic Upaya, rituals, mantra and meditation, drawing one to the deeper ‘Yogic Reality’, awakening the universal Shakti power within us. Shambhavi has been honored with the Jyotisha Visharada by CVA for her insightful contributions and teachings in Vedic Astrology. As co-director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies (, Santa Fe NM, she joins Pandit Vamadeva Shastri (David Frawley) in his international teaching work in Yoga, Ayurveda, Vedic astrology, and Vedic Studies. Shambhavi offers personal consultations in Vedic astrology internationally, guiding one to connect with the Shakti of the planets, drawing in the divine grace into our lives. She has authored two books on the Mother Goddess -Yogini Unfolding the Goddess Within, Yogic Secrets of the Dark Goddess and two special CDs of chants and mantras-Yogini Bhava Shakti Mantras Invoke the Divine Within and Jyotir Bhava Shakti Mantras for the Nine Planets.
  22. 22. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  23. 23. Anthony James nthony B. James DNM(c), ND(T), MD(AM), DPHC(h.c), OMD(Acc.), RAC, SMOKH, Plant City, Florida, USA is an internationally recognized professor and Doctor of Indigenous Traditional and Natural Medicine recognized as the first western Aachan and Professor of Traditional Thai Ayurvedic Massage in the US (Friend of Thailand Recipient 2002). Honorable Knight Cultural Attache/ Diplomat: ORDEN MEDICA SAGRADA DE CABALLEROS DE ESPERANZA, Sacred Medical Order of the Knights of Hope (SMOKH), Oklevueha Native American Church Medicine Elder, Dean and Director of Education of Florida State Authorized SomaVeda College of Natural Medicine, Plant City Florida. Author of over twenty books, over 150 educational video’s and winner of the annual Bronze Telly Award (2013) for Independent Educational DVD Category.
  24. 24. Resolving Symptomatic Extra-articular Features of the Connective Tissue Diseases and the Spondyloarthropathies/ Edema/ Ischemia and inflammation :30 pm – 8:55 pm Resolving Symptomatic Extra-articular Features of the Connective Tissue Diseases and the Spondyloarthropathies/ Edema/ Ischemia and inflammation With SomaVeda® Thai Yoga Therapy and/ or Ayurveda Chirothesia. A PowerPoint and lecture on a multi-point non-invasive protocol integrating both traditional and elegant adapted modern methodologies.
  25. 25. Ravindran Kannan Professor. Ravindran Kannan, North Carolina, USA is a Professor in World Community Service Center (WCSC). He has been serving the Organization on voluntary basis since the year 2000 working directly with the founder, Shri Vethathiri Maharishi. Prof. Ravindran Kannan has Doctoral Degree in Acupressure and has been practicing Acupressure and Natural Therapy since 1995. He was under the able guidance of world renowned Dr. Devendra Vora, a master in Acupressure and Natural Therapy and author of the book, “Health In Your Hands”. He has been recently appointed as Karnataka Advisor of Indian National Advisory Council of WISE (World Institute For Scientific Exploration, which is an activist scientific organization, leading and pushing the boundaries of research and the innovative, pioneering development of extraordinary services, technologies, and products worldwide to help solve the major problems of humanity. To spread the message of wellness and create awareness among the masses about Acupressure, Yoga and Natural Therapies, he founded a non-profit organization called, “YANTRA – Yoga, Acupressure, Natural Therapy Research Foundation”.
  26. 26. Identification of God alone can lead to unification of Beings 9:00 pm – 9:25 pm This theme assumes a greater significance in the present situation where many countries and people of the World are fighting and killing each other in the name of religion or GOD. Even though science did not accept GOD, they speak about GOD particle and majority of the religions failed to accept the scientific developments. They couldn’t explain the logic of GOD through scientific insights.So, here comes Vethathiri Maharishi whose revolutionary insights about The Space, the concept of Gravity and its evolution and Self- transformation, forms the basis of these proceedings.
  27. 27. Linda Gobindoss inda Gobindoss, B.Sc (Hons), M.Sc (Hons) Ayurvedic Medicine; Guadeloupe, French West Indies is passionate about Ayurveda ever since she was a teenager; she eventually graduated from Manipal University (India) and Middlesex University (UK) and completed 2000 hours of clinical internship in various Ayurvedic hospitals in India. She then worked for two of the leading Ayurvedic institutes in the United Kingdom: Ayurveda Retreat and Ayurveda Pura, where she was consulting and had the opportunity to teach and train therapists. Two years ago she launched her own Ayurvedic practice: Satya Ayurveda and started to promote Ayurveda around the world, in French and in English, providing consultations, workshops, conferences, retreats (London, Paris, Johannesburg, the Caribbean, the US…) + videos on YouTube, articles online and in magazines/newspapers, participating to radio and TV programs.
  28. 28. The Power of breathing: yogic practices, an Ayurvedic point of view & some useful applications 9:30 pm – 9:55 pm There is a proverb that states: “Life is in the breath. He who half breathes half lives.” While in Yoga, we find guidelines on breathing techniques (Pranayama); we can clearly understand the importance and health benefits of breathing through the basic principles of Ayurveda. However, what’s essential is how we apply these ancestral practices and knowledge to our contemporary fast paced lives. This presentation will aim to empower you through your breath.
  29. 29. aturday, July 5, 2014
  30. 30. Sejal Shah ejal Shah, BHMS, North Carolina, USA has been on the path of yoga for more than 20 years. She has learnt Iyenger, Sivananda and Sri Sri Yoga. She is Founder, Wellness and Life Style Excellence Center (2007-2012) and teaching for more than a decade in India and USA. Currently she works at the Art of Living Retreat Center, Boone, NC, USA. She teaches Sri Sri Yoga and Happiness program of Art of Living. She is member of Yoga Academic Council at Sri Sri University, Odhisa, India. Her graduation in science of Homeopathy (Mumbai University, 1993) created a strong foundation for understanding health in terms of mind-body-soul state. Prevention is better than panic and cure, is her mantra. She quit her homeopathy practice long back to promote healthy life style concepts and habits which help people to discover their true health potentials and hidden healing power. She is the compiler and publisher of the book Spirit of Yoga (2009). She wrote regularly in Indian Express, Deccan Herald, Bangalore Mirror, gave a talk on radio and as Subject Matter Expert to Art of Living website – – yoga section also writes yoga and health articles regularly in Rishimukh – The Art of Living Magazine.
  31. 31. Main Hall 6:00 am – 7:00 am ntroduction to Sri Sri Yoga esigned by Spiritual Guru, Sri Sri Ravi Shanakar – Founder of Art of Living, Sri Sri Yoga is a holistic way of energizing and integrating your mind, body and spirit. This ancient knowledge made applicable for modern times can be easily added to your daily routine resulting in a lasting experience of your true inner power and overall well being. This one hour morning yoga and meditation will give the glimpse of the same.
  32. 32. Ravindra Khadilkar Ravindra Khadilkar, B.A.M.S., Ph.D. Pune, India working as consulting Ayurvedic physician in infertility and gynecological disorders more than 25 years, visited Sri Lanka in 1994 for Ayurveda & Infertility conference, live television program on Mumbai Doordarshan on Ayurveda & Infertility in 1997, Ayurveda and Vata Vikar Tretment in 1988. Awarded as Fellow of Institute of Indian Medicine (F.I.I.M.) in 2000, visited Italy and France for International Ayurveda Conference in 2003, awarded as Jyotish Visharad by Jyotish Parishad, Pune, 2004, awarded as “Bhavishya Bhushan” by Varaha Mihir Jyotish Vidyapeeth Pune in 2006, Participated in International Conference of Astrology at Mauritius in 2008, awarded as Ayurved Varidhi (Phd) by International Ayurved Open University in Sydney Australia 2009, awarded as Tathagat International Excellence award in Colombo sri lanka in 2009, awarded Parasara Award from Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America in 2012 and participated in International Conference of Ayurveda at Hong Kong in 2010.
  33. 33. Veda Hall 1 6:00 am – 7:00 am edic Chanting and Meditation for Optimum Happiness & Wellness uring the meditation process combining the sound, breath and mantras clear the channels of flow of energy through the mind-body-soul circuit, adjusting the chemical composition of our internal states and regulating brain-hemisphere imbalances, contributing to a natural release of fear and emotions which causes various physical, psychological and emotional imbalances. By balancing the nervous system, chanting and meditation regulates the chronic stress and tension by creating harmony and equilibrium and mind and body.
  34. 34. Kathleen Lohr Kathleen Lohr, LMT, Ayurveda Practitioner, Texas, USA is a graduate of a Six-Month Residential Internship with the Sri Sri Ay urveda Center at the International Art of Living Center in Quebec, Canada. During this excellent and intensive program, she perfected the Ayurvedic Bodywork treatments, Marma Chikitsa and Pancha Karma techniques that form the basis of her work. Upon returning to Texas, Kathleen established a business and fondly named it “SweetOjas” after her favorite passage from Dr Vasant Lad’s Textbook on Ayurveda. She has since studied Marma Chikitsa with Dr Lad, and has continued her education with such western ayurvedic luminaries as David Frawley, Mark Halpern, Claudia Welch, David Crow, Jai Dev Singh, Robert & Melanie Sachs, John Douillard and Arjun Das. She has also trained with The Himalayan Institute and has received direct transmission of esoteric healing arts from anonymous masters. She is a teacher of the Art of Living’s “Breath Water Sound” and Pancha Kosha Meditation and practices Mantra and Mudra as enhanced meditation and healing techniques.
  35. 35. Veda Hall 2 6:00 am – 7:00 am antra, Mudra & Meditation This lovely meditation combines Bija Mantras with Mudras to enhance positive expression of the Five Embodied Elements. It is a refreshing morning practice for awakening subtle Pranic Flow and balancing the relationship of Prana, Tejas and Ojas.
  36. 36. Satya Kalra atya Kalra, California, USA is a self-transformational, self-empowerment, and happiness coach, meditation expert, spiritual guide, international speaker and international bestseller author. She has published many spiritual articles and 6 bestselling books such as My Questions and God’s Answers-Bhagavad Gita, 108 Mantra to Awaken Your Soul and four of Path to Anandam pocketbook series. Her recent bestselling book is “Yoga Beyond Asana”. The Complete Guide for Blissful Life”. Following a divine call, Satya left the helm as a CEO in the biotech industry (Cancer arena) after serving for 35 years she followed the divine call and founded a Non-Profit organization- Path to Anandam. She is popularly known for Anandam Lifestyle (Blissful Living). Over 40 years, Satya has been practicing and propagating blissful living and helping others to become more self-dependent and self-reliant through applications of spirituality in daily life, family, business and community matters over 35 years. She bridges science and spirituality and teaches how to attain eternal happiness and peace within and reach your unlimited potential by raising your conscious level through easy, simple and effective techniques/practices. She has coached, taught and trained 1000s of people on radio stations, TV shows (over 75 radio and TV shows) in universities, non-profit organization and entrepreneurs, CEOs, high level managers, youth, and families.
  37. 37. Veda Hall 3 6:00 am – 7:00 am nandam Meditation “Through Anandam Meditation, you experience the ultimate happiness, love, and peace – Sat Chit Ananda. You will learn through Power Point Presentation and practice: • What is True Meditation, why meditation and what is the process of meditation? • You will experience ultimate happiness, and enjoy the flow of Anandam energy (Divine Shakti) in every cell of your body. Benefits of Meditation: One who contemplates and meditates on the Supreme Being, shines like the sun and beyond the darkness of ignorance. Arjuna, be established in Yoga at all times, live in Supreme Consciousness and strive to attain Self-Realization. (Gita.8.09, 8.27) Meditation is the best medication for all the agitations” —H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji • Healthy Body, Calm Mind, Happy and Peaceful Life, Creativity and Psychic, Discrimination, Focus, Forgiveness/Freedom, Humbleness, Surrender, Stress free,, Meditation leads to Samadhi, Connection of Body, Mind and Soul, Union with Supreme- Oneness, Self-Realization, Liberation, Nirvana, Anandam meditation is not limited to any religion and region. Anandam meditation can be practiced by anyone regardless of their beliefs because everyone has conscious, subconscious and super conscious mind As if anyone has heart issue will go to the heart specialist regardless of his religion.
  38. 38. Lucia Jones ucia Jones, North Carolina, USA loves sharing the gift of yoga, and blends the practice with gentle instruction, encouraging students to listen to and honor their own bodies. Her interest in the relationships between mind, body, nutrition and health led her to study Ayurveda, which inform her belief that wellness comes from considering and supporting all aspects of the self. She completed the 230-hour Yoga Teacher Training with Allison Dennis at the Heart of Yoga School, Ayurvedic Yoga with Dr. Vasant Lad and Maria Garre at the Ayurvedic Institute, Ayurvedic Program at the Kerala Ayurveda Academy, and is grateful to all the teachers who have inspired her practice. She brings her practice of pranayama, ayurveda, meditation, chanting, asana, and spirituality into her classes, and considers every single practice precious and special.
  39. 39. Veda Hall 4 6:00 am – 7:00 am osha Balancing Yoga As the sister sciences, Yoga and Ayurveda are complementary and the Ayurvedic approach makes yoga practice more balanced and tailored to various needs of the individuals. Yoga used to be toughed one on one, but nowadays teaching of yoga is mostly presented in a group setting. I will talk about the gunas and different approach of your yoga asana practice in a group class. I will focus on the elements and will explain how you can balance your doshas during any yoga practice, your own or in a class. You will leave with enough knowledge to start your own daily yoga practice and incorporate what you learn for your needs or those of your clients.
  40. 40. 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  41. 41. Hans Chaudhry rofessor. Hans Chaudhry, Ph.D. New Jersey, USAis a Research Professor in Bio-medical Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, New Jersey, USA. He has published more than eighty papers related to Bio-mechanics in international peer reviewed journals. His main interest is Spirituality and rehabilitating parent-less children, destitute and disabled. He is also interested in developing Non-Invasive techniques to detect and treat cancer. low back pain, and knee disorder.
  42. 42. Impact of Consciousness on Mind and Body 8:30 am – 8:55 am onsciousness is a fundamental thing in existence. It is inherent in living and non living things in the universe. It becomes that with which it identifies. Identification with Love for the Cosmic Consciousness, the Divine with all His comrades of Light, Knowledge, Power, and Ananda (Ecstasy) is the way to freedom and mastery over our mind and body. Practicing higher or Divine Consciousness as preventive measure for any type of adverse effect on body and mind manifested as life will make our life flow like a beautiful song.
  43. 43. Mother Maya Tiwari Mother Maya Tiwari is an outstanding spiritual leader and teacher who has  been praised  by  the Parliament of World Religion’s  for  her  global work  in  fostering wellness, peace and inter-faith understanding. In 1981, Mother Maya founded the Wise Earth School of Ayurveda in USA. She is also the founder of Mother Om Mission that serves at risk communities with Ayurveda’s charitable education. Mother Maya is an acclaimed author of several Ayurveda books and an ovarian cancer survivor at the age of 23. Belonging to and trained in the ancient wisdom tradition of Veda Vyasa, India, Maya walks a simple, accessible life in service of all. Mother Maya received the prestigious Dhanvantari International Award and Rishi Award from AAPNA for her quarter- century long pioneering work in Ayurveda.
  45. 45. Dhanada Kulkarni hanada Kulkarni, BAMS, RAS, Texas, USA is the Founder and Director of SohamAyurYoga and an experienced health practitioner, ayurvedic specialist, master yoga therapist, Vedic astrologer and vastu consultant in the San Francisco bay area. She has been very active in promoting ayurveda and other ancient Indian sciences at various forums in the USA over the last 9 years. She serves on the boards of several organizations including AAPNA, Kalidas Sanskrit University of Maharashtra, India. She has been honored with many international awards such Jivaka, Dhanwantari and Patanjali Award by AAPNA for her yogic research. Dhanada has been an international keynote speaker, presenter and integrated medicine panel expert for many organizations.
  46. 46. Mantras – A Significant Chikitsa in Ayurveda 10:00 am – 10:25 am antras are Sanskrit words loaded with power and sounds capable of penetrating our body into deep levels of consciousness by their unique sounds and the vibrations they create. Mantra, one of the process of chikitsa also included in ayurveda. In Ayurveda, apart from herbal remedies for diseases, a stress is laid on Mantra recitation also to enhance the healing. It is adravyabhuta and daivavyapasraya chikitsa paddhati. From the vedic period man has been constantly associated with Mantras – right from the moment man is born till he breathes his last. His first connection begins with Jaatakarma. We can find numerous references emphasizing Mantra recitation in Ayurvedic texts. In the treatment of Jwara (fever), Charaka recommends chanting Vishnu Sahasranama. In the treatment of snake bites, antidotes are prepared while chanting specific mantras to increase the efficacy of the medicine. Recent research in the efficacy of mantras and sound therapy on our body and healing has revealed what our yogic seers have already experienced, advocated and which has been passed on from time immemorial to the present day – the Power of Mantra Yoga or the chanting of Mantras.
  47. 47. Yogi Amrit Ji Yogi Amrit Desai is recognized as one of the pioneers of the authentic teachings of yoga in the West. He was born in Halol in Gujarat, India in 1932, and in 1947 he met his teacher, Babuji, who had come to Halol to teach. He immediately became a disciple of the master, and has followed his teachings ever since. After studying engineering and then teaching high school in India, the young Amrit Desai arrived in America in February 1960, initially to study art. But his spiritual mission drove him to begin teaching yoga, and that rapidly became his true life’s work. He was one of the earliest of the wave of Indian “gurus” who came to the U.S., and is the last living master from that initial wave. Gurudev has been honored for following in the footsteps of many of the great spiritual Masters such as Paramahansa Yogananda, the renowned author of Autobiography of a Yogi, and Swami Vivekenanda, who founded the World Religious Parliament in India 1893. This prestigious organization has bestowed recognition to only five spiritual teachers who have played significant roles in disseminating the ancient heritage of India worldwide. In 1986 they honored Gurudev with the title Jagadacharya, World Teacher. He has also been recognized with titles including Doctor of Yoga and the Vishwa Yoga Ratna, awarded by the President of India.
  48. 48. 11:00 am – 11:55 am EYNOTE PRESENTATION ON YOGIC HEALING
  49. 49. Anupama Kizhakkeveettil Anupama Kizhakkeveettil, BAMS, MAOM, LAc., Ph.D (C), California, USA is an Ayurvedic practitioner and licensed acupuncturist. She received her Master Degree in Oriental Medicine from the US and currently pursuing PhD in public health. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and has authored peer- reviewed journal articles in complementary and alternative medicine. Anu is actively involved in various research projects and also serves as peer reviewer for journals and international conference in US. Currently she is working as an Associate Professor, Research Faculty and the Program Director for the Ayurvedic program at Southern California university of Health Sciences, visiting faculty for American University of Complementary Medicine. She is also a founding member of Council of Ayurvedic Credentialing and board member of Council of Ayurvedic Research, Board of Director of California Ayurvedic Medical Association and Action Board member of American Public Health Association.
  50. 50. Role of Ayurveda and Yoga in Promoting Digestive Health 12:00 pm – 12:25 pm Healthy digestion is indispensable for a healthy body and mind. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, 60 to 70 million Americans are affected by various digestive diseases. Ayurveda has given utmost importance to KOSHTA (digestive system) health. Physiology that maintains our health is depends on the state of AGNI (metabolic activity). The three doshas which help our well-being when balanced are regulated by AGNI. Prevention of diseases and recovery from imbalances also depends on the functioning of digestive fire. Hence every dietary protocol and physical activity should be based on the functioning of AGNI. Ayurveda, the ancient science of healing, explains various modalities for balancing energies in the digestive system; including diet, herbs and Panchakarma. Similarly, in yogic literature there are explanations of various asana, mudra, bandha and pranayama, which are beneficial for healthy digestion. In this presentation, simple, practical and effective protocols for the healthy digestive system mentioned in the literature of ayurveda and yoga have been compiled. The main objective of this study is to discuss various modalities provided in the yoga and ayurvedic literature for promoting digestive health.
  51. 51. 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
  52. 52. Maria Syldona aria Syldona, Ph.D., Colorado, USA interdisciplinary background encompasses science, engineering, psychology, education and Eastern psycho-spiritual traditions, at institutions including: Carnegie-Mellon, Stanford and Brown Universities and SUNY Stonybrook, NY. She has published, and presented at international conferences in the area of science and spirituality, focusing on Kashmir Shaivism, physics, neurosciences and psycho-spiritual development. Dr. Syldona is Founder/Director of the Institute for Human Psycho-spiritual Development in Ridgway, Colorado, USA.
  53. 53. Prana, Kundalini and D.C. Bio Potentials: Cross-Cultural & Interdisciplinary Challenges :00 pm – 2:25 pm esearch integrating tenets of Eastern psycho-spiritual traditions and Western science are essential in facing the challenges of promoting health, well-being and human psycho-spiritual development. Such integration provided the basis for a study of healing meditation states that produced data of real-time dynamic fluctuations in DC potential measurements taken simultaneously from skin locations on and off of acupuncture meridian points. It was hypothesized that bio electricity, as DC potential current measurements taken on acupuncture points (marmas), is both a direct and an indirect measure of chi (prana). During a baseline session, a subject had an experience that met traditional descriptions of a Kundalini experience. Moreover, the DC potential data taken during this event appear to corroborate descriptions in Yogic sciences of energy-based phenomena which can take place during an experience of Kundalini activity. Therefore, these results appear to represent an electro-physiological signature of Kundalini activity.
  54. 54. Manisha Kshirsagar anisha Kshirsagar, BAMS, DY & A, California, USA graduated from Pune University, India with a Bachelors degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery. She is also trained at the Indian College of Naturopathy and qualified as a Yoga Instructor from the renowned Kaivalyadham University in India. She is also a Licensed Esthetician from USA. Dr. Manisha has been teaching Ayurveda and yoga for more than 20 years. She specializes in women and infant health, skin care and natural beauty treatments. She offers Ayurvedic consultations, regular workshops on Ayurvedic nutrition and cooking, skin care, Panchakarma and Herbal formulations. She is also a published author of “Ayurveda, A Quick Reference Handbook’’. A quick reference guide for the beginners and also for those interested in learning the ancient art of Vedic science. Currently she is a Director of Ayurvedic Healing, a faculty member at Kerala Ayurveda and Mount Madonna Institute.
  55. 55. Netra (Eye) Yoga 2:30 pm – 2:55 pm We will be learning some techniques for your Inner and outer Vision.
  56. 56. Chen Yen Chen Yen, PharmD, Arizona, USA Chen Yen is an expert at helping ayurvedic practitioners attract a steady flow of clients. Chen came from “the other side” as a pharmacist, and kept a secret to herself about what she really thought of drugs. She grew a pharmacist recruiting business from 0 to 7 figures the introverted way. Chen is no longer hiding behind her secret and is excited to now be living her passion. It’s time that our healthcare system is integrated, and people stop depending on drugs when they don’t really work! Chen appreciates the ayurvedic lifestyle and studies with enlightened masters.
  57. 57. Ayurvedic & Yogic Practitioners: How to Attract a Steady Flow of Clients, without having to do as much marketing :00 pm – 3:25 pm Are you an ayurvedic & yoga practitioner who loves helping people, and wish more people saw the value in working with you? What if you could fill your practice, without having to do as much marketing? • The #1 mistake most ayurvedic practitioners make that costs them new clients (most practitioners get stuck here) • The first critical step to getting the phone ringing • One thing you can do differently, so your services sound different • The step-by-step approach to filling your practice quickly Ayurvedic & Yoga practices are not well understood by many people outside of India, especially in Western countries. As an ayurvedic and yoga practitioner, it’s a challenge to explain what you do so that people understand the value of ayurveda and yoga. This presentation shows how to communicate what you do, so people see the value in working with you. It’s the most important step to filling your ayurvedic and yoga practice.
  58. 58. 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
  59. 59. Ashlesha Raut Ashlesha Raut, BAMS, MD-Ayu, Illinois, USA is a consulting Ayurvedic Specialist and Nutritional Consultant with more than 15 years of experience. She is a Registered Ayurvedic Specialist (RAS) and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine (BCIM). Ashlesha holds BAMS, MD-Ayurveda from Mumbai University, India and earned gold medal for her thesis. Ashlesha has completed her N.C. (Nutritional Consultant) and HHP (Holistic Health Practitioner) with High Honors in USA. She also completed her ‘Second Degree Reiki Program’ in USA. Ashelsha is a recipient of ‘Shiromani Award’ by Indian Board of Alternative Medicines and has been honored Charaka award from AAPNA in 2012. Ashlesha is a founding member of CAC (Council for Ayurveda Credentialing) and Secretary of AAPNA. She is a Director of Ayurveda at “Ayurveda For Healing” and “Main Street Yoga” where she practices Ayurveda.
  60. 60. Ayurvedic Eugenics – Seeding for Optimal Health 4:00 pm – 4:25 pm ealth is the basic necessity of every human being. Ayurveda provides a magnificent and holistic definition of health, which explains that health has to be at all levels of human existence. Optimal health is a treasure that each individual should value and strive for accomplishing and maintaining throughout the lifetime. Ayurveda provides many ways for achieving optimal health. In real life, it has always been observed that few people can easily achieve health while for some it is very challenging to maintain optimal health. This is due to genetic variations. It is a well accepted fact that health has a strong relation with one’s genetic makeup. Hence, it is essential to sow the seed of health when genetic makeup is developing. So, how do we achieve this strong healthy genetic makeup? The goal of achieving this strong healthy genetic makeup is addressed by Ayurveda Eugenics. In “Charaka Samhita” – a classical Ayurvedic text book dated approximately 3500 years old gives thorough guidance from preconception to childbirth with the focus of having radiant healthy progeny. This presentation will focus on how to follow these Ayurveda guidelines in the present modern times and place. And also provide practical solutions for adopting these invaluable ancient methods seamlessly.
  61. 61. Shunya Pratichi Mathur “Shunya” Pratichi Mathur is the founder of Vedika Global, a not for profit organization in Berkeley California, where she offers 5 year degree in Ayurveda. At Vedica Global, she offers free Ayurveda Sanghas or public lectures, and low cost Ayurveda wellness clinics. Pratichi is an author of many publications, and has been featured in San Francisco Chronicle, Tathaastu Magazine, and Yoga Journal and serves on the board of several professional organizations serving Ayurveda and allied Vedic sciences including the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM).
  63. 63. Daniel McNeff aniel McNeff, B.S., CEO, Legally Mine, California, USA Education: B.S. Brigham Young University (School of Journalism), CFP UC San Diego, AA Brigham Young University (Spanish) Positions: Journalist Canon City Daily Record, Representative: A.L. Williams, Senior Vice President: A.L. Williams, Principal Broker: First American National Securities Corp., CEO: Pulse Jet Incorporated Mr. McNeff is the C.E.O. of Legally Mine. In addition to running his own businesses for the last 20 years he has served as The Senior Vice President of one of the Nation’s largest financial services company for 15 years. He is a published author with one book and many magazine and newspaper articles. He has been married for 31 years is the father of 8 children and grandfather to 7 so far. Mr. McNeff has conducted hundreds of seminars and is responsible for helping thousands of people protect their assets, and reduce their tax liabilities.
  64. 64. Utilizing Medico legal Tools: The Key to Lawsuit Prevention and Tax Reduction 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm awsuit Protection and Prevention 1. How will incorporating help prevent lawsuits? Or will it help at all? 2. How business owners should be structured: C-corps, S-corps, FLP’s, LLC’s, etc. 3. Learn how to use the only legal tool that can protect 100% of a business owner’s professional and personal assets from lawsuits, liens and levies. Statistically not even one in 100,000 are using this tool. 4. Will a living trust help prevent lawsuits? If not why have a living trust? 5. How to protect a business, property, retirement funds and assets in the event of a judgment in excess of liability insurance or exclusion in a policy. 6. Which state laws provide the greatest asset protection? A business owner may live in one state but use the superior law of another state to his or her benefit. 7. Lawsuit protection strategies most advisors are unaware of. Only 780 of the more than 1 million practicing lawyers in America claim lawsuit protection as one of their specialties. Tax Reduction and Estate Planning a. What is the best business structure for income tax reduction b. How to use corporate resolutions for income tax reduction c. The strengths and pitfalls of the “S” Corp. d. How to use income shifting as means to income tax reduction. Summary: Through this course attendees will truly understand exactly how, why and where legal entities should be used for both lawsuit prevention and income tax reduction. The course is given in plain English and when done most attendees understand the proper use of legal tools for the first time in their lives.
  65. 65. 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  66. 66. Dara Ghahremani ara Ghahremani, Ph.D. UCLA, Los Angeles, California USA is associate research faculty in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. He received his PhD in the Neuroscience area in the Psychology Department at Stanford University and was a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA. His primary area of research involves using multi-modal human neuroimaging techniques to examine brain mechanisms underlying self- control in both healthy and substance-abusing populations. This research involves combining functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), neuroreceptor mapping using positron emission tomography (PET), and pharmacological interventions. In addition, he is investigating non-pharmacological techniques, such as controlled breathing, for improving self-control and promoting emotional resilience. In particular, he is examining the Youth Empowerment Seminar (for high school students) and Project Welcome Home Troops (for veterans), programs that teach controlled breathing and meditation to reduce stress and alleviate symptoms related to traumatic experience.
  67. 67. Effects of Yogic Breathing on Brain and Behavior 8:30 pm – 8:55 pm In this talk, Dr. Ghahremani will present an overview of research conducted on Sudarshan Kriya Yoga (SKY), the collection of controlled breathing practices taught in workshops presented by the Art of Living Foundation and International Association for Human Values. This work includes recent results showing the impact of such practices on reducing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in recent veterans diagnosed with the disorder. He will also present his work on acute effects of SKY on the brain during emotion regulation in both adults and adolescents. His preliminary work suggests that SKY has a significant impact on promoting resilience in brain circuitry important for regulating emotions.
  68. 68. Indian Classical Dance :00 pm – 10:00 pm uralidharan & Team haratha Natyam
  69. 69. unday, July 6, 2014
  70. 70. Indu Arora ndu Arora, ERYT, RAC, PhD (C), Illinois, USA is a true Yogini by Karma. She is highly accomplished international speaker, Master Yoga Teacher & Yoga Therapist, a Registered Ayurvedic Clinician, Healer and Author, with more than 13 years of teaching experience. Indu Arora is pursuing Ph.D in Metaphysical Sciences from University of Metaphysical Sciences, California, USA. She is awarded with the titles: “Rishi Award~ Sage” for Excellence in Teaching Meditation”, “Hind-Ratna~Gem of India”, “Ray of Hope”, “Yoga Ratna~ Jewel of Yoga” for Yoga, Meditation and Ayurveda. She travels globally for International Yoga Therapy Teacher Training programs, Yoga and Ayurveda Retreats, Conferences and Festivals. She has been a senior contributor for Tathaastu Magazine where she wrote two columns on a regular basis, “Yoga Helpline” and “Ayurvedic Home Remedies”. She has contributed to Indian journals and magazines like “Swasthya Rakshak”, “Heal India”, “City Plus” and other Medical Journals and “Bhavan Australia” from Australia.
  71. 71. Veda Hall 1 6:00 am – 7:00 am rid Guha Dhyan ~Meditate in the cave of your heart with Indu celebrate and honor that there are many paths that bring us back home to ourselves; many practices and techniques which support us to wake up to all that we are and the beautiful life coming through us. Cave of the Heart meditation is one of such paths, it is about connection — connecting deeply with our spiritual heart center, where our true essence resides. The minimum gift of this practice is the ability to know ourselves, to see whatever we are doing or thinking to separate from ourselves, and to understand how to make the shift to correct misalignments and reconnect with our essential natures. The practice is comprised of eight individual building blocks. The first five are the five elements – earth, water, fire, air, and space — which we encounter in the world and inside ourselves. The sixth building block is connecting with our individual selves — essence self, small self, ego, personas, feelings, regrets, whatever is present in the moment of practice can be welcomed into the light of the practice. The seventh and eighth building blocks are the Moon and Sun and related lunar and solar qualities. As we meditate on the Moon and Sun, we honor what sustains life on the physical plane and honor our inner polarities of masculine (solar) and feminine (lunar) dynamics.
  72. 72. Nancy A. Smith ancy A. Smith, LMT, RAC, New Jersey, USA is the founder & director of Essence of Self Ayurveda Wellness Spa for Massage, Yoga and Health. She is a NJ licensed massage therapist and a Registered Ayurvedic Clinician through the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America (AAPNA), and a certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher. Nancy Smith has been actively practicing and teaching Yoga and Ayurveda for 13 years.
  73. 73. Veda Hall 2 6:00 am – 7:00 am ranayama, Yoga and Mediation to Balance the Doshas he practice focuses on techniques to begin the day using different guna qualities to bring balance and harmony to the fluctuating doshas of Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
  74. 74. Neva Ingalls eva Ingalls, Maryland, USA is a certified yoga therapist, ERYT 500 with Yoga Alliance, Ayurvedic Lifestyle Counselor through the American Vedic Institute and director of Inner Domain Yoga teacher training program, with experience in dance as a healing art, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Raja and Tantra Yoga spanning 30 years. Neva is a serious sadhuk (practitioner), student, and teacher of the deeper teachings of Yoga described in ancient texts, such as the Vedas, from India. Her longing for herself and for the world is Knowledge of the truest potential of the Self. Neva was blessed to encounter her first teacher on this path of Knowledge at the age of 17. Prem Rawat (honorary title, Maharaji) continues to be a guiding light of wisdom and practical insight in the living of the Truth. Neva’s primary teachers of Jnana (Knowledge) Yoga, Vedic Yoga, Tantra and Mantra Yoga, Ayurveda and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) are Dr David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri) and his wife Yogini Shambhavi Chopra). Neva weaves these deeper teachings into all of her trainings, workshops, writings, audio seminars,and hdaily classes. All serious students will be guided in the direction of these teachings.
  75. 75. Veda Hall 3 6:00 am – 7:00 am Accessing the Inner Healer, Purusha, the Source of Pranic Intelligence his session will focus on aligning with the Source through guided Pranayama, visualization and mantra.From this awareness will flow an asana practice of that balances the Doshas and the five elements and their corresponding structural relationships in the physical body, as well as the chakras of the energetic body. The teaching will emphasize awareness of integrating the 5 koshas and 3 bodies (Physical, Astral and Causal) through intuitive movement, breath and heart focus and will culminate in Yoga Nidra and surrender to the True Self.
  76. 76. 7:00 am – 8:30 am
  77. 77. Carlo Monsanto arlo Monsanto, M.S., R.A.Psy. Florida, USA has a multi-cultural background, with roots in Europe, the Americas and Southeast Asia. Carlo studied with Swami Hridayananda in The Netherlands and with the Vice President of the Sivananda Ashram in Rishikesh, India, before founding the School for Research in Yoga and Ayurveda in 1993. With a B.A. in Health Science and a Master’s in Ayurvedic Psychology, Carlo has directed the Foundation Indian Systems of Medicine in The Netherlands and has worked with/presented at numerous national and international conferences in the USA, Europe, the Caribbean and in India. Based on his experience as a researcher, guide and teacher, Carlo has co-founded the Conscious Intelligence Institute (Miami, FL) and guides the awakening and sustaining of conscious awareness, integration and healing at all levels. This is the basis of Sattvavajaya chikitsa or Ayurvedic Psychology, a specialization that integrates various approaches towards psychoneuroimmunology and the awakening of individual and group consciousness. Carlo invites you to discover your own inner potential.
  78. 78. Ayurvedic Psychology – Pragyparadha, the language of emotions 8:30 am – 8:55 am ur educational approach bridges Yoga and Ayurveda to assist in restoring the innate capacity of individuals to be mindful and discerning, effectively integrating what is perceived, experienced and learned. Without adding or removing content from our mental and emotional activity, conscious awareness remains receptive, as it makes sense of what we feel, think and sense. Most of us have not yet learned how to sustain this level of clarity. We are familiar with concentrating our attention to observe what we believe may be a physical or psychological obstacle in another, in our selves or in our environment. By being unnecessarily absorbed and distracted by our own reactivity, we experience a lack of coherence between our brain and heart, or between what we think and feel. As long as we believe in imaginary obstacles, the fight or flight response remains on alert, causing the arousal of tensions and blocks, vitiating the doshas. Instead, reactive patterns can be recognized and “read” experientially. Through assessment and feedback Ayurvedic Psychology assists in noticing these tensions and blocks, retraining the brain and body to sustain receptive awareness to be as informed as possible. Sustaining awareness optimizes homeostatic activity and heart-brain coherence, continually eliciting healing responses.
  79. 79. Vivek Shanbhag Vivek Shanbhag, BAMS, MD-Ayurveda, ND, California, USA is a Licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Ayurvedic Practitioner, professor & author. He is the Founder & Director of Natural Medicine Clinic, Academy & Wellness Spa with 3 Bay Area locations in San Jose, Mountain View & Los Gatos. He specializes in treatment of all acute & chronic diseases by integrating Ayurveda, Naturopathic Medicine & Yoga. He is an adjunct faculty member of Bastyr University in Seattle, MMI College of Ayurveda in Watsonville and Vedika Global in Emeryville. He is a member of the Board of Directors of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He serves on the Advisory Boards of Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Light on Ayurveda Journal and Japan Ayurveda Association. He is the best-seller author of “Beginner’s Introduction to Ayurveda” by Keats Publishing. For more than 30 years, he successfully ran various Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy institutions in USA, Japan & India. In 1988, Dr. Shanbhag was awarded the prestigious I.I.M. Gold Medal for his MD-Ayurveda Research Thesis. In 2008, International Academy of Ayurveda Physicians honored him with the Vishwa Ayurveda Ratna Award. In 2010, he won the Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. In 2013, he won the Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Practice by the Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. He is a sought after speaker and has delivered keynote addresses at more than 200 professional conferences worldwide.
  80. 80. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON AYURVEDA & YOGA USER’S MANUAL 9:00 am – 9:55 am he complimentary sciences Ayurveda and Yoga together help us to balance our inner energies and create optimum wellness of our body, mind and spirit. They consider each of us as a unique individual with a unique mind-body type (Prakruti) which is determined during conception. They assist us in creating a comprehensive wellness plan personalized for our unique physiology and our specific health condition or disease (Vikruti). They help us in improving health, preventing illness, healing disease and promoting longevity. Ayurveda & Yoga help us in improving both quality and quantity of life by adding life to years and years to life. To achieve this, Ayurveda uses natural and personalized nutrition, culinary and medicinal herbs, daily and seasonal health routines, cleansing and rejuvenating therapies, aroma and music therapy etc. Yoga improves quality and quantity of life by using the eight steps of Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharana, Dhyan and Samadhi. The most important Ayurvedic approaches for improving both quality and quantity of life are Dinacharya which is daily health routine and Ritucharya which is seasonal health routine. Dinacharya includes detailed guidelines and prescription regarding the time to go to bed, time to wake up, morning ablutions, oral hygiene, care of eyes-earns-nose-throat, care of skin-hair-nails, exercise & stretches, breathing, focusing and relaxation techniques, time and ingredients of meals etc. Ritucharya helps to maintain year-round health by adapting to the seasonal changes. When a season changes, our metabolism changes and the needs of our body and mind change. Ritucharya helps us to balance the seasonal changes by adjusting our diet and lifestyle. If we do not adjust our diet and lifestyle, we may develop symptoms and seasonal diseases. Ritucharya helps us with natural cleansing Pancha Karma to prevent such seasonal diseases. Yoga teaches us to discipline our personal and social behavior, our posture, our breath, our senses, our focus and our purpose of life. Both Ayurveda & Yoga work for health and life just like the user’s manuals and maintenance schedules work for all the machines. Ayurveda & Yoga enable us to stay healthy & happy and to avoid imbalance or disease or sorrow. Ayurveda & Yoga are the key to longevity. This presentation will focus on how to follow Ayurveda & Yoga in current time and place. Attention will be paid to make Ayurveda & Yoga easy to follow and practice.
  81. 81. Jagdish Kohli agish Kohli, Ph.D. California, USA holds a Ph.D. Degree in EE from IIT Roorkee, India. He worked as a Communications Research Scientist at Bell Labs., Bell Communication Research and other Bell companies for over 21 years. His research contributions have been published in a number of technical journals and magazines. He also presented his findings at a number of national and international conferences. He was invited to contribute a comprehensive chapter on “Medical Communications” for the Encyclopedia of Telecommunications. He has been an invited speaker at Stanford University, CA, USA. For the past eight years Jagdish has investigated issues related to the quality of our daily living. He has published and presented insights on: “The Journey of Human Thought & Happiness”, “Many Facets of Human Mind”, “Our Manifested Reality”, and “Pure Perception of the Self ” A number of these articles are published in In 2011 he was invited to give a talk on Non-Duality of Life at the “Ancient Science of Non-Duality Conference” sponsored by NJIT, NJ, USA. In 2012 he gave a talk on “Healing the Holistic Human-Being” at the “Society of Scientific Explorations” Conference held in Boulder CO, USA. In 2012 and 2013 he presented at the Science and Non-Duality conference in California, USA on the topics of “The Importance of Non-Duality” and “Interconnected Perception & Universal Spirituality”.
  82. 82. Interconnected Perception – A way to Blissfulness & Enlightenment 0:00 am – 10:25 am nterconnected Perception is the energy of source of creation that emerges with inner awakening. This becomes possible when the five sensory windows to the outer world are closed and the mind is at complete rest. Today the world is dominated by fragmented and fractured perception. This continues to cause daily suffering for most people. Emerging the hidden treasure of Interconnected Perception has the power to create Happiness in all living situations. Transforming from Fragmented to Interconnected Perception can be realized by simple practices such as: • Develop a Holistic View of Life • Mindfully Observe the Sacred Breadth • Practice and connect with the Cosmic Space • Analyze and synthesize the role of Primordial Five Elements in Creation • Observe and feel the interconnectedness and interdependence of Life This presentation will share these practices with the participants. Daily practice of one or more of these techniques can enhance our experience of blissfulness. Living in the Awareness of Interconnected Perception in all life situations at all times is called Pure Perception of the Self or Enlightenment.
  83. 83. 10:30 am – 11:00 am
  84. 84. Radjendirane Codandaramane adjendirane Codandaramane, B.Tech., California, USA is an Assistant Professor in World Community Service Center teaching Shri Vethathiri Maharishi’s Simplified Kundalini Yoga. He is also a trained Acupressure and Natural Therapy Healer volunteering for YANTRA (Yoga, Acupressure and Natural Therapy Research Academy). He is also serving as the president of SKY Northern California covering Bayarea and Sacramento regions. By profession, he is a Computer Engineer working at PMC-Sierra Inc., and living in Roseville, California, USA.
  85. 85. The Art of Karma Yoga – Desire Management 11:00 am – 11:25 am arma Yoga is a type of yoga where ones pragmatic actions are purified and synchronized with nature to lead a healthy yogic life. During the process of carrying out a good karmic deed, the mind sometimes detours and gets lost in its way before attaining the final destiny. A more careful analysis of the mind shows that as human beings we cannot live without desire, and at the same time ,the very desire can be self-destructive if not managed properly. This talk presents a case study on how desires can be recognized, and show methods to conclude them without harming self or others, if a simple process called as “Introspection” is carried out on the desire before it takes full form in the mind and subsequently to action.
  86. 86. Suhas Kshirsagar Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD-Ayurved, California, USA is an internationally recognized leader in the ancient science of Ayurvedic Medicine, which emphasizes a comprehensive, whole-body approach to health. He is an accomplished Ayurvedic specialists, who has traveled worldwide popularizing Ayurveda, setting up clinics, training health professionals and has provided Ayurvedic consultations for thousands of his clients. In addition to his active practice at his clinic in Santa Cruz, California, Suhas travels extensively around the world teaching Ayurveda, designing courses and curriculum, consulting with high-profile health and wellness corporations, and sharing the stage with other pioneering figures such as Drs. Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins and Wayne Dyer. He is one of the few Ayurvedic practitioners in the USA who practices Medical Astrology. Suhas is a keynote speaker and faculty member at several Ayurvedic institutions worldwide.
  87. 87. KEYNOTE PRESENTATION ON AYURVEDA & YOGA FOR BLISSFUL MIND 11:30 am – 12:25 pm The core of Ayurvedic Healing is to offer, complete Mind-Body Medicine as well as Spiritual guidance. Emotional counseling,Uplifting words, Spiritual guidance, developing greater mental resilience and to become a better human being is the very basis of of Sattvavajaya and Daiva Vyapashraya chikitsa. Yoga, Ayurveda and Vedantic wisdom can be effectively used to develop the most important skills to cope with the challenges of human life. We need to understand the strength of these ancient Vedic concepts in the light of modern medical research.
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  89. 89. Pratibha Shah ratibha Shah, BAMS, MD-Ayu, MPH, Massachusetts, USA is a leading Ayurvedic Expert and Consultant in the New England area. She has been traditionally trained in India. She was working as Chief Medical Officer, at CGHS (Central Govt. Health Scheme), New Delhi, India, before moving to US in 2004. She has been practicing Ayurveda for more than 20 yrs and conducts and speaks at events all year round. She also writes health columns and articles for different magazines and newspapers, and serves on the Editorial Board of a leading Ayurveda journal. Presently, she is on the executive body of several National and International Ayurvedic organizations and is working towards promotion, propagation as well as integration of Ayurveda with mainstream medicine, globally. She has also held talks for Physicians, Geriatricians, Nurses and Dietitians at BMC. With the aim of providing a wider platform for benefits from Ayurvedic principles of healing, she has recently completed Masters in Public Health, International Health, from Boston University School of Public Health. She currently leads the Ayurvedic practice at an Integrative Clinic in Boston area. She is the Founder of Council for Ayurveda Research as well as the Holistic Health Alliance.
  90. 90. A holistic approach to the management of depression-migraine complex – a case study 2:00 pm – 2:25 pm n 9/11/2010, a 55 year old Caucasian woman, presented at the clinic, with a decade old history of daily migraines. Early onset of migraines at age 11, were initially cyclical and related to menstrual cycle. Headaches increased in frequency and severity after marriage and bearing children. Patient also started experiencing anxiety and depression in 1975. She was put on multiple agents for her complaints. Multiple imaging studies and neurological consultations at academic centers in Boston yielded no anatomical abnormality. An integrative protocol combining initial Ayurvedic treatment followed by acupuncture, massage and mild yoga was developed for the patient, along with an advice for a largely unprocessed diet. Patient had complete amelioration of all her symptoms except insomnia over a period of 6 months. Her psychiatrist was able to wean her off of all her meds except Prozac, over this period. A sleep study showed that the patient had very little REM sleep. In consultation with psychiatry, Prozac was weaned off, resulting in relief from insomnia. Patient is completely drug free and migraine free today and continues to do well with a maintenance protocol of acupuncture and massage.
  91. 91. Harpinder Kaur Bhohi arpinder Kaur Bhohi, Pennsylvania, USA is the co-founder of Komal Herbals, Inc. She has done her BS in Biology and Chemistry. She also studied Biochemistry and Homeopathy to understand the basic principles of natural healing remedies. She considers herself as a lifetime student of Ayurveda. Her passion for Ayurveda led her to form Komal Herbals with a mission “Ayurveda Made Easy’”. The company offers quality products in the form of Organic Cleansing Foods, dietary supplements, whole single herbs and personnel care products. The same passion has lead her to be the first to manufacture Chywanprash in USA using traditional method and most of the herbs prescribed in text for a quality product. She has interacted with many Ayurvedic practitioners in India and US to promote Ayurveda.
  92. 92. Importance of Satvik Diet in Modern Times 2:30 pm – 2:55 pm ur fast paced lifestyle makes it difficulty to have healthy balanced diet on a daily basis. Fortunately Ayurveda provides simple solutions to incorporate Satvik foods in our lifestyle. These solutions are healthy, flavorful yet simple to be part of everyone’s diet on a daily basis. Such options are slowly gaining acceptance. Komal herbals offers few products which are Satvik and easy to incorporate in our everyday diet.
  93. 93. Samina Ahmed amina Ahmad, M.D., New York, USA A graduate of the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan with a Medical Doctor degree, she began her medical career at Services Hospital as an Internal Medicine Physician in the Senior Gastroenterology Department. Later worked at the National Institute of Child Health, Karachi, and started her Family Practice. She opened and built a school and a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, facilitating the care for thousands of women and children who do not have ready access to medical services. Dr. Ahmad concurrently developed a second career in scriptwriting, directing, producing and hosting highly popular television programs on health and nutrition. She graduated as a Health Counselor from IIN and qualified for National Certification as a Holistic Health Practitioner by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners also received a certificate of completion for educational outreach from the Teachers College of Columbia University. Dr.Samina is a Chopra University Certified Perfect Health Consultant and Ayurveda Coach and runs her Wellness Center, ”Samina’s Wellness” in New York. She is the Business Manager for Junoon, a highly acclaimed, Pakistani rock band that specializes in Sufi music promoting peace throughout the world. Samina, launched [SSGWI]. The New York-based NGO focuses on interfaith and cross-cultural dialogue;global health and wellness;and education.
  94. 94. Achieving Optimal Wellness with Holistic Approaches 3:00 pm – 3:25 pm ow to build a lifestyle of maximum health and vitality by cultivating principles of energy healing, mindful meditation, nutrition, restful sleep, and laughter. The focus will be on the importance of Ayurvedic science in achieving spontaneous healing through nutrition. Coming from a medical background I will also touch on the personal benefits of practicing Ayurvedic principals and the impact this has had on my family’s health.
  96. 96. Elizabeth Herman Elizabeth Herman, Ph.D., Illinois, USA is originally from Chicago, and has been working with individual clients both locally in Southern Illinois and globally via Internet since 2001. She completed her doctorate in 2008, specializing in Rhetoric and Composition in the field of English. As a long-time meditator and teacher of English composition, she began incorporating intentional breathing and group meditation into her college course classrooms in 2006. Her dissertation research presents a study of the effects of breathing meditation techniques on students in freshman level courses at a large Midwestern university. At the same university’s Writing Center, her experience training other peer tutors for individualized instruction across the curriculum has spurred her interest in coaching individuals on the health benefits of relaxation and meditation as well as writing. She has given numerous presentations on tutoring, teaching and meditation as supportive of successful writing practices. A dedicated volunteer in her local community and coordinator and facilitator for Art of Living introductory talks, courses, follow- up sessions and other programs since 2005, in 2011 she became a member of the Carbondale Interfaith Council and the board of directors of Gaia House/ Interfaith Center, a campus-based community center.
  97. 97. Healing as a Writing Coach: Using Vedic Practices to Dissolve a Client’s Stress For one international writer working on her dissertation in America, several sources of stress became major stumbling blocks to her completion of her culminating project for her doctorate degree. As her writing coach, I became the sounding board for many of the issues she faced, and I used my experience with meditation, the breath, and Ayurvedic practices in order to support her over the hurdles she faced. This presentation recounts a narrative of my work with this Arabic-speaking mother of 6 young children, who (in the Spring semester of 2014) successfully completed the requirements for her PhD in the discipline of English. From using aloe plants for skin problems to sending recordings of Vedic chants via internet, from deep breathing during private sessions to relationship counseling via creative meditations on staying in the present moment, the healing aspect of being a writing coach played a crucial role in my relationship with this client. My discovery of this valuable aspect of my individualized coaching practice forms the basis for this discussion.
  99. 99. J.N. Mishra Prof. J.N.Mishra, Ph.D (Ayurved) retired in 2004 after serving 37 yrs as post Graduate teacher Head and Dean Faculty of Ayurveda, Lucknow University, Uther Pradesh, India. He has guided about 75 MD’s in ayurveda and 15 PhD scholars in ayurveda and involved in research activities achieving many milestones during this period. Prof. Mishra attended many National and International conferences, seminars and workshops and recently was facilitated by International Charak Award of excellence in teaching and research at Los Angeles, USA by Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America. He has many publications of his research work in National and International journals and is author of 2 books. Prof. Mishra is member of different selection committees, Faculty of Universities, Executive councils and specially to be life member and General Secretary, Bharat Seva Sansthan which deals with education, medical health and training programs for downtrodden and BPL in India particularly in rural areas.
  100. 100. Dutt Bulusu Dutt V. Bulusu over 30 years of experience within the hi-tech industry and has held engineering and executive positions during his career. Dr. Bulusu started his career as a Research Engineer at Honeywell in 1976 and moved to AT&T Bell Laboratories in 1978. From 1985 to 1998 Dr. Bulusu was the Director of Component Engineering, Network Product Engineering, and International Sales and Marketing at Codenoll Technology Corporation, a fiber optic local area networking company. Dr. Bulusu had several responsibilities besides engineering: selecting and negotiating distributors, resellers, systems integrators, subcontractors and vendors. Dr. Bulusu was at Lucent Technologies/Agere Systems/Triquint from 1998 to 2004 in their optoelectronics division. He was the project manager for Technology Road- mapping and was also involved with the development of high speed photo-detectors. Dr. Bulusu has 13 US and European patents and numerous publications to his credit and is widely known within the hi-tech industry. Dr. Bulusu has BSEE from Andhra University, MSEE from Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India and a PhD from the University of Southern California, CA, USA.
  101. 101. Munira Merchant Munira Merchant, B.A.M.S., graduated from Mumbai University, India and completed her residency in Panchakarma at Podar Ayurvedic Hospital, Mumbai, India. She worked as an ayurvedic consultant at Charak Ayurvedic Pharamcy, Mumbai, India. Presently she holds New York state License to practice esthetics and practicing ayurveda for more than 20 years.
  102. 102. pecial Workshops -hour presentations
  103. 103. Rammohan Rao ammohan Rao, Ph.D., C.A.S., R.A.C., R.Y.T., California, USA comes from a family of ayurvedic practitioners and Vedic teachers in India tracing back to the illustrious Vedic-Acharya Rishi Kaundinya. Ram completed the academic training at the California College of Ayurveda and presently teaches in their Nevada city location. Ram is a dedicated Hatha yoga practitioner and is a R.Y.T. from Yoga Alliance USA. Ram has published several articles in major Yoga/Ayurveda journals and recently was awarded the Vagbhata Award for Excellence in Ayurvedic Teaching by AAPNA. Ram holds a doctorate degree in Neurosciences and works as a Research Associate Professor at the Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, CA, on various aspects of age associated neuro-degenerative diseases.
  104. 104. Green Therapies (GT) and Good Living Practices (GLP) Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Yoga and Ayurveda are two very similar paths sharing a close relationship, so closely related that they are often described as two sides of the same coin. Both these sciences which have their origin in the Vedic texts address health and health practices. If Ayurveda is the healing aspect, Yoga is the spiritual/practical side of the Vedic teachings. Together they emphasize a complete approach to the well being of the body, the mind, and the spirit. Both sciences have a common underlying principle: the well being of an individual at the level of body and mind and to help an individual re-connect to their true nature through pratyeksha (direct and personal experience). While Yoga prepares the body and mind of the individual for the eventual liberation and enlightenment, Ayurveda describes the various ways to keep the body and mind healthy. Both sciences emphasize our close relationship with the environment and being in tune with it to achieve harmony. Diseases arise when we are out of sync with our environment. Both Yoga and Ayurveda describe the disease process as taking its roots first in the mind. If we fail to recognize the disease process in the mind and continue to make wrong choices, the disease overflows into the physical body as specific symptoms. Thus it is important to identify methods that can be used to forestall the onset of diseases, increase healthy aging and create conditions to obtain a “longevity dividend” in physical, mental and spiritual terms. My presentation will focus on Ayurvedic and Yogic interpretation of diseases, preventive care, and interventions which I term as “green therapies” including good living practices and lifestyle changes all of which will assist individuals in their pursuit of peace and calmness and to bring greater wholeness and integration in their lives.
  105. 105. Juanita Manis uanita Manis, ERYT, Georgia, USA has studied extensively the philosophies, psychological perspectives and physical aspects related to the Field of Consciousness during the past 34 years. In addition to being an experienced 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, she has certifications through the Himalayan Institute, the Kundalini Research Institute, The Ayurvedic Institute, and Florida Vedic College. A Yoga and Meditation teacher for over 25 years, she currently offers weekly classes, workshops and lectures on Trika Navigation™, Tantra, Yoga, and Meditation. Juanita is also a professional Jyotish Vedic Astrologer and offers private consultations. After receiving diksha (initiation) from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in 1993, Juanita completed training as a Transcendental Meditation Siddha in 1995. In 2004, she received diksha from Srila B.V. Narayana Maharaj, a disciple of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabupada. In 2008, she was initiated into the Tradition of the Himalayan Masters by Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD. Also in 2008, Juanita received the blessings and support of H.H. Pujya Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji Maharaj to continue her work in teaching yoga philosophy and yoga techniques and also for creating a center for Yoga, Vedic and Tantric studies. In 2009, Swami Shiv Ram Das Maharaj of Rishikesh blessed the sacred energy that flows through Juanita as she assists others in healing and she is very thankful to have received his love and gracious blessings. In 2013 she was initiated into the Jivaka Kumar Bhacca lineage of Thai Yoga Massage. Professional Associations: The Himalayan Institute, American Academy of Religion, Association of Ayurvedic Professionals of North America, Yoga Alliance, National Ayurvedic Medical Association, and Reiki Master in the Usui tradition.
  106. 106. Turyatita and Trika Navigation Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm uryatita and Trika Navigation – the art and science of navigating the primordial triad of the perceiver (rishi) perceiving (devata) the perceived (chanda). A delightful, informative and transformative experiential journey through the tattvas. This workshop weaves together the wisdom, knowledge and practices of tantra, yoga and ayurveda to help restore and invigorate LIVING as a sacred experience.
  107. 107. Priyadeep Shanmugam riadeep Shunmugham, B.Tech., New Jersey, USA Throughout my life along with my career in the Computer Software Development, Yoga has been my passion. I had practiced Raja Yoga, Kriyas and Asanas since 1989. Been practicing SKY along with my wife from 2007 and have taken Assistant Professor course in SKY. We are happy to share the benefits of SKY to the community through workshops and weekly classes.
  108. 108. Five Elements & Nine Planets Meditation Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm ocusing mind on earth,water,fire,air,akash is Panchabootha meditation. Our bio-magnetic energy gets synchronized with the magnetic energy from the five elements. Focusing mind on Nine Planets – Sun,Mercury,Venus,Moon,Mars,Jupiter,Saturn,Rahu and Ketu is Navagraha meditation.The radiation from the planets has different properties. When the radiation/waves interacts with any object, the property of the wave gets manifested in the object. That object may be our body or mind in which the effect may be good or bad. When we do 5-element 9-planet meditation we can get connected with the universe and the adverse effects are minimized.This purifies and expands the Mind.
  109. 109. Vishnu Dass ishnu Dass, BA, LMT is an Ayurvedic practitioner, educator and herbalist. He studied under the guidance of Dr. Vasant Lad and graduated from the Ayurvedic Institute. He teaches extensively on Ayurveda and Yoga, and his knowledge in both Eastern and Western herbal traditions combined with years of clinical practice comes together in his practical and inspired teaching and writing. His new book is titled “Ayurvedic Herbology ~East & West” A practical guide to Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. Having served on the board of directors for the National Ayurvedic Medical Association, he remains an honorary lifetime practitioner member.
  110. 110. Sustainability and Adaptation of Ayurveda in the West Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm his workshop will explore the integration and application of Western medicinal plants in Ayurveda. Other topics will include the practice of sustainability, and the preservation of threatened plant species. Open sharing will also be encouraged as to what efforts can and are being made to preserve traditional herbs that are the heritage of the Ayurveda.
  111. 111. Vijay Jain Vijay Jain, M.D. R.A.C. – Florida, USA brings more than 30 years of experience in General Surgery and 10 years of focused study of integrative medicine to his engaging integration of traditional/Western medicine with ancient medicine and well-tried systems of healing from different cultures. He has studied mind/body medicine with Dr. Deepak Chopra, MD, Yoga Therapy from Vivekenanda Research Center in Bangalore, India and courses in Ayurveda medicine with Dr. Sunil Joshi in Nagpur, India and courses in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil in Tucson, AZ. In addition to his surgery practice, Dr. Jain lectures on Ayurveda Principles and Practices, and how to create Optimal Health. Recently, he has become interested in the science of graceful aging as it relates to holistic practices. At present, Dr Jain is Medical Director of Amrit Ayurveda for Total Well-being and conducts all Panchakarma programs.
  112. 112. Ayurveda As Yoga Therapy Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Yoga and Ayurveda are sister sciences. Disease is an imbalance at the level of mind manifesting in the physical body. We are the end result of all of our experiences through our senses and emotions. If we want to change our body and mind, we have to bring different experiences through our senses. Ayurveda teaches us how to modulate input through our senses to create balance at the mind body level. Yoga teaches us to transcend our ideas, concepts, memories, thoughts, desires and history to create a balance at the mind body level. In short Yoga is detoxification of the mind while Ayurveda is detoxification of the body. Yoga works from inside out while Ayurveda works from outside in. They are highly complementary to each other. We will discuss as to how Ayurveda can help create a balance in the mind-body complex by changing the life style, nutrition and detoxification.
  113. 113. Manjul Kanth Dwivedi anjul Kant Dwivedi, PhD, Lucknow, India is a noble hearted simple man and he never boasts of himself being a great learned person. The Divine Grace has bestowed him with the inherent knowledge of “Vastu” and the power to communicate with the invisible energies. Swami Manjulanand ji is the propounder of ‘Vibrational Meditation’. His blessings reduce pain and suffering of people ultimately leading them to the path of salvation. Swami ji can shower that energy on us with the grace of God and help the energy flow in the cells. With this, one becomes fresh mentally and experiences tremendous peace of mind. Swami Manjulanand provides Vastu services all over the world and he is a regular visitor of many countries. He has been honored and awarded several Titles in a number of international conferences. He was accorded Ph.D. degree from Colombo for his work on the subject of “Good Health through Vastu Shastra”. He has been nominated Head of several world level Astrological & Spiritual Organizations. Swami ji continues to write on subject of Vastu & Spiritualism. Swami ji is a world-renowned Spiritual Vastu Guru, Tarot Card Reader and Meditation Guru. He also uses ‘Mudra Yoga’ and Healing through Mantras. According to Swami ji Vastu is a supporting science for Holistic Healing, Ayurveda and Yoga. We can increase the curing capacity of healings/medicines many times and turn them for instant action following Vastu principles.
  114. 114. Vastu & Vibrational Meditation Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Vastu and Vibrational Meditation has a wide effect on human health and is a supportive science of Ayurveda, Yoga and Holistic Healing. Swami ji believes that one of the remedial measures for Vastu defect is practice of Vibrational Meditation. We can increase the curing capacity of healings/medicines many times and turn them for instant beneficial effects following Vastu Shastra is a Vedic science that guides us to keep maximum balance with the five elements of nature to achieve a healthy and peaceful life. Vastu is the original wisdom of sustainable design and architecture, founded on Natural law. Vastu honors the environment to create health and happiness within one’s living space at home or office. This is a rare & golden opportunity to learn about Vastu. Vibrational Meditation helps to create Inner Harmony & Peace. Learn a practice that purifies and energizes the body, reduces stress and normalize blood pressure, Experience inner harmony through the flow of rejuvenating cosmic energy. Discover how universal intelligence flows through the body during meditation. The Divine Grace has bestowed Swami Manjulanand ji with the inherent knowledge of “Vastu” and the power to communicate with the invisible energies. In Meditation he showers the energy on people with the grace of God, which helps the energy flow in the cells. Thereby,one becomes fresh mentally and experiences tremendous peace of mind. In the workshop he provides in-depth information about Vibrational Meditation and Vastu practical suggestions on how one can benefit from placing certain objects in the right direction for peace, happiness and prosperity.
  115. 115. Prema Mysore rema Mysore, M.Com, C.P.A., Minnesota, USA has been actively practicing as a healer and wellness therapist for two years. Prema has attended Acupressure training conducted by Yantra Foundation in Bangalore, India. She is trained in Chinese Acupressure and Ayurvedic Acupressure courses conducted by Allahabad Acupressure research and treatment hospital. She has traveled with her Acupressure Guru – Prof Ravindran, in various states of USA presenting and educating about Acupressure as a zero/low cost therapy for maintenance of good health, prevention and diagnosis through Acupressure. In August 2013, she had the opportunity of jointly presenting a two hour workshop at the World Bank, in DC, USA.
  116. 116. Wellness through Acupressure (Zero cost therapy) Friday, July 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm cupressure – The Zero Cost Therapy. Discover the treasure of good health in your body – Ancient Indian Science and Technology for modern age. Come and see how: Thumb is used as an MRI machine in Acupressure to diagnose diseases Some minor ailments like neck pain, frozen shoulder can be treated or completely healed within minutes by applying pressure at particular points in palm or foot With Acupressure skills.Can be used even on new born babies. 100% safe with no side effects. Learn and practice diagnosis, prevention and maintenance of good health and wellness through Acupressure and Naturopathy.
  117. 117. Jayarajan Kodikannath ayarajan Kodikannath, BSc., BAMS, RAS, California, USA is the Academy Director of Kerala Ayurveda (USA) responsible for all academic programs conducted internationally by Kerala Ayurveda with a focus on bringing quality education on authentic Ayurveda across the globe. He is currently the Board of Director of National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) and California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine (CAAM). He is an accomplished teacher for the advanced courses in Ayurveda and the resource person for various training programs conducted in traditional Ayurvedic therapies and medicine. Suffused with expertise in traditional Ayurvedic health care practices especially Panchakarma (Ayurvedic detoxification) and Ksharasoothra (medicated thread therapy) a specialty of Kerala Ayurveda tradition, Dr Jayarajan took charge as the Chief Medical Officer of an exclusive Ayurvedic wellness center – Ayurvedagram. Jayarajan is actively involved in various research projects of Kerala Ayurveda. He has presented several papers on Ayurveda in national and international seminars. He writes articles on wellness an health regularly in various publications. He also has served in the curriculum committee of Bastyr University to create the Masters in Ayurveda program and he is also a founding member of Council for Ayurveda Credentialing (CAC).
  118. 118. Clinical integration of Ayurveda and Yoga in the management of chronic degenerative disorders riday, July 4, 2014 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm yurveda and Yoga are sister sciences and constitute the world’s oldest and most well- documented healthcare system. The two complement each other and together act to achieve harmony of the Body, Mind and Spirit – which is the essence of true health. The customized clinical integration of Ayurveda and Yoga can provide the best possible sustainable outcome in the management of various chronic degenerative disorders. The key is the alignment in integration based on the the state of Dosha, Agni, Guna, Dhatu and Mala in each Disease (Vikriti). This presentation will focus on protocol of integration of Yoga based on vikriti.
  119. 119. Paul Dugliss aul Dugliss, M.D., R.A.C., Maine, USA – practices Ayurvedic Medicine, Ayurvedic Counseling and Internal Medicine. He also is an acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the former director of Oakwood Healthcare System’s Complementary & Alternative Medicine Center in Westland, Michigan, USA. He also directed the Maharishi Vedic Medical Center in Lexington, KY and the Center for Enlightened Medicine in Ann Arbor, MI. He began studying Ayurvedic Medicine in the mid-1980s and has trained both in this country at Maharishi International University and in Europe at Maharishi Vedic University, Valkenberg, Holland. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association. He is the author of several books including Ayurveda – The Power to Heal, Enlightened Nutrition, Capturing the Bliss: Ayurveda and the Yoga of Emotions, The Myth of Cholesterol, and Yoga & Ayurveda. Dr. Dugliss is the Director and Academic Dean of New World Ayurveda, an organization providing training in this comprehensive system of natural medicine. He has a master’s degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and is currently focusing his practice of medicine on Ayurvedic Medicine and Ayurvedic Counseling.