The Freer and Sackler Galleries, the Asian art museums of the Smithsonian, will host a
symposium on modern yoga practice, therapy and research in conjunction with the
exhibit Yoga: The Art of Transformation, in the Meyer Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
on Saturday, January 11, 2014.

Our speakers are distinguished for their contributions to the transformation of western
thinking through visionary work and leadership. Topics include:
* The Fine Art and Science of Yoga
* Yoga Practice in Modern Society
* Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention
* Transformations in Modern Medicine
* Scientific Research on Yoga and Yoga Therapy

This is a groundbreaking opportunity for museums and the emerging fields of
integrative medicine, a landmark event for the realm of therapeutic yoga.

Symposium Director: Linda Stern Lang, Therapeutic Yoga of Greater Washington
Contact Information:; 301.704.2040

Keynote: Dean Ornish, MD Preventative Medicine Research Institute
Special Guest Speakers:
Lorenzo Cohen, MD MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
Partap Khalsa, D.C., PhD Division of Extramural Research, NCCAM
Sat Bir Khalsa PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Timothy McCall, MD, author of Yoga as Medicine
Richard Miller, PhD Integrative Restoration Institute
Larry Payne, Ph.D. Director of Yoga Training Program, Loyola Marymount University
Rob Saper, MD, MPH Director of Integrative Medicine, Boston University School of
Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP International Association of Yoga Therapy
Eric Schoomaker, MD, PhD Lieutenant General (retired), US Army
Scholar in Residence & Distinguished Professor of Military & Emergency Medicine,
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Chris Streeter, MD Prof. of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine


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