Research Discussion | Bringing Scientific Research to Life

July 13, 2020, 12pm ET

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Sharpen your understanding of trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Here, guest panelists offer their most notable experiences and learnings from teaching yoga for trauma survivors and take questions related to the many aspects of this fast-growing field of mind/body healing.

About the Presenters

Kim Weeks (RYS 200, RYS 500, E-RYT 500, CEP) is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher and wellness expert. She is also the founder of a wellness consulting and education company called Weeks Well, whose mission is to foster transformation in work and life.

Richard C. Miller, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, scholar, and spiritual teacher. He is the founder and chairman of iRest Institute, co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, founding editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Yoga Therapy, and founding president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology. Author of iRest Meditation: Restorative Practices for Health, Healing and Well Being and The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, Richard serves as a consultant researching the healing protocol he’s developed, Integrative Restoration iRest®, researching its efficacy on health, healing, and well-being with diverse populations.

Gail Parker, Ph.D. (E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, ACEP) is the author of Restorative Yoga for Ethnic and Race-Based Stress and Trauma. She is a psychologist and a certified yoga therapist who became president of the Black Yoga Teachers Alliance (BYTA) Board of Directors in 2020. Dr. Gail is well known for her pioneering efforts to blend psychology, yoga, and meditation as effective self-care strategies that can enhance emotional balance and contribute to the overall health and well-being of practitioners.

Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of yoga research for the Yoga Alliance who has conducted research on yoga for mental health conditions and in workplace and school settings. Dr. Khalsa is the Director of Yoga Research for Yoga Alliance and has conducted scientific yoga research since 2001 on yoga for insomnia, stress, anxiety disorders, and workplace and school settings.

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