A week of yoga, health and science on NIH campus

My friend and infrequent yoga teacher, Rachel Permuth-Levine, is one of the organizers behind 2008 NIH Yoga Week: Exploring the Science and Practice of Yoga. NIH is the National Institutes of Health, for those not up on Washington acronyms. From May 19 to May 23, there will be guest speakers, reports on NIH’s own research on yoga and meditation and yoga practice on the NIH campus lawn (weather permitting). Most events are to take place from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm so I will probably not be able to attend.

Among the speakers are Timothy McCall, M.D., Medical Editor of Yoga Journal Magazine and author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing; John Schumacher, Founder and Director of Unity Woods Yoga Center; Yogiraj Alan Finger, founder of ISHTA Yoga; Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Ph.D., Director of Research, Kundalini Research Institute Research Director. Sponsors include the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT), Weight Watchers International, Burts Bees and Thrive Yoga.

Thrive Yoga will be holding an event outside the NIH daytime schedule. Sat Bir S. Khalsa, will speak on ” Yoga and Meditation in the Management of Stress” on Thursday, May 22, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. There is limited space so you will have to register Sign up online..