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Yoga and therapeutic integrative medicine – its role in health and healthcare

11:00am-12:30pm, Dec 3, 2019

Room 3402BC, Third Floor, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Padamshri Dr. HR Nagendra, Chancellor of S-VYASA University, India

Dr HR Nagendra will present research on yoga, its role in health and health care as well as standards and quality issues. This will be followed by an interactive discussion and information on the Canada India Network Society for an opportunity to foster international collaborations. Coffee and snacks available.

Dr. Nagendra is an Indian mechanical engineer, Yoga therapist, academic, writer and the founder and current chancellor of Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana (S-VYASA),  located in Bengaluru and one of the most prominent yoga universities in India. He is an expert on the role of Integrative Medicine in Modern Health  and health care and has extensive experience in Therapeutic Integrative Medicine and Health promotion.  Current work includes a focus on Public Policy and on standards and quality issues in Yoga. Dr. Nagendra currently serves as the Chair of the International Yoga Day and on the expert committee of the Ayush and SAC of the Central Council for research in Yoga and Naturopathy.

He has authored 35 books and over 100 research papers on Yoga. The Government of India awarded him the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2016, for his contributions to society, he is a recipient of the Yoga Shri title from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.