Apr
28
12:30 PM12:30

Lunch

Lunch

Location: 1440 Dinning Hall

The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is the Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. The 1440 menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations. All meals are held in the 1440 dining hall.

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Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Plenary Panel and Closing Circle

Plenary Panel and Closing Circle with Panel Moderator: Alakanada Ma Presenters: Vamadeva Frawley, Suhas Kshirsagar, BAMS, MD (Ayu), AD, Ram Kumar Kuti

Location: Redwood Auditorium

What are some of the ways Ayurveda has worked with the mind down the ages? How can this ancient wisdom be presented fresh and relevant in Twenty-First Century America? In our closing panel, our distinguished featured presenters sum up our conference theme and empower us to carry new insights into our daily lives and our practice of Ayurveda.

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Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Ayurveda and the Mind

Ayurveda and the Mind with Ramkumar, BAMS

Location: Redwood Auditorium

Ayurveda and allied knowledge systems in the Vedic parampara deal with not only the body and mind but also the human spirit and consciousness. In this session, we will explore the various aspects of the manas and its role in the disease causation process as well as its relevance within the context of health, healing, and living.

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Apr
28
7:45 AM07:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Location: 1440 Dinning Hall

The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is the Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. The 1440 menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations. All meals are held in the 1440 dining hall.

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Apr
28
6:45 AM06:45

Meditation

with Yogini Shambhavi Chopra

Location: Outlook 201

Meditation on Awakening the Yoga Shakti. The Yoga Shakti is the inner power of healing and higher consciousness essential for all seekers and practitioners of Yoga and Ayurveda. We will invoke that Divine flow of grace through mantra, devotion, and meditation to help us access the deeper sources of stillness, peace, and harmony within us.

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Apr
27
8:30 PM20:30

Musical Performance by Wah!

Location: Redwood Auditorium

Wah! is a world renowned musician who brings healing through sound and the teachings of yoga.  She has been working in the field of personal development for over 25 years and has published books on yoga and healing. She has lectured at Princeton University, Loyola Marymount University, performed with Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, and taught at Omega Institute and 1440 Multiversity. She's been featured in Ladies Home Journal, Mantra Yoga & Health Magazine and Yoga International Magazine.  She teaches workshops, womens retreats, and yoga teacher training modules in addition to performing music concerts, Healing Concerts and DJ sets. 

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Apr
27
7:30 PM19:30

Foundations of Ayurvedic Psychology

Foundations of Ayurvedic Psychology with Vamadeva Frawley

Location: Redwood Auditorium

Ayurveda traditionally covers health and disease for body and mind, which reflect one another. It is inherently as much a psychological therapy as a physical treatment. Its emphasis on reducing the doshas and improving sattva guna provides it with a foundation on both levels. Ayurveda’s relationship with Yoga and Vedanta enhances its psychological approach. Ayurveda’s behavioral and lifestyle regimens, which include meditation, sustain psychological wellbeing overall. My talk on Ayurveda and the Mind will address the importance of the psychological aspects of Ayurveda, their relevance today in the information age, and how they provide the basis for right living, longevity, happiness and Self-realization. It will address healing methods from mantra to meditation, but also special Ayurvedic herbs for the mind.

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Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Dinner

Dinner

Location: 1440 Dinning Hall

The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is the Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. The 1440 menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations. All meals are held in the 1440 dining hall.

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Apr
27
3:30 PM15:30

Yoga Therapy and the Mind

Panel: Yoga Therapy and the Mind

Moderator: Lissa Coffey Panel Presenters: Dhanada Kulkarni, Anusha Durve, Rober Schneider, Ann Wagoner

Location: Redwood Auditorium

The purpose of this panel is to elucidate how to use of yoga therapy to enhance the practice of Ayurveda. The panel will share how incorporating pranayama, meditation, mantras, vibrational healing, mudras, and mama into  yoga  sessions can help create a therapeutic environment and improve patient care. Case studies that accentuate the effectiveness of this approach for healing the mind and emotions will also be presented. 

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Apr
27
3:30 PM15:30

Mindful and Practical Approach to Research in Ayurveda

Panel: MINDful and Practical Approach to Research in Ayurveda

Moderator: Rammmohan Roa Panel Presenters: Christine Peterson, Namyata Pathak, Vivel Shanbhag, Freedom Cole

Location: Outlook 201

This session will focus on the role of research in advancing understanding of the teachings of Ayurveda and promoting the growth of this science in the West. The panel presenters will share current Ayurvedic research results, including findings on how to develop collaborative research protocols and on the direction of research in and the application of Ayurvedic principles to clinical conditions, such as disorders related to the gut-brain axis and its interaction with the microbiome. 

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Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Jyotish for Mental Health

Panel: Jyotish for Mental Health

Moderator: Suhas Kshirsagar Panel Presenters: Robert Schneider, Pandit Vamadeva Shastri, Shambhavi Chopra, and Komilla Sutton

Location: Outlook 101

Jyotish (Vedic Astrology) is an excellent tool to evaluate and heal the conditions of the mind. Poor emotional health is a major challenge in one's physical health and many life events. This highly experience panel will explore the practical utility of Jyotish in Clinical setting. Each presenter will offer their unique perspective and an interesting case study to demonstrate the value of Chart Reading, Vedic Counseling and Spiritual Guidance.

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Apr
27
1:30 PM13:30

Integrative Management of Anxiety/Depression: An Ayurvedic Approach

Panel: Integrative Management of Anxiety/Depression: An Ayurvedic Approach

Moderator: Sheila Patel Panel Presenters: Marni Chanoff, Lina Thakar, Madison Madden, Ashlesha Raut

Location: Outlook 201

This discussion will center around the use of Ayurveda and/or yoga with Western medicine as either a primary or secondary therapy for mental disorders. The panel of experts will share their insights on the integration of Ayurvedic treatments with other modalities, including Western medicine and will present case studies to highlight practical applications of this approach to managing depression and anxiety.


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Apr
27
1:00 PM13:00

Book Signing

Location: 1440 Gift Shop

Ayurveda is growing and we are so happy to share the success of our members. Come meet the authors at our book signing event. Among our authors will be Vamadava Frawley, Vasant Lad, Suhas Kshirsagar, Amadea Morningstar, Yogi Cameron, Lina Thakar, Anisha Durve, Susan Weis-Bohlen

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Apr
27
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch

Lunch

Location: 1440 Dinning Hall

The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is the Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. The 1440 menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations. All meals are held in the 1440 dining hall.

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Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Food and Mood: Diet Approaches to Balancing the Mind and Feeding the Senses

Panel: Food and Mood: Diet Approaches to Balancing the Mind and Feeding the Senses

Moderator: Akilesh Palanisamy Panel Presenters: Amadea Morningstar, Manjusha Vinjamury, Yogi Cameron, Geetanjali Chakraborty

Location: Outlook 101

Ayurveda has long recognized the relationship between the mental and physical effects of various foods and the condition of the person who eats a particular food as well as when, where, and how much of that food is consumed. This panel of experts on that topic will explore how food affects our mental state, including the pivotal role of tri-gunas, and how to use Ayurvedic principles to stabilize and balance the mind. Case studies will be presented to exemplify an Ayurvedic approach to feeding the mind and the senses. 

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Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Ayurvedic Herbal Protocols for Mental Disorders

Panel: Ayurvedic Herbal Protocols for Mental Disorders 

Moderator: Jayagopal Parla Panel Presenters: Kamya Pillai, Manisha Kshirsagar, Sheena Sooraj, (Kashyapa) Jared Fisher

Location: Outlook 201

The panel will share their extensive experience in applying Ayurveda to the treatment of anxiety, depression, addiction, other mental disorders. They will discuss the Ayurvedic and Western pharmacopeia within the context of the Ayurvedic model of dravyaguna and outline the best practices for formulating effective herbal protocols. Each presenter will share a case study that has proven successful in his or her practice.

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Apr
27
10:30 AM10:30

Addiction: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Panel: Addiction: An Ayurvedic Perspective

Moderator: Nomi Gallo Panel Presenters: Manas Kshirsagar, Myra Lewin, Victor Briere, Dinesh Gyawali

Location: Redwood Auditorium

Addictions have become a serious issue in modern life from social media to opioids and everything in between. This panel of experts will focus on how Ayurveda views addiction and its affliction in the mind. It will focus on the full variety of disturbance of the mind through addictions and how it can be addressed through Ayurveda and yoga. Case study presentations will be provided to illustrate approaches to addiction.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

Emotional Health & Well-Being

Emotional Health & Well-Being with Suhas Kshirsagar

Location: Redwood Auditorium

The integration of Ayurveda with yoga yields a perfect template for improving our emotional intelligence and physical well-being. The latest science clearly demonstrates the link between mind, emotions, and disease but offers few tools that target this mind-body connection to promote healing. In addition to discussing the impact of stress and social problems on physical and emotional health, this session will explore how to manage negative feelings and encourage a positive mindset that fosters success in work, relationships, and overall wellness.

The speaker will share enlightening observations drawn from his clinical experience in helping clients cultivate emotional stability and resilience through various alternative modalities including Vedic counseling; Panchakarma; emotional detox; herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes; and spirituality.

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Apr
27
7:45 AM07:45

Breakfast

Breakfast

Location: 1440 Dining Hall

The heart of sustenance and connection on campus is the Kitchen Table. Gather with friends near the stone hearth and glowing fire or dine al fresco with a view of the redwood forest. The 1440 menus feature a variety of locally sourced homemade foods and cooking styles, from lively lighter fare to hearty favorites and inspired culinary creations. All meals are held in the 1440 dining hall.

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Apr
27
6:45 AM06:45

Meditation

with Kamalesh Ginger Hooven

Location: Outlook 201

Begin your morning meditation in satsang with a touch of mantra, mudra, and pranayama to set the stage. Become receptive to the day’s conference offerings by developing a calm, steady and peace-filled mind.

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