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Thursday, April 18
 

9:00am

Therapeutic Efficacy of Kintla Yoga Therapy in Individuals with Varied Traumatic Stress Histories
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kintla Striker

Kintla Striker

CEO, Kintla Yoga, LLC | Kintla Yoga Therapy


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

9:00am

KICK OFF to the Texas Yoga Conference - In Depth Workshops in Health TBA
Limited Capacity seats available

Sponsors
avatar for Texas Yoga Association

Texas Yoga Association

We intend to support and maintain freedom to teach and share the art of yoga and meditation as it was always intended by advocating politically for yoga in Texas; to facilitate a global transformation through action by demonstrating cooperation; and to shift old paradigms that include... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 9:00am - 6:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

11:30am

Heart Research 101
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mauricio Obon

Dr. Mauricio Obon

Cardiologist
SpecialtiesCoronary angioplasty and stent placementPacemaker implantationHeart valve replacementTreatment of peripheral vascular disease with endovascular therapiesEchocardiographyStress testingClinical cardiologyCarotid StentingRenal Artery StentingPreventive cardiologyArrhythmiasHigh... Read More →


Thursday April 18, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

1:30pm

Yoga for Body and Mind Transformation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Kat Axmann

Kat Axmann

Kats Yoga Lab


Thursday April 18, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

3:30pm

Therapeutic Approaches to a Mindful Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Nydia Tijerina Darby, PT, DPT

Nydia Tijerina Darby, PT, DPT

owner/yoga educator/physical therapist, Nydias Yoga Therapy Studio
A Doctor of Physical Therapy and an experienced yoga educator, Nydia Tijerina Darby developed the Therapeutic Astanga Method™ (TAM™) over the course of 38 years. She is the Owner & Director of Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio and Director of Therapeutics at the Open Hand Institute... Read More →



Thursday April 18, 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
 
Friday, April 19
 

7:30am

Registration
Tea and Coffee

Friday April 19, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

8:00am

Welcome and Overview of the Day
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Lecturer, Breathe the Cure and Rice University
Jenny is the founder of  Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure. Alumnae with honors from the University of Houston in 1999 with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto holding... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

8:15am

Meditation
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:15am - 8:30am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

8:30am

Cancer 101 and Communicating with Medical Staff
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gabriel Lopez

Dr. Gabriel Lopez

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical Director, Integrative Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Medical Director
About Dr. LopezDr. Lopez is an Assistant Professor and Medical Director of the Integrative Medicine Center at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, & Integrative Medicine. His primary clinical focus is conducting integrative oncology consultations... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

10:00am

Break and Mingle
Limited Capacity seats available

Enjoy a break and meet a few friends!


Friday April 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:15am
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

10:15am

Yoga and Meditation Research
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Director, Integrative Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lorenzo Cohen, PhDDr. Lorenzo Cohen is the Richard E. Haynes Distinguished Professor in Clinical Cancer Prevention and Director of the Integrative Medicine Program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston) and Distinguished Clinical Professor, Fudan University... Read More →



Friday April 19, 2019 10:15am - 12:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

12:00pm

Lunch Break
Enjoy a break and a lunch with friends nearby or bring your lunch. Some snacks will be provided at the venue. There may also be food vendors.


Friday April 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

Yoga for Cancer
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

MindBody Intervention Specialist, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

2:00pm

Vivekananda Yoga for Patients and Caregivers: Research and Practice
Speakers
avatar for Kathrin Milbury, Ph.D.

Kathrin Milbury, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
About Dr. MilburyI am a relationship researcher with extensive training in psycho-oncology and behavioral interventions particularly mind-body medicine. My passion is to design and evaluate dyadic interventions to improve the quality of life of cancer patients and their loved ones... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

3:00pm

Break and Mingle
Friday April 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

3:15pm

Guidelines for Safety - Precautions and Contraindications
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Ying Guo, M.D.

Dr. Ying Guo, M.D.

Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, Professor, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, Professor
Professor, Department of Palliative, Rehabilitation, and Integrative Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TXDegree-Granting Education1992University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA, MS, Microbiology/Immunology1985Third... Read More →
avatar for Smitha Mallaiah

Smitha Mallaiah

MindBody Intervention Specialist, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha... Read More →
avatar for Carolina Gutierrez, MD

Carolina Gutierrez, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Assistant Professor, UTHealth Houston, McGovern Medical School,
Dr. Gutierrez realizes the importance of getting to know her patients and their personal goals. She has a special interest in addressing the unique rehabilitation needs of those whose lives have been affected by cancer. She takes a team approach to optimize her patients’ outcomes... Read More →


Friday April 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

4:50pm

Connections: The Heart and Cancer
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Cezar Iliescu

Dr. Cezar Iliescu

Cardiologist, MD Anderson Cancer Center
I am an interventional cardiologist interested in vascular biology in cancer patients, endovascular treatment of patients with chronic thrombocytopenia, physiologic assessment of coronary stenosis, treatment of radiation induced cardiovascular disease.


Friday April 19, 2019 4:50pm - 5:50pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

6:00pm

The Melanin Project - How Yoga Can Serve the Underserved for Health and Wellness
Health is for everyone. Human love is from the heart. Heart disease is often a symptom of reduced community connections. Everyone deserves love and support.

Our Mission at Melanin - We connect, educate, and inspire by highlighting people of color practicing yoga, hosting wellness events, making yoga more accessible in underserved communities, and offering educational opportunities.

We have community programs where teach in community centers for free.
We have yoga in school programs where we bring mindfulness and yoga in the school setting
We offer educational workshops, events, and teacher training events.

Here’s our website...
www.melaninyogaproject.org

Speakers
avatar for Davina Davidson

Davina Davidson

Melanin Yoga Project


Friday April 19, 2019 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
 
Saturday, April 20
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Check-in

Saturday April 20, 2019 7:30am - 8:00am
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

8:00am

Nydia's Yoga Therapy for Cancer and Heart Disease
Speakers
avatar for Nydia Tijerina Darby, PT, DPT

Nydia Tijerina Darby, PT, DPT

owner/yoga educator/physical therapist, Nydias Yoga Therapy Studio
A Doctor of Physical Therapy and an experienced yoga educator, Nydia Tijerina Darby developed the Therapeutic Astanga Method™ (TAM™) over the course of 38 years. She is the Owner & Director of Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio and Director of Therapeutics at the Open Hand Institute... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 8:00am - 9:00am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

9:00am

Spirituality Panel Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Findley

Stephen Findley

UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center, Chaplain, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center,
Stephen Mark Findley is Chaplain at the University of Texas at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX where he provides spiritual care and support to Leukemia & Pediatric Patients & Families. | Research Interests include: | African American Religious Thought, African Traditional... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Lecturer, Breathe the Cure and Rice University
Jenny is the founder of  Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure. Alumnae with honors from the University of Houston in 1999 with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto holding... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →



Saturday April 20, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

10:15am

The Pralaya Method
Speakers
avatar for Robert Boustany

Robert Boustany

owner, Pralaya Yoga
As you look out on the ocean of life, look too at the quieter spaces between the waves. All life is precious, like the face of a sleeping child. Rock climbing is like yoga. One must accept emotions and relax into committed to movements in spite of fear with minimal hesitation... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

11:30am

When Cancer Hits Close to Home, Panel Discussion
Speakers
avatar for Robert Boustany

Robert Boustany

owner, Pralaya Yoga
As you look out on the ocean of life, look too at the quieter spaces between the waves. All life is precious, like the face of a sleeping child. Rock climbing is like yoga. One must accept emotions and relax into committed to movements in spite of fear with minimal hesitation... Read More →
avatar for Valerie Inmore

Valerie Inmore

Owner, Sundance Yoga Studio
Valerie Immore, E-RYT 500, IAYT, is the owner of Sundance Yoga Studios in Pearland and Friendswood, Tx. She is a Certified registered Yoga Therapist through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) She has been with Sundance and the Anusara community since 2001. Valerie's... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:15pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

12:15pm

Lunch Break
Enjoy your lunch and see you when we return for more amazing presentations!


Saturday April 20, 2019 12:15pm - 12:30pm
TBA

1:00pm

Meditation for Post Stroke Depression: Connecting to your three doors of body, energy and mind
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Sanner, PhD

Jennifer Sanner, PhD

Associate Professor, UTHealth
Dr. Sanner is the Director of the UTHealth Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS) Biobank, which is housed at the UTHealth Cizik School of Nursing. She has authored numerous journal and media articles on topics related to biological and behavior cardiovascular risk... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

2:00pm

Ethics of Mind-Body in Cancer and Heart Care
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Rebecca Lunstroth

Rebecca Lunstroth

Associate Director, McGovern Medical School
Rebecca Lunstroth is an Assistant Professor in Family Medicine and the Associate Director of the McGovern Center where she runs the day-to-day affairs of the Center. She directs the Ethics and Professionalism longitudinal theme, the GSBS Ethics of Biomedical Sciences course, and the... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

3:00pm

Break and Mingle
Please remember to visit our sponsors :)


Saturday April 20, 2019 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

3:15pm

Yoga and Nutrition for Heart Health
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Sine Vind

Sine Vind

Owner / Yoga Teacher / Nutritionist / Health Antropologist, FoYo
Sine Vind is a Danish 500 RYT yoga teacher, nutritionist and the owner of FoYo (food & yoga). | | After working many years as a nutritionist and senior lecturer within the public health system in Denmark, Sine and her family moved to the US in 2016. From her current base in Houston... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

4:30pm

Define Life - Positive Psychology for Health and Wholeness
Speakers
avatar for Henry Richardson, MAPP, MBA

Henry Richardson, MAPP, MBA

Founder, DEFINE, LIFE htx
Henry is the founder and CEO of DEFINE body & mind, a multi-national fitness business with 22 locations, that offers body and mind wellness to help clients with their overall health and well-being. Henry has his Masters in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania... Read More →


Saturday April 20, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

5:30pm

Sound Bath with Saumil Manek and Music with Dj John Tran
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Saumil Manek

Saumil Manek

owner/co-founder, XAVER Jewels / YouniverSoul Fest / Montrose Yoga Coop
I am a 200 HR-RYT and I guide a restorative yin-inspired, spiritual meditation. I embody YOGA as a lifestyle and I have practiced various types of yoga around the world. My extensive knowledge, much of which was picked up during my own personal journey has reinforced his commitment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Tran

John Tran

Co-Founder, YOUniverSOUL Fest


Saturday April 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
 
Sunday, April 21
 

8:00am

Tea and Welcome
Sunday April 21, 2019 8:00am - 8:15am
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

8:15am

Yoga and the ABPs (Amygdala, Brain, Pituitary and Pineal)
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn more about the energy of movement and how to inspire healing.

Sunday April 21, 2019 8:15am - 8:55am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

9:00am

Tibetan Sound Meditation and Practice
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

10:15am

Break and Mingle

Sunday April 21, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
Life HTX Foyer 2515 Morse St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

10:30am

Yoga and Heart Disease as Prevention and Treatment
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Dilip Sarkar

Dilip Sarkar

President of the Board, International Association of Yoga Therapists
Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP, C-IAYT, a retired Vascular Surgeon turned Certified Yoga Therapist and Certified Ayurveda Practitioner He was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, and Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Chief... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 10:30am - 12:45pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

1:00pm

From the Heart Yoga
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Madonna McManus, PhD

Madonna McManus, PhD

owner/founder, The Atrium Yoga Studio


Sunday April 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

2:00pm

The Anatomy and Physiology of Breath
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Al Jameson, DC

Dr. Al Jameson, DC

Guru/Co-Founder, Functional Anatomy Guru/YOUniverSoul Fest
Dr. Al Jameson is a chiropractor, college anatomy professor, speaker, and yogi. He has combined his passions to bring a modern approach to teaching anatomy and physiology to yogis and yoga instructors through the Functional Anatomy Guru brand. | | He has taught anatomy for teacher... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA

2:50pm

The Finale Circle of Hope and Healing with Jenny and Ale
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Jennifer Buergermeister, MA

Chief Wellness Officer/Lecturer, Breathe the Cure and Rice University
Jenny is the founder of  Jennyoga Studios/Breathe the Cure. Alumnae with honors from the University of Houston in 1999 with a double degree - B.S. Psychology and B.A Journalism - she later graduated from Sofia University’s Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto holding... Read More →
avatar for Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Alejandro Chaoul, PhD

Director, The Mind Body Institute at the Jung Center
Dr. Alejandro Chaoul is a Senior Teacher of The 3 Doors, an international organization founded by Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche with the goal of transforming lives through meditation. Alejandro has studied in the TIbetan tradition since 1989, and for over 20 years with Yongdzin Tenzin Namdak... Read More →


Sunday April 21, 2019 2:50pm - 3:00pm
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA