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Thursday, April 18

12:30pm CDT

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

Assistant Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
About Dr. Milbury. I 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 →

Thursday April 18, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm CDT
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Friday, April 19

1:00pm CDT

Yoga for Cancer
Limited Capacity seats available

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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 CDT
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
Saturday, April 20

8:00am CDT

Nydia's Yoga Therapy for Cancer and Heart Disease
A gentle therapeutic yoga class will introduce the importance of breath and focused attention to a relaxed seated and lying practice that is directed toward supporting a meditative and calm state of being.  Focused attention will be directed towards using the ujjayi breath to maintain concentration, optimize oxygenation and encourage the parasympathetic nervous system to initiate the Relaxation Response. Core strength, mobility and flexibility of the extremities and the importance of learning how to safely move from standing to transitioning to the floor in sitting, supine and prone will be addressed.  Brief introduction to the benefits of using slow deep exhalation during the practice will be discussed along with awareness of how Dr. Stephen Porges Polyvagal Theory and Heart Rate Variability represent much of the science that supports the benefits of this type of practice.  This practice is available to all level practitioners.  Aromatherapy (optional) will be offered during the final rest (Savasana).

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Nydia Tijerina Darby, PT, DPT

owner/yoga educator/physical therapist, Nydia's 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 CDT
Life HTX 2512 Woodhead St, Houston, TX 77019, USA
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