Open to public
Title: Yoga Psychology Lecture Series: The Shiva Sutras and The Heart of Recognition
Teacher: Dr. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Dr. Sonia Sequeria, Dr. Joe Loizzo
Date & Time: Friday, February 17, 7-9pm
Registration amount: $25
Taste the cream of Yogic spirituality through tapping the network of blissful openness at the heart of the subtle body. The Yogic art of embodying blissful wisdom will be compared with the spiritual technology of the Buddhist Tantras. Delve into the neuropsychology of imagery and recitation practice, based on current research on the brain effects of Tantric Yoga, with Drs. Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Sonia Sequeira, and Joe Loizzo.
Sat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D., is an instructor of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan, director of research for the Kundalini Research Institute and the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has conducted yoga research trials on insomnia, stress and anxiety disorders, and yoga in schools. He is editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care, and author of the Harvard ebook Your Brain on Yoga.
Sonia Sequeira, Ph.D., is a neuroscientist and manager of the Drug Development Program for Clinical Trials at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYC. She spearheads the Advances in Meditation Research Conference Series and the Institute for Meditation Sciences. Sonia has been teaching yoga since 1997 and is a certified instructor in Hatha, Kundalini and Naam Yoga.
Joe Loizzo, M.D., Ph.D., is a contemplative psychotherapist and clinical researcher, who integrates ancient contemplative science and technology with current breakthroughs in neuroscience and optimal health. After training in psychiatry at Harvard and completing a Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Columbia, he founded Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science where he is also the Director. He is the author of the translation study Nagarjuna’s Reason Sixty with Candrakirti’s Commentary and most recently, Sustainable Happiness: The Mind Science Of Well-Being, Altruism, and Inspiration.
This lecture is open to the public, and is a component of the Nalanda Institute’s unprecedented 100-hour advanced training in Yoga Psychology, exploring the embodied science and meditative arts of Indian Yoga and Buddhist Psychology. Embracing ancient philosophical texts, contemporary neuroscience, and engaged personal practice, this training program provides Yoga teachers and serious practitioners the rare opportunity to immerse themselves in the psychological, philosophical, and scientific depths of India’s timeless contemplative arts. With attention to the growing impact of Hindu and Buddhist methodologies on current neuroscience, wellness, and daily life, expert scholar-practitioners fluent in these traditions will guide your journey.
For further information, and to apply the full training please visit: nalandainstitute.org/yoga-psychology