Conference 2019 | Yoga in Health Care Conference
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YIHA2019 brings together key opinion leaders and pioneers in yoga, health care, yoga research, health policy, and government to address how we help transform the NHS through the integration of yoga.

The practice of yoga has always been devoted to the joint cultivation of mental and physical health. Thousands of years of practice and a strong emerging body of evidence all indicate that people who practice yoga are healthier, happier, and better able to manage pre-existing health conditions. At a time when we are faced with unprecedented levels of preventable lifestyle diseases, and tragic levels of health inequality, the NHS and health care systems around the world are searching for low-cost ways to empower people towards better self care. Increasingly, they are looking towards yoga.

In the UK, The NICE guidelines already recommend yoga for lower back pain, the multi-million pound Staff Wellbeing Scheme includes yoga, and yoga is now offered through social prescribing. We are at the vanguard and at YIHA2019 we will map how yoga can become an integral part of the NHS.

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During This Conference We Will:

The aim of YIHA2019 is to discuss how we can collaboratively incorporate yoga into health care, share success stories, raise the profile of yoga in health care, and effectively move towards a future where yoga is offered on prescription.

Together we will explore how and why yoga improves health, supports self reliance, and address health inequality. We review the evidence from cutting edge research that supports yoga’s efficacy in healthcare, we will present the economic case for yoga, and discuss how it can help create a sustainable health care system.

Whether you are a health professional or a yoga professional, we will impart effective ways to bring yoga into health services, the recommended practice and precautions for different patient groups as defined by an international collection of yoga experts, and how yoga can help you and your colleagues maintain wellbeing.

The College of Medicine will be offering a certificate of attendance to all delegates that can be used towards CPD points.

Conference Schedule

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Friday 15th
6pm - 9pm

Beginning with an introduction by Yoga In Healthcare Alliance director Heather Mason, Friday evening will set the stage with two keynote addresses, from leading public figures. Listen to Public Health England Chief Executive Duncan Selbie and Dr. Nagendra Chair of the Indian Ministry of AYUSH, before joining together for tea, coffee and networking.

18.30-18.45 Heather Mason-Introduction-"Conference Overview and Reflections on Yoga’s Importance in Health Care: Policy, Research, and Well-Being"
18.45-19.30 Duncan Selbie “Addressing Public Well-Being Through Yoga”
19.30-20.15 Dr. Nagendra "Yoga as a Global Health Initiative"
20.15-21:00 Coffee Tea and Networking
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Saturday 16th
9am - 6pm

A yoga practice session will prepare attendees for a day of cutting-edge talks and workshops. Topics covered will include the evidence base for yoga, its health benefits, cost-effectiveness, reducing health inequality, and policy considerations; delivered by expert speakers including doctors, leading yoga researchers, and two life peers. Breaks for lunch and networking throughout the day.

09.00-9.45 Yoga Practice
10.00-11.00 Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa “Yoga as a Therapeutic Intervention: The Science, Research and Clinical Trials Evidence Base”
11.00-11.45 Dr. Tina Cartwright “How Yoga Influences Health Characteristics Populations”
Lunch
12.45-13.30 Dr. Ned Hartfiel "The Cost Effectiveness-of Yoga”
13.30-14.15 Dr. Amit Bhargava “Using Yoga to Address Health Inequalities for Registered Populations”
14.15-14.45 14.15-14.45 Coffee Tea and Networking
14.45-16.45 14.45-16.45 Workshops by Leaders in Yoga and Yoga Therapy
17.00-17.45 Lord Stone and Lord Brooke “An Overview of Policy Considerations in Integrating Yoga into Society”
17.45-18.00 Closing
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Sunday 17th
9am - 6pm

On the final day of the conference leading doctors will discuss success stories regarding yoga in health care, explore pathways for effectively bringing yoga into health care, discuss the roadmap for transforming the NHS through yoga and finish with a talk on engaging central government. A range of workshops will also be available for participation, with further periods for yoga practice and lunch breaks.

09.00-09.45 Yoga Practice
10.00-11.00 Dr. Michael Dixon “Social Prescribing and Yoga”
11.00-11.45 Dr. Melissa Wickremasinghe “The Benefits and Role of Yoga in Long-Term Conditions”
Lunch
13.00-14.30 Drs. Patricia Gerbarg and Richard Brown “The Therapeutic Power of Breath, a Key Public Health Intervention”
14.45-16.45 Workshops Leaders in Yoga and Yoga Therapy
17.00-17.45 Jamie Bristow “How Mindfulness and Yoga are Sparking Cultural Shifts and Changing Perspectives in Society: Capitalising on this Phenonmeon to Support Yoga’s Integration into Health Care”
17.45-18:00 Closing
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Friday 15th
6pm - 9pm

Beginning with an introduction by Yoga In Healthcare Alliance director Heather Mason, Friday evening will set the stage with two keynote addresses, from leading public figures. Listen to Public Health England Chief Executive Duncan Selbie and Dr. Nagendra Chair of the Indian Ministry of AYUSH, before joining together for tea, coffee and networking.

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Saturday 16th
9am - 6pm

A yoga practice session will prepare attendees for a day of cutting-edge talks and workshops. Topics covered will include the evidence base for yoga, its health benefits, cost-effectiveness, reducing health inequality, and policy considerations; delivered by expert speakers including doctors, leading yoga researchers, and two life peers. Breaks for lunch and networking throughout the day.

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Sunday 17th
9am - 6pm

On the final day of the conference leading doctors will discuss success stories regarding yoga in health care, explore pathways for effectively bringing yoga into health care, discuss the roadmap for transforming the NHS through yoga and finish with a talk on engaging central government. A range of workshops will also be available for participation, with further periods for yoga practice and lunch breaks.




Please get in touch if you have any questions about the conference on 0800 7723108 or through the contact form -


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