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Yoga Conference

Conference on Traditional Yoga

March 5-6, 2020

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, March 5, 2020

 

Yoga Session I

3:30p-5:00p

Flowers Hall 230

Gebhard Ebert, Ashtanga Yoga Shala New Braunfels

Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga session led by Gebhard Ebert, a teacher in the Ashtanga Yoga tradition of K. Patabhi Jois.
This session will introduce yogic breathing and meditation along with yoga postures (asanas).
Wear comfortable clothing that permits movement.
A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use; please bring your own mat if you are able.
Registration is required and may be completed online or on-site immediately prior to the event.
Space is limited, so please register early by completing this form.
Free.

Gebhard Ebert

 

Refreshments

5:00p-5:50p

Comal 116

 

Keynote: What is Traditional Yoga?

6:00p-7:30p

Comal 116

Acharya Shunya, Vedika Global

We are honored to welcome Acharya Shunya to the University to deliver the Keynote Address for this conference.
Acharya Shunya is an internationally recognized spiritual teacher, ordained lineage holder, and authoritative scholar of the Vedic Sciences of Ayurveda, Yoga, and Vedanta.
She is the Founder and Spiritual Preceptor of Vedika Global Wisdom School and Spiritual Community in California and President of California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine.
She is also the No. 1 best-selling author of her newest book Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom.

Acharya Shunya Photo

 

 

Friday, March 6, 2020

 

Yoga Session II

9:30a-11:00a

Flowers Hall 230

Navvaratri Venkatrao-Holcombe of Satyananda Yoga Center of Austin

Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga session led by Navvaratri Venkatrao-Holcombe, a teacher in the Satyananda Yoga tradition.
This session will introduce yogic breathing and meditation along with yoga postures (asanas).
Wear comfortable clothing that permits movement.
A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use; please bring your own mat if you are able.
Registration is required and may be completed online or on-site immediately prior to the event.
Space is limited, so please register early by completing this form.
Free.

Navvaratri Venkatrao-Holcombe photo

 

Panel: Voices from Yoga Traditions

11:20a-12:50p

Comal 116

Navvaratri Venkatrao-Holcombe, Satyananda Yoga Center of Austin
Gebhard Ebert, Ashtanga Yoga Shala New Braunfels
Pam Johnson, Heights School of Yoga

 

Our panelists, each dedicated to a traditional path of yoga, will speak about their history in traditional yoga, role as teachers today, and reflections on the future of traditional yoga in the U.S.

 

Understanding Traditional Yoga: What is a Lineage?

2:00p-3:10p

Stephen Phillips, Ph.D., Professor, University of Texas at Austin

Comal 116

We are pleased to have Professor Stephen Phillips present a talk on yogic lineages.
He will explain what yogic lineages are, how they function, and how they differ from Western religious institutions.
Professor Phillips will also discuss some major lineages.

Stephen Phillips photo

 

Yoga Session III

3:30p-5:00p

Pam Johnson, Heights School of Yoga

Flowers Hall 230

Join us for a beginner-friendly yoga session led by Pam Johnson, a Breath Coach and Yoga Educator in the Nath Tradition of Krishnamacharya’s Vinyasakrama Yoga as handed down directly by Srivatsa Ramaswami.
This session will introduce yogic breathing and meditation along with yoga postures (asanas).
Wear comfortable clothing that permits movement.
A limited number of yoga mats will be available for use; please bring your own mat if you are able.
Registration is required and may be completed online or on-site immediately prior to the event.
Space is limited, so please register early by completing this form.
Free.

Pam Johnson photo


Sponsored by the Philosophy Dialogue Series and Office of Equity and Inclusion.

Co-Sponsored by the
Departments of Anthropology, Diversity and Gender Studies, History, International Studies, Philosophy,
Psychology, Sociology, World Languages and Literature.

 

If you require an accommodation due to a disability,
contact the Department of Philosophy at 512-245-2285. Accommodation requests should be made at least 72
hours in advance of the program start time to ensure availability.

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