Yoga Serves: A Day of Wellness in Community

Oct 27th, 10 am to 7 pm: Lawton Plaza and Amphitheater and Von der Ahe Suite of Hannon Library
Free, day-long Yoga event planned by Christopher Key Chapple, Ph.D.

This is a tentative Schedule of the Day's Events, more details will be available at a future date


10 am Welcome to Yoga Day: Words on Yoga from Dr. Christopher Chapple
Christopher Key Chapple is the Doshi Professor of Indic and Comparative Theology at LMU and author of Reconciling Yogas and Yoga and the Luminous: Patanjali's Spiritual Path to Freedom. Dr. Chapple received his undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and Religious Studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his doctorate in the History of Religions through the Theology Department at Fordham University. He served as Assistant Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies of World Religions and taught Sanskrit, Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism for five years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook before joining the faculty at LMU. He co-founded LMU's program in Asian and Pacific Studies, chaired the Department of Theological Studies for five years, and served as Associate Academic Vice President for four years. In 2002, he established the Yoga Philosophy Certificate Program through LMU's Center for Religion and Spirituality. Dr. Chapple is the creator and director of the program offering a M.A. in Yoga Studies at LMU which is currently accepting applications for fall 2013 enrollment.

10:30-11:45 First session of Yoga classes: three concurrent offerings
• Yoga Asana and Pranayama, led by Sarah Mata
• Sivananda Yoga, led by Parameshwari
• Yoga for Actors, Directors, Dancers and Singers, led by Julie Carmen

11:50-12:30 Dr. John Doyle, M.D. will speak on "The Medical Benefits of Yoga"
Dr. Doyle is a staff physician at US Health Works and completed the YogaWorks Teacher Training in 2000 with Maty Ezraty and Lisa Walford. He has achieved further studies in Yoga Philosophy at LMU and with Richard Freeman. He taught Yoga in LMU's Dance Department from 2008-2012 and will teach in LMU's Master of Arts in Yoga starting in the fall of 2013.

12:30-1:30 Lunch break

1:30-2:45 Second session of Yoga classes: three concurrent offerings
• Eight Limbs of Yoga: Crawl, Walk, Run, led by Chris Miller & Devon Fitzgerald
• Yoga for Joints and Glands, led by Charlotte Holtzerman
• Breathing Techniques for Test Taking, led by Felicia Tomasko

3:00-4:15 Third session of Yoga classes: three concurrent offerings
• Yoga for the Stress of College, led by Griffin Guez
• Yinyasa Yoga Flow: Slow, Steady and Sweet, led by Aaron Reed
• Prime of Life Yoga: Midlife Yoga in America, led by Denise & Shanna Hughes

4:30-5:15 Trish Vance will give a talk titled, "Yoga for Schools: The World of YogaEd"
Trish Vance is a Yoga Ed. certified instruction.  Yoga Ed. has provided training worldwide that helps teachers to integrate daily "Yoga Breaks" into the elementary secondary school curriculum. The Accelerated School in downtown Los Angeles, a K-12 Charter School has included Yoga Ed. as part of the K-12 curriculum.

5:30-7:30 Concert and Dinner
The Yoga of Music: The Raga System, Instrumental and Voice
Naren, founder and director of Sangita Yoga in Encinitas, trained with eminent musicians in India. He received 20 years of sadhana training, 11 as a brahmacari.