Speaker Series: Neurophysiology of Yoga and Practical Applications



Speaker Series: Neurophysiology of Yoga and Practical Applications


Fri., Sep 23 2016 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Battle Bldg, UVA Children's Hospital, Quayle Learning Center

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Please join Dr. Shirley Telles for a talk about the Neurophysiology of Yoga and its Practical Applications.  

The talk will outline current research on the common features and differences about yoga between traditional texts compared to contemporary research, the applications of yoga for occupational stress, both its scope and limitations and an overview of Yoga for health and as a therapy.


Shirley Telles completed her M.B.B.S. and subsequently M.Phil and Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India. Dr. Telles is the director of research at Patanjali Research Center, Haridwar, India and the head of the Indian Council of Medical Research Center for Advanced Research in the Yoga and Neurophysiology. She has 161 research publications related to the above mentioned areas of research in journals indexed in international bibliographic databases, 18 chapters in books and 4 published books. She received an award from The Indian Council of Medical Research, The John Templeton Foundation, and a Fulbright Fellowship to study functional magnetic resonance imaging in meditators at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 

Dr. Telles is an enthusiastic practitioner of yoga herself.

This event is sponsored by the Children's Health Research Center and the Contemplative Sciences Center.

Parking is available in the 11th St. Garage. Find a detailed map here.


food will be provided so make sure to RSVP!