Theory and Practice of Medical and Therapeutic Yoga



Theory and Practice of Medical and Therapeutic Yoga


Sun., Mar 25 2018 - 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


Rotunda Multipurpose Room

Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series 2018
Join UVA School of Nursing's Mala Cunningham, Ph.D. for an afternoon exploring the theory and practice of medical and therapeutic yoga. This session will include an overview of the theory and research of medical yoga as well as a short therapeutic chair-based yoga session. Please wear comfortable attire, as this session will involve gentle movements.
M. Mala Cunningham is a Certified Yoga Therapist and a Counseling Psychologist in private practice in Charlottesville, VA. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia  School of Nursing where she teaches courses in Foundations of Medical Yoga for Health Professionals. Cunningham is also the president of Positive Health Solutions and is the founder and director of the Cardiac Medical Yoga Teacher Training Program.
Cunningham is also the co-director of Medical Yoga at UVA and is involved in several Yoga-based initiatives, including a research study exploring the impact of Medical Yoga on lupus patients; and CME and CEU courses in Medical Yoga offered through the Professional Development office.
Cunningham specializes in Neuroscience, Yoga Psychology, Cardiac and Medical Yoga, and mindfulness. She is an Integral Yoga Minister and a senior disciple of Sri Swami Satchidananda. She has been practicing and teaching Yoga for over 35 years and has been featured in numerous radio, print, and TV interviews. Cunningham is also the author of Medical Yoga: A Gentle and Modified Practice of Yoga for Assistance in Healing and Cardiac Yoga; and the CDs entitled: Healing Journey and Before and After Surgery: Guided Imagery & Relaxation for Surgery Patients.
This program is part of a 6-week Rotunda Contemplative Practice Series. It is open and free to everyone. Please arrive early, there is no registration for this series.
You may attend individual or multiple sessions as class capacity allows.