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Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial?

Event

Title

Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial?

When

Fri., Nov 8 2019 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Where

Ruffner Hall, G004

Join us in welcoming Candy Gunther Brown, Ph.D. for a talk on both the increasing popularity and growing controversy around teaching yoga in public schools. Brown will explain the appeal and most common objections to public-school yoga, mindfulness, and other meditation programs. Are such programs “secular” or “religious”—or both? How strong is scientific evidence of efficacy, safety, and appropriateness as universal interventions?

After the talk, Brown will be available to answer questions and sign copies of her book (for sale at a discount).

In preparation for the talk, join us for a book discussion on Friday, October 25, about Brown's provocative book Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion? 

Brown (Ph.D. Harvard University) is Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University and author or editor of six books.

DETAILS ON BOTH EVENTS
 
Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?
Friday, October 25
2:00-4:00pm
Location: Alderman Library, 323
Questions: Karolyn Kinane, kk7av@virginia.edu
 
AUTHOR TALK
Candy Gunther Brown: Why are Public-School Yoga and Mindfulness Popular and Controversial? 
Friday, November 8
12:00-1:00pm
Location: Ruffner Hall, G004
Questions: Anna Schodowski aks8x@virginia.edu
 
Both events are free and open to the public. Registration not required.

More about Candy Gunther Brown: 
Brown is a (Ph.D. Harvard University) Professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University and author or editor of six books, including Debating Yoga and Mindfulness in Public Schools: Reforming Secular Education or Reestablishing Religion?, (University of North Carolina Press, 2019).