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APRIL 2016

Last Conference at the California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA
April 18-20, 2014

Pre-conference: The Yoga of Soma & Psyche, April 12-13, Angela Farmer
Pre-conference: Tantric Yoga & Depth Psychology, April 18, Rod Stryker and Mariana Caplan

One of the first academic conferences anywhere in the world on the integration of yoga and Western psychology. We will engage in a passionate inquiry about what happens when Yoga, as considered from its vast and original context including scripture, study, meditation, breathwork, and physical postures, is integrated with Western psychological theory and clinical practice, including the breakthroughs in somatic psychology, trauma research, and neuroscience. Together we will explore the implications and applications of this new evolutionary possibility, as pioneering practitioners of these traditions gather together in dialogue, deep exchange, and community.

Teachings, research, insights, and practices from these two vast and complimentary traditions will be presented by: A.H. Almaas, Baxter Bell, Mariana Caplan, Christopher Chapple, Yogi Amrit Desai, Angela Farmer, Rod Stryker, and Rama Jyoti Vernon.12 academic papers will be presented by esteemed doctors, clinicians, professors, yoga therapists, and cutting-edge researchers from around the world, demonstrating how Yoga becomes more effective to the Western practitioner through the integration of psychology, and how psychological theory and methods are benefitted by the knowledge and practices of the Yoga tradition.

The Most Important Guest is You!
Students and teachers in the Yoga tradition, scholars, practitioners and students of all schools of psychology, as well as anyone interested in personal and spiritual transformation, are welcome to join us. We hope that many new initiatives, collaborations, and seeds of knowledge that can be spread throughout the world will emerge from this distinguished gathering.

Academic credit (for CIIS students) as well as CEs (MFT, LCSW) will be offered for portions of the conference. Check Presentation Descriptions to see which sections are eligible.

CIIS Public programs is proud to partner with our co-sponsors

Yoga Tree

Namaste Yoga

Asian Art Museum

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