BURLINGTON, MA- Considering the growing amount of clinical research and health benefits of yoga, the goals of New England’s Mega Health Expo won’t be accomplished without a comprehensive yoga experience. YogaCaps and RxRelax, in collaboration with the leading experts in New England, will bring a 4-hour therapeutic yoga experience to kick-off the INE Mega Health Expo on March 5, 2017.
Yoga has been clinically documented to help over 75 health conditions. For Jay Gupta, a pharmacist and yoga therapist, yoga is the next blockbuster drug that has a potential to save billions of healthcare dollars.
But what is yoga, at its most basic? Yoga is a comprehensive set of practices that benefit not just the body, but also the mind and spirit. It’s a journey to the self! Sage Patanjali gave a clear 8-step prescription for achieving all the possible benefits of yoga. In this Therapeutic Yoga immersion, participants will explore and experience five of the eight steps: Asan, Pranayam, Pratyahar, Dharana and Dhyan.
An experienced team of teachers, including Dr. Amita Chopra, will lead this session to give all the participants an experience of peace and ease in their body and mind. Session has been designed to suit the needs of the beginners; however advanced yoga practitioners will also find it highly rewarding.
Instructor Bindy Johnson will start the program at 9 am with a healing sound bath session. This will help participants solidify their scattered energies and get them ready for the physical yoga practice.
The healing sound bath will be followed by Seated Therapeutic Yoga. This session is designed for practitioners with physical limitations such as MS, spinal cord injuries or age-related difficulties. If you have not been able to practice yoga because of physical limitations, you owe this session to yourself. This session allows the participants to experience yoga as practiced by the Yogis in the Himalayas… with no access to yoga mats and heated rooms. A combination of asan, pranayam, mudras, bandhas, pratyahar and dharana practices, this practice is very easy to do, yet very powerful at subtle levels.
The session will move from Therapeutic Yoga to more Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahar, Dharana and Dhyan practices. In the end, we’ll have a few minutes for questions and feedback.
Space is limited and available on first-come-first-serve basis. So please come by 9:00 am and secure your spot for this opportunity for healing, energizing, relaxing and meditating. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel / blanket to take full advantage of this unique journey.
The 5th Annual Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo is on March 5th, 2017 from 9: 00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Marriott Hotel in Burlington, MA. It free to all attendees but they must pre-register. For more information and to register for FREE, please visit Health Expo website at http://healthfitnesswellnessexpo.com/
The expo is organized by IndUS Business Journal and INDIA New England News and is sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Lahey Health and INE MultiMedia, Inc.
Amita Chopra, MD, FAAP
Amita was born in New Delhi, India. She attended the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and completed her Pediatric training in Boston. She was Chief Resident in Pediatrics at Boston City Hospital and then practiced Pediatrics in Greater Boston area and Cambridge for almost thirty four years. During this time, she attended at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and several other prominent area hospitals.
She served as an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is currently on the adjunct staff at Boston Children’s Hospital and is guest faculty at RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga training for Healthcare Professionals.
Amita is married to Sanjiv Chopra, MD and is a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Her passions are meditation, music and travel. She has been a meditator for over thirty six years and has been teaching Raj Yoga based meditation for many years.
Bindy has intuitive gifts that bring peace and healing to the mind, body and soul. She has been working with people for over 20 years to help them live the lives they truly desire. She has been working with sound and teaching Reiki to students for the past 10 years. Bindy offers private shamanic energy and sound healing sessions and monthly group and private sound baths out of her healing practice Illuminations of Gaia, located within Dragonfly Wellness Center in Devens, MA. The space she holds is full of love, compassion, empowerment and unity. You can learn more about her gifts at www.Bindy.org.
Meaghan James, RN, RxYT
Meg is a Registered Nurse and RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga teacher. She is very passionate about making a difference in people’s lives who cannot exercise or do yoga. Meg currently shares three yoga sessions every week for Lowell General Hospital’s bariatrics department. She is also involved with a clinical trial run by UMass Lowell for weight loss using the RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga intervention.
Born in Gujarat, India, Pankaj has studied yoga for over 25 years. She is a yoga instructor and has studied and practiced with Mr. Suddhir Parikh at the Satsang Center in Woburn, MA and Guru Nagendraji from Vivekananda Yoga Kendra in Bangalore India. In 2006, she attended the Shibir of Baba Ramdev in Ahmedabad, India. Currently Pankaj teaches a yoga class every Sunday at the Satsang Center from 8:15AM to 9:45AM.
Jay Gupta, RPh, MTM Specialist, Yoga Therapist
Jay Gupta and his wife Terry Gupta, co-founders of YogaCaps and RxRelax, are on a mission of integrating yoga and meditation into the mainstream healthcare. While Jay works as Director of Pharmacy at Harbor Homes, his passion for therapeutic yoga has brought clinically significant relief for many people suffering from chronic physical and mental health conditions. Jay and Terry work in collaboration with major hospitals in New Hampshire, not just to serve the patients, but also the healthcare professionals and caregivers.
Their collaboration with Massachusetts College of Pharmacy (MCPHS University) is exploring the benefits of RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga in a clinical trial for insomnia in people actively being treated for cancer. The Gupta’s travel nationally, lecturing about the health benefits of yoga and teaching yoga to the underserved populations, including people who use wheelchairs. This year, they will start their national tour for sharing “Putting Insomnia to Sleep” at the Los Angeles Convention Center in March. Jay serves as chief faculty for the “RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga Training for Healthcare Professionals”. You can learn more about their work at www.RxRelax.com and www.YogaCaps.org.