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Saturday, November 12 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Prescription Yoga: Modifications of an Ancient Practice for Targeted Clinical Intervention with Kiersten Mooney, Green Monkey Yoga and Joseph Signorile, University of Miami FILLING

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Using yoga as a targeted intervention to optimize benefits to specific clinical populations requires the modification of the practice to address the specific needs of each population.  The collaboration between the University of Miami and Green Monkey Yoga has resulted in modified programs that have addressed multiple populations including, patients with Parkinson’s disease, older fallers, postmenopausal and women with metabolic syndrome.  Additionally, they are exploring previously unaddressed topic such as the impact of specific breathing methods on musculoskeletal strength, specialized yoga mediation and proprioception and caloric output and muscle utilization patterns during varying yoga practices.  Dr. Sig and Kiersten look forward to sharing their unique process of melding practical expertise and the scientific method to produce effective programs proven in their published studies. This lecture is open to all.

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Kiersten Mooney

Kiersten Mooney, E-RYT 500, is the owner of greenmonkey yoga, a health and wellness company offering research-driven, innovative yoga programs, accredited 200- and 300-hour teacher trainings, and global retreats. She is globally renowned for empowering students and cultivating powerful... Read More →
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Dr. Joseph Signorile

Dr. Joseph Signorile is a professor of exercise physiology at the University of Miami and director of the Laboratory of Neuromuscular Research and Active Aging. He also holds a joint appointment at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Center on Aging. He has been involved... Read More →

Saturday November 12, 2016 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Room 320