The Science Of Yoga With Jon Kabat-Zinn And Kelly McGonigal

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the brain child of Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn. He is the founder of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts.

The MBSR program includes mindfulness meditation and Hatha yoga. He defines mindfulness as

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way;

On purpose,
in the present moment, and

The spread of MBSR to more than 200 top medical centers around the world has brought relief of stress and other symptoms to perhaps millions of people in in the last 30 years. It is also offered at hospitals, schools, prisons and in professional sports.

 Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Dr. Kelly McGonigal

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a featured presenter in the Sounds True series titled The Compassionate Brain hosted by Dr. Rick Hanson. She is also a teacher and lecturer at the Stanford University Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE).

She is also the author of The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It. She is a neuroscientist and yoga instructor and the former editor of International Journal of Yoga Therapy.

This is from the CCARE website:

Her popular public courses through Stanford’s Continuing Studies program—including the Science of Willpower and the Science of a Calmed Mind—demonstrate the applications of psychological science to personal health and happiness, as well as organizational success and social change.

The Science Of Yoga With Jon Kabat-Zinn And Kelly McGonigal

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn will converse with Dr. Kelly McGonigal in San Francisco on January 9, 2013 at the Herbst Theatre at 7:30 pm. The event is sponsored the California Academy of Sciences and City Arts and Lectures.

Unfortunately, the event has been sold out for over a month. The event is supposed to be live and on public radio.

I wanted to attend this lecture. I failed to get my tickets early enough. I probably will show up at the door.

This promises to be an amazing program. I’ll let you know what I find out!

If you know anyone with tickets to sell or donate, please let me know!

Connect with Meditation Practices

Connect with

Or enter your name and email address below.