Mind-Body Flux

    Saturday June 14, 2014 @ 6:00 PM

    Price: $20.00
    Member Price: $18.00


    The stand-by list becomes available at the admissions desk exactly two (2) hours before the start of the program.  You must be physically present to sign up on the list.  Any available tickets will be released to the stand-by list, in order, beginning ten minutes before the start of the program. Each person can purchase up to two tickets.  You must be physically present at the time your name is called or your place in line will be forfeited.  Unfortunately, we are unable to predict how many tickets, if any, may become available.

    Chairman's Circle members of the museum have first priority to purchase tickets for sold-out programs, should tickets become available.  Please call 212.620.5000 ext. 344 to inquire about membership.

    Presented with the Iyengar Yoga Institute of New York and Columbia University’s Narrative Medicine Program

    Iyengar yoga teacher Matthew Sanford is paraplegic who uses yoga practice to address the short and long-term effects of traumatic loss and disability.  He is a pioneer in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities but teaches students of every type.  “We all live on a continuum of abilities and disabilities,” he says. “The principles of yoga apply to all people, to all bodies.” Here he is in conversation with neuro-researcher Barbara Ganzel who examines how stress and trauma is embedded in the brain and body and what, if anything, we can do to restore the brain to its optimal function. 

    Ticket includes 4:00 PM tour of Bodies in Balance

    For a full list of associated workshops and programs: www.iyengarnyc.org

    About the Speakers

    Matthew Sanford teaches at national yoga conferences, studios and institutions around the country. He teaches traditional students and is a pioneer in adapting yoga for people living with disabilities. The fact that he teaches people in both demographics tells us something not only about Matthew, but also about yoga.

    Matthew is the author of Waking: A Memoir of Trauma and Transcendence which chronicles his journey from the intensive care unit to becoming a paralyzed yoga teacher.  Today, Sanford is an in-demand spokesperson for mind-body awareness, an advocate for revolutionary new models of physical rehabilitation, founder of a non-profit organization Mind Body Solutions (www.mindbodysolutions.org) and a Certified Iyengar Yoga instructor.  “The Iyengar emphasis on alignment and precision is the beginning of realizing the energetic connection between mind and body,” explains Sanford.

    Barbara Ganzel has been doing neuro-imaging research at Cornell University for the past ten years. Ganzel studies the embedding of stress in the brain and body, and how this in turn impacts health and behavior across the lifespan. This interest stems from her prior work with trauma-exposed children and adults in clinical, academic, and research settings. Ganzel is currently engaged in clinical training in end-of-life care, to extend this work to the study of psychological trauma in hospice and palliative care populations.