Neuroplastic Yoga: Subtle Practices to Reduce Pain

Does our body remember injuries? For many, pain and physical injuries limit the ability to practice Yogasana or to sit comfortably for meditation. Drawing from the wisdom of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the modern sciences of neuroplasticity and psychoneuroimmunology, Dr. Rubenstein Fazzio will be presenting results from her research on the use of Somatic and Smriti Bhavana for healing physical injuries and improving function. This lecture will include a practice session of these subtle practices. While these practices can be done in any position, feel free to bring a mat or cushions for your comfort. 

Lori Rubenstein Fazzio has a B.S. in Physical Therapy from Boston University, an Advanced Masters Degree in Manipulative Therapy from the University of South Australia, and received her doctorate from Massachusetts General Institute of Health Professions. Dr. Rubenstein began practicing Yoga in 1993. Interested in the scientific applications of Yoga Practices on health, she was the lead investigator with Dr. Ellen Langer at Harvard University in a randomized control study entitled “Effect of Mindfulness on Memory and Function in Chronic Pain Sufferers”. Lori was on faculty at Mount Saint Mary's College from 1999-2014 and helped to create the curriculum for their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Lori has been teaching in Loyola Marymount University’s Yoga Therapy Rx since 2008 and is the Clinical Director of Level IV where she mentors students in an interdisciplinary chronic pain program at the Simms Mann Venice Family Clinic. She is on faculty in Loyola Marymount University’s Master of Arts in Yoga Studies and has appeared on "Good Morning America". Lori is the founder and owner of Mosaic Physical Therapy in Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 8:00pm

University Hall 1857, 1857 Loyola Marymount University

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Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts, Yoga Studies - Graduate


Yoga, yoga studies, neuroplasticity




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