Osher Center Collaborates with Asian Art Museum on Yoga Exhibition

AAM_yogaThe UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is collaborating with the Asian Art Museum on their new exhibition, Yoga: The Art of Transformation. There will be a wide variety of special events and activities throughout the exhibit, so be sure to check the museum’s website for the complete listing. Please join us for the following events! Printable flyer..

The Ancient Science of Yoga
Saturday, March 8, 2:00–3:30 p.m.
Samsung Hall
Free with museum admission

Dive deep with the experts to learn the science of yoga and the 5,000-year-old system of medicine from India called Ayurveda. Join us for a conversation between Anand Dhruva, MD, integrative medicine physician and Ayurveda practitioner at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and Qamar Adamjee, PhD, the Asian Art Museum’s Associate Curator of South Asian Art, moderated by Margaret Chesney, PhD, director of the Osher Center. The conversation will be inspired by artworks from the exhibition Yoga: The Art of Transformation, as they relate to the practices’ origins and their effects on health. Co-presented by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Asia Society, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

The Modern Science of Yoga
Saturday, April 12, 2:00–3:30 pm
Samsung Hall
Free with museum admission

Join Anand Dhruva, MD, integrative medicine physician and Ayurveda practitioner at UCSF’s Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Margaret Chesney, PhD, director of the Osher Center as they review contemporary scientific research on the effects of yoga for conditions such as lower back pain, cancer supportive care, and high blood pressure and learn a few simple poses to do at home, led by Osher Center yoga instructors Rachel Lanzerotti, MSW, RYT500 and Sarah Corey, PhD. Co-presented by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Asia Society, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

The Ayurvedic Kitchen Pharmacy: The Yoga of Culinary Spices
Thursday, April 17, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Samsung Hall
$20 members; $25 general

Join Dr. Anand Dhruva and chef Nalini Mehta for an evening of conversation and cuisine, showcasing Ayurvedic principles of cooking. Ayurveda is an ancient traditional medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Discover your mind-body type (dosha) and explore the origins and properties of Indian spices. Small tastings will be served, to inspire you to try this at home. Co-presented by the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, Asia Society, and the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

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