Easter and Passover Symposium Celebration: Yoga and Sacred Healing


Swami Swaroopananda

Swami Swaroopananda is a senior disciple of Swami Vishnudevananda. A practicing yogi from a very young age, Swami Swaroopananda has dedicated his life to the practice and teaching of yoga. He taught in Yoga Teacher Training Courses around the world and is currently teaching advanced yoga philosophy courses and lectures internationally. He is the director of the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat and the Acharya for the Sivananda centers and ashrams on the West Coast of the United States, the Middle East, and the Bahamas. He is a member of the board of directors of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers.

Stephen Sinatra

Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, FACN, CNS, CBT is a board-certified cardiologist and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut. Certified as a bioenergetic psychotherapist, and nutrition and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Sinatra integrates psychological, nutraceutical and electroceutical therapies in the matrix of healing. He is the founder of www.heartmdinstitute.com, an informational website dedicated to promoting public awareness of integrative medicine. Dr. Sinatra is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and the American College of Nutrition.  Dr. Sinatra’s latest book, The Great Cholesterol Myth was released in November 2012.  Dr. Sinatra has also written The Sinatra Solution/Metabolic Cardiology and Earthing: The Most Important Health Discovery Ever.


Joyce Hawkes

Joyce Hawkes, PhD, is a biophysicist and cell-biologist, who was honored with a National Achievement Award for her work. Over the course of 15 years, she has earned an international reputation for her scientific contributions in the field of ultra high-speed laser effects on cells, and the effects of environmental pollutants on cells. Following a near-death experience in 1984, Joyce changed careers and embarked on extensive exploration of indigenous spiritual and healing traditions, which she incorporated in her first book, Cell-Level Healing: The Bridge from Soul to Cell. Dr. Hawkes is the founder of Healing Arts Associates and maintains a private practice in Seattle. 


Claudia Welch

Claudia Welch is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a practitioner of Ayurvedic medicine. She lectures on Oriental and Ayurvedic medicines internationally and brings a depth of knowledge and a sense of joy to her presentations. Dr. Welch is an author of Eastern medicine and philosophy, including her new book, Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, a look at women’s health that offers a combined perspective from Western science, Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has served on the teaching faculty of The Ayurvedic Institute, Southwest Acupuncture College, Acupractice Seminars, and the Kripalu School of Ayurveda. http://www.drclaudiawelch.com

Timothy McCall

Timothy McCall, M.D. is a board-certified internist and the Medical Editor of Yoga Journal. A Yoga practitioner from 1995, Dr. McCall travels regularly to India to research yoga, yoga therapy and Ayurveda, and to study with a traditional Ayurvedic Vaidhya (doctor) in Kerala and a Tantric master in Bangalore. His main focus since the year 2000 has been investigating the therapeutic aspects of yoga, as well as the scientific explanations of yoga’s effects. Dr. McCall lectures internationally and is the author of Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing and Examining Your Doctor: A Patient’s Guide to Avoiding Harmful Medical Care.


Marc Halpern (Siva)

Dr. Marc Halpern is the founder and President of the California College of Ayurveda and the author of the popular book, Healing Your Life: Lessons on the Path of Ayurveda. A leader in the profession, he is the co-founder of the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine. He sits on the advisory boards of Light on Ayurveda Journal in the United States and the Journal of Research and Education in Indian Medicine in India. His contributions to the field have earned him the highest level of awards in both countries. Dr. Halpern is a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist, a certified Sivananda Yoga Teacher and a Chiropractor.


Adhi Moonien Two Owls

Adhi Moonien Two Owls is a traditionally trained Shaman and healer. Her formal background is in fine art painting and sculpture. Other areas of study include Sacred Geometry, Egyptian Biogeometry, Radiesthesia (vibrational dowsing), Medical Radiesthesia, and Map Dowsing for water and minerals. Adhi is inspired by Theoretical Physics, Quantum Physics, Tibetan Buddhism, meditation techniques, Qigong and Chinese Medicine. Adhi facilitates workshops on a variety of creative and spiritual subjects.


Marilyn Rossner

Marilyn Rossner, PhD, is the co-founder of the International Institute of Integral Human Sciences, and founder-president of The Spiritual Science Fellowship of Canada. She is a retired professor of special care counseling, a children’s behavior therapist, and one of the world’s most gifted intuitives.