London Conference: Yoga in Healthcare Alliance

Conference: Yoga In Healthcare Alliance (YIHA)

February 15-17, 2019

The University of Westminster, London, UK

The Yoga in Health Care Alliance (YIHA) is a social enterprise that is enabling the UK National Health Service to provide yoga to its patients. 

We are also developing a model that can be used by other healthcare providers in the UK and internationally. There is significant robust evidence for yoga as an effective ‘mind-body’ medicine that can both prevent and manage chronic health issues and it also delivers significant cost savings to healthcare providers. 

Our first job is to enable the National Health Service (NHS) and yoga teachers to work together effectively. 


Keynote Addresses by Dr. Patricia Gerbarg and Dr. Richard P. Brown: 
Breath-Body-Mind for Stress, Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Recovery from Mass Disasters, and Physical and Emotional Wellbeing 

Treatment of psychological consequences of mass disasters is essential to recovery for individuals and communities. Lessons learn from using mind-body practices to treat mass disaster survivors indicate that powerful mind-body practices can provide significant relief of anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, pain, and medical illnesses. Mind-body programs are inexpensive, adaptable to different cultures and conditions, and can be taught rapidly to large numbers of people. Train-the-trainer programs can be offered to community leaders, healthcare professionals, schoolteachers, clergy, parents, veterans, and volunteers. 

Breath-Body-Mind (BBM) is a unique fusion of techniques drawn from qigong, yoga, Buddhist meditation, Orthodox Christian monks, martial arts, Open Focus Attention Training, and modern neuroscience. Specific practices balance the autonomic system, relieve stress, raise energy levels, regulate mood, enhance performance, reduce inflammation, dissolve pain, and enhance the sense of connection to oneself and others. 

Clinical issues, indications, contraindications, risks, benefits, and guidelines for augmenting psychotherapy with voluntarily regulated breathing practices (VRBPs) will be included. Cases illustrate restoration of connectedness/ bonding through VRBPs that shift the individual from defensive states of fear/anger to states of safety and bonding. 

During these addresses, Dr. Brown leads attendees in VRBPs and movement practices that have been studied and used for relief of stress and trauma following mass disasters: Southeast Asian tsunami; earthquake in Haiti; New York World Trade Center attacks; gulf Horizon oil spill; war, slavery and genocide in South Sudan Uganda and Rwanda; and Middle Eastern and Rohingya refugee children. 

Workshop Description: 
Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg teach a unique blend of voluntarily regulated breathing practices, tapping, movement, visualization, and sound healing. This program combines Coherent Breathing with Breath Moving, Qigong movements, Ocean Breath, and Open Focus Meditation. Mindfulness of breath and of changes in mental/physical states are cultivated. Their specific teaching methods optimize the benefits of each breath practice. Participants will receive one-on-one monitoring and fine-tuning of their Coherent breathing technique. Group processes enhance learning. 

Other speakers include: 
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, Dr. Michael Dixon, Heather Mason, Dr. Tina Cartwright, Kalwant Sahota, Dr. Laura Madeley, Emily Brett, Dr. Karen Pilkington, Dr. Ned Harfield, Dr. Holly Kahya, and Melissa Wickremasinghe, MD 

Healing from Within - Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

Institute of Living Symposium

April 26, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

200 Retreat Ave, Hartford, CT

Join us for this amazing event where Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg will be sharing Breath-Body-Mind with our audience, CEU’s offered, Breath-Body-Mind Complementary & Integrative approaches for Health, Mind, Body & Spirit for healthcare professionals and consumer-safe, natural treatments for stress, trauma, aging, mental and physical challenges. For yourself, your family, your community and our world – nurture health, love, joy and compassion.

Please contact Linda Lentini for more information and to RSVP @

RSVP is required as space is limited.

Get Smart Naturally

Cognitive Enhancement and Prevention of Age-Related Impairment

Richard P. Brown, MD

Friday, May 3, 2019, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th Street (Between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY

Phone: 212-219-2527 

Dr. Brown will discuss treatments for Age-Associated Memory Impairment and Mild Cognitive-Impairment, including Cilostazol, an inexpensive, well-tolerated medication for brain health which has not yet come to the attention of most physicians and consumers in the US, used by doctors in Japan and Taiwan to reduce the rate of dementia. Cognitive enhancers, particularly Nootropics, are marketed on the internet as “brain boosters.” Dr. Brown will focus on the Nootropics for which there is sufficient evidence and clinical observation to warrant using them to maintain and improve brain function throughout the life cycle.

Dr. Brown will also discuss herbs, nutrients, and mind-body techniques that enhance brain function for increased work productivity and performance. Many of the treatment options Dr. Brown presents are also beneficial for improving cognition and memory following brain injury due to stroke, trauma, or other causes.

Information & Registration:
Members $40/ Nonmembers $50

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

with Serving Those Who Serve

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

May 4 - 5 Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm and Sunday 10:00 am-1:00 pm
D'COR Studio, 2157 1st Avenue, 3rd Floor, Manhattan, NY

It's a walk-up, there will be volunteers to assist anyone who needs it.

Directions to D'COR Studio:

• M116 Crosstown bus starting at 106th Street and Broadway East to 1st Avenue/116th Street.

• M15 & M15 SBS (North & South) on 1st and 2nd Avenues. Both buses stop at 110th Street.

• Subway #6 train to 110th Street stop and walk from Lexington or get off 116th Street and take bus M116 to 1st Avenue and walk down.

• The neighborhood is very safe. An STWS volunteer spends a lot of time there.

Dr. Brown and Dr. Gerbarg volunteer their time teaching advanced breath techniques and meditation to help stressed and traumatized people regain energy, good sleep and peace of mind. This work integrates mind-body-spirit techniques from the yoga and martial arts Dr. Brown teaches. Dr. Brown feels that "To be able to transform so many peoples' lives in a short workshop has been a special blessing for me. I especially enjoy helping 9/11 responders, the military, and veterans recover their lives."

In the last few years Dr. Brown has taught workshops in Rwanda, in Europe with Middle Eastern refugees, at the US Marine base in Camp Pendleton, CA, as well as for the 10th Mountain Division, the armed forces unit which was deployed the most to Iraq and Afghanistan. In addition, Breath-Body-Mind techniques are being used to help at-risk children in the US and traumatized refugee children in the Bangladesh.

Research has shown that extraordinary breathing techniques, like those taught by Dr. Brown, effectively relieve stress and improve energy, mental focus, heart and lung function and endurance. The benefits have been demonstrated in health care practitioners, individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions, and victims of terrorism, war and natural disasters. Many people who have worked with Dr. Brown say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined that something so simple would have been so powerful and helpful.

Secure your place by registering early:

Fees: $300 for the general public, $200 for caregiver/healers, $150 for students, $75 for the 9/11 community, refugees, people affected by Hurricane Sandy, Armed Forces Personnel and Veterans.

For anyone who has taken the workshop before from the general public or as a caregiver/healer we are offering you the workshop at a 33% discount

Questions and Information at:

American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting

May 17 – 22, 2019

San Francisco, California

Watch for information about courses and lectures by Dr. Brown & Dr. Gerbarg

Tame Your Pain with Breath-Body-Mind Practices and Open Focus Attention Training

Richard Brown, MD

Friday, June 7, 2019 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

New York Open Center

22 E. 30th Street (Between Madison & Fifth Avenues)
New York, NY

Phone: 212-219-2527 

Dr. Richard P. Brown will teach you how to dissolve pain using regulated breathing practices combined with movement, visualization, sound, and Open Focus Attention Training. The gentle movement and breathing practices activate anti-pain, anti-inflammation, and anti-stress effects of the parasympathetic nervous system. Through Open Focus Attention Training, developed by Dr. Les Fehmi, the mind learns how to dissolve emotional and physical pain. Dr. Brown’s unique integrative approach has brought relief to thousands of people suffering from physical injuries, cancer, toxic exposures, military service, inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and many other illnesses.

This workshop is suitable for professional healthcare providers, as well as for healthcare consumers dealing with their own pain.

Recommended Reading: The Healing Power of Breath by Brown and Dr. Patricia Gerbarg.

Participants will leave with an energizing and revitalizing program to practice at home.  

Members $40 / Nonmembers $45

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

June 21-23, 2019 Friday 7:30 PM to Sunday 12 noon

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Learn breathing techniques proven to relieve stress and improve mood, mental focus and performance. The benefits have been enjoyed by thousands of adults and children worldwide, including healthcare practitioners, yoga teachers, military veterans, and individuals with PTSD, anxiety, depression, ADD, cancer, and other medical conditions. Many people who have practiced these techniques say they have been transformed, and that they never would have imagined something so simple could be so powerful and helpful. This program also fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training, Level I. 

Through movement, breathing, and relaxation techniques, you learn to 

  • Increase your stress resilience and renew your energy

  • Increase lung capacity, oxygenation, and cardio-respiratory health

  • Connect to your inner self and others

  • Improve relationships and empathic abilities

Note This program fulfills the prerequisite for Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 teacher training. Tuition includes a manual and the Breath-Body-Mind Level 1 Practice CD. 

Recommended reading and listening Richard P. Brown and Patricia Gerbarg, The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD set. E-Book on

Register at: 
Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit:

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-3 supports BBM teachers who wish to learn more advanced techniques, develop their skills in providing healing practices for more severely challenged populations, and acquire certification to help train Level-1 BBM teachers. Candidates are expected to have gained experience in BBM teaching as well as assisting at workshops. 


  • Completion of Level-2 BBM Teacher Training

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing and other techniques for at least 20 min a day at least 5 days per week referable 7)

  • Experience teaching Coherent Breathing and other BBM movement and breathing techniques in the work setting.

  • Demonstration of innovative use of Breath-Body-Mind, developing programs using Breath-Body-Mind, initiating the use of B-B-M in work settings, participating in research on breath techniques, or exceptional efforts to volunteer and assist at workshops.

BBM Level-3 Teacher Training is an intensive one-week program offered once a year at Kripalu Yoga Institute in Lenox Mass. Candidates for Level-3 attend the same workshop as students for Level-1. During this training, the Level-3 candidates assist in training the Level-1 students. Level-3 candidates lead parts of the training and receive feedback on their teaching techniques. 

What you will learn: 

  • to train others in how to teach Coherent Breathing and other practices.

  • more advanced BBM techniques with Dr. Brown.

  • using breathwork in psychotherapy with Dr. Gerbarg.

  • skills to become leaders in training others and developing programs in your areas of interest.

  • explain the basic scientific principles for the effects of breathing practices on stress response, sympatho-vagal balance, heart rate variability, anxiety, social engagement, bonding, inflammation, and respiratory function.

  • create and maintain resource materials including manuals, research articles, lecture notes. Those interested in giving lectures may develop Powerpoint slide presentations

Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:  
breath-body-mind teacher training

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-1

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 21 – Friday noon July 26, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Breath-Body-Mind practices can be incorporated into many different work settings by a wide range of care providers from classroom teachers to disaster relief workers to mental health professionals and yoga therapists. 


  • Completion of at least one Breath-Body-Mind Workshop

  • Regular practice of Coherent Breathing at least 20 minutes a day at least 5 days a week (preferably 7 days). Ability to perform Coherent Breathing correctly with comfort and ease.

  • Complete reading and study of The Healing Power of the Breath book and CD by RP Brown & PL Gerbarg (Shambhala 2012). E-Book available at

Breath-Body-Mind Level-1 Teacher Training is an intensive program that provides the basic tools for teaching simple but powerful breathing, movement, visualization and relaxation practices. Trainees bring their own experience and prior education in psychology, medicine, yoga, rehabilitation, and many other disciplines. We encourage trainees to creatively integrate Breath-Body-Mind techniques into their work. Graduates often share with us the fruits of this integration, reporting that Breath-Body-Mind enriches their work and brings even better results with deeper healing to their clients. 

What you will learn: 

  • How to teach Coherent Breathing, Breath Moving, Ha Breath, Two Golden Wheels, Resistance breath (Ocean breath), 4-4-6-2, Body Scan, Heart-focused Breath

  • How to teach trauma-sensitive BM practices safely and effectively

  • Adapting BBM practices for special groups: children, veterans, medically-ill clients


Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit: 
breath-body-mind teacher training

Breath-Body-Mind Teacher Training Level-2

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sunday at 7:30 pm July 28 - Friday noon August 2, 2019

Kripalu Yoga Center Lenox, MA

Level-2 Teacher Training, an intensive one-week program, provides additional skills with practice teaching breathing techniques with movements (Four Golden Wheels, Great Harmonizer of Breath, 4-4-6-2, and Energy Ball); additional breath practices (Resistance Breathing, Ujjayi, Breath Moving circuits, Song-Kong-Dong-Tong), Group Processes, and more. Updates on scientific developments and discussions about incorporating breath practices into psychotherapy, school programs, disaster relief, military, hospitals, and other settings will be provided. 

Participants receive coaching on their teaching techniques as they practice teaching individuals and groups throughout this training. 

What you will learn: 

  • Hone your BBM Teaching Skills

  • Develop confidence in your ability to teach groups

  • Learn sequences and highly effective combinations of techniques

  • Obtain guidance on how to integrate BBM into your work setting

  • Improve your abilities to assist and work with more challenging clients

  • Increase your understanding of the science of breath


Call: 866-200-5203 Or visit: 

CEUs will be available 

For more information about BBM Teacher Training Levels, please visit:  
breath-body-mind teacher training

Breath-Body-Mind Introductory Workshop

Richard P. Brown, MD & Patricia L. Gerbarg, MD

Sept. 14, 2019 Saturday 9 am - 5 pm & Sept. 15, 2019 Sunday 9 am – 1 pm

Serving Those Who Serve, NY, NY

[These dates are tentative. Watch for confirmation of dates.] 

Information & Registration will be posted at