About Yoga USA 2020

This is the first-ever International conference in the USA on the “Role of Yoga and Meditation in health & medicine with a focus of yoga for heart disease. It will be held at Memphis, TN, USA, in summer of 2021. This would be a joint effort of multiple academic and clinical organizations.

Present-Day India and the world is facing an epidemic of noncommunicable diseases (NCD). Cardiovascular Diseases kill almost twice the number of people than cancer, which is the second-largest killer. While modern medicine has successfully increased life span in patients with many acute conditions, it has failed to limit the occurrence of chronic noncommunicable diseases (NCD) epidemics, including heart disease, cancers, rheumatological, or neuropsychiatric conditions. It has become essential to integrate complementary medicine (also called Mind-Body Medicine) like yoga and meditation as a scientific entity to prevent and treat such conditions.

Around 200 million members of this planet practice yoga, the most common form of Mind-Body medicine. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 86% of yoga practitioners surveyed by them report stress reduction as the greatest perceived wellness-related outcome. While millions of our countrymen are investing time and money in this modality and given the proven usefulness of these modalities through research in the last two decades, it is essential to spread the scientific understanding of this modalities-which is the aim of this conference. Billions of dollars are needed to combat these diseases, which are the largest killers in the world. Many Western countries have now faced severe economic downturns due to massive expenditures associated with NCD’s. It is thus essential to take a preventive approach to treat such diseases to control their prevalence.

This conference is meant to achieve the integration of the preventive and therapeutic aspects of yoga and meditation and allopathic medicine by having educational sessions on the use of yoga in treating cardiovascular patients and preventing cardiovascular diseases in high-risk cohorts.

This will be the biggest and the most comprehensive meeting ever held on the clinical use for NCDs. This yoga and science conference will bring together the brightest minds of our day, doing scientific research on yoga and meditation’s effects on cellular regeneration, longevity, consciousness, and health. Internationally recognized speakers will describe their groundbreaking study, demonstrate models that integrate eastern philosophy and western medicine, and provide practical guidance for the use of these techniques in clinical medicine.

This program will also have a practical workshop for physicians on how to teach meditation in their clinical practices. Herein, the participants will be immersed in the latest science and cutting-edge research on meditation and yoga.


American Academy for Yoga and Meditation is a non-profit organization based in Memphis, TN. It’s mission is to improve public and well being through the promotion of meditation and yoga.

The University of Memphis (UofM) is a public research university in Memphis, Tennessee. It was founded in 1912 and is a premier institute of learning in the Mid-South region.

All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh (AIIMS Rishikesh) a medical college and hospital based in Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India. Institute operates autonomously under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. It is one of the Institutes of National Importance in India.

Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana, abbreviated S-VYASA is a deemed university located in Bangalore, India. The is dedicated to the study of yoga based on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda.