Science of Consciousness Online Conference - Live Stream and On-Demand - September 14-18, 2020  

Guidelines for Video Prep 
ABSTRACTS - Wellness 
Thursday Sept 17, 2020     7-8 am MST  

Livestream and On-Demand                 

Deepak Chopra - Meditation  

DEEPAK CHOPRA™ MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation, a non-profit entity for research on well-being and humanitarianism, and Chopra Global, a modern-day health company at the intersection of science and spirituality, is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation.  Chopra is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego and serves as a senior scientist with Gallup Organization. He is the author of over 90 books translated into over forty-three languages, including numerous New York Times bestsellers. His 90th book and national bestseller, Metahuman: Unleashing Your Infinite Potential (Harmony Books), unlocks the secrets to moving beyond our present limitations to access a field of infinite possibilities.  For the last thirty years, Chopra has been at the forefront of the meditation revolution and his next book,  Total Meditation (Harmony Book, September 2020) will help to achieve new dimensions of stress-free living and joyful living.  TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.” www.deepakchopra.com 


Mark Valladares - TennisCentric  

The TennisCentric Approach Consciousness 2020
TennisCentric is the use of tennis as a Contemplative Practice not unlike yoga or meditation. The workshops have been an experiential part of the conference that has enabled participants to unwind and enjoy a morning hitting session while exploring the role of mind as it integrates into the body through the different stages of skill acquisition, training and performance in tennis.  The sessions draw from research, content, explanations and theoretical frameworks surfacing at the conference that help us to understand Consciousness in the context of the game itself. This year the focus moves to a discussion of Fractal Time and Proprioceptive Feel. We explore non-sequential chunking in skill acquisition, the mind-set in the performance state and we examine the art of maintaining simply a “presence of mind” in training so that the behaviors of hitting discipline become one with the Feel State as they are processed at the Fine Scale. Valladares will be presenting a talk entitled “Proprioceptive Feel as a Summation of Oscillatory Resonance” in the Concurrent session (C-19). 
Mark Valladares -  A Tennis Teaching Professional who studies Body and Brain Dynamics to inform skill acquisition, training and performance. Valladares’ experiential approach is coupled with an interdisciplinary survey of cognitive neuroscience, biology, tensegrity, fractal time and neural oscillations. His current work ties the Hard Problem to a quantifiable basis. He teaches at the Overland Park Racquet Club in Kansas City.  TennisCentric has been offered at the TSC conferences since 2016.   Amherst College BA Neuroscience & English/ USPTA Elite/ PTR Pro


Brianna Arndt - Morning Yoga 

Brianna Arndt - BHHS, HHP, LMT, E-RYT 200, E-RYT 500, YACEP
“Yoga is like ice cream. Everybody loves it, you just have to find your flavor.” Since age five, Brianna has nurtured a passion for healing, exercise, and nutrition. She met her need to heal first by becoming a certified medical massage therapist and a certified Yoga instructor. Since then, Bri has gone one to become a Board-certified Holistic Health Practitioner and has her Health Coaching Certification. 
Equipped with a Bachelor’s degree in Holistic Health Sciences, decades of self-study, thousands of hours of certified training, specialized study in therapeutic-inspired Yoga, and palpatory therapy, Brianna founded Barefoot Studio in 2011. Soon after, in 2013, She created Barefoot Studio’s Yoga School and offers both a 200 and 300-hour program. Believing that “joy isn’t real joy unless it is shared,” Brianna imparts her knowledge, sharing her philosophy of achieving physical freedom and quieting the mind through the self-empowering practice of Yoga. From Hatha to Yin, and Power Flow to Yoga Nidra practice, Brianna revels in the daily opportunity to guide students through the exploration of their capabilities and needs!

All wellness sessions will be on demand throughout the week, available 24/7. The Virtual Event platform will have Q & A and chat rooms available for each concurrent, workshop, art-tech and wellness session.