Invited Lectures and Workshops

Integrin signaling in cardiac hypertrophy. Alagappa University, India. Sept 2007

Calpain activation in hypertrophic heart. University of Madras, India. Sept 2007

Cell signaling in the heart. Central University of Tamilnadu, India. March 2012

Visiting Fellow of University Grants Commission-Special Assistance Program (UGC-SAP) at the Department of Biotechnology, Alagappa University, Karaikkudi, March 2012

Yogic Breathing in Sjogren’s Syndrome: Sjogren’s Support Group, Greenville, SC –– June 25th, 2013

Yoga to lower BP: East Cooper Community Outreach, Mount Pleasant, SC –– September – December 2013

Yoga for all: Charleston Hindu Temple, Charleston, SC – Ongoing Sunday Workshop since May 18, 2013

Yogic Breathing for Stress Relief: Hope Lodge (American Cancer Society), Charleston, SC – Ongoing

Yoga for Primary School Kids: Buist Academy, Charleston, SC – October 9th, 2013

Cardio-Pulmonary Rehabilitation with Yogic Breathing – MUSC Cardiopulmonary Rehab – Ongoing

Biology of Yogic Breathing: College of Charleston, Charleston, SC – November 25th, 2013

Yogic Breathing for Health and Wellness: Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, FL – November 30, 2013

Clinical Applications of Pranayama: International Conference on Yoga Research and Applications, January 2-5, 2014, SVYASA University, Bengaluru, India

Convergence of Integrin and Growth Factor Signaling for Cardiac Remodeling: January 10, 2014, Alagappa University, India

Thirumoolar Pranayama and its Molecular Interpretation: January 10, 2014, Alagappa University, India

Molecular Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis: Sastra University, January 23, 2014, Kumbakonam, India

Science and Medicine Behind Yogic Breathing: Florida International University, Miami, FL –– Feb 6, 2014

Breath Like a Yogi: MUSC Better Breathing Club, North Charleston, SC – March 19, 2014

Why Yogic Breathing is Good for You: Molecular Insights. Pure Action Inc, Austin, TX – March 29, 2014

Yogic Breathing for Mental Health In-Patients, Veterans Affairs, RHJ VAMC, Charleston, SC – Ongoing

Yoga Workshop for School Children: Nambanpatti, Tamilnadu, India – Oct, 2014

A Cell Biologists’ View on Thirumoolar Pranayamam. Alagappa University, India – Oct, 2014

Tamil Speech on Yogic Breathing – Arivu Thirukovil (Yoga Institute), Trichy, India – Oct, 2014

Tamil Speech on Thirumanthiram and Science – Saiva Sithandha Neri Kazhagam, Ponnamaravathi, and Karaikkudi Siva Temple, India – Oct 2014

Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarkers of Yogic Breathing. Frontier Lifeline Hospital, Chennai, India – Nov 7, 2014

Holy Cow Yoga, Charleston, SC – Feb 3-24, 2015 (4 weeks workshop)

Yogic Breathing at the Menten Club Meeting, MUSC, Charleston, SC – March 12, 2015

“We All Breathe the Same Air” Sermon at the Unitarian Church, Charleston, SC – March 15, 2015

Speaker at TEDx Charleston, Embrace Chaos, Charleston, SC - April 15, 2015 (Highest number of views among all the presentations from TEDx Charleston 2015 event)

Cancer Survivorship Workshop for Head and Neck Cancer Patients, Charlestowne Landing, Charleston, SC – April 17, 2015

Presentation at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA – April 18-22, 2015

Yogic Breathing for Cancer Chemotherapy – Hollings Cancer Center, Medical University of South Carolina – Ongoing since April 2015

Breath and Bhajan at HolyCow Yoga Center Charleston, SC – May 16, 2015

Yogic Breathing and Salivary Biomarkers. MedGenome/SciGenome, Bengaluru, India – June 12, 2015

Translating ancient mantras into modern cell biology. Central Council for Research in Siddha, Central

 Research Institute for Siddha, Chennai, India - 19 June 2015

Yoga Ariviyal. Tamil speech at Kodai Vizha. Carolina Tamil Sangam, Raleigh, NC – July 12, 2015

My research journey with Pranayama. Sri Satchidananda Ashram, Yogaville, VA – July 18, 2015

Breath of Life Hour – Weekly donation classes at Holycow Yoga Center, Charleston, SC – July 7 – current

Science of Yogic Breathing - Speaker at the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research (SCTR) Institute

 Research Expo, MUSC, October 6, 2015

Feel the Power of Your Breathing – Workshop at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Walterboro, SC, Oct. 11, 2015

Leadership Panelist:Dispelling Cancer Myths & Exploring New Ideas” Citizens Advisory Council meeting, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC, October 16, 2015

“Yogic Breathing is Just Right for You”, Workshop at Zaanti Yoga, Lenox, MA, October 17, 2015

“Pranayama for Stress Relief and Well Being”, Workshop at Berkshire Yoga Dance & Fitness, Pittsfield, MA, October 18, 2015

Leadership Panelist:Dispelling Cancer Myths & Exploring New Ideas” at the Fall Advisory Board meeting, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC, October 23, 2015

“Pranayama (Yogic breathing)”, Workshop at Hummingbird Yoga, Linwood, NJ, October 24, 2015

“Science of Pranayama”, Workshop at Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA, October 25, 2015

“Yogic breathing for cancer prevention and management” – Guest Speaker at Prevention Palooza event conducted by Dragon Boat Charleston. Charleston, SC, November 7, 2015

Focus Group meeting with the Deputy Secretary of the Veterans Affairs Mr. Sloan D. Gibson on the use of Yoga for pain relief in Veterans. Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center, Charleston, SC, November 10, 2015

Interview at South Carolina ETV Radio via National Public Radio (NPR) member station: Broadcasted on 4 days, November 9-12, 2015

“Wellness through Pranayama” Evolation Yoga, Atlanta, GA. November 14, 2015

“Science of Yogic Breathing” Infinity Yoga, Atlanta, GA. November 15, 2015

“Singing together – Kirtan” Holy Cow Yoga Center, Charleston, SC. November 20, 2015

“Breathe easy through holidays” employee wellness workshops (two sessions) conducted by the Office of Health Promotions, MUSC. December 09, 2015

“Breathing regulation for seniors” Kiwanis Club, Mount Pleasant, SC. December 22, 2015

“Yoga breathing for law professionals” Rising above the Bar committee. SC Bar Association Convention, Charleston, SC. January 23, 2016

“Tamil Culture” Speaker on World Cultures Day at Buist Academy, Charleston, SC. January 29, 2016

“Yoga for Scleroderma” Speaker at 2016 Amy K. Parrish Patient Education Conference conducted

by the SC Chapter of Scleroderma Foundation. January 30, 2016

“Science of Yogic Breathing” Workshop at Yoga Masala, Columbia, SC. January 31, 2016

Cancer Survivorship meeting, Circular Congregational Church, Charleston, SC. March 2, 2016

MUSC Employee Wellness Weekly Yogic Breathing Workshop, March 22-June 24, 2016

Speaker at Community Fest, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. April 7, 2016

“Science of Yogic Breathing” workshop at Savannah Yoga Barre, Savannah, GA. April 16, 2016

“Science of Yogic Breathing” workshop at Soluna Yoga, Jacksonville, FL. April 17, 2016

Yogic breathing for cancer survivorship, Hollings Cancer Center, MUSC. June 5, 2016

Workshop for Breast Cancer Survivorship at Roper Hospital, Mt Pleasant, SC. June 20, 2016

Science of Yogic breathing Workshop at Infinity Yoga, Atlanta, GA. June 25&26, 2016

Science of Yogic Breathing Talk and workshop, Asheville YogaFest. July 8-10, 2016

Yogic breathing workshop for breast cancer survivorship at MUSC Wellness Center. July 11, 2016

Yogic Breathing for Employee Wellness, ORACLE Corporation, Austin, TX. July 22, 2016

Proof of concept clinical trials on Yogic breathing with potential implications in Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. Yoga Research Conference, Pure Action, Austin, TX. July 22-23, 2016

Thirumoolar moochu payirchi. Yogic breathing workshop at Tamil Sangam, Austin, TX. July 23, 2016.

New insights into Yogic breathing. Yoga Talk 2016. Zach Scott Theater, Austin, TX. July 24, 2016.

Science of Yogic breathing Workshop at YAYA, New Orleans, LA.  July 30, 2016

Invited Speaker, Scleroderma Foundation Conference, New Orleans, LA. July 31, 2016

Yo[gic breathing for stress relief, Moksha Yoga Square One, Mississauga, Canada, August 4, 2016

Yogic breathing for Employee Wellness at Harborview Tower, MUSC, August 24, 2016

Pranayama Weekend Immersion, Savannah, GA, August 27-28, 2016

Yogic breathing at Heart Walk Charleston Fundraiser, Charleston SC, September 13, 2016

Pediatric Residents go stress free with Yogic breathing, MUSC, September 19, 2016

Health Coach: Healthy Charleston Challenge, Weight Loss Program, MUSC, September 22, 2016

Yogic breathing at Somerby Senior Living, Mt. Pleasant, SC – October 22, 29, 2016

Kirtan at Holy Cow, Charleston, SC - October 22, 2016

Pranayama Immersion, Holy Cow, Charleston, SC - November 12, 2016

Science of Yogic Breathing, Workshop at Yoga Masala, Columbia, SC – November 13, 2016

Workshop for Breast Cancer Support Group, MUSC, Charleston, SC – November 16, 2016

Yogic breathing for diabetes care. Community Health Day Conference & Expo, Healthy Lifestyle Network, Inc.

November 19, 2016   

Yogic breathing for employee wellness, South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research (SCTR) Retreat, Charleston, SC – December 2, 2016

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Sathyabama University, Chennai, India – January 19, 2017

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Chennai, India – January 19, 2017

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, India – January 24, 2017

Public address at PranaScience Book Launch, Russian Centre for Science and Culture, Chennai, India - January 29, 2017

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Department of Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, India – January 30, 2017

M.N.Gurumurthy Memorial Lecture on Pranayamam and Tamil Music, Thanjavur, India – February 3, 2017

Public lecture on PranaScience Book at the Karambakkudi Literary Society, Karambakkudi, India – February 4, 2017

Satsang speaker and mini workshop: Pranayama and Tamil Music, Cauvery Academy, Thiruchirapalli, India – February 5, 2017

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Mount Zion College, Pudukkottai, India – February 6, 2017

Invited lecture: Deciphering the ancient science of Pranayamam using modern biomarkers, Alagappa University, Karaikkudi, India – February 7, 2017

Yogic breathing for cancer survivorship. Workshop at the Survivor Fit Club, MUSC Wellness Center, March 1,


Stress release with Yogic breathing. Emergency Medicine Program Coordinators’ Annual Conference, MUSC,

March 3, 2017

Science of Pranayama Workshop at Evolve Movement, Raleigh, NC, March 4, 2017

Wellness through Yogic breathing: workshop at Live Well Fest 2017, Shelmore Village, Mount Pleasant, SC, March 12, 2017

Presenter at the Seniors Expo, organized by Center on Aging, MUSC, Omar Shrine, Mount Pleasant, SC, March 23, 2017

Yogic breathing for relapse prevention. Presentation at the Center for Drug and Alcohol Prevention, Institute of Psychiatry, MUSC, Charleston, SC, March 29, 2017

Science of Yogic breathing workshop. Infinity Yoga, Atlanta, GA. April 15, 2016

Tamil speech on Thirumanthiram and Yogic breathing. Hindu Temple of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA. April 16, 2017

Emergency Medicine residents learn Yogic breathing to stay calm and focused. EM Didactics. MUSC, Charleston, SC, April 20, 2017

Yogic breathing for wellness. Talk at the International Festival by Cypress Gardens Arts Foundation. Fort Dorchester High School, Goose Creek, SC. April 22, 2017  

  • Sept 23-24 - Southern Women's Show, Charleston, SC
  • Oct 13 - Panel on Stress Management, MUSC MHA Fall Conference @ Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, SC
  • Oct 14-15 - Pranayama Teacher Training @ Dhyana Yoga, Philadelphia, PA
  • Oct 23 - Heartland Chapter Scleroderma Education Day, Des Moines, IA
  • Oct 24-26 - Stress Management at Work, SCBIO Conference @Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
  • Oct 28-29 - Pranayama Teacher Training @ Soluna Yoga, Jacksonville, FL
  • Nov 2 - Work Life Balance @ College of Health Professions, MUSC, Charleston, SC
  • No 18-19 - Science of Pranayama Workshop @ Yoga Masala, Columbia, SC
  • Dec 2-3 - Pranayama Immersion @ Infinity Yoga, Atlanta, GA