Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council



The IUPUI Asian Pacific American Faculty and Staff Council in collaboration with the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the American English for Internationals program and the Yoga Mitra Mandal of Indianapolis is pleased to host a seminar on Yoga for Joyful Living. The Seminar series is free of charge and open to all IU and IU Health faculty, staff, residents, nurses, students, and university collaborators. This will be a progressive seminar in five interactive sessions.
The practices of yoga - Physical postures (Asana); Breathing techniques (Pranayama) and methods of Meditation will be covered systematically.
Each session will combine physical, breathing and meditation practice with the underlying theory.
By the end of the seminar, participants will have a toolbox of practices to help:
1. identify and release physical and mental tension;
2. deal more effectively with stressful thoughts, conflict and relationships;
3. utilize the techniques for living a more balanced, energetic life; and
4. better focus on personal goals


Swami Maheshanada Saraswati (Speaker)

Join us in exploring how we can experience healing, stress reduction, and peace of mind in this weekend seminar. Swami Mahesh will lead us in techniques which release and direct our own energies to help eliminate stress within our personality, and in all our relationships.

Using a combination of physical postures, breathing techniques, meditation, and the profound vibrations of musical notes, we will experience a new, deeper sense of our true selves. You will leave the seminar refreshed, with a tool-kit to continue to revitalize your body and mind.

For more information, please visit: or Facebook at Swami Mahesh.

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Schedule at a Glance


Venue: IUPUI Campus Center, 031, Lower Level (420 University Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202)
Thursday, September 13
2–4 p.m. Session 1
5–7 p.m. Session 2


Venue: IU Health North Learning Center (11700 North Meridian Street, Carmel, IN 46032)
Friday, September 14
6:30–8:30 p.m. Evening Session
Saturday, September 15
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Morning Session
Lunch will be provided on site from 1–2 p.m.
2–5 p.m. Evening Session
Sunday, September 16
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Morning Session
Lunch will be provided on site from 1–2 p.m.
2–5 p.m. Evening Session


Dr. Poonam Khurana, – Faculty representative
Dr. Parisa Masoori, – Resident representative
Michele Berger, – Nursing representative
Kelley Butler, – Nursing representative
Mimi Okoye, – Student representative
Alka Kapur, – Yoga Mitra Mandal representative

American English for International Professionals

Enrollment is open for the next class of American English for International faculty, post-docs, fellows, residents, medical students, and nurses. Class meets eleven (11) consecutive Wednesdays, starting August 8, 2018.

The goal of this course is to improve participants’ spoken communication with colleagues, patients, and staff through modification - not elimination - of their international accents to conform more closely to spoken American English. In addition to the traditional concerns of accurate sounds, the classes focus on fluency (word stress, sentence rhythm, and intonation).

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ by Indiana University School of Medicine. 

Instructor: Experienced ESL instructors specialized in accent modification
Start Date: August 8, 2018
End Date: October 17, 2018
Time: 5:15-7:15 p.m.
Place: Methodist Hospital, A3050A Candlelight room

Cost: $250 per participant by June 30, 2018 ($350 after June 30, 2018)
Students and previous AEI participants: $150
per participant by June 30, 2018 ($250 after June 30, 2018)

Registration is closed

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Poonam Khurana , MD, APAFSC Past President

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