Presentations and Panel on Yoga and Ayurveda

“Traditional and Contemporary Medical Education in Ayurveda” presented by Anthony Cerulli 

Anthony Cerulli is Associate Professor of South Asian Religions in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research and teaching focus on the history and ethnography of religion and medicine in India. Anthony has written numerous articles and book chapters, and is author of Somatic Lessons: Narrating Patienthood and Illness in Indian Medical Literature and coeditor of Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History.

“Paintings of Eighty-four Āsanas from Rājasthān” presented by Gudrun Buhnemann

Gudrun Bühnemann is a Professor of Sanskrit and Indic Religions in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has published extensively on South Asian iconography and ritual. Her recent books include Śākyamuni’s Return Journey to Lumbinī (lumbinīyātrā): A Study of a Popular Theme in Newar Buddhist Art and Literature (Lumbini International Research Institute, 2015) and The Iconography of Hindu Tantric Deities (First Indian edition, revised, as a single volume, Aditya Prakashan, 2016). Her work on Yoga includes Eighty-four Āsanas in Yoga: A Survey of Traditions (with Illustrations) (D.K. Printworld, 2007; 2nd edition, 2011) and “The Śāradātilakatantra on Yoga: A New Edition and Translation of Chapter 25” (Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies no. 74/2, 2011, pp. 205-235). More information can be found on her website:

“The Story of Hanuman in Modern Yoga Practice”
presented by Chris Livanos 

Chris Livanos is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Folklore Studies atthe University of Wisconsin-Madison. studies philosophy of the mind in the Greek and Indian traditions. He is working with the National Alliance on Mental Illness to develop projects to use yoga as a way to improve mental health and well-being. His work also includes articles on the practice of yoga for journals including Yoga International and his own blog,