RxRelax Team to Kick-off the Health Expo with 3-hour Therapeutic Yoga Immersion and BK Meditation on March 10

BURLINGTON, MA – Jay Gupta, co-founder of RxRelax and YogaCaps who has helped begin the Health & Wellness Expo for the past six years with a 3-hour Therapeutic Yoga immersion, will do the same this Sunday, March 10 from 9:00 am to Noon at Burlington Marriott Hotel in Massachusetts. The Yoga and meditation session will be held in Inspire Room at Burlington Marriott.

The event is free; but space is limited and available on first-come-first-serve basis. So please come before 9:00 am and secure your spot for this opportunity of healing, energizing, relaxing and meditating. Please bring a yoga mat or a towel / blanket to take full advantage of this unique journey.

The 7th Annual Health & Wellness Expo, which is produced by The Mishra Group in collaboration with INDIA New England News, Indus Business Journal and INE Multimedia, is sponsored by KnowYourMeds, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Lahey Health.

The Expo will be held from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM with engaging workshops and health education lectures. For detailed schedule and to register, please visit  http://healthfitnesswellnessexpo.com/

Jay sharing an Adaptive Yoga session in Virginia ~ Photo Courtesy: Terry Gupta

“Yoga has become Mainstream and Main Street in the USA and continues to gain clinical evidence as an effective integrative medicine tool. It’s not just a fitness routine. Therapeutic Yoga can be a powerful tool for DePrescription and reversing the growing trend of polypharmacy” said Mr. Gupta. “We continue to see positive health outcomes through RxRelax’ Therapeutic Yoga training for Health Professionals and our Adaptive Yoga Fellowship. Whether it’s for healthcare workers’ burnout or enhancing health and mobility for older adults, we are grateful to see our students teach in the USA, Canada and Cuba.

RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga ensures that this ancient practice is accessible to everybody, including people with chronic health conditions and mobility challenges. If you have not been able to practice yoga because of physical limitations, you owe this session to yourself. This practice is very easy to do, yet very powerful at subtle levels.

An experienced team of instructors will lead this yoga immersion. Vijaya Upadrashta, MD and Jay Gupta will start the program with Seated Therapeutic Yoga that will work as a tip-to-toes tune-up. This will be followed by a mat-based asan practice led by Pankaj Patel. Then Jay and Ram Yadati, MD will lead the group into the deeper dimensions of yoga with Pranayam, Pratyahar and Dharana. A special treat will be Dhyan practice led by Dev Lingadevaru from Brahma Kumaris.

Our Instructors

Dr. Vijaya Upadrashta

Vijaya is a primary care physician at Dartmouth-Hitchcock clinic in Manchester, NH for the past 15 years. She started practicing yoga about 8 years back and graduated from RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga Training for Health Professionals in 2018. She finds yoga helps her with stress relief, flexibility and work-life balance.

Dr. Vijaya Upadrashta, MD

For past few months, she has been volunteering to teach two weekly RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga sessions at Keystone Hall, an inpatient substance use rehabilitation facility in New Hampshire.

Vijaya has been enthusiastically sharing her time and yoga talent with a group of women in recovery who are pregnant or with young children to cope with their anxiety and depression through yoga and meditation. The other session she shares with a group of men and women who are in recovery from Substance Use Disorder. “It gives me tremendous joy and personal satisfaction to hear from these men and women how much these classes are helping them cope with their anxiety and insomnia” said Dr. Upadrashta. “I am incorporating discussions at my primary care practice as well educating patients about several research proven benefits of yoga”.

Pankaj Patel

Pankaj Patel

Born in Gujarat, Pankaj has been a student of yoga for over 30 years. She is a yoga instructor and has studied and practiced with Sudhir and Niru Parikh. She has also studied with Guru Nagendraji from Vivekananda Yoga Kendra in Bangalore, India. In 2006, she attended the Shibir of Baba Ramdev in Ahmedabad, India.

Currently Pankaj offers free Yoga class every Sunday at Satsang Center in Woburn, MA from 8:15 to 9:45AM. This class is appropriate for all levels, including beginners. There is no cost or need of pre-registration. Just show up and enjoy the yoga sadhana!

Dr. Ram Yadati, MD

Ram is a practicing Psychiatrist with over 40 years of clinical and leadership experience. He was named the Top Psychiatrist of New Hampshire by his peers in New Hampshire Magazine in 2005, 2006 and 2017.

Dr. Ram Yadati, MD

Ram has always been curious about yoga and joined RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga training for health professionals in 2017. “The amount of knowledge I got from this course is phenomenal. In my practice of psychopharmacology, it is very easy for me to give medications and I do not know where to stop” said Ram. “Now I realize that there is another way of integrative medicine like yoga that I can use in my daily practice: for myself, and also to teach my patients”. For more information on integration of yoga and meditation in psychiatry, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoZ83vS1GGo

Dev Lingadevaru

Dev Lingadevaru is a Rajayogi for more than 28 years. He started his spiritual path with the Brahma Kumaris during his young student life back in India. He has not only learnt the art of meditation but also makes it easy for others to learn and experience. He teaches and facilitates workshops in positive thinking, changing anger to peace, managing stress and many other self-development classes. Dev has been one of the key members in establishing the centers and spreading the spiritual wisdom in the New England area.

Dev Lingadevaru

By profession, Dev is a Software Engineer working at one of the leading financial institutions in Boston. Born and raised in Bangalore, India, Dev has a passion to bring positive energy into the lives of many and make the community value based.

Brahma Kumaris in New England offer classes at various locations including but not limited to: Watertown, Cambridge, WestBorough, Providence and Manchester-NH. Please feel free to reach out at 617-547-1110 or info@bknewengland.org

Jay Gupta

Jay Gupta is the Director of Pharmacy and Integrative Health at Harbor Homes in Nashua, NH. He is a Medication Therapy Management consultant and is passionate about drug education, reconciliation and strategies for reducing polypharmacy. His knowledge of the medication space encompasses multiple perspectives, including market research and international marketing of pharmaceuticals.

Jay Gupta

As the co-founder of YogaCaps, Inc. and RxRelax, he focuses on chronic disease prevention and sustainable lifestyle change in his work with hospitals, clinics and community centers. His transformational CDs and DVDs offer practical guidance and support for those with multiple chronic health conditions. These include RxRelax for Insomnia, Relaxation Capsules, RxRelax Seated Therapeutic Yoga and Subtle Yoga for Rejuvenation.

Jay is an invited speaker and workshop presenter at numerous health-related conferences, CME/CE programs and community events across the USA. He serves as the Chief Faculty for a 100-hour “RxRelax Therapeutic Yoga training for Healthcare providers”. His work has included projects in Greece, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Russia, Scotland, Switzerland, Thailand and Vietnam.
Jay has been recognized with numerous honors, including:

  • Cardinal Health GenerationRx Champions Award, honoring Gupta for demonstrating outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
    • Excellence in Innovation Award by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) for his work to bridge the gap between the modern and complementary health care practices.
    • Business Excellence Award from the New Hampshire Business Review (NHBR), as well as recognition from the NH Governor for his contributions to the health of the residents of the Granite State.

You can learn more about Jay’s work at www.RxRelax.com and www.YogaCaps.org