Niles Lecture - How Yoga and Meditation Heal: Scientific and Spiritual Perspectives
This year's Annual Niles Lecture will be held Monday, September 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Sykes Common Room. The lecture is titled "How Yoga and Meditation Heal: Scientific and Spiritual Perspectives" and will be given by Rebecca Rivers.
Rebecca Rivers, Ph.D., CSYT, holds a doctorate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. She served on the faculty of St. Lawrence University from 1999-2003. Currently, she owns and operates the Northern Light Yoga Center in Canton, NY, where she teaches yoga and meditation and maintains a private yoga therapy practice.
The Harold N. Niles Memorial Fund was established in 1971 by family and friends of Dr. Harold Niles, class of 1915, retired Universalist minister and former University chaplain. Niles was also pastor of All Souls Universalist Church in Watertown, New York for several years. This fund was originally awarded at Moving-Up Day to a member of the University community, preferably a student, who has done the most to advance the religious life of the University. It was changed in 1999 to sponsor an annual campus forum on religion and science.