Weekend Workshop


Science, Yoga, and Human Potential

Saturday, Jun 21, 2014, 9:00 AM –
Sunday, Jun 22, 2014, 5:00 PM (All times are local to the event.)

Dean Radin, PhD, Lakshmi Angela Norwood
EarthRise at IONS
101 San Antonio Road
Petaluma CA 94952
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Is there a relationship between yoga, meditation and latent human ability? Is the human mind-body capable of telepathy or precognition? Ancient yogic texts and recent cutting-edge science suggest we may be capable of such mental powers. In this one-of-a-kind experiential workshop, IONS Chief Scientist Dr. Dean Radin teams up with Lakshmi Angela Norwood, spiritual mentor, teacher and practitioner of Hatha Yoga, to explore how a broad base of empirical evidence is shedding light on such capacities and to bring you embodied practices on the path to realizing them.

During these interactive and deeply informative two days, Dr. Radin will draw from his own compelling research conducted at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, as well as from experimental evidence from decades of research in the field of parapsychology, to explain the science that points to the possibility of extended human abilities. Grounding the scientific perspective in practice, Lakshmi will share her own embodied worldview, offering insight from her experience immersed in a yogic path and informed by Patanjali's Yoga Sutras--the same ancient texts Dr. Radin references in his popular book Supernormal: Science, Yoga, and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities.

Between Dr. Radin’s unique experience as a scientist and Lakshmi’s distinct spiritual worldview, this workshop will take you on an empirical journey complemented by the ancient wisdom and body practices that underlie the science of superpowers, leading to a newly informed experiential perspective on the practical convergence of science and spirituality.

About the Presenters

Dean Radin, PhD, has been probing the far reaches of human consciousness and psychic (or "psi") phenomena for more than two decades. He is currently Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) and a volunteer faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Sonoma State University. Before joining the research staff at IONS in 2001, he held appointments at Princeton University, University of Edinburgh, University of Nevada, Interval Research Corporation, and SRI International. He is author or coauthor of over 200 technical and popular articles, a dozen book chapters, and several books including the award-winning and bestselling The Conscious Universe (HarperOne, 1997), Entangled Minds (Simon & Schuster, 2006), and a 2014 Silver Nautilus Book Award, Supernormal (Random House, 2013). 

Lakshmi Angela Norwood, M.Ed. is a spiritual mentor, teacher and practitioner of Hatha Yoga and meditation. Her own spiritual mentorship with Mukunda Stiles cultivated an early interest in Yoga philosophy, Tantra, Ayurveda and non-dualism. Long-term study of Hatha Yoga with Mark Horner spurred a fascination with the art of teaching and a deep understanding of the physical form. Lakshmi’s early career as a family therapist and social worker provides a compassionate, creative backdrop for adapting yoga techniques and principles to a wide variety of individual practitioners. In addition to being a senior faculty member of the Yogaworks Teacher Training department, Lakshmi authors and lectures on philosophy, anatomy, and teaching methodology and leads weekly meditation and yoga classes in the San Francisco Bay area. More information is available on her web site at

Registration fees include program, lodging, and freshly prepared meals.

  • $495 for Shared Lodging
  • $545 for Single Lodging
  • $425 for Commuters (lodging not included)

 $25 Early Bird Discount through May 24th, 2014. 

Free Gift upon arrival for overnight guests! 

Registrations are based on available space, so please register early

Continuing Education Credits are available for a processing fee of $25.

The Institute of Noetic Sciences (101 San Antonio Road, Petaluma, CA 94952-9524), sponsor of this program, certifies that this continuing education workshop meets the criteria for Continuing Education Credit 

  • Marriage Family Therapists and Licensed Clinical Social Workers — The California Board of Behavioral Sciences, provider #PCE 3885
  • Nurses — The California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN), provider #10318

Arrival and Departure
Check-in and access to accommodations begin at 9:00am on Saturday morning. Guests are requested to be checked out of their room by lunchtime on Sunday. To add an additional night of lodging before or after the retreat please email or call 707-779-8224. For more information on directions and transportation, see Plan Your Stay.

Further Information
Please email or call 707-779-8224.

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