Physicians’ Convention has International Yoga Day theme “Heal the Healers”   

AAPI President Dr. Anupama Gotimukula. Photo: AAPI
Dr. Jayesh Shah, chair of the AAPI Convention 2022. Photo: AAPI

The American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) has made International Yoga Day events part of its Annual Convention in San Antonio June 23-26, 2022 at Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. ( and

In collaboration with all 10 City Council Districts of San Antonio and Mayor Ron Nirenberg as well as iDoYoga San Antonio, AAPI plans to hold its flagship Free Yoga Classes and Education on the benefits and ways to make yoga a part of one’s daily life during the organization’s 40th Annual Convention, a press release from the organization said.

Teachers will include internationally known yoga gurus, including  Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati from the Rishikesh-based Parmarth Niketan; as well as Paramaguru Sharath Jois, an Ashtanga Yoga expert; and, Eddie Stern, Yoga teacher, speaker and author.

The 8th International Day of Yoga (IDY), founded in 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly, establishing June 21st (summer solstice) of each year to be a day of celebrating yoga in nations around the world, was ratified by 175 nations and is now being celebrated each year by millions of people around the world.

A major theme of AAPI’s 40th annual convention is “Physician, heal thyself,” acknowledging and seeking to respond to the growing signs of burnout among physicians, by offering positive remedial resources as part of the first-ever Wellness Program being offered to participants at the gathering in San Antonio.

Planned with a limited number of attendees due to the ongoing Covid pandemic and the taking into account the safety of the participants, including Physicians, Healthcare Leaders, Academicians, Researchers and Medical Students, “the annual convention offers extensive academic presentations, recognition of achievements and achievers, and professional networking at the alumni and evening social events,” Dr. Anupama Gotimukula, president of AAPI, is quoted saying in the press release.

“Our physician members have worked very hard during the covid 19 pandemic. The 2022 convention is a perfect time to heal the healers with a special focus on wellness,” said Dr.  Jayesh Shah, chair of AAPI Convention 2022.




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