2018 Program Schedule
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SYTAR 2018 Presents:

Where Your Talents and the Needs of the World Cross...

Thursday through Sunday, June 14 - 17, 2018

Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA  20190
1 (703) 709-1234


Click on the date below for details by day
Thursday, June 14    Friday, June 15     Saturday, June 16     Sunday, June 17

Thursday's Schedule 
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Time Event Presenter(s)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Common Interest Community #1 - All Day

Starts at 9 AM -
CIC #1 ONLY

Common Interest Community #1

Rehab Professionals:
Interprofessional Sutras: Healthy Conversations as the Fabric that Unites

 Co-chairs:
 Staffan Elgelid & Matthew Taylor


1:30 - 5:00 PM All Common Interest Communities below
 


Common Interest Community #2

Optimizing Body Mind Hygiene
with Yoga Therapy 


  Co-chairs:

  Julie Carmen & Susan Ludlum



Common Interest Community #3

Yoga Across the Cancer Continuum


  Co-chairs:

  Leigh Leibel & Anne Pitman

Common Interest Community #4
Workshop on Defining
Yoga Therapy and Assessment Tools


  Co-chairs:
 
  Marlysa Sullivan & Amy Wheeler

Common Interest Community #5
Social Activism and Community Healing


  Co-chairs:

  Lilith Bailey-Kroll
& Allie Middleton


 Common Interest Community #6
Careers in Yoga Therapy:
Personalizing Your Approach to
Your Professional Future


  Co-chairs:

  Rich Goldstein & Felicia Tomasko
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Exhibits Open

6:00 - 7:00 PM
Welcome, Opening Ceremonies
Keynote:

No Roots, No Fruits:
Where We Came From - Where We Are Now - How We Got Here - Where We Are Going

  Gary Kraftsow, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
7:00 - 9:30 PM Welcome Reception (Dinner) & Exhibits

 

Friday's Schedule
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Time Event Presenter(s)
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Morning Practice Sessions
Select One:

MPF01 -

Better Backs Yoga Therapy

  Beth Spindler, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


MPF02 -

Seeds Of Intention

  Maria Mora, MS, RD, CDN, CEDRD, C-IAYT

MPF03 -

Better than Starbuck!

  Lisa Manheim,
   C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MA.Ed, MFA


MPF04 -
Good Morning Pelvic Floor!
Explore and Awaken Your Pelvic Floor

  Shelly Prosko, PT, PYT, CPI, C-IAYT

MPF05 -
How to sequence safe yoga classes for the corporate inflexible

  Guy Gabriel, C-IAYT, E-RYT, YTRX
 

 MPF06 -
Ayurvedic Yoga to support balanced digestion

  Susan Bass,
  C-IAYT, NAMA-AP, NAMA-AYT, E-RYT 500
6:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
On Your Own
9:00 AM to
6:00 PM

Exhibits Open

9:15 - 9:30 AM
Chanting & Blessing

9:30 - 10:30 AM
Keynote:
Embedding Yoga Into the Rehabilitation Team

 Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, RYT-200
10:30 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary:
The Power of Presence

 Carrie Demers, MD
11:15 - 11:45 AM

Plenary:
TBA
 
  TBA

12:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
Be sure to take time to visit the Exhibitors
On Your Own
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Select One in each time slot

TF01 -

Self-healing through yoga:
Concepts and practices of the
Gitananda yoga tradition

 
  Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi
   Bhavanani,
MBBS, ADY, DPC, DSM, PGDFH,
    PGDY, FIAY, MD (Alt Med), C-IAYT



TF02 -

Physiology of Freedom – SomaYoga Therapy for Pain Resolution and Whole-Being Wellbeing


 Molly McManus, C-IAYT, AHC, SE &
 Ann Maxwell, C-IAYT, SE


TF03 -
Healing Our Backs with YogaTM
Proven & Practical Guidelines for Teaching Therapeutic Back Care Classes

 Lillah Schwartz, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


TF04 -

Yoga As Medicine Case Demonstration


  Timothy McCall, MD, C-IAYT


TF05 -

The Accidental Entrepreneur: Creating Your Place in the Yoga Therapy Profession


  Biz Magarity, MBA, C-IAYT, E-RYT

3:45 - 4:15 PM
Break and visit Exhibitors

4:15 - 6:00 PM

TF06 -

The Role of Yoga Therapy
for Those Approaching the End of Life

  Gary Kraftsow, MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


TF07 -

Healing Separation: Yoga Lifelines for Your Clients Dealing with Serious Illness

 Marsha Danzig, M.Ed, RYT 500, C-IAYT

TF08 -

The Yogic Psoas: a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Establishing Stability

  Leila Stuart, BA, LLB, RMT, E-RYT, C-IAYT


TF09 -
Creating Conscious Connection: Yoga for Ethnic and Race Based Traumatic Stress Injury

 Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

TF10 -
A Teacher’s Toolkit: The Use of Yoga Along the Cancer Care Continuum

 Lara Benusis,
 MA, EdM (pending), C-IAYT, E-RYT
6:00 PM
Dinner
On Your Own
7:30 PM


Alumni & Special Interest Meetings:

  • American Viniyoga Institute
  • Integrative Yoga Therapy
  • Licensed Healthcare Practitioners (LHCP) Committee Special Interest Group
  • iRest and Yoga Therapy Rx Reunion

 

You are cordially invited to attend any of the meetings in which you have an interest!

 

Saturday's Schedule
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Time Event Presenter(s)
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Morning Practice Sessions
Select One:

MPS01 -

RollEasana Yoga: Unburden Your Shoulders!

 Chrys Kub,PT, C-IAYT, YACEP

MPS02 -

Soaked in Bhavana:
Set the tone for your day!

 Maryam Ovissi, C-IAYT

MPS03 -

Sen Yoga

 Katherine Hawes,
 MS, PT, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


MPS04 -

Yoga Moves MS and Neuromuscular Conditions


  Mindy Eisenberg,
  MHSA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT


MPS05 -

Metaphor as Medicine: Aligning Culturally Relevant Yoga for Remote Indigenous Communities

 Grace Jull, MA, LMT, E-RYT

   MPS06 -

Finding the Yellow Brick Road: A journey through the metaphysical story of The Wizard of Oz

 Shaye Molendyke,
  Lt Col USAF, C-IAYT, MA Counseling
6:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
On Your Own
9:00 AM to
7:00 PM

Exhibits Open

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Keynote: Are We Practicing
Yoga Therapy or Yogopathy

  Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi
   Bhavanani,
MBBS, ADY, DPC, DSM, PGDFH,
    PGDY, FIAY, MD (Alt Med), C-IAYT

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary:
Treat What You See, Not the Diagnosis

 Timothy McCall, MD, C-IAYT
11:15 - 11:45 AM

Plenary: 
White is a Color Too

  Gail Parker, PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch Break
Be sure to take time to visit the Exhibitors
On Your Own
2:00 - 3:45 PM
Concurrent Sessions
Select One in each time slot

TS01 -

Cultivating Presence:
Stillness, Breath and Openness as Yoga Therapy Tools

  Carrie Demers, MD

TS02 -

Healing Separation: Yoga Lifelines for Your Clients Dealing with Serious Illness

  Marsha Danzig, M.Ed, RYT 500, C-IAYT

TS03 -

The Accidental Entrepreneur: Creating Your Place in the Yoga Therapy Profession

 Biz Magarity, MBA, C-IAYT, E-RYT
 


TS04-
A Teacher’s Toolkit: The Use of Yoga Along the Cancer Care Continuum

  Lara Benusis, MA, EdM (pending), C-IAYT, E-RYT

TS05 -

The Yogic Psoas: a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Establishing Stability


  Leila Stuart, BA, LLB, RMT, E-RYT, C-IAYT
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Break and visit Exhibitors

4:15 - 6:00 PM



TS06 -

Physiology of Freedom – SomaYoga Therapy for Pain Resolution and Whole-Being Wellbeing

 
 Molly McManus, C-IAYT, AHC, SE and
 Ann Maxwell, C-IAYT, SE


TS07 -
Yoga as Therapy for People with Stroke

 Arlene Schmid, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, RYT-200

TS08 -
Freeing the Queen of Dreams: how to use Total Yoga Nidra creatively and intuitively as a powerful tool for healing and transformation

 Uma Dinsmore-Tuli,
 PhD and Diploma in Yoga Therapy


TS09 -

Healing Our Backs with YogaTM
Proven & Practical Guidelines for
Teaching Therapeutic Back Care Classes

 Lillah Schwartz, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

TS10 -
Support Precedes Action:
Mindful Yoga Therapy

 Ann Richardson Stevens, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Banquet

7:40 - 8:00 PM
IAYT Business & Awards

8:00 - 9:00 PM
Evening Entertainment
 TBA

Sunday's Schedule
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Time
Event Presenter(s)
7:00 - 8:00 AM
Morning Practice Sessions
Select One
MPSU01 -

Devotion: Patanjali’s Fast Track

  Rebecca Deano, C-IAYT, LPC

MPSU02 -

Yoga with Tibetan Healing Bowls

  Luz Shanti,

   Comprehensive Yoga Therapist

 

MPSU03 -

Greet Yourself & Your Day with LifeForce Yoga

  Elena Rose Kress,
  C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
  MPSU04 -

Awaken Your Bones

  Jean Grant-Sutton, C-IAYT

  MPSU05 -

The Magic of YIN!

 Abby Geyer,
C-IAYT, Ayurvedic Health Educator

  MPSU06 -

Simplify & Demystify Therapeutic Practice
 Prashanti Joshi
  MA, MPhil,  E-RYT 500, C-IAYT
and
 Manju Joshi, MA Gold medalist,
  C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Holistic Health  
  Coach, MCO-OSTEO
6:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
On Your Own
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Exhibits Open
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Morning Opening and Introductions

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Plenary:
Aim to Inspire - Awaken, Transform, Give Back


 Ann Richardson Stevens,
 C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

10:15 - 10:20 AM
Stretch Break  
10:20 - 11:20 AM
Keynote:
Yoga Nidra is it -
and now is the time to liberate
the healing power of Nidra Shakti

 Uma Dinsmore-Tuli,
  PhD and Diploma in Yoga Therapy

11:20 - 11:30 AM

Benediction & Closing Ceremony


12:00 - 1:00 PM
Lunch
Last visit to Sponsors & Exhibitors
On Your Own