Introducing SYTAR 2014: The Front Line of Yoga Therapy
International Association of Yoga Therapists
is proud to announce the fifth Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research
(SYTAR), The Front LIne of Yoga Therapy,
June 13-16, 2013 in Boston.
SYTAR is IAYT's membership conference.
SYTAR is dedicated entirely to professional education, research, practice, and policy issues
for yoga therapy. Sessions are designed to enhance your skills and abilities as well as expand
Explicit focus on supporting the competencies in IAYT’s new
educational standards for the training
yoga therapists is germane to the practice sessions this year.
Common Interest Community sessions cover areas that have been determined to be
popular and of high value to today’s yoga therapists. Views from distinguished
leaders in the field comprise the plenary and panel discussion sessions.
This is the first time SYTAR will be taking place on the East coast
(see IAYT conferences).
Yet another first this year is the back-to-back placement of SYTAR and
SYR (Symposium on Yoga Research),
IAYT's academic research conference, in the same location. Both take place at the
Boston Marriott Newton;
SYR June 11-13, 2013 followed by SYTAR June 13-16, 2013.
We are confident that synergies resulting from this juxtaposition of people and topics will add
a whole new dimension to the IAYT conference experience.
You are cordially invited to join IAYT on the front line of yoga therapy June 13 – 16, 2013.
Keynote Speakers 2013
SYTAR’s Front Line of Yoga Therapy 2013 keynote speakers bring a wide range
and depth of knowledge, wisdom, and experience to this conference. Each keynote
speaker will also present a practice session.
Call for Proposals
Session Proposal Deadline: Monday, October 22, 2012
Session Proposal Notification: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Conference registration opens: January, 2013
Call for CIC Abstracts opens: January 2013
CIC Abstract Submission Deadline: February 2013
CIC Acceptance Notification: April 2013
SYTAR 2014 Program Overview
Judi Barr, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Göran Boll, Medical Yoga Institute of Sweden
Loren Fishman, MD Manhattan Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Mladen Golubic, MD, PhD, Center for Lifestyle Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Womens' Hospital
Gary Kraftsow, MA, American Viniyoga Institute
Rolf Sovik, Psy.D, Himalayan Institute
Subodh Tiwari, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute
Practice Sessions: Competencies in Action
These afternoon sessions will support the competencies in
Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists
All members are invited to submit a proposal(s)
to present; twenty sessions will be filled from among proposals received. Those selected to
present the late afternoon sessions will also be asked to present a morning practice at 7 am.
Call for Proposals
have just been released (September 25, 2012).
The deadline for submitting a proposal for a practice session "Competencies in Action” is Monday, October 22, 2012.
Common Interest Community (CIC) Sessions
June 13, 1-4:30 pm
Intriguing fifteen-minute presentations at the start of the conference
that will get people talking. Watch for
Call for Proposals
coming out in January 2013.
Rehab Professionals: Bridging the Past with the Future.
PT, PhD, Mathew J. Taylor Institute and Chrys Kub PT, RYT, FitYogaTherapy
Yoga Therapy for Mental Health Professionals.
MA, DO. Healing Pathways Medical Clinic and Bo Forbes, Psy. D., Integrative Yoga Therapeutics™
Ayurveda 101 for Yoga Therapists.
Kripalu School of Ayurveda, Larissa Hall Carlson, RYT 500,
Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, and Arun Deva, DAS, AYT,
ERYT 500 Arunacharla Yoga and Ayurved
Meeting of Schools
The meeting of schools is not part of the conference program. It
is open only to officially selected representatives of IAYT Member Schools.
June 12, 7-9 pm and June 13, 9-4:30 pm
Review and discuss the application to be an IAYT accredited yoga therapist training program
Other school support tbd
IAYT member schools only.
Location and Venue
and SYTAR will be held back-to-back, June 11 – 13 and June 13 – 16
at the Boston Marriott Newton in Massachusetts. This is a cozy hotel,
set in a quiet, suburban location on 22 acres of scenic riverfront land
on the Charles River, 12 miles from the airport and convenient to I-90,
I-95 and downtown Boston.
Registration will open in January 2013. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
for important updates.
2013 conference team works closely together to make this conference
a valuable and enjoyable experience for all attendees.
Eleanor Criswell, PhD, President IAYT Board of Directors
John Kepner, Chair, Executive Director, IAYT
Dilip Sarkar MD, IAYT Board of Directors
Debra Krajewski, IAYT Conference Manager
Conference Communications Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesse Gonzales, IAYT Team Member, IAYT Office and Membership Manager