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SYTAR 2016 Presents:

Where Your Talents and the Needs of the World Cross

Thursday through Sunday, June 9 - 12, 2016

Hyatt Regency Reston
1800 Presidents Street
Reston, VA  20190

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Thursday, June 9    Friday, June 10     Saturday, June 11     Sunday, June 12

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Thursday's Schedule 
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Time Event Presenter(s)
1:30 - 5:00 PM
Special Interest Sessions

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Common Interest Community #1
Rehab Professionals:
Bridging the Past with the Future

Co-chairs:
Staffan Elgelid & Matthew Taylor


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Common Interest Community #2
Yoga Therapy: 
A Worthy Partner in Mental Healthcare


Co-chairs:
Linda Lang & Elizabeth Visceglia


Common Interest Community #3
Yoga for the Cancer Community:
A Gathering of Practitioners

Co-chairs:
Lara Benusis & Tari Prinster

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Common Interest Community #4
Yoga Therapists Today:
Careers with Meaning

Mary Lauttamus & Biz Magarity
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Common Interest Community #5
Supporting Our Nation's
Military and Veteran Communities

Robin Carnes & Natasha Glynn

4:30 - 9:30 PM
Exhibits Open

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

A 30 Year Perspective on the Evolution and Future of Yoga Therapy:  Where Have We Come From?  Where Are We Going?
Michael Lee, MA, Dip.Soc.Sci., 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 PracticeSessions
Select One:

MPF01 -

The Roll Model Method: 
Total Body Treatment for Care-Givers

Alexandra Ellis,
RYPT-500, BS Exercise Biology


MPF02 -

Cultivate: 
Friendliness, Compassion, Joy and Equanimity

Mary Northey, RYT


MPF03 -

Asana:  Metaphor for Life

Hansa Knox Johnson,
E-RYT 500, LMT, PyCYTh, BS


MPF04 -
TriYoga Therapeutics:
Free the Spine

Brahmi Gold-Bernstein,
Director TriYoga Boston, E-RYT 500

MPF05 -
Wake Up Happy

Jason Scholder, RYT 200
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:
Yoga Research - What is Ahead?

Josephine Briggs, MD
10:30 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary:
Integrating Iyengar Yoga Therapy into Primary Care:  Successes and Challenges
at Casey Health Institute


David Fogel, MD
11:15 - 11:45 AM
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Plenary:

The Role of Graduate Education
in the Field of Yoga Therapy

Judith K. Broida, PhD
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
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TF01 -

Releasing the Weight of the World: 
Yoga Therapy for the Neck, Shoulders and Upper Back

Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT


TF02 -

Prana as Medicine

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD
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TF03 -
Spandana - Exploring Healing Pulsations

Leigh Blashki, Grad Dip CT, Grad Cert YT

TF04 -

Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety:  Harnessing Confidence through Poses & Practice

Bob Butera, M.Div, PhD &

Erin Byron, MA Couns Psych, E-RYT 500

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TF05 -

Yoga Therapy as a
Creative Inquiry into Suffering

Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Break and visit Exhibitors

4:15 - 6:00 PM
TF06 -

Taking Care of Knees

John Schumacher,
Certified Advanced Iyengar Teacher

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TF07 -

Taming & Training the Mind: 
New Approaches to Understanding
Yoga's Many Models of the Mind

JJ Gormley, MS, E-RYT 500
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TF08 -

Brahmana & Langhana Decoded: 
Nourishing or Detoxifying? 
Cooling or Heating?

Maggie Reagh,
MA (Teaching), E-RYT 500, CYT
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TF09 -
Diving Deep: 
The Joy of Health through a Yoga Lifestyle

Amrita McLanahan, MD

TF10 -
How to create a more
resilient and flexible nervous system
for health and behavioral change

Staffan Elgelid,
PhD, PT, GCFP, RYT 500
6:00 PM
Dinner
On Your Own
7:30 PM


Alumni & Special Interest Meetings:

American Viniyoga Institute
Banyan Botanicals
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Integrative Yoga Therapy
DoTerra - Essential Oils w/Yoga as Therapy
IAYT Accreditation Committee
IAYT Certification Committee

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 PracticeSessions
Select One:
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MPS01 -

Pranayama - Harnessing the Life Force
for Health, Healing, and Happiness

Veena S. Gandhi, MD

MPS02 -

Awakening Your Body, Mind, and More

Kathleen Pringle,
Iyengar Certified Senior Teacher


MPS03 -

Therapeutic Yoga Flow for Balance

Ann Swanson,
MS (Yoga Therapy), E-RYT 500, LMT

MPS04 -
Rest and Renew Morning Practice

Tina Paul,
MS (Yoga Therapy) E-RYT 500

MPS05 -
Rooted and Grounded...
Let's Start with the Feet!

Maryam Ovissi,
E
-RYT 500, RCYT, RCPT

6:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
On Your Own
9:00 AM to
7:00 PM

Exhibits Open

9:15 - 10:15 AM
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Keynote: The Open Heart: 
A Doctor's Journey in Therapuetic Yoga
Amrita (Sandra) McLanahan, MD
10:15 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary: Yoga Therapy: 
Let's 'Stretch' Our Vision, Shall We?
Matthew Taylor, PT, PhD
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Plenary:   The Heart of Healing
Leigh Blashki,
Grad Dip CT, Grad Cert YT

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 -

Taking Care of Knees

John Schumacher,
Certified Advanced Iyengar Teacher

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TS02 -

Taming & Training the Mind: 
New Approaches to Understanding
Yoga's Many Models of the Mind

JJ Gormley, MS, E-RYT 500
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TS03 -

Brahmana & Langhana Decoded: 
Nourishing or Detoxifying? 
Cooling or Heating?

Maggie Reagh, MA (Teaching), E-RYT 500, CYT

TS04-
Yoga Therapy for Relationships

Michael Lee, MA, Dip.Soc.Sci., Dip.T, E-RYT 500
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TS05 -

The Love in the Room:
Yoga Skills to Enhance Healing through the
Therapeutic Relationship

Amy Weintraub,
E-RYT 500, MA, LifeForce Yoga Founder

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

4:15 - 6:00 PM

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TS06 -

Releasing the Weight of the World: 
Yoga Therapy for the Neck,
Shoulders and Upper Back

Rachel Krentzman, PT, E-RYT
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TS07 -
Prana as Medicine

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

TS08 -
Laya Yoga and the
Psycho-Energetics of Transformation

Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500

TS09 -

Yoga Therapy for Stress & Anxiety:  Harnessing Confidence through Poses & Practice

Bob Butera, M.Div, PhD &
Erin Byron, MA Couns Psych, E-RYT 500


TS10 -
5 Components and 8 steps in the
Therapeutic Application of Yoga Nidra

Indu Arora,
E-RYT 500, Ayurveda & Yoga Therapist

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Banquet

8:00 - 8:15 PM
IAYT Business & Awards

8:15 - 9:00 PM

Plenary: 
Embracing Our Mistakes = Freedom from Shame


Kathryn Templeton, MA, RDT/MT, E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Practitioner
9:00 - 10:30 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 -

Yoga Nidra as Morning Nectar

Indu Arora,
E-RYT 500, Ayurveda & Yoga Therapist

MPSU02 -
A Class for All:  Exploring Vata, Pitta and Kapha

Maria Garré,
E-RYT 500, Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist

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MPSU03 -
Physiology of Freedom - SomaYoga Therapy
for conscious movement and pain resolution

Molly McManus,
Ann Maxwell
MPSU04 -

Introduction to the most researched program in MediYoga

Helen Miller Lynch, RN, RYT 500
6:30 - 9:00 AM
Breakfast
On Your Own
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Exhibits Open
9:30 - 9:45 AM
Morning Opening and Introductions

9:45 - 10:15 AM
Plenary: A Snapshot: 
The Wholeness of Yoga Therapy

Hansa Knox, E-RYT 500, LMT, PYCYTh, BS
10:15 - 10:45 AM
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Plenary: Creating the Safe & Sacred Container

Amy Weintraub,
E-RYT 500, MA, LIfeForce Yoga Founder

10:45 - 11:00 AM
Stretch Break

11:00 - 11:50 AM
Keynote: Antya Krama - Meditations for the End of Life
Understanding the role of Yoga and Yoga Therapy

Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500
11:50 AM - 12:00 PM

Benediction & Closing Ceremony


12:00 - 2:00 PM
Lunch
Last visit to Sponsors & Exhibitors
On Your Own