2017 Program Schedule
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SYTAR 2017 Presents:

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

Thursday through Sunday, June 15 - 18, 2017

Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA  92660-6206
(949) 640-4000

Click on the date below for details by day
Thursday, June 15    Friday, June 16     Saturday, June 17     Sunday, June 18

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



Common Interest Community #1

Rehab Professionals:
Bridging the Past with the Future

 Co-chairs:
 Staffan Elgelid & Matthew Taylor




Common Interest Community #2

Mental Health andYoga Therapy: 
The real body-mind connection



  Co-chairs:

  Julie Carmen & Theresa Conroy



Common Interest Community #3

Yoga for the Cancer Community:
A Gathering of Practitioners


  Co-chairs:

  Kathleen Ross-Allee & Robyn Tiger

Common Interest Community #4
Yoga Therapy: Dealing with Trauma


  Co-chairs:
 
  Jenn Turner & Karen Soltes

Common Interest Community #5
Yoga Therapy for
Children and Youth


  Co-chairs:

  Michelle Fury
& Erica Viggiano


 

 Common Interest Community #6
Yoga Therapists Today: 
Careers with Meaning


  Co-chairs:

  Laura Kupperman & Soleil Hepner
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Exhibits Open

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

Now That Yoga Therapy's Papers Are Pretty Well in Order - What's Next"
  John Weeks
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 -

Morning Salutation to Beauty

  Lynn Anderson,
  PhD, C-IAYT, E-RYT, ACE


MPF02 -

Yoga Tune Up® - Myofascial Core

  Laurie Streff, E-RYT 200, YTU-IA

MPF03 -

Prop’er Your Pose

  Helena Zera, RN, E-RYT 500

MPF04 -
TriYoga: Flowing with the Breath
and the Healing Power of Prana

  Brahmi Gold-Bernstein,
  C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

MPF05 -
Yoga to enhance
Executive Function for ADHD

  Lorelei Worner-Eisner,
  OTR/L, Yoga Therapist
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:
Research to Practice

 Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD
10:30 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary:
The Road to Incorporating Yoga Therapy Into Healthcare:  The Role of Science and Research

 Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD
11:15 - 11:45 AM

Plenary:
The relationship comes first: creating a safe space for trauma survivors
 
  Jenn Turner, MFT, LCSW

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 -

Sleep You've Only Dreamt Of

 Aadil Palkhivala, RYT, CYT, JD


TF02 -

Women Becoming Juicier
in Their "Third Age"

 Maria Mendola, RN, MS, E-RYT

TF03 -
Preparing for the Silver Tsunami—
Essential Skills for Yoga Therapists

 Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT
  Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, E-RYT


TF04 -

Advanced Chair Yoga Skills for
Experienced Yoga Therapists


  Lakshmi Voelker,
  E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, KYTA, AYC



TF05 -
Yoga therapy for pain management
in a major hospital


  Veronica Zador, BSc., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500

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

4:15 - 6:00 PM
TF06 -

Flying Safely Through the Bermuda Triangle
of Hip, PSOAS, and Low Back

 Linda Lack, PhD, E-RYT 500 and YTRX


TF07 -

Integrating Therapeutic Yoga,
The 12 Step Program and
Somatic Experiencing Based Trauma Healing
for Addiction Relapse Prevention

 Nikki Myers, C-IAYT, MBA, SEP, E-RYT500

TF08 -

Self-Regulation – The Hidden Factor
Behind Mood, Behavior and Children’s Ability
to Cope with the World Around Them

 Shawnee Thornton Hardy,
  RYT-500, E-RYT, RCYT, Author

TF09 -
Pranayama Redefined:
Breathe Less to Live More


 Robin Rothenberg, Yoga Therapist

TF10 -
Yoga for Grief Relief –
An Essential Tool for Yoga Therapists

 Antonio Sausys, MA, IGT, CMT, 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 -

Laughter Yoga is the BEST Medicine!

 Carolyn Keller-Sells,
  Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher


MPS02 -

Finding the RIght Balance

 Linda Sandell,
  RYT-200; Yoga Therapist 800


MPS03 -

Hip Rasa (Juicy Hips)

 Tim Keim, C-IAYT

MPS04 -

Spanda® Fusion


  Jamie Schmitt,
  EdD, C-IAYT, C.M.A., ERYT500


MPS05 -

Shakti Sahaj Therapeutic Yoga

 Ananda Deviika; Ma,
  MSc,E-RYT 500,Acharya,Yoga Therapist


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

Exhibits Open

9:15 - 10:15 AM

Keynote: Living Your Dharma as a Yoga Therapist
 Aadil Palkhivala,
 RYT, CYT, JD

10:15 - 10:45 AM
Stretch Break

10:45 - 11:15 AM
Plenary:
Yoga Therapy at Beaumont Hospital

 Veronica Zador, BSc, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
11:15 - 11:45 AM
Plenary: 
Bringing Yoga Therapy for Anxiety
and Depression to Community Clinics

  Julie Carmen, MA, LMFT, C-IAYT, YTRX
  with Larry Payne, 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

TS01 -

Secrets of the Shoulder Girdle – Innovative Approaches/Exercises for Yoga/Movement Therapists

  Linda Lack, PhD, E-RYT 500 and YTRX

TS02 -

Yoga for Grief Relief –
An Essential Tool for Yoga Therapists

 Antonio Sausys, MA, IGT, CMT, RYT

TS03 -

Self-Regulation – The Hidden Factor
Behind Mood, Behavior and Children’s
Ability to Cope with the World Around Them

 Shawnee Thornton Hardy,
  RYT-500, E-RYT, RCYT, Author


TS04-
Pranayama Redefined:
Breathe Less to Live More


 Robin Rothenberg, Yoga Therapist

TS05 -

Yoga in the 'Exercise as Medicine' Movement


  Nicole Culos-Reed, PhD
3:45 - 4:15 PM
Break and visit Exhibitors

4:15 - 6:00 PM


TS06 -

Sleep You've Only Dreamt Of

 Aadil Palkhivala, RYT, CYT, JD

TS07 -
Women Becoming Juicier in Their "Third Age"

 Maria Mendola, RN, MS, E-RYT

TS08 -
Preparing for the Silver Tsunami—
Essential Skills for Yoga Therapists


 Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT

TS09 -

Advanced Chair Yoga Skills for
Experienced Yoga Therapists

 Lakshmi Voelker,
  E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, KYTA, AYC


TS10 -
One Day at a Time: Dinacharya as a Daily Yogic Routine is the Best Preventive Medicine


 Dilip Sarkar, MD, FACS, CAP

7:00 - 8:00 PM
Banquet

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

8:00 - 9:00 PM
Evening Entertainment
 Kirtan with the Chant Club!

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

Yoga for Yoga Therapists

  Megan McCarver,
   MA, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


MPSU02 -

Begin Your Day in Balance


  Ginger Hooven,

   AP (MA-Ayur), E-RYT 500, YT, C-IAYT

 

MPSU03 -

Befriending Your Body

  Sarah Greco,
  Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Faculty
MPSU04 -

Feel Light in Body, Mind,
and Soul with Isometric Yoga

  Masayo Kaneko,
  RN, Yoga Therapist

  MPSU05 -
Corpse: You Say Corpse
Like It’s A Bad Thing


 Jennifer Taylor, MSW
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:
Yoga Therapy in the West:  Integrating Yoga Philosophy and Integrative Medical Models

  Amy Wheeler, PhD,
  IAYT Board Member | Secretary

10:15 - 10:20 AM
Stretch Break  
10:20 - 11:20 AM
Keynote:
The Issues Live In Our Tissues

 Nikki Myers,
  C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, MBA

11:20 - 11:30 AM

Benediction & Closing Ceremony


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