About the CIC Sessions
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Sharing Knowledge and Experience

The TED model is highly respected and powerful for spreading new ideas and attracts top world talent. Click here to see a sample TED talk given by Dean Ornish, MD.

The CIC’s at SYTAR provide a balance to the afternoon tracks of depth of theory, evidence, and practice with specific topics along certain tracks with little audience interaction.

In comparison, the CICs are more intimate, provide more exposure to colleagues, encourage interaction with presenters immediately afterward and during the conference, and from a practical community-building perspective, offer the opportunity to immediately connect with colleagues with common interests at the start of the conference. 

Important dates:
  • Proposal submission deadline: February 23, 2015
  • Acceptance notification: March 30, 2015
  • Presenter's registration deadline: April 13, 2015

The Common Interest Community (CIC) Chairs invite you to submit your work using the template provided for presentation at the SYTAR 2015 CIC sessions. We welcome professional practice-based submissions related to any tradition or aspect of Yoga therapy germane to the respective community's interest, with an emphasis on topics to broad audiences and common challenges to the community.

CIC presentations are 15-minute talks, with an additional 5 minutes for discussion. They provide

  • a platform for the presentation of innovative concepts, interaction and dialogue among Yoga therapists;
  • an opportunity to impart practical information for interfacing Yoga therapy in rehabilitation/mental health professions respectively; and
  • a chance to network and share your work with peers

Click here to submit a CIC presentation proposal for Rehab Professionals.

Click here to submit a CIC presentation proposal for Mental, Emotional, and Spiritual Health.

We gratefully acknowledge Matthew Taylor, PT, RYT, PhD, past president of IAYT and visionary behind the CIC sessions.