2020 Program Schedule
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SYTAR 2020

Thursday–Sunday, June 11–14

Lincolnshire Marriott Resort
Ten Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL  60069
(847) 634-0100

Click below for details by day
Thursday, June 11    Friday, June 12    Saturday, June 13     Sunday, June 14

Thursday's Schedule 
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Time Event Presenter(s)
1:30–5:00 pm Common Interest Communities
  Select One Session


Common Interest Community 1

Rehab: Mission Accomplished!  


  Co-Chairs

  Staffan Elgelid & Lori R. Fazzio



Common Interest Community 2

Integrating Mental Health and Yoga Therapy


  Co-Chairs

  Erin Byron & Michael Lee

Common Interest Community 3
Yoga Therapy: The Path from
Cancer Survivor to Thriver

 
  Co-Chairs
 
  Kathleen Ross-Allee & Robyn Tiger


Common Interest Community 4
Business Sutras: Creating an Ethical Business that Pays the Bills


  Co-Chairs

  Matthew Taylor & Vasanthi Srinivasan


 
Common Interest Community 5
Community Health—Yoga Therapy for Community Health/Social Activism


  Co-Chairs

  Marsha Banks-Harold & Heidi Crocker
 


Common Interest Community 6
Yoga Therapy Assessments

 
  Co-Chairs
  
Marlysa Sullivan & Leanne Davis

4:30–9:30 pm
Exhibits Open

6:00–7:00 pm
Welcome, Opening Ceremonies

Setting the Tone with Chant

 

   Led by
   Sangeeta Laura Biagi, PhD

7:00–9:30 pm Welcome Reception (Buffet) & Exhibits

 

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

MPF01
Stabilize the Hips and Steady the Mind

  Padma Shakti, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500


MPF02
Experience Movement and Stillness
through Breath

  Helene Couvrette, C-IAYT,  E-RYT 500

MPF03
Setting a Solid Foundation with Stronger Feet

  Nydia Darby, PT, DPT, C-IAYT,
   E-RYT 500


MPF04
Chakra Tune-up:
Feel Awake and Ready All Day!

  Nicole DeAvilla, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RPYT, RCYT 

MPF05
Mindful Morning Vinyasa

   Catherine Justice, PT, DPT, C-IAYT, E-RYT, CST

 

 MPF06
Playing with the
Eight Diaphragms of the Body

  JJ Gormley, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
 

 MPF07
Good Morning, Vagus Nerve

  Chelsea Lee, MA, C-IAYT, 
   
E-RYT 500
 

MPF08
Blending Yoga Therapy and Qi Gong
for Fall Prevention in the Elderly

  Linda Varnam, C-IAYT
  MPF09
Gentle Ayurvedic Yoga

  Ann Wagoner, C-IAYT, E-RYT, CAP, MA-Ayur NAMA
6:30–9:00 am
Breakfast
 On Your Own
9 am–6 pm


Exhibits Open


9:15–9:30 am
Opening: Chanting & Blessing

9:30–10:30 am
Keynote
Grandma Knows:
Why Modern Healthcare Needs Yogic Wisdom

  Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT
10:30–10:45 am
Stretch Break

10:45–11:15 am
Plenary
The Seagull Dips Its Wing:
Adapting to the Winds of Change


  Marsha Danzig, C-IAYT
11:15–11:45 am

Plenary
What's Up with IAYT?
 
  IAYT Staff and Committee Members

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

Motivational Interviewing—
How Do We Start off a Yoga Therapy Session in a Way that Is Congruent with
Yoga?

  Staffan Elgelid, PT, PhD, GCFT, C-IAYT
  Marlysa Sullivan, PT, C-IAYT

TF02

Identifying and Developing Yoga Therapy for the Under-Resourced in Your Community


 De Jur Jones,
 C-IAYT, RYT



TF03
Understanding the Science and
Biomedical Research on Yoga:
Empowering Your Work in Yoga 
Therapy


 Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

TF04

Nada Yoga Therapy:
It's Time We Share the Yoga of Sound


 Sangeeta Biagi, PhD


TF05
Don't Do It Alone: Models for
Interprofessional Business Collaboration


 
 Heidi Crocker, EdD, DC, C-IAYT

3:45–4:15 pm
Break and Visit Exhibitors

4:15–6:00 pm


TF06

Yoga/Yoga Therapy in Cancer Care:
During and Beyond Cancer Treatment

 Smitha Mallaiah, MSc, C-IAYT


TF07

Yogic Breathing Synchronized
with Movement & Sound


 Shirley Telles, MBBS, PhD, DSc


TF08

Back to the Future of Pain Care:
Applying Classical Yoga to Relieve Chronic Pain

  Jim Carson, PhD
  Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT,
  E-RYT 500 
  Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT


TF09
Navigating Our Wild Sea
of 
Political and Social Media Vrittis


 Amy Weintraub, MFA, C-IAYT,
 
LFYP-2, E-RYT 500


TF10
Can We Talk About Money?
Healthy Relationships to Fuel Your Mission

 Brett Cobb
 Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT
6:00 pm
Dinner
 On Your Own
7:30 pm


Alumni & Special-Interest Meetings:

  • American Viniyoga Institute
  • NeuroGroup SYTAR 2020
  • Up-and-Coming Yoga Therapists
  • Accreditation Meet & Greet
  • Certification/Professional Development Q & A
  • Integrative Yoga Therapy & Kripalu Schools
  • Essential Oils & Yoga Therapists
  • Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy
Click here for more about these optional special-interest meetings

 

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

MPS01

Yoga Therapy for Stroke Survivors

 Kelli Bethel, DPT, PT, C-IAYT

MPS02

Pain Care Yoga

 
 Angelique Brownlee, C-IAYT,
 E-RYT 500, PCYC


MPS03

Touch in. Touch out. 
Create Wise Connections at SYTAR

 Soleil Hepner, C-IAYT, PRYT

MPS04

Yoga with Proprioceptive Techniques for Awareness, Toning, Stretching, and Releasing


 Bill Koff, MS, C-IAYT


MPS05
Evolutionary Namaskar


 Matthew Krepps, C-IAYT

   MPS06
iRest—Yoga Nidra Meditation:
Being Fully Human, Simply


 Stephanie Lopez, C-IAYT, LISW-S
 

 MPS07
Best Foot Forward with SomaYoga

  Ann Maxwell, MS, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
  Cathy Corkery, YT 200 
 

 MPS08
Yoga Circa Dia: Sustainable
Energy + Optimal Sleep Starts Now

 Lisa Sanfilippo, MA, MSC, BSC
 

 MPS09
The Yoga of Stress Resilience

 Shailla Vaidya, MD, MPH, CCFP(EM), C-IAYT, RYT
6:30–9:00 am
Breakfast
 On Your Own

9 am–9:30 pm

Exhibits Open

9:15–10:15 am

Keynote
My Surprises with Yoga

 Shirley Telles, MBBA, PhD, DSc
10:15–10:45 am
Stretch Break

10:45–11:15 am

Self-Care Experiential

 Shirley Telles, MBBA, PhD, DSc
11:15–11:45 am

Plenary 
Ethical Issues for the Future of Yoga and Yoga Therapy in Society:
The Importance of Biomedical Science and Research

 Sat Bir Khalsa, 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

Offering Yoga to Those Who Will
(and Should) Call Your BS

  Marshawn Feltus

TS02

Losing a Part of Ourselves: Yoga Therapy for Amputations both Visible and Invisible

 Marsha Danzig, C-IAYT

TS03

Can We Talk About Money?
Healthy Relationships to Fuel Your Mission


 Brett Cobb
 Matthew J. Taylor, PT, PhD, C-IAYT



TS04
Yoga/Yoga Therapy in Cancer Care:
During and Beyond Cancer Treatment

 Smitha Mallaiah, MSc, C-IAYT

TS05

Back to the Future of Pain Care:
Applying Classical Yoga to Relieve Chronic Pain

  Jim Carson, PhD
  Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, 
  E-RYT 500 
  Carol Krucoff, C-IAYT, E-RYT

3:45–4:15 pm
Break and Visit Exhibitors

4:15–6:00 pm



TS06
Don't Do It Alone: Models for
Interprofessional Business Collaboration

 
  Heidi Crocker, EdD, DC, C-IAYT


TS07
Expressive Writing as a Yoga Therapeutic Tool:
Empowering Students for
Consistent Home Practice

  Aggie Stewart, MA, C-IAYT

TS08
Resiliency: Self Care for Trailblazers
 
 Marsha Banks-Harold, C-IAYT,
 E-RYT 500, TCTSY-F

 


TS09

Nada Yoga Therapy:
It's Time We Share the Yoga of Sound

 Sangeeta Biagi, PhD

TS10
Identifying and Developing Yoga Therapy for the Under-Resourced in Your Community

  De Jur Jones, C-IAYT, RYT

7:00–8:00 pm

Banquet


8:00–8:30 pm
IAYT Business & Awards
 
8:30–10:00 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 Practice
  MPSU01

Come as You Are Yoga

 Judi Bar, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
MPSU02
Start Your Day with Meditation
 
 Carol Crenshaw
,
MS, EdM,
  C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
 

 

MPSU03
Therapeutic Yoga for the Neck and Shoulders

 
  Knekoh Fruge, C-IAYT, YTRx,
  YA


MPSU04

The Language of Healing

 Kelly Gardner,
  LPC MHSP, C-IAYT

  MPSU05
Create Freedom Through Somatic Awakening

 
  James Knight
E-RYT, CHSE
 

MPSU06
Aging into Vitality

 
  Sherri Koehler
, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEP
 
 

MPSU07
Retreat to Spirit,
Refill Your Cup

 Amina Naru, E-RYT, YACEP
   MPSU08
Manifesting Through Movement
and Meditation

 Joy Ravelli, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500
 

 MPSU09
The Yoga BLUEprint for
Advanced Age and Living

 Stacey Reynolds, C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT

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

9:45–10:45 am
Keynote
Not You or I Alone:
But ALL of Us Serving Together Can!


 Marshawn Feltus
10:45–11:00 am
Stretch Break  
11:00–11:30 am
Plenary
Connection + Collaboration =
Co-Creation

 Amy Weintraub, C-IAYT, E-RYT 
 

 11:30–11:45 am
Self-Care Experiential

 Amy Weintraub, C-IAYT, E-RYT 
11:45 am–
12:00 pm


Benediction & Closing Ceremony


12:00–1:00 pm
Lunch
Last Visit to Sponsors & Exhibitors
 On Your Own