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A W O R D F R O MT H E H O S T &F O U N D E RExperiencing my own personal health benefits andseeing the great work yoga therapists do acrossthe world inspired me to create a global effort toraise awareness and enhance understanding aboutthe field of yoga therapy.Thanks to the support of many volunteers andassociations* we started a small but significantmovement with the launch of the inaugural GlobalYoga Therapy Day, August 14, 2019. In conjunction with that years' initiatives, Yoga forBetter Health launched a free app (Yoga for BetterHealth), educating about sharing safer, therapeuticyoga practices, and sharing a directory of yogatherapists specially trained to work with individualsworking through health concerns. We also conducted the 'Safe Yoga for Every Body'global survey to better understand how safe peoplewere staying in their practice.I'm excited to inform that not only have we expandedthe Global Yoga Therapy 'Day' into a three-dayconference (this year featuring some 108 presentersincluding 70 experiential practices); but we havealso just published an industry white paper to sharethe startling findings from the 1356 people whocompleted the 2019 survey. The white paper cements previous findings thatyoga is the most commonly used complementaryhealth approach. Not only is yoga used for prevention; the surveyreveals 49% of individuals use yoga to helpaddress specific health challenges. Yet, alarmingly, the survey also reveals 67% ofyoga professionals aren't confident they'reproperly trained to work with individualspresenting with common health concerns!Yoga therapists are specifically trained to workwith individuals experiencing every manner ofhealth concern. They know how to keep you safeand do exceptional work across facilities rangingfrom hospitals, rehab facilities, nursing homes, themilitary, prisons, schools and so much more. Theyoften work with individuals who've found no respitefor their health challenges through other means.This year's conference celebrates the integration ofyoga & yoga therapy into healthcare; with aspecific emphasis on addressing many of today'sgreatest health challenges; mental health, chronicpain & COVID-related challenges.We are thrilled to share a spotlight on the work ofyoga therapists across the globe working to helpreduce suffering and guide informed-self care forindividuals.We hope you'll enjoy the lectures, experientialpractices and community of the conference. Pleasedo read the white paper and share. Yoga can help -so long as it is right for the individual.ANN MARIE JOHNSTON DIRECTOR, YOGA FOR BETTER HEALTHFOUNDER, GLOBAL YOGA THERAPY DAYParticular thanks to Leigh Blashki, Gabrielle Boswell, Rob Schware and Wendy Landrywho, without their support, this conference would not exist. Also thanks to LaurieHyland Robertson and John Kepner for their support in 2019 as we kicked off theinaugural efforts.
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyDAY 1 - INTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTO HEALTHCAREDEAN ORNISH MDThe Transformative Power of Lifestyle MedicineWe tend to think of advances in medicine as a new drug, laser, orsurgical procedure, something high-tech and expensive. We willdiscuss the power of comprehensive lifestyle changes, reviewing morethan 30 years of research using high-tech, state-of-the-art measuresto prove the power of low-tech, low-cost, and often ancientinterventions.SAT BIR KHALSA PHDThe Science and Research on Yoga for Stress, Resilienceand Burnout in Healthcare WorkersChronic stress is prevalent in occupations such as healthcare where itleads to burnout. This lecture will review the psychophysiology ofstress, resilience, and burnout, the scientific rationale for the role ofyoga in addressing these, and published research on the efficacy ofyoga for stress and burnout in healthcare workers.COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #1• Kelly Couturier - Building a Culture of Mental Health & Wellbeing for Healthcare Professionals• Joann Lutz - Tying the Knot: Integrating Yoga Therapy and PolyvagalTheory in Mental Health Care• Suzy Bolt - Long COVID; What you NEED to Know Before you Teach• Liz Oppedijk - Yoga in Nursing Homes: Engaging Society's MostVulnerableCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #2• Mikaela Colner - Yoga Therapy in Acute Rehabilitation • M Mala Cunningham - Neuroscience and Yoga: How and Why Yoga Heals • Emily Large - Overcoming Pain with Yoga Therapy: Lower Quadrant • Susan Polk - Mental Health & Prenatal Yoga in a Pandemic9am PDT12pm EDT5pm BST9:30pm IST2am AEST Aug 14 AUG 13, 202110am PDT1pm EDT6pm BST10:30pm IST3am AEST Aug 14 11am PDT2pm EDT7pm BST11:30pm IST4am AEST Aug 14 12pm PDT3pm EDT8pm BST12:30am IST Aug 145am AEST Aug 14 WELCOME & DAY ONE OVERVIEW:Ann Marie Johnston, Founder Global Yoga Therapy DayWelcome introduction, quick overview of the conference platform andshort grounding meditation before the conference starts!8:45am PDT11:45pm EDT4:45pm BST9:15pm IST1:45am AEST Aug 15
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyDAY 1 - INTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTO HEALTHCAREPANEL DISCUSSION - INTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTOHEALTHCAREWhat further changes needs to happen in order for yoga therapyto be accepted into healthcare? Reimbursement? More Research?Inter-professional education?Join this panel discussion to hear from three leaders in the field workingto bridge yoga therapy and healthcare. Discussion will look at socialprescribing, a unique UK scheme that provides a pathway for yoga toenter healthcare; ways to better positioning YT for reimbursement (keyphrasing & approaches you can apply locally to gain access); and howwe keep the yoga in yoga therapy yet work effectively with aninterdisciplinary team in a healthcare settingModerated by: Ann Marie Johnston, Director, Yoga for Better Health, Panelists: Alyssa Wostrel, Executive Director IAYTMatthew Taylor, PhD; Director Smart, Safe YogaHeather Mason, C-IAYT, Founder, Minded Institute & Yoga inHealthcare AllianceCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #3• Marsha Danzig - Kidneys Need Yoga Therapy Too, Even if They are Artificial • Kathy Shafer - Tools For Transformation: Integrating EMDR and Yoga Nidra • Heather Hagaman - Befriend Unhealthy Habits with Resilient Yoga Tools • Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner - Trauma-Informed Care in MilitarySubstance Abuse Clinic COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #4• Ellen G. Horovitz - Validating Yoga Therapy & Mental Health Treatmentthrough Apps • Monica LeBaron - Mudras for Better Zzzz • Francesca Gold - Dharma Traditions and Yoga Therapy: a Dialogue • Stephanie Lopez - Yoga Nidra as Self-Care: Resilience from Stress & Burnout2pm PDT5pm EDT10pm BST2:30am IST Aug 147am AEST Aug 14 3pm PDT6pm EDT11pm BST3:30am IST Aug 148am AEST Aug 14 4pm PDT7pm EDT12am BST Aug 144:30am IST Aug 149am AEST Aug 14 NETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Networking focus - Healthcare & yogaprofessionals interested in the integration of yoga and yoga therapyinto healthcare; researchers1pm PDT4pm EDT9pm BST1:30am IST Aug 146am AEST Aug 14
for the agesTherapyDAY 1 - INTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTO HEALTHCAREYOGACHARYA DR ANANDA BALAYOGI DSC (YOGA),MD (AM), MBBSIntegrating Yoga Therapy within the Modern MedicalSystemModern medical advancements provide the rationale for integration ofvarious traditional healing techniques including Yoga to promote healing,health, and longevity. It is imperative that advances in medicine includethe holistic approach of Yoga to face the current challenges in healthcare. Dr Ananda will detail integration of Yoga therapy through workdone over the past decade at one of India’s top healthcare universitieswhere more than 80,000 participants have benefited since 2010. NETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Networking focus - Healthcare & yogaprofessionals interested in the integration of yoga and yoga therapyinto healthcare; researchers7pm PDT10pm EDT3am BST Aug 147:30am IST Aug 1412pm AEST Aug 14 8pm PDT11pm EDT4am BST Aug 148:30am IST Aug 141pm AEST Aug 14 Click to watchan introduction for this presentationPANEL DISCUSSION - BUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASEDo we need to build the evidence base for yoga or yoga therapy -or both? As a yoga therapists or healthcare professionalinterested in helping; how do you best go about it?In this panel discussion our panelists who are all both yoga therapistsand researchers will share personal stories of the work they are doing,including approaches to conducting research in clinical settings, casereports, theoretical modesl of yoga and mechanistic research, andaccessing meta-analystic data on the evidence base. Moderated by: Erik Groessl PhD, Exec Director UCSD Health ServicesResearch CenterPanelist:Marlysa Sullivan DPT, CIAYT, VA & MUIHSmitha Mallaiah MS, C-IAYT Sr. Mind-Body Interventionist - M DAnderson Cancer CenterDanilo Santaella PhD, Yoga Researcher & C-IAYT, Sao PaoloUniversity, Clinical Effectiveness of Yoga 6pm PDT9pm EDT2am BST Aug 146:30am IST Aug 1411am AEST Aug 14 ALISON WHITEHEAD MPH, RYT-500A Radical Redesign of Healthcare: The Veterans HealthAdministration Whole Health SystemWith the pain management crisis, Veteran suicides, rising rates ofchronic illness, and healthcare provider burnout, it is time to radicallyre-envision and redesign healthcare to create a health, rather thandisease, care system. This presentation will describe the VA WholeHealth System including developments in yoga and meditation.5pm PDT8pm EDT1am BST Aug 145:30am IST Aug 1410am AEST Aug 14
for the agesTherapyDAY 1 - INTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTO HEALTHCAREGÖRAN BOLL C-IAYTFrom Zero to 300 in a Decade; How MediYoga Became anIntegral Part of the NHSIn 2010 MediYoga entered the Swedish NHS. Today 2,500 trainedhealth professionals at some 300 (23% of all) NHS units in Swedenoffer MediYoga to heart and cancer patients, in primary health care,psychiatry and in palliative care – placing Sweden at the forefrontglobally in this field. Göran Boll will, step by step take you through theprocess of how this was done – and let you, sitting on your chair, try onexercises from the most researched yoga sequence in Sweden. 11pm PDT2am EDT Aug 147am BST Aug 1411:30am IST Aug 144pm AEST Aug 14 Click to watchan introduction for this presentationCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #6• Caroline Giles - Yoga Therapy, Fascia and Healthy Ageing • Gayathri Sankaran - Yoga Therapy & Varma (Vital pointsstimulation) Therapy • Chandrika Gibson - Helping People Thrive after Cancer10pm PDT1am EDT Aug 146am BST Aug 1410:30am IST Aug 143pm AEST Aug 14 COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #5• Arnab Choudhury & Karen Miscall-Bannon - Know Your Rhythm • Theresa Tobin-Macy - Anecdotal Anatomy Rooted in Science, Stories & Practices • Celia Roberts Biomedical Yoga Therapy for Gut-Brain & Biome Health• Daniel Libby - Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue9pm PDT12am EDT Aug 145am BST Aug 149:30am IST Aug 142pm AEST Aug 14
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for the agesTherapyDAY 2 - BETTER HEALTH AT ALL AGES; SELF CARE & ADDRESSING PAINSARA LAZAR PHDPain, Fear, Meditation and the Brain: How Equanimity AltersNeural Responses to Pain“Yoga completely changed my life!” We hear practitioners say this all thetime, yet it can be difficult to quantify or demonstrate the benefits. In thistalk I will discuss how meditation and yoga alter brain structure andfunction, and how these brain changes transform how we interact withthe world, including utilizing more adaptive responses to pain and fear.HOLGER CRAMER PHDThe Utilization, Efficacy and Safety of Yoga for ChronicPain - What the Research SaysYoga is the fastest-growing complementary medicine practice and isespecially widely used to relieve chronic pain. Scientific evidencesupports its use for this indication. The keynote will highlight the stateof research on the effectiveness of yoga for chronic pain, particularlyspinal pain and headache. In addition to studies on the differentialefficacy of different yoga styles, a spotlight will be shed on thepotential dangers of the practice.COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #7• Wendy Landry - Managing Stress & Pain Holistically: ExperientialPractices for Healthcare Workers • Montserrat G. Mukherjee - Yoga Therapy For People Experiencing Chronic Pain • Veronique Gauthier-Simmons - Yoga for MS: Maximise your Energyfor Optimal Health • Kathryn Campbell - Modern Mantra, A Yoga Therapy Template COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #8• Nicole Studd - Education & Yoga Therapy: A Partnership forLearning & Wellness • Mona Flynn - Live Long and Strong, Yoga Therapy for Bone Health • Yael Sunshine - Yoga Therapy for Special Needs; Ancient Practice,Modern Intervention • Jaime Boswell - Whole Soul Wellness Yoga: A Practice for Mature Adults9am PDT12pm EDT5pm BST9:30pm IST2am AEST Aug 15 AUG 14, 202110am PDT1pm EDT6pm BST10:30pm IST3am AEST Aug 15 11am PDT2pm EDT7pm BST11:30pm IST4am AEST Aug 15 12pm PDT3pm EDT8pm BST12:30am IST Aug 155am AEST Aug 15 WELCOME & DAY TWO OVERVIEW:Ann Marie Johnston, Founder Global Yoga Therapy DayWelcome introduction, quick overview of the conference platform andshort grounding meditation before the conference starts!8:45am PDT11:45pm EDT4:45pm BST9:15pm IST1:45am AEST Aug 15
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyPANEL DISCUSSION - SELF CARE FOR HEALINGPROFESSIONALS & CARERSWhen your work is all about taking care of others, when do youstop and take care of yourself? Healthcare professionals andcarers are notorious for leaving themselves last.Self-care to prevent burnout and stress is increasingly recognised asan imperative for healthcare professionals and carers. Hear personalexperiences of burnout & working with the frontline during the COVIDpandemic and how yoga can best support you to better manageprofessional stress & cultivate resilience.Moderated by: Dr. Timothy McCall MD Board-certified Internist,Yoga Therapist, C-IAYTAggie Stewart C-IAYT, Author, ‘Self-Care for HealthcareProfessionals’Stephanie Lopez LISW-S, C-IAYT, Senior Director, iRest InstituteKelly Couturier C-IAYT, Mount Sinai & Yoga for Better HealthCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #9• Asya Haikin - Engaging the Senses through Sound for Teens inMental Health Treatment • Amy Zellmer - 5 Ways Yoga Helped Me Overcome a Traumatic Brain Injury • Whitney James - Inner Atlas; A Model of Comprehensive Healthcare • Lisa Fecarotta - Stepping into your Resilience and coming out StrongCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #10• Sejal Shah - Healing Breaths: Yoga for Stress Relief and BoostingResilience • Mary Hallway - Implementing Yoga Therapy to be Fun for Childrenwith Developmental Disabilities • Julie Williams - Are you Pain Care Aware? • Susan Bass - What is Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy?2pm PDT5pm EDT10pm BST2:30am IST Aug 157am AEST Aug 153pm PDT6pm EDT11pm BST3:30am IST Aug 158am AEST Aug 154pm PDT7pm EDT12am BST Aug 154:30am IST Aug 159am AEST Aug 15DAY 2 - BETTER HEALTH AT ALL AGES; SELF CARE & ADDRESSING PAINNETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Networking Focus: Connect with HealthcareProfessionals & Yoga Therapists focused on Chronic Pain and OptimalHealth at different life ages & stages1pm PDT4pm EDT9pm BST1:30am IST Aug 156am AEST Aug 15
NETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Networking Focus: Connect with HealthcareProfessionals & Yoga Therapists focused on Chronic Pain and OptimalHealth at different life ages & stages7pm PDT10pm EDT3am BST Aug 157:30am IST Aug 1512pm AEST Aug 15ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION - HOW I HELPED BRING YOGATHERAPY INTO A HEALTHCARE SYSTEMM Mala Cunningham PhD, C-IAYT, Developed Cardiac YogaTherapy Program into Virginia University Medical CenterMichelle Fury LPC, C-IAYT, Developed Yoga Therapy Program atChildren's Hospital of ColoradoJudi Barr C-IAYT, Lead Yoga Therapist and Yoga Program ManagerCleveland ClinicCome hear the personal experiences of individuals who havepioneered getting yoga therapy into their local healthcare systems. A fluid and informal round table discussion where you're invited 'onscreen' to ask the presenters your questions. Moderated by: Carol Krucoff C-IAYT, Duke Integrative Medicine (Yoga forSeniors)Round Table Discussion with:6pm PDT9pm EDT2am BST Aug 156:30am IST Aug 1511am AEST Aug 155pm PDT8pm EDT1am BST Aug 155:30am IST Aug 1510am AEST Aug 15 GARY KRAFTSOW, C-IAYTOptimizing Health through Yoga: Healthy Aging, Self-Care,Stress and ResiliencyThe Ancients conceived of the Human System as multidimensional.They developed specific practices through which we can create aconscious relationship with each dimension. They understood our truenature to be Consciousness living in a multidimensional relationshipwith our body, mind, society, the physical world around us extendingfrom the immediate environment to the greater Universe we findourselves in, and the deeper Mystery of Life itself. Through thesepractices, we can learn to: regain and maintain structural integrity;restore and optimize physiological functioning by regulating the ANSand managing stress through specialized breathing techniques;balance emotions and cultivate joy; think clearly about and set apositive direction for the future; consciously prepare for the end oflife. Explore the breadth of these teachings and practices, and how tointegrate them into your own personal practice as well as into yourteaching and therapy work. Click to watchan introduction for this presentation for the agesTherapyDAY 2 - BETTER HEALTH AT ALL AGES; SELF CARE & ADDRESSING PAIN
DAY 1 for the agesTherapy11pm PDT2am EDT Aug 157am BST Aug 1511:30am IST Aug 154pm AEST Aug 15DAY 2 - BETTER HEALTH AT ALL AGES; SELF CARE & ADDRESSING PAINSHIRLEY TELLES PHDThe Breath & Its Role in Therapy - Effects and Safety forOptimal HealthShirley Telles has been absorbed in yoga research for over 30 years.Dr. Telles completed MPhil and PhD in neurophysiology and after thathas set up research laboratories in yoga ashrams and centers to lookat both the practice and philosophy of yoga. She has publishedresearch (201+ papers, 3 edited volumes, 4 books). In this presentation,Shirley will expound on the impact and effects the breath can have onall aspects of our health and well-being. She will detail the importantrole the breath can play in wellness and healing; how to use iteffectively and safely.COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #11• Tracy Gray - Yoga Therapy for Severe Autism & Intellectual Disability- A Doshic Approach • Rachel Krentzman - Yoga Therapy Tools for Chronic Neck Pain & Headaches • Cindy Lewis - Breathing for Trouble Breathers COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #12• Fiona Donohoe-Bales - Just Breathe! Essential Breathwork For Birth • Gabrielle Boswell - Yoga Therapy for the Busy Mind; Practices forPeace, Well-being and Clarity • Aryong Choi - Yoga Therapy as Palliative Care for terminal cancerpatients• Neil Pearson - How Much Pain is Okay in Asana?9pm PDT12am EDT Aug 155am BST Aug 159:30am IST Aug 152pm AEST Aug 1510pm PDT1am EDT Aug 156am BST Aug 1510:30am IST Aug 153pm AEST Aug 15MICHELLE FURY C-IAYTYoga Therapy for Emotional Health: How to Safely & Effectively Meet Kids'Emotional Needs through YogaCOVID-19 has negatively impacted our youth globally. Kids need friends, school& physical activity to thrive. Yet the quarantine created a perfect storm ofisolation and reduced activity that has compromised kids’ mental health. Yogaoffers kids the perfect opportunity to socialize and be active at the same time. Inthis presentation you’ll learn the basics of how to spot anxiety and depression inkid clients. And you’ll learn practical yoga tools to help kids regulate their moods.Learn more from one of the pioneers in the field of pediatric yoga therapy.8pm PDT11pm EDT4am BST Aug 158:30am IST Aug 151pm AEST Aug 15Click to watchan introduction for this presentationClick to watchan introduction for this presentation
Not all Yoga is Safefor every bodyIndeed, many common yoga practices are downright unsafe; take for instance, the 'plow' pose pictured above. This pose is cautioned against for more than 25 common heath concerns and is one of the top five posesyoga professionals identified they won't teach*, yet is commonly practiced in group yoga practices. See what puts you most at risk, reduce injury for yourself, your patients or clients. Click below, or head to: yogabetterhealth.com/white-paper *Safe Yoga for Every Body Global Survey, conducted Jun-Aug 2019; completed by 1,061 yoga professionals
SO WHAT IS YOGA THERAPY?Yoga therapy is defined by the International Association of Yoga Therapists as "the process ofempowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application ofthe teachings and practices of yoga." It has also been described as "the application of yoga fortherapeutic purposes and as preventative medicine."The western model of health often looks at each body part or system separately, whereas the yogicmodel of health addresses every aspect of life holistically. And, although all yoga has the potential to help heal and general public classes may ease stress andeveryday aches and pains; yoga therapy is a holistic and multidimensional philosophy and practice thatoffers a methodology to work with the underlying causes of pain and suffering. It is informed self-careguided in relationship with a trained therapist.The framework of yoga therapy provides a clear model of integrative health through which tounderstand and work with the multiple domains of health: physical, psychological, cognitive, social, andspiritual. Through a dynamic therapeutic relationship, yoga therapists facilitate a self-empowering processthrough which they guide and adapt practices based on individual needs to assist the client in theirjourney toward self-healing and greater well-being.Many yoga therapists have specialized in a specific health niche and since 2020 the majority of yogatherapists now offer their services online (telehealth), so no matter where you live, you can find a yogatherapist specially trained to meet your individual needs.
for the agesTherapyCHARLENE MUHAMMAD C-IAYT & PRIYA VERMA PA, C-IAYT Health Inequality & Access to Care; The Radical Idea of Yoga for AllThe way we see the world is dictated by our “gaze”. HOW we seewhat’s in front of us COLORS WHAT WE SEE and WHAT WE DON’T SEE.Our ability to bridge yoga into healthcare is dictated by our ability tounderstand foundational barriers to health and accessibility to yoga.COVID has laid bare the undeniable disproportionate loss of life andseverity of disease from its infections worldwide. We can no longerlook away from the systemic problems that inform the disparities,inequalities and inequities faced by so many. We will explore "whatwe are not seeing" in the effort to gain clarity, compassion and actionfor us all. After all, Yoga’s ultimate health offering is liberation for all.COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #13• Evon Stone Rubenstein - Yoga for Resiliency & Burnout for theOverworked Healthcare Professional • Ghada Osman - Mental and Emotional Healing through Yoga: TheThree-Pronged Approach to Growth & Healing • Steffany Moonaz - Safety Measures for In-Person Yoga Therapy inthe age of COVID-19 • Allie Middleton - Moving from Me to We: Creating your OwnLeadership StoryCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #14• Yogachariya Jnandev Giri - Exploring Epigenetic's & YogicConcepts • Anne-Laure Peaucelle - Make Peace With your Emotions ThroughYoga • Mona Warner - Ojas - the Secret Ingredient to Deep Healing • Lisa Fabry - Clearing the COVID Cloud - Yoga, Energy Balancingand Mindfulness Practices for Recover • Jaime Schmitt - Svadhyaya through the Body: Dreaming inMovement9am PDT12pm EDT5pm BST9:30pm IST2am AEST Aug 16 AUG 15, 202110am PDT1pm EDT6pm BST10:30pm IST3am AEST Aug 16 11am PDT2pm EDT7pm BST11:30pm IST4am AEST Aug 16 DAY 3 - HEALING OUR WORLD WITH YOGA; SAFE, THERAPEUTIC, EFFECTIVEClick to watchan introduction for this presentation
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyPANEL - FIRST DO NO HARM: HOW TO KEEP YOUR CLIENTS /STUDENTS & PATIENTS SAFE IN THEIR PRACTICEThere's no longer a question that yoga can be therapeutic and itis recognized as the number 1 complimentary medicine used byadults in the US. Healthcare professionals often refer yoga totheir patients. But, not all yoga is the same - and not all yoga issafe for every individual. With yoga injuries on the rise, how dowe keep our students safer in their practice?Join this panel presentation to delve into best practices for keepingour clients, students and patience safer to gain the best outcome.Looking at yoga from a lens of injury and malpractice, the importanceof empowerment and collaboration; making yoga more accessible,trauma-informed and adapted for the individual in front of you. Moderated by: Ann Marie Johnston, Director Yoga for Better Health Panelists:Matthew Taylor PhD, C-IAYT; Director, Smart, Safe YogaJivana Heyman C-IAYT, E-RYT500, Director, Accessible YogaJenn Turner LMHC, Co-Director of the Center for Trauma andEmbodimentLarry Payne PhD, C-IAYT; YogaTherapy RX2pm PDT5pm EDT10pm BST2:30am IST Aug 167am AEST Aug 16DAY 3 - HEALING OUR WORLD WITH YOGA; SAFE, THERAPEUTIC, EFFECTIVENETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Visit Expo Booths | Networking Focus: Connect withHealthcare Professionals & Yoga Therapists focused on Mental Healthand COVID Related Health Challenges1pm PDT4pm EDT9pm BST1:30am IST Aug 166am AEST Aug 16 CATHERINE JUSTICE C-IAYTThe Yoga Mat and the Lab Coat - Transforming IntegrativeMedicine with Yoga TherapyYoga Therapy, with its growing evidence base for efficacy in myriadhealth conditions as well as its holistic focus on mind/body/spiritwellbeing, is an ideal framework for integrative models of healthcare.In this talk we will explore how yoga therapy can transform atraditional allopathic healing model into a holistic integrative modeland the reverberations that that transformation has in fostering equity,compassion, prevention, and integrative healing practices throughouthealthcare and communities.12pm PDT3pm EDT8pm BST12:30am IST Aug 165am AEST Aug 16 Click to watchan introduction for this presentation
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyDAY 3 - HEALING OUR WORLD WITH YOGA; SAFE, THERAPEUTIC, EFFECTIVE5pm PDT8pm EDT1am BST Aug 165:30am IST Aug 1610am AEST Aug 16 DR INGRID YANG MDCOVID-19: Utilizing Yoga Therapy for Recovery and ResilienceA substantial percentage of people experience prolonged illness afterCOVID-19 illness, estimated conservative incidence of at least 10%who contract the disease. Post-acute covid-19-symptoms extendbeyond 4 weeks from the onset of first symptoms, chronic COVID-19-symptoms extend beyond 12 weeks. Numerous research studies havetouted the benefits of yoga techniques without calling them yoga, butwe know that therapeutic tools we use in yoga can help COVID-19patients recover. Join us for this illuminating talk with Dr. Ingrid Yang,a hospitalist working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemicsince its inception, and a seasoned yoga therapist. Learn about waysin which yoga can be utilized to assist with COVID-19 recovery andincrease resilience in us all. This talk with include understanding thephysiology of this disease, how it causes chronic symptoms and waysin which yoga relieves these symptoms. After the talk, a Q&A sessionwill be held and Dr. Yang will answer individual questions. 3pm PDT6pm EDT11pm BST3:30am IST Aug 168am AEST Aug 164pm PDT7pm EDT12am BST Aug 164:30am IST Aug 169am AEST Aug 16COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #15• Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski - Care and Feeding of the Joy Body in Yoga Therapy • Liama Aesha - How Yoga Therapy Can Help Relieve Anxiety & Depression • Stephen Redmon - Anti-Racism Action Yoga Therapy Matters Now • Michelle Stortz - Dealing with Difficult EmotionsCOMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #16• Rachel Jennine Goudey - Reconnecting with Our Spirit and theSacred Wisdom Within: A New Paradigm for Mental Health • Rachel Posner - Your Brain on Mindfulness: an Integrative Approachto Stress Reduction and Well-being • Jennifer Kagan - From Grief to Growth
DAY 1 for the agesTherapyDAY 3 - HEALING OUR WORLD WITH YOGA; SAFE, THERAPEUTIC, EFFECTIVECOLIN DUNSMUIR C-IAYT & DR STANFORD WONGApproaches to Anger in Yoga and Healthcare; Perspectives from a MD &Yoga TherapistIn times of uncertainty, anger can be the first emotion to overwhelm us. Yogadescribes anger (krodha) as both beneficial and a disease of the mind. Westernmedicine recognises anger as part of the normal emotional spectrum, onlyintervening when there are behavioural issues. But is there scope to healthilyexpress and channel our anger?NETWORKING & EXPO BOOTH VISITSVisit Expo Booths | Networking Focus: Connect with HealthcareProfessionals & Yoga Therapists focused on Chronic Pain and OptimalHealth at different life ages & stages7pm PDT10pm EDT3am BST Aug 167:30am IST Aug 1612pm AEST Aug 168pm PDT11pm EDT4am BST Aug 168:30am IST Aug 161pm AEST Aug 16Click to watchan introduction for this presentationPANEL DISCUSSION - WELL-BEING AFTER COVIDRobin Rothenberg C-IAYT, Essential Yoga TherapyHeather Mason C-IAYT, Minded Institute, Yoga in HealthcareAllianceStarr Sanborn C-IAYT, Buteyko Breathing InstructorRani Elwy PhD, Brown UniversityJoin this panel presentation for an overview of how yoga & yogatherapy can help address the ongoing health & societalchallenges presented by COVID. This panel presentation provides an overview of how yoga & yogatherapy can help address the ongoing health & societal challengespresented by COVID. We'll share on public health, health policy, andhealth economics. We’ll also discuss the need to include yoga inmedical benefits packages, measuring patient-reported outcomes totrack progress and tailoring recommendations as well as a review ofpersonal experiences with COVID and Long Haulers and how yogatherapy was critical to recovery. Moderated by: Rob Schware, PhD; Give Back Yoga FoundationPanelists6pm PDT9pm EDT2am BST Aug 166:30am IST Aug 1611am AEST Aug 16
DAY 1 for the agesTherapy11pm PDT2am EDT Aug 157am BST Aug 1511:30am IST Aug 154pm AEST Aug 15DAY 3 - HEALING OUR WORLD WITH YOGA; SAFE, THERAPEUTIC, EFFECTIVESARASWATHI VASUDEVAN C-IAYTThe Role of the Mind in Illness & Healing: Insights andPractices Rooted in Yogic PhilosophyYoga Therapy today is practised world over based on theconventional medical model. What would it be like to look at thehuman system, the experience of wellbeing and ill-health throughthe original lens of yoga - frameworks grounded in a holisticunderstanding of the human being, where there is no actualseparation possible between mind and body? A functional,individual centric and process oriented approach to wellness. The philosophical roots of yoga - based primarily on Yoga Sutraand Sankhya will be explored to understand the framework foryoga therapy that can lead one towards healing and self-integration while making this journey deeply transformative. Whatcan provide a lasting, sustainable solution to the problems ofmankind - here specifically illness - is through moving into theroots of the problem - our own mind. Inquiring and developing adeeper, subtler understanding of its functions, propensities,challenges and capabilities. One’s relationship with food, otherpeople, the larger world and the transcendent reality, all of theseare also integral aspects of the illness trajectory and therefore thehealing process. Using case studies, important concepts, toolsand practices will be explored that can be applied in a wholerange of health conditions for deeper healing and empoweredliving.COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #18• Deb Roberts - Living with Mental Health Challenges and Yoga’s Partin Keeping Me Alive • Rebel Tucker - Living Yoga Therapy Day To Day - Daily Practices to Reduce Pain • Kendra Boone - Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy - The Missing Link inMental Health Care?10pm PDT1am EDT Aug 166am BST Aug 1610:30am IST Aug 163pm AEST Aug 16COMMUNITY SESSIONS: SESSION #17• Lori Fazzio Rubenstein - Yoga for Health Lungs • Francesca Nicosia - Yoga Therapy for Sleep Support • Simone Palmieri - Long COVID and CFS/ME; one disease helps theother9pm PDT12am EDT Aug 165am BST Aug 169:30am IST Aug 162pm AEST Aug 16
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BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsDEAN ORNISH MDPresident & Founder ofthe Preventive MedicineResearch InstituteSAT BIR KHALSA PHDAsst Professor of Medicine,Harvard Medical School,Director of Yoga Research,Yoga AllianceThe Transformative Power of Lifestyle MedicineFriday Aug 13, 12:00 EDTDean Ornish, M.D., is known as “the father of lifestyle medicine” and thefirst to prove that lifestyle medicine can reverse the progression of manychronic diseases including coronary heart disease, early-stage prostatecancer, and cellular aging (by lengthening telomeres). He is also thefounder and president of the nonprofit Preventive Medicine ResearchInstitute, clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, SanFrancisco and the University of California, San Diego, and the author ofseven books, all national bestsellers. The “Ornish diet” has been rated “#1for Heart Health” by a panel of independent experts at U.S. News & WorldReport for eight years from 2011-2019. He has received numerous honors,including the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the AmericanCollege of Lifestyle Medicine; Outstanding Young Alumnus Award from theUniversity of Texas, Austin; the Plantrician Project Luminary Award; and theNational Public Health Hero Award from the University of California,Berkeley. He was appointed by President Clinton to the White HouseCommission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy and byPresident Obama to the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, HealthPromotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and he is currently advisingfour U.S. Presidential candidates. Dr. Ornish was recognized as a “TIME 100Innovator;” by Life magazine as “one of the 50 most influential members ofhis generation;” by People magazine as “one of the most interestingpeople of the year;” and by Forbes magazine as “one of the world’s sevenmost powerful teachers.”The Science and Research on Yoga for Stress,Resilience and Burnout in Healthcare WorkersFriday Aug 13, 3:00 EDTSat Bir Singh Khalsa, Ph.D. has been conducting research on the efficacyof yoga in improving physical and psychological health since 2001. Hehas practiced a yoga lifestyle since 1972 and is a certified instructor inKundalini Yoga. He is Director of Yoga Research for the Yoga Alliance,Director of Research for the Kundalini Research Institute, ResearchAssociate at the Benson Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine, ResearchAffiliate of the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and an AssistantProfessor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School at Brigham andWomen's Hospital in Boston. He has conducted clinical research trialsevaluating yoga interventions for insomnia, post-traumatic stress disorder,chronic stress, and anxiety disorders and in both public school andoccupational settings. Dr. Khalsa works with the International Associationof Yoga Therapists to promote research on yoga and yoga therapy as thechair of the scientific program committee for the annual Symposium onYoga Research and as editor-in-chief of the International Journal ofYoga Therapy. He is medical editor of the Harvard Medical SchoolSpecial Report An Introduction to Yoga and chief editor of the medicaltextbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsALISON WHITEHEAD MPHC-IAYT, RYT500National Program Lead forIntegrative HealthYOGACHARYA DRANANDA BALAYOGIBHAVANANI DSC(YOGA),MD, C-IAYTDirector CYTER of Sri BalajiVidyapeethA Radical Redesign of Healthcare: The VeteransHealth Administration Whole Health SystemFriday, August 13 8pm EDTMs. Whitehead served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the DominicanRepublic and earned her Master’s in Public Health from ColumbiaUniversity. She joined VA Women’s Health Services in 2010 as a PresidentialManagement Fellow. In September 2015 she transitioned to NationalProgram Lead for the VA Integrative Health Coordinating Center (IHCC) inthe Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation. In this roleMs. Whitehead leads development of programs and policies for integrativehealth implementation across VA (including yoga and meditation). Alison ison the Board of Directors of the Academic Consortium for IntegrativeMedicine and Health (ACIMH) and the immediate past Chair of the ACIMHPolicy Working Group. In addition, she is a yoga instructor, a personaltrainer, and a certified yoga therapist. In her free time, Alison enjoysspending time outdoors hiking, running, biking, and playing soccer orpracticing yoga and meditation.Integrating Yoga Therapy Within the ModernMedical SystemFriday, August 13 11pm EDTYogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani is Director of the Centre forYoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of YogaTherapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth University, Pondicherry(www.sbvu.ac.in). A recipient of the coveted DSc in Yoga from SVYASAYoga University in January 2019, he is Chairman of the InternationalCentre for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram,Pondicherry, India (www.icyer.com) and Yoganjali Natyalayam, thepremier institute of Yoga and Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam inPondicherry (www.rishiculture.in). He is son and successor of theinternationally acclaimed Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. SwamiGitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Yogacharini Kalaimamani Ammaji, SmtMeenakshi Devi Bhavanani. He is a Gold Medallist in Medical Studies(MBBS) with postgraduate diplomas in both Family Health (PGDFH) aswell as Yoga (PGDY) and the Advanced Diploma in Yoga under hisillustrious parents in 1991-93. A Fellow of the Indian Academy of Yoga, hehas authored 19 DVDs and 25 books and 31 compilations on Yoga as wellas published more than two hundred and fifty papers, compilations andabstracts on Yoga and Yoga research in National and InternationalJournals. His literary works have more than 2600 Citations, with an h-Index of 24 and an i10-Index of 48. In addition, he is a Classical IndianVocalist, Percussionist, Music Composer and Choreographer of IndianClassical Dance. He is a recognized PhD guide for Yoga Therapy and isthe first Indian to be recognized as an IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, USA.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsSARA LAZAR PHDAssociate Professor,Harvard Medical Schooland MassachusettsGeneral HospitalGÖRAN BOLL C-IAYTDirector I AM Academy,SwedenPain, Fear, Meditation and the Brain: How EquanimityAlters Neural Responses to PainSaturday, August 14 12pm EDTSara W. Lazar, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Psychiatry Departmentat Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The focusof her research is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying thebeneficial effects of yoga and meditation, both in clinical settings and inhealthy individuals. She has been practicing yoga and mindfulnessmeditation since 1994. Her research has been covered by numerous newsoutlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CNN, and WebMD.From 0-300 in a Decade; How MediYoga Became anIntegral Part of the Swedish Healthcare SystemSaturday, August 14 2am EDTGöran Boll, C-IAYT, member of IAYT Advisory Board, Swedish founder ofMediYoga, has taught and lectured on yoga since 1995 and participatedin 90 % of all research on yoga in Sweden. In 2010 he managed to getMediYoga into the Swedish NHS. Today 300 hospitals and clinics in theSwedish NHS offer MediYoga to all types of patients. Over the last 25years Göran has lectured on yoga in various corporate, medical andacademic settings, in Europe, the USA and in India. He regularly givesworkshops and lead teacher trainings all over Scandinavia as well asoffer open evening yoga classes at his own institute in Stockholm threenights a week.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsGARY KRAFTSOW C-IAYTFounder and Director ofthe American ViniyogaInstituteHOLGER CRAMER PHDResearch DirectorOptimizing Health through Yoga: Healthy Aging, Self-Care,Stress, and ResiliencySaturday, August 14 8pm EDTGary Kraftsow has been a pioneer in the transmission of yoga for health,healing and personal transformation for over 40 years. He began his studyof yoga in India with T.K.V. Desikachar in 1974 and received a ViniyogaSpecial Diploma from Viniyoga International in Paris, France in 1988. Garygraduated with a BA, Magna Cum Laude, from Colgate University in 1976and received his Masters Degree in Psychology and Religion from theUniversity of California at Santa Barbara in 1983. Around that time, heopened Maui School of Yoga Therapy. In 1999, he founded the AmericanViniyoga Institute™, LLC. Since then, he has become a renowned speakerand teacher of the Viniyoga methodology at many conferences and schoolsnationally and internationally. Gary has successfully developed protocol fortwo National Institutes of Health studies: “Evaluating Yoga for Chronic LowBack Pain” and “Yoga Therapy for Generalized Anxiety”, as well for the“Mind-Body Stress Reduction in the Workplace” clinical trial for AetnaInsurance Company. He is the Director and Senior Teacher of the AmericanViniyoga Institute (AVI®), the author of two books published by Penguin:Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Transformation, and author of foureducational DVD’s: Viniyoga Therapy for Low Back, Sacrum and Hips andViniyoga Therapy for Upper Back, Neck and Shoulders, Viniyoga Therapy forDepression, and Viniyoga Therapy for Anxiety. He has also produced severalonline workshops: Pranayama Unlocked, Meditation Unlocked, Yoga Therapyfor Depression, Yoga Therapy for Better Sleep, Yoga Therapy for Anxiety,and Āsana Unlocked. He is currently offering classes online at Union.fit.The Utilization, Efficacy and Safety of Yoga for ChronicPain - What the Research SaysSaturday, August 14 3pm EDTDr. Holger Cramer is Research Director at the Department of Internal andIntegrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany, and AdjunctAssociate Professor at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine,Southern Cross University in Lismore, Australia. He holds degrees inpsychology, yoga and medical science; and his PhD thesis on yoga in painmanagement received several scientific awards. Building on his ownlongstanding yoga and meditation practice, he conducts research on thehealth benefits of mind-body practices and non-pharmacological integrativehealth approaches in chronic pain, cancer, internal medicine and psychiatricconditions. He has published over 200 scientific papers on yoga, meditation,and related methods. In addition to clinical research on the effects of yogaon patient-relevant outcomes, a major focus of his work is public healthresearch on the use and dissemination of mind-body medicine andimplications for health care systems. Dr. Cramer is president elect of theInternational Society for Traditional, Complementary, and IntegrativeMedicine Research (ISCMR) and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alternativeand Complementary Medicine (JACM).
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsSHIRLEY TELLES C-IAYTDirector, PatanjaliResearch FoundationMICHELLE FURY C-IAYT,LPCOwner/Founder ofEmbodied Youth Training, Yoga Therapy for Emotional Health: How to Safely &Effectively Meet Kids' Emotional Needs through YogaSaturday, August 14 11pm EDTMichelle Fury (C-IAYT, LPC) is a pediatric yoga therapist and a licensedprofessional counselor through the State of Colorado. Named the first fulltime yoga therapist in a hospital setting by the International Associationof Yoga Therapists, Michelle co-created and ran the yoga therapyprogram at Children's Hospital Colorado for nearly 15 years. She is theauthor of Using Yoga Therapy to Promote Mental Health in Children &Adolescents. She also co-wrote a chapter on children’s mental health inthe edited book Yoga for Mental Health. She is a leader in the fieldthrough her numerous clinical presentations and publications over theyears. Michelle is currently the owner/founder of Embodied Youth Yoga(EYY) & Embodied Youth Training (EYT). She’s been a student of yogasince 1991. Michelle has a passion for helping kids & teens develop strongminds, healthy bodies & resiliency through yoga therapy.The Breath & Its Role in Therapy - Effects and Safetyfor Optimal HealthSunday, August 15 2am EDTDr. Shirley Telles has degrees in conventional medicine and inneurophysiology. Shirley has been absorbed in yoga research for over 30years. Both her MPhil and PhD theses were on the effects of yogapractice. Telles received a Fulbright Fellowship in 1998 and in 2001 anaward from the Templeton Foundation for creative ideas in meditationand neurobiology. In 2007, she received a grant from the Indian Councilof Medical Research Centre for Advanced Research to study meditation’seffects through autonomic variables, evoked and event-relatedpotentials, polysomnography, and fMRI. Telles has been the director ofthe Patanjali Research Foundation, Haridwar, India, since 2007. She haspublished research (201+ papers, 3 edited volumes, 4 books). She isenthusiatic about all aspects of yoga.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsCHARLENE MUHAMMADCNS, LD, C-IAYTYoga Therapist, CertifiedNutrition Specialist,Licensed Dietician, ClinicalHerbalistHealth Inequality & Access to Care; The Radical Ideaof Yoga for AllSunday, August 15 12pm EDTCharlene Marie Muhammad is a traditional healing practitioner, whofocuses on supporting clients with a practical application to optimalhealth by using the healing tools that she has grown to embrace in herown personal life: herbal medicine, nutrition and yoga. Charlene is alsoan early childhood educator and childbirth Doula. A graduate of CornellUniversity, Charlene holds a Master’s of Science Degree in HerbalMedicine from Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a LicensedDietitian. Charlene is also a certified yoga therapist through theInternational Association of Yoga Therapists (IYAT) and serves as theChair for IAYT's DEI Taskforce and as Secretary to the Black YogaTeachers’ Alliance Board of Directors.Health Inequality & Access to Care; The Radical Ideaof Yoga for AllSunday, August 15 12pm EDTPriya Verma is a Certified Yoga Therapist and Physician Assistantfor over 20 years and has been caring for COVID patients on thefrontline. She has pioneered integration of trauma-informed YogaTherapy into a traditional medical model of care, specializing innon-pharmacologic pain management. She has taught yoga incorporate, studios, hospitals, schools and private corporations.She also offers a Clinical Resiliency Program offering self-carepractices for clinicians, and healthcare workers across thespectrum. She is a faculty member of Optimal State of Living, aYoga Therapy training(US). She serves on the task-force for DEI(diversity, equity, inclusion) education for the InternationalAssociation of Yoga Therapy. She lectures globally in integratingthe indigenous wisdom practices of yoga and Ayurveda. She leadsworkshops about Clinical Resilience, History of Yoga, CulturalAppropriation, DEI, Yoga for Teens and more. For moreinformation, visit her at https://sandalwoodyoga.comPRIYA VERMA PA, C-IAYTDirector SandalwoodYoga
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsThe Yoga Mat and the Lab Coat - TransformingIntegrative Medicine with Yoga TherapySunday, August 15 3pm EDT Catherine Justice, PT, DPT, C-IAYT, E-RYT, CST works as anIntegrative Physical Therapist specializing in Yoga Therapy atHennepin Healthcare in Minneapolis. At Hennepin Health she is amember of the Provider Wellness Committee and serves as theSenior Physical Therapist within the Integrative Physical Therapyspeciality. Catherine is currently in the first year of the Academyfor Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) two-year IntegrativeMedicine Fellowship; she is the third physical therapist in theUnited States (and the first IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist) to beaccepted as an AIHM Fellow and was awarded the prestigiousGeorge Family Foundation scholarship for the program. Catherinealso serves as the Associate Editor for the International Journal ofYoga Therapy and is the founder of The Art of Yoga andIntegrative Bodywork, LLC. She has published and conductedresearch on the therapeutic use of yoga for Parkinson’s Disease,Osteoarthritis, and Lower Back Pain. Catherine has a passion fordeepening the reach and understanding of the therapeuticpotential for yoga and for improving access to yoga therapy tounder-served populations.CATHERINE JUSTICEDPT, C-IAYTAssociate Editor,International Journal ofYoga TherapyINGRID YANG MD, JD, E-RYT500, C-IAYTAuthor of Adaptive YogaCOVID-19: Utilizing Yoga Therapy for Recovery andResilienceSunday, August 15 8pm EDTIngrid Yang MD, JD, C-IAYT, E-RYT500 is a physician, yoga therapist,educator and published author. She has been teaching yoga for over 20years and is the author of the books Adaptive Yoga and Hatha YogaAsanas. Dr. Yang leads trainings and retreats all over the world, with aspecial focus on kinesthetic physiology and healing through breathwork,meditation and mind-body connection. Find out more atwww.ingridyang.com or instagram.com/ingridyangyogamd.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsThe Role of the Mind in Illness & Healing: Insightsand Practices Rooted in Yogic PhilosophySunday, August 15 11pm EDT Saraswathi is an internationally renowned yoga teacher, trainerand therapist. She has two Masters Degrees in Nutrition andPsychology from the University of Madras, Chennai, and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga Studies from Krishnamacharya YogaMandiram (KYM), Chennai. She has close to three decades ofstudy, practice and teaching experience in this tradition, havingstudied directly with Sri TKV Desikachar for over 17 years. In 2010,she founded YogaVahini, a Specialised Yoga Training, Therapyand Research Centre along with her husband Sundar, with the aimof making the transformative and healing wisdom of yoga andpersonalised yoga therapy more accessible to everyone.YogaVahini has centres in Chennai & Hyderabad and presence inother cities in India and around the world. YogaVahini’s YogaTherapist training program received accreditation with IAYT in2016 as the first school in India.Saraswathi currently serves on theVoluntary Board of Directors of Yoga Alliance. In 2016 she co-founded Yoga Vahini Foundation, a Public Charitable Trust thataims to bring yoga and yoga therapy to rural and underservedpopulations through yoga camps, trainings and awarenessprograms.SARASWATHIVASUDEVAN C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, YACEPFounder, YogaVahini,Yoga teacher, therapist,trainer & researcher,STANFORD WONG MD,YTT200Medical Doctor, YogaTeacher & Yoga TherapyTraineeApproaches to Anger in Yoga & Healthcare;Perspectives from an MD & Yoga TherapistMonday, August 16 2am EDTStanford Wong is a medically trained yoga teacher who specialised inmaternity and mental health. He came into the physical practice of yogain his teens for flexibility and fell in love with the practice of stillness andbreath. For the past year, Stanford has been collaborating with ColinDunsmuir on a series of yoga and health webinars. In these regular livesessions, they explore common health issues from a medical and a yogatherapy perspective, discussing their experiences working with clients inboth settings. Topics they’ve covered include: Back Pain, Chronic Fatigueand Hypermobility.
BiosKeynoteListed in order of presentationsCOLIN DUNSMUIR C-IAYTYoga therapist andFounder of True YogaApproaches to Anger in Yoga & Healthcare;Perspectives from an MD & Yoga TherapistMonday, August 16 2am EDTColin Dunsmuir is a Yoga Therapist with over 20 years experience. Hewas certified in the Viniyoga lineage directly by T.K.V. Desikachar in2009. Colin specialises in leading seminars, trainings and workshops forteachers wanting to become Yoga Therapists and also teaching thosewanting to learn yoga in a traditional, one-to-one basis. He hasconsiderable experience of using yoga to support and help those whoare facing difficult situations in their lives. For the past year, Collin hasbeen collaborating with Stanford Wong on a series of yoga and healthwebinars.
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BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsMODERATOR: ANN MARIE JOHNSTONMBMDirector Yoga for BetterHealth, Founder, GlobalYoga Therapy DayINTEGRATING YOGA THERAPY INTO HEALTHCAREFriday, August 13 5pm EDTAnn Marie Johnston is the founder and visionary behind Yoga for BetterHealth, which provides yoga therapy and therapeutic yoga wellnessprograms and services for healthcare organizations and the community.She's the creator of the apps Yoga for Better Health & Yoga for BetterHealth Pro, and the founder of the Global Yoga Therapy Day. After a breath-centred Yoga practice created a profound shift in heroverall health and well-being Ann Marie shifted her focus to helpingadvance knowledge and respect of the therapeutic benefits of yoga; andthe field of yoga therapy. She is currently focused on supporting the mental health of front-linehealthcare workers impacted by COVID-19 through the provision of yogatherapy well-being programs and is shortly to pilot a program for 300healthcare workers at the Tennessee Valley VA.Learn more about Ann Marie & Yoga for Better Health's Yoga TherapyWell-being Programs at www.yogabetterhealth.com/yt-programs MATTHEW TAYLORPT, PHD, C-IAYTMatthew J. Taylor, has beenleading integrative rehabilitationand health for over 40 years. Hiscareer arc took him from physicaltherapy to fitness to yoga therapyand finally a doctorate in chronicpain. Always at the leading edgeof health, he is the editor of thegraduate textbook, "FosteringCreativity in Rehabilitation” andmore recently wrote, “YogaTherapy as a Creative Response toPain.” He currently serves on twonational pain task forces for non-pharmacological integrative paincare. ALYSSA WOSTRELMBAAlyssa is the Executive Directorof the IAYT. Her career has beendevoted to increasing access tocomplementary, integrative,whole-person healthcare bysupporting a paradigm shifttoward health creation and well-being. She's the past executivedirector of the Integrative HealthPolicy Consortium (IHPC), andhas years of executive-levelcorporate experience in sales,marketing, and medicaleducation with leadinghomeopathic pharmaceuticalmanufacturing companies. HEATHER MASONC-IAYT, RYT 500, MA, MSCHeather Mason is the founder ofthe Minded Institute, a leadingyoga therapy training school inthe UK, and the Yoga in HealthCare Alliance. Committed tobringing yoga into healthsystems, she has also taught inmedical schools, educatingfuture doctors in integratingyoga into treatment, andcontinues to lecture at variousuniversities on this topic. Heatheris the secretariat for the All PartyParliamentary Group on Yoga inSociety in the UK.
BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsMODERATOR: ERIK GROESSL PHDDirector UCSD HealthServices Research CenterBUILDING THE EVIDENCE BASEFriday, August 13 9pm EDTDr. Groessl has served as Center Director of the UCSD Health ServicesResearch Center since 1999 and as Executive Director since 2014. He is aProfessor of Public Health at UCSD and is a Principal Investigator at the VASan Diego. He received his Clinical Psychology PhD in 1999 from theSDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program with a specialization in BehavioralMedicine/ Health Psychology.Dr. Groessl conducts research in the general areas of Integrative Medicine,Behavioral Interventions, Veterans and military health, Cost-effectiveness,Health-related quality of life and Patient self-managementHis current projects focus on the benefits of yoga for older adults and formilitary veterans with chronic pain and/or PTSD. He also conducts cost-effectiveness analyses for a variety of different projects. MARLYSA SULLIVANDPT, C-IAYTMarlysa is a physical therapist, yogatherapist, educator, author, andresearcher. Her work has focused ondeveloping explanatory frameworksfor yoga therapy based on spiritualand eudaimonic well-being,polyvagal theory, regulation andresilience. She has authored bothpeer reviewed articles and 2 books(Understanding Yoga Therapy:Applied Philosophy and Science forWellbeing and Yoga and Science forPain Care) exploring theseframeworks and application to clientcare. Her research has also involveddeveloping and implementing yogainterventions for low back pain,osteoarthritis, cognitive impairmentand dementia, and diabetes. SMITHA MALLAIAHMS, C-IAYT Smitha is a Sr. Mind-Body InterventionSpecialist at the University of TexasMD Anderson Cancer center’sIntegrative medicine program. Shehas spent the last decade at M DAnderson Cancer center working withvarious cancer populations. Sheworks alongside other integrativemedicine clinicians using yogatherapy with inpatients andoutpatients going through cancer,from diagnosis through end of lifeand is developing & teaching yogaresearch interventions for Breast,Lung, Brain, Head and Neck cancers,and others. She has also co-authoredyoga publications & presented workat conferences on the efficacy ofyoga in Cancer care. DANILO SANTAELLAPHD, C-IAYTDanilo Forghieri Santaella is one ofthe first researchers in Yogaphysiology of Brazil, working withYoga teaching and research at theUniversity of São Paulo. He alsoteaches Physiology in post-gradYoga and Yoga-therapy courses.He has a Ph.D. in Sciences at theUniversity of São Paulo, and 2post-docs about Yoga effects onthe brain (Federal University of RioGrande do Norte and HospitalIsraelita Albert Einstein). His mainresearch field is the interactionbetween mind and body, withspecial emphasis to the influencesof Yoga on psycho-biologicalvariables/markers.
BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsMODERATOR: DR. TIMOTHY MCCALLMD, C-IAYTSELF-CARE FOR HEALING PROFESSIONALS & CARERSSaturday, August 14 5pm EDT Timothy McCall, MD is a board-certified physician specializing in internalmedicine, and the author of three books, including Yoga as Medicine: TheYogic Prescription for Health and Healing (Bantam) and his latest, Saving MyNeck: A Doctor's East/West Journey Through Cancer (Whole WorldPublishing). He contributed to and co-edited the 2016 medical textbook, ThePrinciples and Practice of Yoga in Health Care (Handspring Publishing), forwhich a second edition is currently in the works. He practiced medicine in the Boston area for a dozen years before devotinghimself full-time in the late 1990s to yoga therapy. He has studied with manyof the world's leading yoga teachers including BKS Iyengar and TKVDesikachar, as well as Patricia Walden, Rod Stryker and Donald Moyer. In2005, Timothy began his studies with a traditional Ayurvedic doctor, the lateChandukutty Vaidyar, and spent more than a year at his clinic in Kerala,India. He directs the Yoga As Medicine Seminars and Teacher Trainings,offering programs around the world. Most recently, he has introduced anapproach to yoga, which he calls Vinyasa of Breath. See DrMcCall.comAGGIE STEWARTC-IAYTAggie Stewart is a C-IAYT(Certified Yoga Therapist),accredited Buteyko BreathingMethod (BBM) provider, andcertified iRest Yoga Nidrameditation teacher. She is theauthor of the book, Yoga as Self-Care for Healthcare Practitioners:Cultivating Resilience,Compassion, and Empathy. Since2017, Aggie has been faculty inthe Medical Colloquia series atthe University of Illinois College ofMedicine where she teaches firstand second year medical studentsabout yoga, yoga therapy, andyoga as self-care for themselves. STEPHANIE LOPEZLISW-S, C-IAYTStephanie Lopez, LISW-S, C-IAYT, isthe Senior Director of Teachings &Programs, and a Senior iRest Trainerfor iRest Institute. As a psycho-therapist, meditation teacher, andcertified yoga therapist, she bridgesEastern wisdom with Westernpsychology and neuroscience tosupport healing and transformation.She works with adults and coupleson issues such as anxiety, trauma,depression, self esteem, grief, lifetransition, and improvingrelationships. She also offers privateiRest and yoga therapy sessions forthose interested in working throughdifficult emotions and beliefs or todiscover their ground of well being.KELLY COUTURIERC-IAYTKelly Couturier, MS, C-IAYT, teachesmindful movement and meditationto patients in recovery at theAddiction Institute of Mount SinaiWest in New York. As part of anintegrative health team, sheprovides an evidence-based,bottom-up approach to healing,using breathing techniques,mindfulness training, guidedmeditation and yoga-basedmovement. During the height of theCOVID pandemic, Kelly supportedfrontline healthcare workers with"daily healing" wellness sessions. Aspart of the Yoga for Better Healthteam, Kelly will be offering a YogaTherapy Wellbeing Program forhealthcare professionals starting in September.
BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsMODERATOR: CAROL KRUCOFF C-IAYTAuthor and Co-FounderYoga for SeniorsHOW I BROUGHT YOGA THERAPY INTO THISHEALTHCARE SYSTEMSaturday, August 14 9pm EDT Carol Krucoff is a yoga therapist at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham,North Carolina, and co-director of the Yoga for Seniors ProfessionalTrainings, designed to help yoga instructors safely adapt the practice toolder bodies, minds and hearts. An award-winning journalist, Carol served as founding editor of TheWashington Post’s Health Section and is the author of several books onyoga and health including “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six-WeekProgram for Strength, Balance, Flexibility, and Pain Relief" and “YogaSparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less.” Carol has been a consultant on several yoga research studies and co-authored articles in peer-reviewed medical journals. She has practicedyoga for more than 40 years and is grateful to have studied with numerousmaster teachers from around the world. M MALA CUNNINGHAMPHD, C-IAYTMala Cunningham is a CounselingPsychologist, Certified YogaTherapist and an Assistant Professorat the University of Virginia Schoolof Nursing where she teachescourses in Foundations of MedicalYoga for Health Professionals. Dr.Cunningham is also the president ofPositive Health Solutions and is thefounder and director of Hospital BedYoga and the Cardiac MedicalYoga Teacher Training Program. Sheis also the co-director of MedicalYoga at the University of Virginia.She was responsible for briningmedical yoga into over 500 hospitalsand has authored the APD course,'Bringing yoga therapy into hospitalsand academia'MICHELLE FURYLPC, C-IAYTMichelle Fury is a pediatric yogatherapist and a licensedprofessional counselor through theState of Colorado. Named the firstfull time yoga therapist in a hospitalsetting by the InternationalAssociation of Yoga Therapists,Michelle co-created and ran theyoga therapy program at Children'sHospital Colorado for nearly 15years. She is the author of UsingYoga Therapy to Promote MentalHealth in Children & Adolescents.She also co-wrote a chapter onchildren’s mental health in theedited book Yoga for Mental Health. Michelle has a passion for helpingkids & teens develop strong minds,healthy bodies & resiliency throughyoga therapy.JUDI BARRC-IAYTJudi has been developing yogaprograms for patients and caregiversat Cleveland Clinic since 2007 whenshe was first began to work there.More recently she created the 200hr. level Cleveland Clinic School ofYoga. As a Yoga Therapist she workswith all types of patients, (Cancer,Metabolic Syndrome, Epilepsy,Digestive Disease, MS, ChronicPain). She instructs therapeuticclasses in group & one on onesettings; teaching yoga to medicalstudents & residents. She createdtwo 'Come As You Are' yoga DVD’s,is interviewed regularly by nationalmedia as a yoga resource atCleveland Clinic and speaks atNational Medical Symposiumsthroughout the country.
BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsMATTHEW TAYLORPHD, C-IAYTJIVANA HEYMAN C-IAYT, E-RYT500 Jivana is the founder anddirector of the AccessibleYoga Association, aninternational non-profitorganization dedicated toincreasing access to theyoga teachings. He’s the co-founder of the AccessibleYoga Training School andAccessible Yoga Podcast,and the author of"Accessible Yoga: Poses andPractices for Every Body"(Shambhala Publications), aswell as the forthcomingbook, "Yoga Revolution:Building a Practice ofCourage & Compassion"(Nov. 2021). JENN TURNERLMHCAlong with working inprivate practice as atrauma therapist, Jenn isthe co-founder and co-director of the Center forTrauma and Embodimentwhere she works tooversee all training andsupports the developmentof body-first interventionsfor healing from trauma.Jenn leads trainingsthroughout the U.S inTrauma Center TraumaSensitive Yoga (TCTSY).Jenn is also the editorand contributing authorof Embodied Healing.MODERATOR: ANN MARIE JOHNSTONDirector Yoga for BetterHealth, Founder, GlobalYoga Therapy DayFIRST DO NO HARM: HOW TO KEEP YOUR PATIENTS,CLIENTS & STUDENTS SAFE IN THEIR PRACTICESunday, August 15 5pm EDTAnn Marie Johnston is the founder and visionary behind Yoga for BetterHealth & the Global Yoga Therapy Conference. She created two apps; Yogafor Better Health Pro; helping yoga professionals keep individuals with healthchallenges safer, and Yoga for Better Health, which provides safer moreaccessible yoga practices for everyone. Having experienced a transformation in her own health through a mindfulbreath centered, meditative yoga practice, it's been Ann Marie's mission tohelp people better understand the depth, breadth and therapeutic benefitsof yoga. Ann Marie & Yoga for Better Health recently published the Safer In YourPractice industry white paper, from the Safe Yoga for Everybody survey. AnnMarie's vision is to help people understand that if they can breathe, they canpractice yoga and to help keep individuals safer in their practice. LARRY PAYNEPHD, C-IAYT, E-RYT500Matthew has been leadingintegrative rehabilitationand health for over 40years. His career arc tookhim from physical therapy tofitness to yoga therapy andfinally a doctorate in chronicpain. Always at the leadingedge of health, he is theeditor of the graduatetextbook, "FosteringCreativity in Rehabilitation”and more recently wrote,“Yoga Therapy as aCreative Response to Pain.”He currently serves on twonational pain task forces fornon-pharmacologicalintegrative pain care. Internationally respectedYoga teacher, author, and afounding father of Yogatherapy in America. Dr.Payne cofounded the IAYTand the Yoga curriculum atthe UCLA School ofMedicine. He is also thefounder of the YogaTherapy Rx and Prime of LifeYoga programs at LoyolaMarymount University. Dr.Payne is coauthor of theinternational bestsellerYoga For Dummies, YogaBasics, Yoga Rx, YogaTherapy and IntegrativeMedicine.
BiosFor Panelists & ModeratorsListed in order of presentationsROBIN ROTHENBERG C-IAYTHEATHER MASONC-IAYTHeather Mason is thefounder of the MindedInstitute, a leading yogatherapy training school inthe UK, and the Yoga inHealth Care Alliance.Committed to bringingyoga into health systems,she has also taught inmedical schools, educatingfuture doctors inintegrating yoga intotreatment, and continues tolecture at variousuniversities on this topic.Heather is the secretariatfor the All PartyParliamentary Group onYoga in Society in the UK.STARR SANBORNC-IAYTStarr is an EYT YogaTherapist, RYT 500, Level 2Buteyko BreathingEducator, and a RestoreYour Prana Mentor. Shespecializes in chronic pain,respiratory heath, Buteykofor children, eatingdisorders, trauma,insomnia, and seniorwellness. She contractedCOVID-19 in April of 2020,and manages symptoms ofLong-Covid. Using specificbreathing & gentle asanatechniques has made asignificant impact onregaining her health andvitality. MODERATOR: ROB SCHWARE PHDExecutive Director, GiveBack Yoga FoundationWELL-BEING AFTER COVIDSunday, August 15 9pm EDTRob Schware, PhD, heads the Give Back Yoga Foundation and is PresidentEx-Officio of the Yoga Service Council. In late 2006, Rob brought his twodecades of management experience with the World Bank to a second career:helping to grow the yoga service movement. He wanted to combine hisdevelopment and project management expertise in over 30 countriesincluding India, Indonesia, Turkey, Rwanda and Palestine with his passion foryoga, by forming an organization whose mission it is to bring yoga tounderserved populations. In 2013, his work of co-founding and furthering the Give Back YogaFoundation earned him the International Association of Yoga Therapists’Karma Yoga Award for “extraordinary selfless service in reducing sufferingand elevating consciousness through yoga.” And in 2016, he received YogaJournal’s Good Karma award. He has been married to Alice Trembour for 37years, which, like yoga, is in and of itself a regular commitment to a practice.They have three children.RANI ELWYPHDiRobin is the author ofRestoring Prana: ATherapeutic Guide for YogaTeachers, Therapists andHealthcare Practitioners &The Svadhyaya BreathJournal. Deeply involved inyoga therapy and researchsince 2000, Robin runs anIAYT Accredited YogaTherapy Training, andthriving practice outsideSeattle, Washington. Herpractical orientation to yogatherapy is created through aunique weave of traditionalVedic teachings combinedwith Western science. Founding Director of theImplementation Science Corein the Department of Psychiatryand Human Behavior Dr. A. RaniElwy is is also Core Investigatorat the Center for HealthcareOrganization & ImplementationResearch (CHOIR) at the VABedford Healthcare System. Dr.Elwy leads dissemination effortsfor the VA Complementary andIntegrative Health EvaluationCenter. She co-developed theEssential Properties of YogaQuestionnaire & has studiedthe effectiveness of yoga fortreating Veterans' chronic lowback pain.
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CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #1 - 1:00 PM EDT• Kelly Couturier - Building a Culture of Mental Health & Wellbeing for your Healthcare Employees*• Joann Lutz - Tying the Knot: Integrating Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory in Mental Health Care • Suzy Bolt - Long COVID; What you NEED to Know Before you Teach • Liz Oppedijk - Yoga in Nursing Homes: Engaging Society's Most VulnerableCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #2 - 2:00 PM EDT• Mikaela Colner - Yoga Therapy in Acute Rehabilitation • M Mala Cunningham - Neuroscience and Yoga: How and Why Yoga Heals • Emily Large - Overcoming Pain with Yoga Therapy: Lower Quadrant • Susan Polk - Mental Health & Prenatal Yoga in a PandemicCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #3 - 6:00 PM EDT• Marsha Danzig - Kidneys Need Yoga Therapy Too, Even if They are Artificial • Kathy Shafer - Tools For Transformation: Integrating EMDR and Yoga Nidra • Heather Hagaman - Befriend Unhealthy Habits with Resilient Yoga Tools • Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner - Trauma-Informed Care in Military Substance Abuse Clinic CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #4 - 7:00 PM EDT• Ellen G. Horovitz - Validating Yoga Therapy & Mental Health Treatment through Apps • Monica LeBaron - Mudras for Better Zzzz • Francesca Gold - Dharma Traditions and Yoga Therapy: a Dialogue • Stephanie Lopez - Yoga Nidra as Self-Care: Resilience from Stress & BurnoutCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #5 - 12:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Daniel Libby - Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue fro Carers• Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury & Sevastiana Korotynskaia - Know Your Rhythm • Theresa Tobin-Macy - Anecdotal Anatomy Rooted in Science, Stories & Practices • Celia Roberts - Biomedical Yoga Therapy for Gut-Brain & Biome HealthCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #6 - 1:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Caroline Giles - Yoga Therapy, Fascia and Healthy Ageing • Gayathri Sankaran - Yoga Therapy & Varma (Vital points stimulation)Therapy • Chandrika Gibson - Helping People Thrive after CancerCommunitySessions - Day 1EACH DAY OFFERS CONCURRENT EXPERIENTIAL SESSIONS, OFFERED BY YOGA THERAPISTSFROM AROUND THE WORLD.Yoga for Better Health C-IAYT yoga therapists offer one free session each day for Healthcare Professionals*DAY 1 - COMMUNITY SESSIONS* Free Session for Healthcare Professionals
CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #7 - 1:00 PM EDT• Wendy Landry - Managing Stress & Pain Holistically: Experiential Practices for Healthcare Workers* • Montserrat G. Mukherjee - Yoga Therapy For People Experiencing Chronic Pain • Veronique Gauthier-Simmons - Yoga for MS: Maximise your Energy for Optimal Health • Kathryn Campbell - Modern Mantra, A Yoga Therapy Template CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #8 - 2:00 PM EDT• Nichole Studd - Education & Yoga Therapy: A Partnership for Learning & Wellness • Mona Flynn - Live Long and Strong, Yoga Therapy for Bone Health • Yael Sunshine - Yoga Therapy for Special Needs; Ancient Practice, Modern Intervention • Jaime Boswell - Whole Soul Wellness Yoga: A Practice for Mature AdultsCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #9 - 6:00 PM EDT• Asya Haikin - Engaging the Senses through Sound for Teens in Mental Health Treatment • Amy Zellmer - 5 Ways Yoga Helped Me Overcome a Traumatic Brain Injury • Whitney James - Inner Atlas; A Model of Comprehensive Healthcare • Lisa Fecarotta - Stepping into your Resilience and coming out StrongCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #10 - 7:00 PM EDT• Sejal Shah - Healing Breaths: Yoga for Stress Relief and Boosting Resilience • Mary Hallway - Implementing Yoga Therapy to be Fun for Children with Developmental Disabilities • Julie Shannon Williams - Are you Pain Care Aware? • Susan Bass - What is Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy?CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #11 - 12:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Tracy Gray - Yoga Therapy for Severe Autism & Intellectual Disability - A Doshic Approach • Rachel Krentzman - Yoga Therapy Tools for Chronic Neck Pain & Headaches • Cindy Lewis - Breathing for Trouble Breathers CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #12 - 1:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Fiona Donohoe-Bales - Just Breathe! Essential Breathwork For Birth • Gabrielle Boswell - Yoga Therapy for the Busy Mind; Practices for Peace, Well-being and Clarity • Aryong Choi - Yoga Therapy as Palliative Care for terminal cancer patients• Neil Pearson - How Much Pain is Okay in Asana?CommunitySessions - Day 2EACH DAY OFFERS CONCURRENT EXPERIENTIAL SESSIONS, OFFERED BY YOGA THERAPISTSFROM AROUND THE WORLD.Yoga for Better Health C-IAYT yoga therapists offer one free session each day for Healthcare Professionals*DAY 2 - COMMUNITY SESSIONS* Free Session for Healthcare Professionals
CONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #13 - 1:00 PM EDT• Evon Stone Rubenstein - Yoga for Resiliency & Burnout for the Overworked Healthcare Professionals*• Ghada Osman - Mental and Emotional Healing through Yoga: The Three-Pronged Approach to Growth & Healing • Steffany Moonaz - Safety Measures for In-Person Yoga Therapy in the age of COVID-19 • Allie Middleton - Moving from Me to We: Creating your Own Leadership StoryCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #14 - 2:00 PM EDT• Yogachariya Jnandev Giri - Exploring Epigenetic's & Yogic Concepts• Anne-Laure Peaucelle - Make Peace With your Emotions Through Yoga • Mona Warner - Ojas - the Secret Ingredient to Deep Healing • Lisa Fabry - Clearing the COVID Cloud - Yoga, Energy Balancing and Mindfulness Practices for Recover• Jaime Schmitt - Svadhyaya through the Body: Dreaming in MovementCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #15 - 6:00 PM EDT• Karusia Nirmala Wroblewski - Care and Feeding of the Joy Body in Yoga Therapy • Liama Aesha - How Yoga Therapy Can Help Relieve Anxiety and Depression • Stephen Redmon - Anti-Racism Action Yoga Therapy Matters Now • Michelle Stortz - Dealing with Difficult Emotions• Jaime Schmitt - Svadhyaya through the Body: Dreaming in MovementCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #16 - 7:00 PM EDT• Rachel Jennine Goudey - Reconnecting with Our Spirit & the Sacred Wisdom Within: A New Paradigm for Mental Health • Rachel Posner - Your Brain on Mindfulness: an Integrative Approach to Stress Reduction and Well-being • Jennifer Kagan - From Grief to GrowthCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #17 - 12:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Lori Fazzio Rubenstein - Yoga for Health Lungs • Francesca Nicosia - Yoga Therapy for Sleep Support • Simone Palmieri - Long COVID and CFS/ME; one disease helps the otherCONCURRENT COMMUNITY SESSION #18 - 1:00 AM EDT (NEXT DAY)• Deb Roberts - Living with Mental Health Challenges and Yoga’s Part in Keeping Me Alive • Rebel Tucker - Living Yoga Therapy Day To Day - Daily Practices to Reduce Pain • Kendra Boone - Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy - The Missing Link in Mental Health Care? CommunitySessions - Day 3EACH DAY OFFERS CONCURRENT EXPERIENTIAL SESSIONS, OFFERED BY YOGA THERAPISTSFROM AROUND THE WORLD.Yoga for Better Health C-IAYT yoga therapists offer one free session each day for Healthcare Professionals*DAY 3 - COMMUNITY SESSIONS* Free Session for Healthcare Professionals
OVERVIEW OF COMMUNITY SESSIONS: Reminder: Community Sessions must be attended live during the conference as they are not included in the recordings. DAY 1 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #1 1:00pm EDT Building a Culture of Mental Health & Wellbeing for Healthcare Professionals *FREE session for healthcare professionals An experiential practice sharing effective tools & practices that help regulate the nervous system and enhance mental health & well-being Kelly Couturier Tying the knot: Integrating Yoga Therapy and Polyvagal Theory in mental health care. Learn how polyvagal theory and yoga therapy are partners, supporting each other in maintaining mental health and addressing mental disorders. Joann Lutz ☑ Yoga in Nursing Homes: Engaging Society's Most Vulnerable Learn about yoga therapy for relatives, patients, and clients with complex health needs in this experiential/educational presentation. Liz Oppedijk ☑ Long COVID - What you NEED to know before you teach. Suzy Bolt shares her journey into Long COVID recovery and teaching a global community of those on the journey with her. Suzy Bolt ☑ Concurrent Community Session #2 2:00pm EDT Overcoming Pain with Yoga Therapy: Lower Quadrant Optimize health and reduce pain with these evidence-based and non-pharmacological methods. Emily Large ☑ Neuroscience and Yoga: How and Why Yoga Heals Yoga when viewed through the lens of neuroscience can positively impact our yoga practice. M. Mala Cunningham ☑ Yoga Therapy in Acute Rehabilitation Group yoga therapy for rehabilitation patients with trauma, stroke, cancer and more. In an accessible, grounding, and life affirming style. Mikaela Colner Prenatal Yoga & Mental Health in a Pandemic Learning from a research study and tips on how to help your own clients and keep them safe during challenging times. Susan Polk ☑
DAY 1 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #3 6:00pm EDT Befriend Unhealthy Habits with Resilient Yoga Tools Learn how to create healthier habits with yoga tools of resiliency to take the best care of you in 2021. Heather Hagaman ☑ Tools for Transformation: Integrating EMDR and Yoga Nidra The focused mindful practices EMDR and Yoga Nidra are powerfully paired, a paradigm shift in the delivery healing practices can be created. Kathy Shafer Kidneys Need Yoga Therapy Too, Even if They are Artificial Learn safe, effective yoga therapy tools for kidney patients on dialysis. Taught by an expert who has lived it and knows it inside out. Marsha Danzig Trauma-Informed Care in Military Substance Abuse Clinic Trauma-Informed Yoga Therapy with Active Duty Military Michelle Pietrzak-Wegner Concurrent Community Session #4 7:00pm EDT Validating Yoga Therapy & Mental Health Treatment through Apps Efficacy of yoga therapy in mental health treatment is presented via apps in the clinical cases of children, adolescents and adults Ellen G Horovitz Dharma Traditions and Yoga Therapy: a Dialogue Explore what dharma traditions say about the nature of suffering and ask questions pertaining to optimum health in a modern day context. Francesca Gold Mudras for Better Zzzz In this session, you will be guided to explore different mudras to reduce stress and anxiety and support a goodnight's sleep. Monica Le Baron ☑ Yoga Nidra as Self-Care: Resilience from Stress & Burnout Discover the power of rest; learn a simple meditation practice to transform stress & burnout and reveal an inner source of calm & wellbeing. Stephanie Lopez ☑
DAY 1 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #5 12:00am EDT (Next Day) Know Your Rhythm Know Your Rhythm helps participants discover their own sense of Rhythm in life and work. Arnab Bishnu Chowdhury & Sevastiana Korotynskaia Biomedical Yoga Therapy for Gut-Brain & Biome Health Together, let us explore the evidenced based findings that make yoga therapy a wonderful therapeutic tool for gut-brain & microbiome health Celia Roberts Anecdotal Anatomy Rooted in Science, Stories & Practices Discover the Kosha’s wholistic therapeutic healing system of integration, awareness, and wellbeing, this is where wisdom meets wellness. Theresa Tobin Macy Mindful Resilience for Compassion Fatigue Burnout for carers is common; come to this session to learn practical mind-body skills that help build resilience and reduce compassion fatigue Daniel Libby ☑ Concurrent Community Session #6 1:00am EDT (Next Day) Yoga Therapy, fascia and healthy ageing Join this experiential therapeutic session, taught by a senior Yoga Teacher and certified Yoga Therapist. Caroline Giles ☑ Helping People Thrive after Cancer If you’re a yoga or healthcare professional, you definitely have cancer survivors in your care. Do you know how to help them thrive? Chandrika Gibson Yoga Therapy & Varma (Vital points stimulation) Therapy Relationship between Yoga Therapy & Varma (Vital points Gayathri Sankaran
DAY 2 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #7 1:00PM EDT Managing Stress & Pain Holistically: Experiential Practices for Healthcare Workers *FREE session for healthcare professionals This session will share holistic, simple tips & practices to help healthcare professionals better manage stress, burnout & reduce pain Wendy Landry Yoga Therapy For People Experiencing Chronic Pain Learn how people experiencing chronic pain don't have to endure a life time of suffering. Montserrat G. Mukherjee Yoga for MS: Maximise your Energy for Optimal Health One key issue when living with MS is to manage one's energy level. Learn how yoga can help. Véronique Gauthier-Simmons Modern Mantra, A Yoga Therapy Template A general template with specificity to help the lonely and deprived, what Yoga Therapists can do. Kathryn Campbell Concurrent Community Session #8 2:00PM EDT Whole Soul Wellness Yoga: A Practice for Mature Adults You really can practice yoga, and feel good doing it, even if you are not young, flexible, and able to do all the things you once could. Jaime Boswell ☑ Live Long and Strong, Yoga Therapy for Bone Health Yoga therapy practices for building bone density and improving core strength, proprioception, balance, gait and ribcage mechanics. Mona Flynn ☑ Education & Yoga Therapy: A Partnership for Learning & Wellness Learn how practitioners can help educators integrate yoga therapy practices into educational settings for academic learning & mental health. Nichole Studd Yoga Therapy for Special Needs; Ancient Practice, Modern Intervention Learn why yoga is such a powerful therapeutic tool and how to use it for different diagnoses within the Special Needs population. Yael Sunshine
DAY 2 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #9 6:00PM EDT 5 Ways Yoga Helped Me Overcome a Traumatic Brain Injury Learn how yoga therapy helped me overcome a traumatic brain injury Amy Zellmer Engaging the Senses through Sound for Teens in Mental Health Treatment Yoga nidra with singing bowls to fully engage the senses is an accessible form of meditation for clients with depression and anxiety. Asya Haikin Stepping into your Resilience and coming out Strong Resilience can seem elusive and at times non-existent, but somehow, we know we need it. Join me for an iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation. Lisa Fecarotta Inner Atlas, A Model for Comprehensive Care. Our Road Map to the future of Medicine Learn how to bring yoga therapy to clinics and hospitals working with doctors to empower patients to take an active role in their healing. Whitney James Concurrent Community Session #10 7:00PM EDT Are you Pain Care Aware? Pain Care Yoga Certification Course & Pain Care Aware through Pain Care U A training for healthcare providers to connect PNE with yogic philosophy to bring awareness and care with a non-pharmaceutical approach. Julie Shannon Williams Implementing Yoga Therapy to be Fun for Children with Developmental Disabilities The application of yoga therapy to address specific areas of need in children with developmental disabilities will be discussed. Mary Hallway ☑ Healing Breaths: Yoga for Stress Relief and Boosting Resilience Feeling overwhelmed with stress? Learn what is stress and how to build your resilience using simple tools like yoga, breathwork, meditation. Sejal Shah ☑ "What is Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy?" What is Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy? Susan Bass DAY 2 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #11 Breathing for Troubled Breathers Cindy had lost 20% of her lung capacity she is sharing the tools and techniques she used to regained her lung capacity Cindy Lewis
12:00AM EDT (Next Day) Yoga Therapy Tools for Chronic Neck Pain & Headaches Learn the common causes of neck pain and headaches and what you can do to heal from chronic pain and tension. Rachel Krentzman ☑ Yoga Therapy for Intellectual Disabilities - a doshic approach A doshic approach can inform how to best tailor the sessions for the individual, especially for clients with intellectual disabilities. Tracy Gray Concurrent Community Session #12 1:00AM EDT (Next Day) Yoga Therapy as Palliative Care for Terminal Cancer Patients When seen and applied as integrative rather than alternative medicine, yoga therapy offers a variety of benefits for terminal cancer patients facing life and death. Aryong Choi-Hantke Just Breathe! Essential Breathwork For Birth. Forget Asana! It's not the poses that get you through birth it's the Breathwork. Discover the transformative power of conscious breathing. Fiona Donohoe-Bales Yoga therapy for the busy mind; moving towards Stillness Movement, breathing practices, mudra and meditation to help focus and settle the busy mind. Gabrielle Boswell ☑ How Much Pain in Asana is Ok? Explore nuances of pain science and yoga to find ease of movement when pain persists. Neil Pearson ☑
DAY 3 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #13 1:00PM EDT Yoga for Resiliency & Burnout for the Overworked Healthcare Professional *FREE session for healthcare professionals Our healthcare workers are burned out, stressed & sleep deprived; this session shares practical, effective tools to enhance resiliency. Evon Stone Rubenstein Moving from Me to We: Creating your Own Leadership Story Interested in how your practice might help transform the world? Allie Middleton Mental and Emotional Healing through Yoga: The Three-Pronged Approach to Growth & Healing The presenter will share her easy-to-use yet sophisticated model for the emotional healing and growth of one’s clients, as well as oneself. Ghada Osman Safety Measures for In-Person Yoga Therapy in the age of COVID-19 In this presentation, we will review safety risks and appropriate measures for working with people in high-risk categories. Steffany Moonaz ☑ Concurrent Community Session #14 2:00PM EDT Make peace with your emotions through yoga Yoga can help us move emotions and the effects of emotions through our bodies and address emotional pain in a more holistic way. Anne-Laure Peaucelle Clearing the COVID Cloud: Yoga, Energy Balance & Mindfulness When I had Covid-19, I was achy, exhausted, nauseous and weak. Worse, I felt like a big, black cloud had engulfed me, sucking away all my physical, mental and emotional energy. I turned to my years of yoga practice to help myself through the period of illness and recovery. I’m hoping that my experience will help you and your clients. Lisa Fabry Ojas - the Secret Ingredient to Deep Healing Explore the vital essence related to immunity and resilience and how it can make everything else you do more effective to support healing Mona Warner
Svadhyaya through the Body: Dreaming in Movement Explore spanda, the creative impulse of your authentic expression and witness self and others with equanamity Jamie Schmitt Exploring Epigenetic's through the eyes of Yoga Darshan for Swasthya Exploring genetics and epigenetic’s and the ancient yogic concepts of Gunas, Samskaras, Sabeeja karma and the states of mind. Yogachariya Jnandev Giri ☑ DAY 3 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #15 6:00PM EDT Care and Feeding of the Joy Body in Yoga Therapy How cultivation of the Joy Body (anandamaya kosha) can boost the efficacy of Yoga Therapy protocols, and ignite the process of healing. Karusia Wroblewski Understanding the intricacies of working with trauma and PTSD Gain knowledge of the many facets of working with trauma and PTSD Liama Aesha ☑ Anti-Racism Action Yoga Therapy Matters Now Experiential session gives participants tools to be antiracist using yoga therapy to fight racism and sustain holistic health. Stephen Redmon Dealing with Difficult Emotions How do you support someone who is upset and stressed out? Learn to ground your approach to difficult emotions in ancient wisdom and science. Michelle Stortz Concurrent Community Session #16 7:00PM EDT From Grief to Growth An experiential workshop on key asanas and the proper use of support and movement to build strength and resiliency. Jennifer Kagan Your Brain on Mindfulness: an Integrative Approach to Stress Reduction and Well-Being There is no one size fits all solution to stress! Individualize your mindfulness practices with this unique body/mind/brain approach. Rachel Posner Reconnecting with Our Spirit and the Sacred Wisdom Within: A New Paradigm for Mental Health Yoga Therapy is the union of science and spirit, unearthing intuitive wisdom for radical self-care, improved mental health, and resiliency. Rachel Jennine Goudey
DAY 3 Community Session Title Short Description Presenter CE Yoga Alliance Concurrent Community Session #17 12:00AM EDT (Next Day) Yoga Therapy for Sleep Support Join this session for an experiential introduction to foundational principles of sequencing a yoga therapy session to promote restful sleep. Francesca Nicosia Yoga for Healthy Lungs In this session you will learn simple and effective techniques to assess and optimize your breath for improved health and well-being. Lori Rubenstein Fazzio Long COVID and CFS/ME - One Disease Helps the Other Long COVID and chronic fatigue syndrome/ME, have remarkable similarities. Learn how one disease informs the other and how yoga helps both. Simone Palmieri Concurrent Community Session #18 1:00AM EDT (Next Day) Living with Mental Health Challenges and Yoga’s Part in Keeping Me Alive This session will be a lived experience with mental health and how yoga has an integral place in staying alive! Deborah Roberts Living Yoga Therapy Day to Day How to inspire and encourage our students to put into practice simple yogic practices to help them reduce their experience of pain. Rebel Tucker Trauma Sensitive Yoga Therapy - The Missing Link in Mental Health Care Mainstream treatments for trauma & healing involve mostly top-down processes, overlooking or minimizing the vital step of becoming embodied. Kendra Boone