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    SYTAR 2014
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Celebrating IAYT’s 25th Anniversary SYTAR is dedicated entirely to professional education, research, practice, and policy issues for yoga therapy. SYTAR 2014 will be held at the Austin Renaissance Hotel located in the picturesque Austin Arboretum area in the Texas Hill Country.

Keynote and Plenary Sessions
All attendees gather for these powerful keynote and invited speaker presentations.

Practice Sessions:  Competencies in Actions
Twenty afternoon theory and practice sessioins supporting the competencies in IAYT's Educational Standards for the Training of Yoga Therapists in intriguing and practical ways. 

Common Interest Community Sessions
June 5, 1:30-5:00 pm

Thursday Afternoon Workshops
June 5, 1:30 -5:00 pm

   Ayurveda 101 for Yoga Therapists

   Creating a YRx Practice Presence in Your Community

New!  Post SYTAR All Day Monday Workshops
June 9, 9-12, and 1-4:30 pm

   Clinical Yoga and Heart Health

   Yoga Survivorship: Strategies in Cancer Treatment

   and Post Treatments

   Healing Relationships- an Essential Workshop for

   Healing with Intuitive Wisdom. Knowledge Creates

   Therapists, Intuition Creates Healers.

   The Yoga Therapy of iRest Yoga Nidra

Morning Practices
Taught by SYTAR faculty

Shared Meals
Developing community is an important part of SYTAR. To that end, several meals and get-togethers are provided, including a reception on Thursday night and a banquet on Saturday night.

Free Time
Plenty of time is built into the program for informal meetings with old and new friends and getting to know our sponsors and exhibitors.

Meeting of Schools
The Meeting of Schools is not part of the conference program per se. It is open only to program directors and faculty of IAYT Member Schools. June 4, 2:30-3:45, 4- 5:30, 7-9 pm and June 5, 9-12, pm.  Led by the IAYT Accreditation Committee. 

New!  Individual Guidance Sessions on Accreditation 

There are a limited number of sessions available on Sunday, after the close of the conference.  Registrants may have one-on-one sessions with members of the Accreditation Committee.



SYTAR 2014 Keynote Speakers
Keynote Speakers:
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Judith Hanson Lasater, PT, PhD,
Michael Lerner, PhD, Commonweal

Special Guests

Jnani Chapman, First Executive Director of IAYT

Larry Payne PhD, Co-founder of IAYT

Richard Miller, PhD, Co-founder of IAYT

Invited Speakers

Susi Amendola, Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease Without Drugs or Surgery

Nischal Joy Devi, Abundant WellBeing

Janice Gates, Somatic Yoga Therapy Programs
Larry Payne, PhD, Yoga Therapy Rx certification program at Loyola Marymount University
Gary Kraftsow, MA, E-RYT 500, American Viniyoga Institute
Lee Majewski, Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute

Vasant Lad, BAMS, MaSC, The Ayurvedic Institute

SYTAR 2014