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1st IIYT Annual Symposium 2025: Clinical Advancements in Yoga Therapy and Research.  The Symposium will take place at the Westin Hotel, Southfield, MI on January 17-19, 2025. 

Program

Friday, January 17, 2024

 

2:00-3:00 PM – Opening Ceremony and Welcome
                            IIYT Faculty


3:00-4:00 PM – What is Yoga Therapy?
                            Veronica Zador, CIAYT, ERYT500


4:00-4:30 PM – Break


4:30-5:30 PM – Applications of Yoga Therapy for Inpatient and Outpatient Oncology Care
                            Eleanor Walker, MD                     

 
6:00 - 9:00 PM – Evening Dinner Welcome Reception


9:00 PM – End of Day #1
     

Saturday, January 18, 2025   

 

6:00-6:45 AM - Morning Led Practice
                            IIYT Faculty Beverly Lochard, JD, CIAYT, ERYT500


7:00-7:45 AM – Breakfast


7:45-8:00 AM - Welcome and Opening Meditation
                            IIYT Faculty Donna Raphael, CIAYT, ERYT500


8:00-9:00 AM:  Panel presentation #1: Clinical Applications and Research in Yoga Therapy
                                A) The Psychology of Pain: Developments in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health
                                    Bruce Hillenberg, PhD
                                B) Yoga Therapy for Acute Sickle Cell Pain Management
                                    Lara Zador, MD, MSW


9:00-9:15 AM -  Break Opening of Exhibit Hall


9:15-10:15 AM - Panel presentation #2: Clinical Applications and Research in Yoga Therapy
                              C)  Yoga Therapy for Maternal and Fetal Health- High Risk Pregnancy Inpatient Care
                                    Vivian Romero, MD, Theodore Jones, MD
                              D) Yoga Therapy in the Pain Clinic / Periprocedural Yoga Therapy
                                    Rebecca Clemans, MD, Lara Zador, MD, MSW


10:15-10:30 AM: Break


10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Keynote Speaker: Timothy McCall, MD
                                      Title of Talk: TBD


12:00-1:00 PM – Lunch and Learn: IIYT Clinician Extern Symposium on Yoga Therapy Presentations
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #1, Shawn Archer, MSW, RYT500
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #2, Canisha Bell, RYT500
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #3, Angela Ferrera, RYT500


1:00-1:15 PM- Break and Desserts in Exhibit Hall


1:15-2:15 PM- Panel Presentation #3: Pathways for Equity in First-Line Health Care and Yoga Therapy
                          Beverly Lochard, JD, CIAYT, ERYT500, Miriam Phields, PhD, CIAYT, ERYT500


2:15-2:30 PM – Break


2:30-3:30 PM – Break Out Sessions: Clinical Advancements in Yoga Therapy and Research
                              A) Why Should Yoga Therapy be Considered as a First-Line Treatment for Psychiatry?
                                  Donna Gogh, MSW

                              B) Why Should  Yoga Therapy be Considered as a First-Line Treatment for Pediatric Pain?
                                  Mary Khunger, MD, RYT 500
                              C)
Case Studies: Periprocedural Yoga Therapy, Values and Virtues for Patients During Procedures
                                    Stacey Cronin, CIAYT, ERYT500                                    
                              D) The IIYT Level I Magnet School Initiative as a Portal to Certification as a Yoga Therapist
                                    Ken Aubuchon, CIAYT, ERYT500, Lisa Madden, CIAYT, ERYT500, Laura Malone, RYT500


3:30-4:00 PM – Coffee/Tea Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall


4:00-5:00 PM - IIYT Clinician Extern Symposium on Yoga Therapy Presentations
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #4, Stephanie Lynn, RYT500
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #5, Kayla McDonagh, RYT500
                              IIYT Clinical Extern Presentation #6, Chiante Richmond, RYT500


5:00 PM – End of Day #2


6:00-9:00 PM – IIYT Symposium on Clinical Advancements in Yoga Therapy and Research Evening Banquet

 

Sunday, January 19, 2025

6:00-6:45 AM - Morning Led Practice
                            Presenter: Michael Rice, CIAYT, ERYT500


7:00-7:45 AM – Breakfast


7:45-8:00 AM - Welcome and Opening Meditation
                            IIYT Faculty Samantha Brill Mason, CIAYT, ERYT500


8:00-9:00 AM:  Panel presentation #4: We Have Provided Yoga Therapy in Our Medical Clinic for the Past 10 Years:
                            How and Why Do We Do It? 
                            Supak Sookkasikon, MD, Manish Kesliker, MD


9:00-9:15 AM - Break


9:15-10:30 AM: Keynote Speakers: Anne Ornish, CIAYT and Dean Ornish, MD
                            Title of Talk: TBD


10:30-10:45 AM – Break


10:45 AM- 12:00 PM – Panel Discussion #4: As a Yoga Therapist This is What I Do
                            A) Physical Therapy and Yoga Therapy – Are They Compatible? -- Linda Pruss, CIAYT, ERYT500
                            B) My Work as a Yoga Therapist in Cardiac Rehab – Amy Unsworth, CIAYT, ERYT500
                            C) My Work as a Yoga Therapist in Oncology- Jenny Everland, CIAYT, ERYT500
                            D) My Work as a Yoga Therapist in Hospice and End of Life -- Lisa Phelps, CIAYT, ERYT500,
                                                                                                                                        Michael Rice, CIAYT, ERYT500

                            E) Nursing and Yoga Therapy—Are They Compatible? -- Janet Weaver, RN (retired), CIAYT, ERYT500


12:00-12:30 PM - IIYT Clinical Extern Graduation Ceremony
                                  IIYT 2025-2026 Post Graduate Specialization In Yoga Therapy Fellowship – Announcement
                                  Closing Ceremony
12:30 PM - END OF Day #3 / END OF PROGRAM

For more information, please contact: vzador@iiyogatherapy.com

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