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Program

PROGRAM

 

Topics and speakers are subject to change.
Dedicated time for audience/speaker interactivity, scientific debate and Q&A is included for each presentation on the program, including Saturday’s Lunch and Learn.


Friday, January 17, 2025

2:00-2:30 PM – Opening Ceremony and Welcome
                           IIYT Faculty 
2:30-3:00 PM – What is Yoga Therapy and What Should Patients Know About Yoga Therapy?
                            Veronica Zador, CIAYT, ERYT500
3:00-4:00 PM -- Keynote Speaker #1:  Maria Muzik, MD
                            Achieving Comprehensive Treatment n Perinatal Mental Health: Is Educating
                            Obstetric Providers Enough?  
4:00-4:30 PM – Break

4:30-5:30 PM – Keynote Speaker #2: Rene Menke, PhD 
                           Treatment methods for pain, depression, and anxiety in women’s health from childhood to birthing and 
                           beyond: How opioid-sparing protocols can be used to improve pain control while reducing opioid risks  
6:00 - 8:00 PM – Evening Meditation and Welcome Reception

8:00 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:  Keynote Speaker #3: Bruce Hillenberg, PhD
                           The Psychology of Pain: Developments in Yoga Therapy for Mental Health
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 
                                   Lara Zador, MD, MSW
10:15-10:30 AM: Break
10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Keynote Speaker #4: Timothy McCall, MD 
                                     The Science and Practice of Yoga Therapy
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) The Yoga Therapy initiative for End of Life/Palliative Care
                                  Robert Zalinski, MD 
                             B) Why Should Yoga Therapy be Considered as a First-Line Treatment for Pediatric Pain?
                                  Mary Khunger, MD, RYT 500
                             C) Yoga Therapy for Children With Special Needs 
                                   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 
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
6:00-8:00 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
8:00-8:30 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
8:30-9:00 AM: Case Studies: Periprocedural Yoga Therapy, Values and Virtues for Patients During Procedures 
                          Stacey Cronin, CIAYT, ERYT500   
9:00-9:15 AM - Break
9:15-10:30 AM: Keynote Speakers #5: Anne Ornish, CIAYT and Dean Ornish, MD 
                         Advancing Yoga Therapy as First-Line Treatment in Health Care
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 -- 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 Awards
12:30 PM - END OF Day #3 / CLOSING CEREMONY & END OF PROGRAM

 

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