Australian Yoga Therapy Conference 2013

1 - 2 June 2013 | Sydney

The Australian Yoga Therapy Conference (AYTC) is Australia’s premier yoga therapy conference, now in its third year. This year’s conference features internationally acclaimed Yoga teacher and author, Donna Farhi. Donna will be joined by leading Australian Yoga therapists and researchers. You will learn – How to create a safe learning environment that supports the teacher […]

The Australian Yoga Therapy Conference (AYTC) is Australia’s premier yoga therapy conference, now in its third year. This year’s conference features internationally acclaimed Yoga teacher and author, Donna Farhi. Donna will be joined by leading Australian Yoga therapists and researchers.

You will learn –

  • How to create a safe learning environment that supports the teacher and student
  • About flow and how flow can assists you with the planning and delivery of Yoga therapy session
  • About the role of yoga in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • How to use Yoga to manage anxiety and depression
  • A new cleansing technique to optimise respiration and wellbeing
  • About best practice in Yoga therapy and how it fits into the broader healthcare system
  • How Yoga can assist with spinal balance and lumbopelvic stabilisation
  • How yoga therapists can effectively work with doctors
  • Effective strategies for assisting children with ADD and asthma
  • How to assess structural differences in the body and how they can affect posture
  • The effect of yoga on hormones and much more!

Date: 1 – 2 June 2013, 9am – 5pm 
Venue: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Cost: $375

Benefits of Attending the AYTC

  • Learn from leading Yoga therapists and researchers
  • Learn practical techniques to apply with your clients
  • Educate yourself about the latest Yoga research
  • Connect with like-minded professionals in the field of Yoga therapy
  • Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice

Who Should Attend?

  • Yoga therapists seeking to expand their knowledge
  • Yoga teachers who want to add a new dimension to their teaching
  • Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work
  • Yoga researchers seeking to learn from and connect with leading researchers
  • Anyone who wishes to use Yoga to improve their health

Date: 1 – 2 June 2013
Venue: Amora Hotel Jamison Sydney
Cost: $375

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Donna Farhi

Falling Short of Knowing & the Ethics of Uncertainty: A Pedagogic Model for Teaching Yoga

Donna Farhi is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world. Her pedagogic model has revolutionised Yoga teaching in the modern era. Pedogogy is the art and science of teaching. You will learn practical techniques that you can apply immediately including, how to create a safe learning environment that supports both the teacher and the student, how to gauge optimal educational thresholds, how to engage the student actively in learning and much more.

Sue Jackson

Go with the Flow: The Role of Flow in a Yoga Therapy session

Dr. Sue Jackson is a sport and exercise psychologist with a passion for flow - that optimal psychological state known as being in the zone. Sue has been researching the flow concept for over 25 years. Sue has written extensively on flow, both in academic and applied articles. With her mentor, and the founder of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sue has written, “Flow in Sports: The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances”. In addition to her work in the psychology field, Sue teaches yoga and mindfulness classes. Sue is also the editor of the Australian Yoga Life magazine.

Rishi Vivekananda (Dr.)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Yoga

Dr Rishi Vivekananda has been a physician and consultant psychiatrist for over 45 years.While in psychiatric practice, he specialised in the management of veterans with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
He has taken a keen interest in ways to integrate the ancient eastern techniques of yoga and meditation with the modern knowledge of the mind, the functioning of the body, and healing. He is the author of “Practical Yoga Psychology”. Rishi Vivekananda has become well regarded as a knowledgeable and informative speaker, whose humour and ease of communication make his programs entertaining as well as enlightening. In this presention, he will discuss the role Yoga can play in treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Sal Flynn

Navigating the Storm - using the wisdom of Yoga to manage anxiety and depression

Sal Flynn is a Yoga therapist, psychotherapist and educator. Her formal and informal training blends the disciplines of Yoga, psychotherapy, education, contemplative practice, the arts and mind/body awareness practices. Underpinning her work is nearly 30 years of practice and study in the eastern traditions, along with education and internships in Western psychotherapy and Yoga therapies both in Australia and India. Sal Flynn began practicing yoga nearly 30 years ago and her practice is rooted in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya.

Private: Leigh Blashki

Shvasana Shuddhi Kriya - a tool for optimising respirations and wellbeing

In this presentation, you will learn the Shvasana Shuddhi Kriya, which is a purifying and strengthening practice synthesized by Leigh Blashki from the teachings of Swami Gitananda. Based on the use of specialized movements, pranayama techniques, mudras and primordial sound work in specific rhythms and ratios, this kriya has been shown to be a practical and effective tool for enhancing the quality and efficacy of respiration, which in turn helps clients optimize their physical, energetic and emotional well-being. This practice is particularly suited to people with chronic breathing limitations.

Jennifer Schrader

Can Yoga Therapy ever be more than just a 'fringe' therapy

Jennifer is the President of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT). She is involved in Yoga therapy consulting, general Yoga teaching, therapeutic Yoga teaching and research. In this presentation, Jennifer will discuss, the healthcare market in Australia, expectations of the private health insurance industry, ‘best practice’ methods, the role of evidence based research and treatment protocols, the use of secondary modalities combined with yoga therapy, comparisons of modern therapeutic usage with Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras and other yogic philosophies.

Narelle Carter-Quinlan

The Embodied Figure 8 in yogasana – spinal integration, balance and healing

Narelle Carter-Quinlan is a global leading exponent on yoga and scoliosis. In this presentation, you will learn about spinal balance, lumbopelvic stabilisation and the bandhas. You will learn how to decompress your spine, creating space in disc and nerve root elements and creating the potential for natural healing in spinal injury.

Loraine Rushton

Attention Deficit Disorder and Asthma in Children - How Yoga Therapy Can Make a Difference

Loraine is one of the world’s leading experts on yoga for children and teens. In this presentation, you will learn how yoga therapy can make a difference with Attention Deficit Disorder and asthma. You will learn specific corrective exercises, breathing exercises, relaxations and personal development exercises that Loraine has successfully used with various children.

Sophie Chan (Dr.)

From Mat to the Hormone Clinic: perspectives from an endocrinologist

Dr Sophie Chan is an endocrinologist and a yoga teacher. She has extensive postgraduate research experience in endocrinology including a masters of medicine and PhD. She has published and presented internationally recognized papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of diabetes and thyroid disease. In this presentation, Sophie will cover the effect of Yoga on hormones, clinical cases, practical ideas for yoga therapists working with doctors, the future of Yoga therapy in the medical system as part of the allied health care team.

Kaye Tribe

Common structural differences in the human body and how they can affect posture and movement

Kaye Tribe is one of Australia’s most experienced Yoga therapist trainers. In this presentation, you will learn how to assess for structural differences in a typical assessment process that you can use in your one-to-one therapeutic consultations. You will learn how to design the asana/posture component of your Yoga Therapy session so it will give you useful information about your client’s bodies, about common structural differences, including common abnormalities in the body.

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