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Australian Yoga Therapy Conference

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The Australian Yoga Therapy Conference (AYTC) is Australia’s premier Yoga therapy event now in its seventh year – in 2017 featuring, two international speakers who have both taught yoga for 45 years!! Richard C. Miller, PhD, an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, researcher, and spiritual teacher who is renowned for his work using iRest Meditation with people experiencing trauma, PTSD, pain, anxiety, insomnia and chemical dependency. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD, is a Medical Family therapist, highly experienced Yoga therapist and Yoga therapy trainer and specialist in diabetes, cancer, heart disease. HIV, depression and CFS.
The AYTC is the only chance you have all year to meet, network and learn from leading Australian and international Yoga therapists all under one roof.


Date: 8 - 9 April 2017, 9am - 5pm
Venue: Amora Hotel Sydney CBD



You will Learn

• The latest, cutting edge research into Yoga
• Prana as Medicine
• Enhance your Yoga Therapy Observation Skills
• The Application of Yogic Tools for Mental Health
• How to improve digestion for better health
• The Mind Body Relationship in practice
• An integrated approach to pain management
• Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Stress 
• Practices to assist those with eating disorders
• Plus much more 

Speakers

Dr. Richard Miller, internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, researcher, and spiritual teacher and iRest program founder
Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, international Yoga therapy educator, specialist in diabetes, cancer, heart disease. HIV, depression and CFS
Kaye Tribe, specialist teacher of musclo-skeletal and functional anatomy and experienced Yoga therapy trainer
Louise Godfrey, Yoga Therapy educator, specialist in mental health and preventative health
Janet Lowndes, Psychologist, Yoga therapy trainer and eating disorders specialist
Alan Goode, experienced Iyengar teacher trainer and direct student of BKS Iyengar
Dr. Rama Prasad, internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic physician and educator
Georgie Davidson, musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Yoga and mindfulness teacher and pain specialist
Sal Flynn, acclaimed Yoga therapy educator, psychotherapist, specialist in anxiety and trauma

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
• Earn 11 CPD points  

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

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As a Yoga Therapist, This is what I do with Dr. Richard Miller

Richard C. Miller, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, researcher, and spiritual teacher who renowned for his work using iRest Meditation with people experiencing trauma, PTSD, pain, anxiety, insomnia and chemical dependency. This presentation is a priceless opportunity to learn from one of the true Masters in the field of Yoga therapy about his approach to working with clients. He writes, “I feel it is crucial in our work that we help our clients and students to experientially understand what it is about themselves that is already whole, healthy, and resilient, that is not in need of healing, fixing or changing. We begin our work together from this ground of wholeness; rather than seeking it as an end-product. From this experiential vantage point, we can then begin our work together to address what is in need of healing, fixing, changing or enhancing. This approach sets the stage for our clients/students to feel empowered from the very start of our work together.” Richard will teach you a set of experiential guidelines that you can use in your work, that "welcome" and "listen" to what the client/student is presenting which then enables them to feel empowered and connected to themselves, and in harmony with the world around themselves, so they feel deeply seen, heard, acknowledged and authentic in their expressions, on every step of their journey of healing and awakening.


Prana as Medicine with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD is a Medical Family therapist, highly experienced Yoga therapist, and Yoga teacher/therapist trainer. In ancient times the skillful use of breath was the method of treatment to restore good health and mental and emotional balance. Discover rhythmic breath - pranayam - as a powerful, sophisticated, self-healing technology. Through an introduction of the 5 prana vayus and 3 main nadis you will experience the healing power of your own breath to build immunity and relieve anxiety, depression and fatigue. You will learn and experience specific techniques to invoke the body’s natural capacity for self-regulation and the role of rhythmic breath and movement for recovery from immune conditions, pain, fatigue, anxiety and depression. Read More about this Presentation.



Develop your sense of touch to Enhance your Yoga Therapy Observation Skills (Sparshana) with Kaye Tribe

Kaye Tribe is one of Australia’s most experienced teachers of musculo-skeletal anatomy and functional anatomy. She has decades of experience as a teacher and educator in the fields of Hatha Yoga teaching and Yoga therapy and Health Science. Kaye is a popular conference presenter. In this practical presentation, you will develop your sense of touch and take away useful skills to enhance your observation skills. These skills are critical for yoga therapists and teachers.  Read More about this Presentation.



The Application of Yogic tools for Mental Health with Louise Godfrey

Louise Godfrey is a highly qualified Yoga therapist with a special interest in mental health and preventative health. In this presentation, Louise will explore the individual application of yoga tools for mental health and how these tools can have varying effects on different people. You will learn about common mental conditions, and how to apply yogic tools to the individual, as well as, the latest evidence based studies on yoga and mental health.. Read More about this Presentation.



Yoga Therapy and Eating Disorders with Janet Lowndes

Janet Lowndes is a therapist with over 25 years experience providing counselling, training and consultation. She is a qualified Psychologist and Yoga Therapist and provides assistance to people with general mental health concerns and Eating Disorders. Eating Disorders have the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses.  In this presentation you will learn about the relationship between body image issues, disordered eating and Eating Disorders, how a Yoga Therapist might assist someone with an Eating Disorder, precautions for Yoga therapists and an understanding of Eating Disorders – through a Yogic lens.  Read More about this Presentation.


Why Good Digestion is Essential for Health with Dr. Rama Prasad

Dr. Rama Prasad is one of Australasia’s most qualified and experienced Ayurvedic physicians and educators. He has been teaching, presenting and practicing Ayurveda internationally for over 25 years. This presentation will be an in-depth discussion on digestion and metabolism. What does Ayurveda say about the microbiome? Rama will explain the Ayurvedic concept of Koshtam (gut flora). He will also detail the importance of Agni, the digestive 'fire' which includes the digestive juices such as enzymes, hormones and acids and balam (immune and vitality system). Rama's dynamic presentation skills make learning a memorable and life-changing experience.



The Mind Body Relationship in Practice with Alan Goode

Alan Goode is the Director of the Yoga Mandir in Canberra. He is a direct student of BKS Iyengar and has been teaching Yoga since 1983. In this presentation, Alan will examine the body mind relationship and how we might use practice to bring about the outcomes that Patanjali spoke of in the Yoga Sutras. You will learn about the role the mind plays in health, Iyengar’s approach to Ashtanga Yoga, what Patanjali says about pain versus suffering and you will participate in some experiential practices. Read More about this Presentation.




Explore Pain: The Art and Science of a Mindfulness-Based Intervention with Georgie Davidson 

Georgie Davidson is a Musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Yoga teacher, Mindfulness practitioner and educator.  She offers an integrated approach to pain management guided by physiology, psychology and neuroscience. In this presentation, you will learn an integrated approach to pain management that is guided by the latest developments in neuroscience, immunology, physiology and psychology, as well as, specific practices that are beneficial when working with those with pain.  Read More about this Presentation.




Yoga Therapy for Anxiety and Stress with Sal Flynn

Sal Flynn is a highly experienced and engaging Yoga therapy educator and mentor and psychotherapist trainer. In this presentation, you will learn to recognise the difference between worry, fear and anxiety, gain an understanding about life limiting anxiety and learn yoga techniques that you can apply to best support your student and clients with anxiety. Read More about this Presentation.





Ethics and the Yoga Therapist  - Panel

Karine Shellshear is a Yoga teacher, Yoga therapist and the current President of the Australasian Association of Yoga Therapists. She joins us on the panel to speak on Ethics and the Yoga Therapist. Karine has taught Yoga for over 10 years and been a Yoga Therapist for two years, having trained with Dr N. Chandrasekaran at the Yoga Vaidya Sala in Chennai. Her original training was with the Yoga (Sanga) Institute (1000 hrs), and accredited with the Krishnamacharya Yoga Healing Foundation (KYHF). 




Master of Ceremonies - Bob Hughes

Bob Hughes is a journalist and broadcaster whose website Thisisreallyinteresting.com covers where peer reviewed  science meets quality of life. He appears regularly with Tony Delroy on ABC Radio nationally. He is also a farmer and photographer. 







Date: 8 - 9 April 2017, 9am - 5pm 
Venue: Amora Hotel Sydney CBD