Yoga has inundated our culture, and now ideas and techniques from these disciplines are being applied as therapy. Led by teachers and healthcare practitioners alike, attention is shifting towards the therapeutic aspects of yoga techniques. Many health professionals are currently practitioners of these approaches, and have incorporated ideas and techniques from these sources in working with clients. Now yoga is taught in various clinical settings, including hospitals, health clinics and other healthcare facilities.

This conference addresses this movement by dedicating the entire program to the relationship between Yoga and Health. The first of its kind in the USA, it presents specific practices that demonstrate efficacy in treating a variety of physical and mental conditions. This will be done in conjunction with a review of cutting-edge research related to specific Yoga practices proven effective in dealing with various conditions such as Cancer, AIDS, Diabetes, Cardio-Vascular diseases and Depression.

We invite you to participate in this energizing opportunity for interaction and cross-fertilization of ideas and practices. We are requesting proposals for presentations that are oriented to the general public, including Yoga practitioners and teachers. These will be high-quality presentations by Masters and Yoga Therapists and/or clinicians who fulfill the following requirements:


  • are professionally certified yoga teachers or clinicians
  • grounded in your own practice of Yoga
  • experienced in applying this approach in your teaching environment or clinical setting

The conference presents two main areas: Common Ailments and Chronic Conditions. These areas are divided into sub-topics. The following list presents potential possibilities sub-topics, yet others may also apply.

Common AilmentsChronic Conditions
  • Structural: arthritis, scoliosis, osteoporosis, sciatica
  • Women's Health: fertility, menopause, PMS
  • Men's Health: Practices for male's body and psyche, Sexual Health
  • Computer use: Repetitive Strain Injuries, neck and back issues, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gastrointestinal: Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Respiratory: common cold, pneumonia, bronchitis
  • Psychological: Minor Depression, eating disorders
  • Cardiovascular: stroke, heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Auto-immune Disorders: AIDS, Crohn's Disease, Chronic Fatigue, Parkinson's
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Psychological: Major Depression, Bipolar Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Syndrome, Addiction
  • Respiratory: Asthma
  • Diabetes

Three formats will be considered: lecture, class and workshop. We would prefer you orient classes and workshops towards providing a few simple practices that participants can learn easily and practice immediately to aid their healing process. Multiple presentations accepted, each presentation requires a separate proposal.


Presentation Proposal Application
1. PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name:


Institution/ Agency:

Address:

City:


State:


Zip:


Country:


Telephone:    Home:


E-mail address:   Fax:


2. TITLE OF PROPOSED  PRESENTATION  (Please do not  use more than 10 characters)

3. PRESENTATION TYPE:


Class

Workshop

3. AUDIO/VISUAL EQUIPMENT:

35 mm Projector  Flipchart

Overhead Projector AV chart

Screen   Video player and Monitor

I can personally provide any equipment necessary

4. PRESENTATION LENGTH:  Presentations will either be a 1 1/2 hours (Class) or 2 1/2 hours (Workshop). Please choose one (although you may be asked to do the time length you don't choose).

  1 1/2 hours

2 1/2 hours

5. DESCRIPTION STATEMENT:  not to exceed 300 words, in which you indicate the focus of your presentation , objectives, training modalities, and the extent  of your experience  working with this approach in  your teaching environment or clinical setting.

6. SUMMARY DESCRIPTIVE STATEMENT:  not to exceed 75 words, which would be published in the conference program or in promotional materials advertising the conference.


7. PRE/POST CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS:  If you are interested, in conducting any of these, please let us know. If so, how would you describe your technique or approach as targeted for what level.

Introductory (little or no knowledge)
Intermediate (some knowledge/experience suggested)
Advanced (significant knowledge/experience suggested)

9. Confirmation: Confirmation of receipt will be emailed: If you require a printed confirmation, please include a self-addressed, stamped postcard bearing the title of the submission.

Proposal Acceptance:If your proposal is chosen, these guidelines will apply:
  • Persons whose presentations are accepted agree to participate at the time scheduled by the Conference committee.
  • Persons whose presentations are accepted agree to participate at the time scheduled by the Conference committee.
  • Submission of the proposal indicates agreement that IYTC may record the presentation.
  • Handouts outlining the practice are expected for each session and are the responsibility of the presenter.
  • Traditional A/V equipment will be provided. 
  • Presenters using LCD projectors (Power Point) should bring their own equipment.
  • Summary descriptive statements is what will be printed in the conference program materials.
  • Acceptance will be sent via email.
  • All presenters conference fee will be waived.  Notification will be emailed to the author of the proposal only.
  • The proposal author will notify co-presenters.

Please return completed program proposals via email to: Antonio Sausys antonio@yogatherapyconference.com or regular mail to: IYTC c/o Antonio Sausys - P.O. Box 64, Fairfax, CA,94978-0064.

If you are accepted as a presenter for future conferece events, we will notify in a timely fashion.