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Australasian Yoga Therapy Conference 2018

Presented by: Enlightened Events

The Australasian Yoga Therapy Conference (AYTC) is Australia’s premier Yoga therapy event now in its eighth year – in 2018 featuring, two international speakers. Donna Farhi, acclaimed Yoga educator and author. 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: 15 - 16 September 2018, 9am - 5pm
Venue: Amora Hotel Sydney CBD
Cost: Special price for the first 20 bookings - $375 - just a few of these now remain. Full price - $447



You will Learn

• The latest, cutting edge research into Yoga
• Yoga for the Lymphatic System
• Yoga therapy skills for working with the Elderly
• Yoga therapy and rehabilitation
• Yoga and refugees
• Using Introception to restore full sensory capacity
• How to get to the "heart of healing'
• Plus much more 

Speakers

Donna Farhi, internationally acclaimed teacher of teachers and celebrated author of 5 books on Yoga
Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, international Yoga therapy educator, specialist in diabetes, cancer, heart disease. HIV, depression and CFS
Annette Loudon, international expert on Yoga and Lymphoedema, Australia's leading Yoga and breast cancer expert and acclaimed Yoga therapy educator
Leigh Blashki, Yoga Therapy pioneer and sought after international presenter
Trish David, experienced Yoga therapist/teacher and counsellor
Liz Williams, Yoga and ageing trainer and highly experienced health educator with 40 years experience in the health sector
Danielle Begg, Co-founder of the Refugee Yoga Project, Yoga teacher and policy officer at the NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors
More speakers coming soon!

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

Conference Program

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Conference Information

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Speakers

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Empowering People Through Interoception: Restoring Full Sensory Capacity with Donna Farhi

Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher, sought after international teacher trainer and acclaimed author. In this presentation, Donna will explore how you can create structures for learning that improve your client’s ability to tap into their felt sensation and to use it as a potent navigational system.  How you can shift from being an audiovisual teacher to a kinesthetic facilitator. How to use kinesthetic information to determine the difference between good pain and bad pain  and differentiate between sound and unsound practices.
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The Psychology of Health Recovery: Considerations for Yoga Therapists with Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD is a Medical Family therapist, highly experienced Yoga therapist, Yoga therapy trainer, and is well known for her Kundalini Yoga program for people living with HIV. She has taught Yoga since 1971 and since 1986 has taught people with chronic or life threatening illnesses. Across all traditions and lineages of Yoga Therapy and across all skill sets, the essential work is transformation. How do we help the injured or ill person recover? How can the Yoga Therapist engage his or her client to assist them to make and keep new health behaviours and to adhere to a practice? Shanti Shanti will explore the new psychology of health recovery and how to cultivate and engender this in our clients. You will learn the first step to Support Behavior Change, what Self Efficacy is and How to Develop it in Your Clients, the importance of support from friends and family, When to Say Yes and When to Say No and the Case for a Compelling Future.


Yoga and the Lymphatic System with Annette Loudon

Annette Loudon has been teaching Yoga with a focus on yoga therapy for 18 years. She completed a Masters of Medical Sciences by researching the effects of Yoga and on women with Breast Cancer related Lymphoedema and is one of Australia’s leading experts in Yoga and breast cancer. Annette has specialised in teaching people with various types of special needs, including people with MS, people in wheelchairs, the profoundly deaf, intellectually disabled youth, people on probation, disabled athletes, the NSW cerebral palsy soccer team, people with back pain and people with many other illnesses.


The Heart of Healing with Leigh Blaskhi

Leigh Blashki is often described as the ‘father of yoga therapy in Australia’ and is sought-after presenter nationally and internationally. He is a past-president and founding member of Yoga Australia. Leigh has over 40 years’ experience as a Yoga and meditation teacher. Much of the work of a yoga therapist depends upon her/his (yoga and therapeutic) knowledge and skills as well as an ability to tap into and trust her/his place of both ‘inner knowing’ and ‘not knowing’ and developing a deep resonance with those we serve through our work. A vital question for yoga therapists is: can we find an effective balance between using our knowledge and skills gained in Yoga therapy training and ‘getting out of the way’ and letting the healing mystery unfold? In this presentation, you will be guided into a self-inquiry to discover, recover or simply call forward the heart of healing that resides in all of us. Ways of establishing this ‘heart of healing’ as the foundation for the work of yoga therapy will be explored, so that participants can come away inspired and with sense of connectedness that will help them throughout the conference and forward into their life and work.    


Yoga Therapy for the Elderly: How the Older Body is Different with Liz Williams

Liz Williams is a highly experienced health educator and has been working in the health sector for almost 40 years. In the past 17 years, she has trained Yoga teachers, nurses, allied health and medical staff as well as community groups. Some of her areas of speciality include anatomy and physiology, orthogeriatics, rehabilitation, fall prevention, mental health (aged care), acute adult pain and pathophysiology. Liz has a Masters of Clinical Science in Aged Care and Healthy Ageing and a Graduate Certificate in Mental Health. Liz has worked closely with physiotherapists to develop rehabilitation and fall prevention exercise programs. Read more about this presentation.


Danielle Begg

Danielle is passionate about combining yoga and social impact. She is the Co-Founder of the Refugee Yoga Project and Founder/CEO of the Yoga Impact Charity, overseeing the delivery of over 300 trauma sensitive yoga classes in nine locations since its establishment.  
She has presented the results of the Refugee Yoga Project evaluation at international conferences and recently completed Harvard Medical School's Global Mental Health Trauma and Recovery Certificate Program. Danielle is a yoga teacher and holds a Master of Science in Comparative Social Policy from the The University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons) from The University of Queensland. She is a recipient of the Centenary Medal for her contribution to social justice.


Yoga Therapy: Perspectives on Rehabilitation with Trish David

Trish David is an experienced Yoga therapist/ teacher, educator and counsellor. She works as a volunteer at the Cancer Council, in schools delivering Yoga and mindfulness to staff and students and as a Lifeline Crisis support worker. In this presentation, Trish will explore rehabilitation through three client case studies – stroke, cancer and mental illness. You will learn how to improve outcomes for your clients, the importance of effective history-taking and how to address obstacles to rehabilitation.
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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: 15-16 September 2018, 9am - 5pm
Venue: Amora Hotel Sydney CBD
Cost: Special price for the first 20 bookings - $375. Full price - $447