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International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research
Date: 06/05/2014
Austin Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX

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Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy
Date: 08/14/2014
Boston, Massachusetts

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International Association of Yoga Therapists Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research

June 5 - June 8, 2014
Austin Renaissance Hotel, Austin, TX



SYTAR is dedicated entirely to professional education, research, practice, and policy issues for yoga therapy. Sessions are designed to enhance your skills and abilities as well as expand your horizons.

Explicit focus on supporting the competencies in IAYTs new educational standards for the training yoga therapists is germane to the practice sessions this year. Common Interest Community sessions cover areas that have been determined to be popular and of high value to todays yoga therapists. Views from distinguished leaders in the field comprise the plenary and panel discussion sessions.

Keynote Speakers
Lorenzo Cohen, PhD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Judith Hanson Lasater, PT, PhD,
Michael Lerner, PhD, Commonweal

For more information, visit www.sytar.org


Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

August 14 - August 17, 2014
Boston, Massachusetts

This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation they need to teach to people with health conditions. We build on participants' Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery. The psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Training includes identifying and meeting the student at their starting point, mobilizing inner resources, understanding and working with contraindications, the process of change, planning a course of action and tracking outcomes. Special attention is given to the personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance and grace.

One day is devoted to a review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for health conditions.

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy is the first module of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this course especially useful.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact info@kundaliniyogaboston.com


Overcoming Cold Depression and Burnout

August 27 - August 31, 2014
Frankfurt, Germany

Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Contemporary Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage. Cold Depression underlies addiction and stress-based illness and is a barrier to success. Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it and exactly what you need to help your students, clients and yourself overcome its effects.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance.
Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Sangeet Singh at info@keepup.de


Teaching Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga to People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

September 10 - September 14, 2014
Goettingen, Germany

No matter what the cause of the trauma, movement through Kriya, breath and mantra are time-tested approaches clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm. This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.
  • Skillfully apply your language and manner as a teacher to deliver a Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga program.

A review of related yoga and meditation research and an 8-week Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a group course are provided.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org


Teaching Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga to People with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

November 13 - November 16, 2014
Millis, Massachusetts

No matter what the cause of the trauma, movement through Kriya, breath and mantra are time-tested approaches clinically demonstrated to be effective in helping people reconnect with their body, reduce symptoms and provide the support to move from a state of reactivity to an experience of safety and calm. This training provides the specific skills you need to compassionately, safely and effectively instruct a trauma sensitive Kundalini Yoga course for people with PTSD.

At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Identify the indicators of PTSD and what is necessary for recovery.
  • Understand the impact of trauma on the brain, glandular and nervous systems and how a specific practice of Kundalini Yoga restores healthy regulation to these systems.
  • Skillfully apply your language and manner as a teacher to deliver a Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga program.

A review of related yoga and meditation research and an 8-week Trauma Sensitive Kundalini Yoga curriculum for a group course are provided.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information and to register, contact info@kundaliniyogaboston.com


Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

January 8 - January 11, 2015
Los Angeles, California

This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation they need to teach to people with health conditions. We build on participants' Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery. The psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Training includes identifying and meeting the student at their starting point, mobilizing inner resources, understanding and working with contraindications, the process of change, planning a course of action and tracking outcomes. Special attention is given to the personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance and grace.

One day is devoted to a review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for health conditions.

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy is the first module of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this course especially useful.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact Ravi Har Kaur via email or call (505) 753-4692


Teaching Kundalini Yoga to People Living with Type 2 Diabetes

February 26 - March 1, 2015
Rama Lotus Yoga Centre, Ottawa, Canada

Type 2 diabetes is reaching epidemic proportions. Many physicians now rank diabetes as the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease--higher than smoking, high blood pressure, obesity or elevated cholesterol levels.

Stress, mood and level of physical activity affect how well we feel living with diabetes. Studies indicate that people with diabetes benefit from the practice of yogic movement, meditation and relaxation.

This specialty training prepares you to teach Kundalini Yoga to people with diabetes. Training includes understanding of how Type 2 diabetes affects the body, how the practice of specific methods of Kundalini Yoga benefit a person with diabetes, working with contraindications and side effects of medical treatment, inclusion of the family to develop support for change and the psychology of health recovery. A review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for diabetes and curriculum for group and private classes are included.

Special attention is given to the personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance and grace.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Tania Fréchette at rama.lotus.management@gmail.com


Origins and Identity of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy

March 5 - March 8, 2015
Los Angeles, California

The historic origins of Kundalini Yoga give us an understanding of the source of illness and the pathway of health recovery as self-discovery. In this 4 day training you will:

  1. Move from Chitta to Guna to Tattwas to 10 bodies, from thought frequency to karma, from Purusha and Prakirti, from Dukh to Sukh as we discover the meaning and impact of each of these states of being on our consciousness and on the body we have in this incarnation.
  2. Identify and resolve inner conflict through the transformative understanding of the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali’s Sutras and the 5 Sutras of the Aquarian Age.
  3. Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning, purpose and practical application of these ancient principles to healing and health recovery.
  4. Explore your Identity as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Kundalini Yoga Therapist and Yogic Healer.
  5. Deepen your relationship to your Radiant, Subtle and Pranic bodies as manifestation of the Guru’s presence through your unique being.
  6. Establish your stillness, frequency and presence.

Origins and Identity of Kundalini Yoga as Therapy is a deep, transformational, frequency adjusting gem. It is the second module of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this course especially useful.

Course participants are requested to read the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali in the translation of their choice before the course starts.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD and Navneet Kaur Khalsa, LCSW

For more information: Contact Ravi Har Kaur via email or call (505) 753-4692


Overcoming Cold Depression

March 19 - March 22, 2015
Hamburg, Germany

Cold Depression is our single biggest challenge as we enter the Contemporary Age. It affects vitality of spirit and leads us to take destructive risk and to self-sabotage. Cold Depression underlies addiction and stress-based illness and is a barrier to success. Learn what Cold Depression is, how to identify it and exactly what you need to help your students, clients and yourself overcome its effects.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance.
Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org


Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy

March 25 - March 29, 2015
Goettingen, Germany

This training gives Kundalini Yoga teachers the foundation they need to teach to people with health conditions. We build on participants' Level 1 Kundalini Yoga teacher training to deepen and expand the application of yogic philosophy, technique and habits of conscious living toward health recovery. The psychology of health recovery and the role of family and friends are addressed.

Training includes identifying and meeting the student at their starting point, mobilizing inner resources, understanding and working with contraindications, the process of change, planning a course of action and tracking outcomes. Special attention is given to the personal development of the teacher to engender awareness, intuition, compassion, deep listening, sensitivity, humility, endurance and grace.

One day is devoted to a review of scientific research on yoga and meditation for health conditions.

Foundations of Kundalini Yoga Therapy is the first module of the International Kundalini Yoga Therapy Practitioner Training and is open to Kundalini Yoga Therapists in training and Kundalini Yoga teachers. Those Kundalini Yoga teachers who are in the integrative healing arts find this course especially useful.

Continuing Education units for licensed nurses, counselors, social workers available through the California State licensing boards and for yoga teachers through IKYTA and Yoga Alliance. Attendance for full duration is required to obtain certificate of completion.

Presenter: Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD

For more information and to register, contact Atma Jot Kaur/Dhyan Tada at kundaliniyogatherapyeurope@grdcenter.org