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Saturday, April 12 10:00am - 5:30pm Angela Farmer: The Yoga of Soma & Psyche
Sunday, April 13 10:00am - 5:30pm Angela Farmer: The Yoga of Soma & Psyche
Friday, April 18 10:00am - 4:00pm Rod Stryker & Mariana Caplan: Tantra Yoga & the Deep Psyche (CEs)


Friday, April 18

5:30pm Registration opens


Please plan to be in your seats before 6pm

Conference Welcome by CIIS President, Joseph Subbiondo

6:15pm - 6:45pm Mariana Caplan: Conference Introduction and Overview (CEs)
6:45pm - 7:00pm Rama Jyoti Vernon: Blessing
7:00pm - 8:30pm A.H. Almaas: Yoga Methodology and Psychological Understanding (CEs)
8:45pm - 9:00pm Closing Meditation with Angela Farmer

Saturday, April 19

9:00am - 9:50am Darcy Lyon: Psychologically-Informed Yoga Practice
10:00am - 11:30am Rod Stryker: The Wisdom of Yoga: The Journey to Lasting Freedom
11:45am - 12:30pm
Chris Chapple: "Yoga in Academia: India, England, & North America."
Aparna Ramaswamy: "Natya Yoga Therapy - Combining Movement, Music and Meditation with Conventional Psychotherapy (based on ashta anga principles of yoga)."
Gabriel Axel: "Your Brain On Yoga: The Fusion of Neurological and Yogic Sciences."
(CEs for some sessions)

12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch (please be seated for the afternoon session before 2pm)

2:00pm - 3:30pm Mariana Caplan: The Yoga & Psyche Method (CEs)
3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Anita Claney: "Clinical Synergism in the Treatment of Trauma: Yoga and Psychology."
Stuart Sovatsky: "Mother Kundalini Origins of Hatha Yoga and Her Spinal Puberty of Endless Maturation."
Kate Morrissey: "Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Yoga: A Pilot Study."
(CEs for some sessions)

4:40pm - 5:20pm
Sophia Reinders: "The Embodied Psyche and the Soul of the Earth: All Our Relations."
Silvia Nakkach: "Sound and the Subtle: Transforming Emotions through Mantra & Raga Yoga."
Steve Dallman: "Practice on the Front Lines: A Blossoming of Yoga and Clinical Psychology In a Community Mental Health Setting."
(CEs for some sessions)

5:30pm - 5:50pm Dr. Suneet Varma, University of Delhi
Indian Psychology: Theory and Practice (CEs)

5:50pm - 6:00pm

6:15pm - 6:30pm

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Closure for the day

CIIS students taking for academic credit meet with Mariana Caplan at the front of the ballroom (required if taking for credit)

Informal Socializing and Networking

Sunday, April 20

9:00am - 10:30am Angela Farmer: Uncovering the Psyche in the Depths of Our Bodies
Susan Robbins: "Integrating Yogic Movement into Psychotherapy to Treat Depression."
Chris Thompkins: "Kalottara: The Psychology of 'Timeless' Awareness in Tantrik Yoga." CANCELLED
Rama Jyoti Vernon: "Transformation of Psyche: The Psychology of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras."
(CEs for some sessions)

11:30am - 11:45am Break
11:45am - 12:30pm Brant Cortright: Bhakti Yoga, Psychology and Neuroscience (CEs)
12:30pm - 1:45pm Lunch
1:45pm - 2:45pm Baxter Bell: Medical and Psychological Benefits of Yoga (CEs)
2:45pm - 3:00pm Break
3:00pm - 4:30pm Gurudev, Yogi Amrit Desai and Mariana Caplan in Dialogue: Integrating Patanjali's Classical Eight-Limbed Yoga and The Western Psyche (CEs)
4:30pm - 5:00pm Integration and Closing


11 CEs available (MFT, LCSW). Must attend the full conference - no partial CEs given.
Check the Presenters descriptions to see if content is part of the CE track.