SYTAR: Yoga Teachers from Around the World Unite in Austin June 5-8


The International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) presents its annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR) from June 5 to 8 at the Austin Renaissance Hotel. A professional association for yoga teachers and therapists worldwide, IAYT’s mission is to establish yoga as a recognized and respected therapy. The symposium welcomes yoga teachers and experienced practitioners, including those considering training in yoga therapy.

Keynote speaker Lorenzo Cohen, Ph.D, of MD Anderson in Houston, will describe his team’s research on the integration of yoga into cancer care. Other speakers include Nydia Darby from San Antonio, who owns Nydia’s Yoga Therapy Studio at 4680 Lockhill Selma, and Austinites Peggy Kelly and Charles MacInerney. The event features more than 40 presenters from around the world, including India, Japan and New Zealand.

After the SYTAR conference, on June 9, four one-day workshops will be available: the Dean Ornish program led by Susi Amendola, strategies in cancer treatment with Jnani Chapman, healing relationships led by Nischala Joy Devi and iRest with Richard Miller.

IAYT publishes the International Journal of Yoga Therapy and Yoga Therapy Today. IAYT members receive a $100 discount off conference registration fees, and registration by the May 14 early-bird deadline also provides a $100 discount. For more information on IAYT and the symposium, visit For dynamic conference communication, see

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