Sponsors and Exhibitors
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SYTAR 2016

IAYT is pleased to recognize our

extraordinary sponsors and partners

Sponsors are also IAYT Suppporters and are acknowledged on the IAYT website for one year after the conference. For information on becoming a sponsor, please click for Sponsor Benefits.

Gold Sponsors

Casey Health Institute is an integrative primary care practice in metropolitan Washington, DC that uses innovative economic and medical models to transform the patient/provider relationship and provide exceptional care. Our vision is to build a team-based collaborative approach to wellbeing that focuses on prevention, treats the whole person, and uses high touch/low tech treatments whenever possible, including chiropractic, naturopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and behavioral health. The emphasis is on getting people healthy and keeping them that way!

Our Iyengar-based Yoga Therapy program is one of our signature treatment services. Prescribed by providers for a range of medical conditions and illnesses, yoga is conducted in small groups, individual sessions, or joint appointments. Casey Health also offers a range of public yoga classes and YA 200 yoga teacher training courses, in addition to nutrition and healthy eating classes, stress management workshops, meditation circles, and therapeutic massage and healing energy work.

Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. For 40 years, we have educated practitioners through transformative programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science.

MUIH offers the nation’s first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy accredited by IAYT. The university also offers doctoral, master’s, and academic certificate programs in nutrition, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, herbal medicine, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Online, campus, weekend, and intensive options available.

Mediyoga Medical Yoga has been shaped and developed by Göran Boll on Institutet Medicinsk Yoga in Stockholm. Mediyoga is a therapeutic yoga form that springs from classical Kundaliniyoga, a very old, original yoga from the north of India and Tibet. It has roots in the Tantric tradition, one of the oldest forms of yoga known to man. Göran has also brought fundamental aspects of Ayurveda, the multi-millennial Indian medical art, and components from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) into Kundaliniyogaen.

YogaMate is a soon-to-be launched global digital platform connecting Yoga Professionals to their students and communities, sharing the healing power of Yoga.

YogaMate provides tools & information that strengthens connections, increase efficiency and professionalism and helps teachers better establish themselves in their niche areas of specialization. YogaMate meets every student (& professional) on their path – wherever they are on that path. We make Yoga accessible & digestible to everyone, contributing to better understanding of the depth & breadth of Yoga, particularly in regards to health and well-being.

15% of profits are given to international yogic non-profits that align with our vision. Learn more yogamate.org

Silver Sponsors

The American Viniyoga™ Institute is an organization of yoga practitioners and professionals sharing core values, guided by the spirit of Viniyoga and dedicated to offering quality experiential, education and professional training opportunities in the fields of health and fitness, therapy and self care, and personal transformation. We honor the integrity of ancient yoga teachings while making them relevant and practical today.

Offering therapeutic yoga services and classes, individualized therapeutic sessions,teacher training programs, continuing education and workshops in Adaptive Yoga and Yoga for Children and Adults with Special Needs. Asanas for Autism and Special Needs is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance.

At Banyan Botanicals, our Mission is to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. We fulfill our mission by:
1) Empowering individuals to take personal responsibility for their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health through the wisdom of Ayurveda, 2) Producing the highest quality Ayurvedic products using certified organic herbs that are sustainably sourced and fairly traded, and 3) Educating, inspiring and motivating our customers by creating high quality, educational content.

Essential Yoga Therapy offers an IAYT Accredited Therapist Training Program with outstanding faculty and strong mentorship. Our program takes seasoned yoga teachers and provides them the skills and knowledge to become competent, confident therapists. Combining philosophical precepts from yoga and ayurveda, with neuroscience and functional anatomy, EYT graduates are well-prepared for private practice, yoga research or to offer therapeutic yoga classes within medical settings in their community.

Healing Yoga Institute (HYI) has been training yoga teachers and yoga therapists since 2007. HYI is deeply inspired by the Tradition of T, Krishnamcharya, and we are inclusive and honor all yoga traditions. Amy Wheeler is a Professor of Kinesiology at California State University, San Bernardino for 18 years.  Amy's degrees include a B.A. and M.A. in Health Promotion and a Ph.D. in Education and Psychology.  She is on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT).  She also has helped to set the curriculum standards for Yoga Therapy at the national Ayurvedic Medical Association.  Amy is the Director of Healing Yoga Institute, which provides both Yoga and Yoga Therapy Training Programs.  See www.AmyWheeler.com for details.

Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in the field, with training programs since 1994. IYT's unique ten step therapy process, developed by Joseph and Lilian Le Page, forms a complete healing program that is being used successfully in clinical settings. IYT's experiential approach to learning allows students to integrate in-depth information through a creative process using a wide range of Yoga tools and techniques to create therapeutic programs directed toward specific groups and for one-on-one Yoga therapy sessions.

The Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) is a non-profit educational and research organization. A direct benefit of our work is the alleviation and resolution of trauma and suffering. We provide professional programs and trainings in iRest meditation, spiritual retreats rooted in the ancient wisdom teachings of yoga and meditation, and collaborate with public and private institutions and researchers.

The LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute offers specialty training for yoga and health professionals in adapting yoga to mental health treatment in yoga therapy, yoga classes and clinical settings. Amy Weintraub, author of Yoga for Depression and Yoga Skills for Therapists, directs the LifeForce Yoga Practitioner (LFYP) Training, along with a faculty of LifeForce Yoga Practitioners who are mental health and yoga professionals.

The New Mexico school of yoga offers various certification, continuing education and retreat programs in ayurveda, haha yoga, vinyasa yoga, ayurvedic yoga therapy. Our flexible programs featuring an expert and diverse staff are module and immersive in format to support less travel and more potency.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy training invites personal growth and professional development through self-study and hands on practicum. PRYT is a yoga-based, client-centered modality encouraging exploration of the relationship between what’s happening in one's body and what’s happening in life. Body-centered awareness of this kind may bring about a release of physical or emotional tension leading to a better self-understanding and inner guidance that can be supportive in making life decisions.

Surya Chandra Healing Yoga School

Surya (Sun) and Chandra (Moon) Healing Yoga School is dedicated to uniting the best of traditional yogic teachings with the best innovative approaches in complementary medicine available to us today. Sun and Moon represent opposites uniting to create balance and harmony within our small self, and between self and Self (or ego and Soul/Spirit/Universe. Grounded in the ancient texts of India, Surya Chandra's programs offer comprehensive and integrated study of the art and science of yoga.

The Three Minute Egg® is ergonomically designed to work with the shape of your body. This One-Stop Yoga Prop offers an unparalleled combination of comfort, protection and support in both dynamic and restorative practices. No matter what style of yoga you enjoy, the Three Minute Egg® will add new dimensions to your practice.

TriYoga Boston Yoga Therapy Training is a holistic, patient-centered, evidenced-based program, taught by highly credentialed faculty. It includes comprehensive whole health assessments, the TriYoga Therapeutics method, extensive clinical practicum, and electives for specific issues. The full spectrum program offers a flexible schedule with rolling admission.

Yoga for a Happy Back offers continuing education for yoga teachers and health professionals who want to use yoga therapeutically for individuals with back and neck pain. Learn how to design group classes for specialty populations and tailor individual yoga therapy sessions for those struggling with chronic pain including degenerative disc disease, sciatica, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, disc herniations and scoliosis.

Yoga Life Style has been supplying bolsters to the therapeutic Yoga community for 20 years. Today, we offer a full line of yoga props as well as supplying books for teacher training programs and carrying the most diverse and complete line of yoga posters found anywhere. Many of these last are self published. At SYTAR I have found the exchange of ideas enriching and I hope you will come by the bookstore this year, see what I have and fill me in on what is of interest to you.

We support Yoga Professionals so that they can change the world by having more clients, students and influence in their local communities, region, and globally. Through advance training in yoga & yoga therapy skills and business know-how, consulting on meeting standards, and coaching for individual success we take one client at a time and help them reach their dreams, doing what they love. What do you need to Live the Yoga Life You Love and prosper? Request your free consultation today.

Yoga Therapy Rx is a marriage between Yoga therapy and complementary medicine. The course is designed to train Yoga teachers to be Yoga therapists and apply classical applications of Yoga for use in clinical settings to help treat common ailments and conditions. Certification through Loyola Marymount University. For more information, visit www.samata.com and click on the LMU logo.

Yoga Tune Up® is a therapeutic format that strikes a balance between the worlds of yoga, fitness, and myofascial self-care with a focus on relieving pain, improving posture and increasing performance. Its restorative techniques bring a practical yoga philosophy into the nuts and bolts of healthy movement, challenging the body from every from every conceivable angle until breakthroughs occur – literally changing the nature of the tissues in the area being addressed.

YogaUOnline is a leading provider of online yoga education with leading yoga teachers. Study yoga in the comfort of your home with Judith Hanson Lasater, Richard Miller, Ana Forrest, Robin Rothenberg, Dr. Loren Fishman, and many, many more pioneers in the therapeutic applications of yoga.



Ayurveda Integrative Wellness Institute
Dr. Lina is an Internationally recognized integrative wellness expert, professional speaker and author. She is an Ayurvedic doctor traditionally called as VAIDYA.  Dr. Lina mentors clients from around the globe that include natural wellness regime for improved quality of life. She opened one of the first Ayurvedic Integrative Wellness facilities based out of Pittsburgh, PA, offering full service Ayurvedic clinical program.


The Ayurvedic Institute, recognized as a leading Ayurvedic school and Ayurveda health spa outside of India, was established in 1984 to teach the traditional Ayurvedic medicine of India and to provide these ancient therapies. Ayurvedic healing includes herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish (Vedic astrology).

dōTERRA® (meaning "Gift of the Earth”) essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today. dōTERRA CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essentials oils are pure aromatic extracts, contain no artificial ingredients, and are tested to be free of contaminants (such as pesticides and chemical residues).



Handspring Publishing
is a recently founded publishing house specializing in books for osteopaths, massage therapists, yoga and Pilates teachers, physiotherapists, and other professionals all of whom use touch or movement to help patients achieve wellness.

Integral Yoga synthesizes the various branches of Yoga into a comprehensive lifestyle system. The aim is to promote the harmonious development of every aspect of the individual. The six branches of Integral Yoga are powerful tools to encourage wellness and self-mastery. Its results are subtle, profound, and measurable.

Piel Canela Peru
Fair Trade Organization



Peru fair trade organization, inproving the life conditions of our Artesans and promoting the art and culture. Handmade organic cotton clothing; pants, blouses, skirts, alpaca natural fiber clothing, wraps, shawls, scarves, capes, sweaters. Fine art and craft. Pashminas. Hemp hats, hemp bags. Music from the Andes.

Vyana is the central hub of living a beautiful life within the heart of the matter. We are a company whose belief is distributing products with intention; extending to all who seek nurturing guidance and support, in daily life and through a lifetime journey.

Our Main Products:
HastaPada®-therapeutic yoga belt to ease and encourage your yoga practice during every stage of life.
VediVaahan-portable sacred charm (murti) to set your intention on the journey ahead while being present in the kNow.

In operation for more than 15 years, the YogaLife Institute is a full scale yoga education center offering daily yoga classes, weekly seminars and weekend retreats, and private yoga therapy sessions to all ages and levels of students. In addition we offer 250 & 500 hr Yoga Teacher Trainings, an 820 hr Comprehensive Yoga Therapy Training, 40 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training and many more specialized options.

Yog Sadhna
offers Yoga Therapy Training Programs in North America and Europe. Its product line varies from Ayurveda products like Yogi's Glow face mask, Chakra and Dosha balancing bracelets, Japa Malas to Yoga books. Look out for the latest book by Indu Arora: Mudras - The Sacred Secret.


Academic, Association and Affiliate Sponsors

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare. The mission of ACCAHC is to create and sustain a network of national complementary and alternative medicine educational organizations and agencies, which will promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education.


The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing Alzheimer’s disease by funding research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings. To-date, the ARPF has sponsored 10 research projects, mostly on yoga and meditation as the optimum lifestyle approach to maintaining your brain sharp. Find out about the exciting results at our booth. The ARPF also offers monthly educational webinars, an Alzheimer’s Prevention Toolkit, newsletters, and upcoming trainings at www.alzheimersprevention.org.


The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT)
is an industry organisation which promotes professional standards for Australian Yoga Therapists, provides ongoing professional support to Yoga Therapists and represents Yoga Therapy as a recognised, professional and respected therapy.

The Give Back Yoga Foundation, Inc. ("GBYF”), is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Our mission is to support certified yoga teachers in all traditions to offer the teachings of yoga to under-served and under-resourced socio-economic segments of the community and inspire grassroots social change and community growth and cooperation. We have supported local and national programs for at-risk youth, veterans, prisoners, first responders and others.

Meru Institute at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment (San Jose, CA) offers a modern way with ancient roots to learn and teach the life transforming tools of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Seva. Certifications and Modules include: Meditation Teacher Training, Yogic Lifestyle Educator, Methods for Spiritual Care, Yoga Teacher Training, Leading Retreats, Sanskrit, and more. *available in person and globally online* Enhance your practice and vocation at Meru. (diploma and M.Div. programs also available)

The National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA)
is a national organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in The United States of America. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity.



Network Yoga Therapy is a hub based in The Netherlands for those who work towards client-centered, compassionate healthcare using the tools of yoga. We are a global Network of yoga and health care professionals. With NYT you train, explore and share. Online and in person while contribute to the global dialogue on standards for yoga therapists as a growing profession.

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of military veterans. Working in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, student veterans organizations, and other non-profit organizations, Veterans Yoga Project supports recovery and promotes resilience among veterans, their families, and our communities.


YogaCaps, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds a healthy community by making yoga more available and affordable. We share free classes for special populations at area hospitals and community centers, as well as donation based events for the general public. We specialize in therapeutic yoga experiences for those with chronic health and mental health conditions.


The Yoga Service Council (YSC)
is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support individuals and organizations to best serve and empower their communities through yoga and mindfulness.

Media Sponsors

LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine’s home is in the innovative Yoga community of Southern California with a worldwide editorial reach. Monthly content includes a Yoga therapy column with rotating writers and points of view, Ayurvedic practices sadhana, the green yogi, sacred music and in-depth interviews. IAYT members receive a discount for the print magazine. Everyone can sign up for the free inspiring and evocative email newsletter integrating Yoga into a modern lifestyle.


For the past 20 years, Somatics magazine has provided a meeting ground for those who practice mind-body unification in their work and everyday lives. Since 1976, when Thomas Hanna founded the magazine, the field of somatics has grown enormously. The wisdom of the mind-body disciplines has become increasingly recognized and accepted in mainstream culture.


YOGAChicago is a bi-monthly free resource guide for yoga activities. Our goal is to provide a forum to share information related to yoga and spirituality. Copies may be found at bookstores, natural food stores, holistic health centers, libraries, park buildings, colleges and learning centers throughout the Chicago area and parts of Indiana and Wisconsin or read it online.


Yoga International connects practitioners of yoga, meditation, and Ayurveda to a timeless and authentic source of wisdom. Steeped in a 5,000-year-old tradition, our expert teachers provide systematic instruction on all levels. Our mission is to offer knowledge, training, and the environment to realize one's full potential and bring a qualitative transformation in ourselves and in the larger world of which we are an integral part.