2017 Sponsors and Exhibitors
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SYTAR 2017

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

YogaMate is an online platform sharing evidence-informed resources and tools for Yoga professionals and the public, championing the therapeutic application of Yoga.

Teachers & therapists utilize YogaMate's professional sequence (plan) creation & marketing tools to share knowledge, empower students & clients, build trust & strengthen connections with their community.

Register your complimentary profile & better differentiate yourself, carving your niche in the application of Therapeutic Yoga. (Please note there is a min 500 hrs Yoga Teacher Training or 200 hours for Licensed Healthcare Practitioners to be featured in the YogaMate directory).

YogaMate - Inspire, Connect and Share your knowledge and passion for therapeutic Yoga.

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.

Banyan Botanicals was founded in 1996 with the mission to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and well-being. As an Ayurvedic lifestyle company, we specialize in products made from Ayurvedic herbs that are organically grown, sustainably sourced, fairly traded, and made in the USA. Banyan is committed to providing exceptional customer service, inspiring educational content and the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs that are safe, pure, and effective. Learn more at banyanbotanicals.com

Information, inspiration, and support at every step of your journey to beYogi—from student to studio owner and everyone in between. beYogi also offers yoga teachers, teacher trainees and IAYT Certified Yoga Therapists access to affordable, all-inclusive yoga liability insurance.

Our whole body nylon/lycra resistance bands-: Stretch-eze, Elastablast, Airwalker, and Co-OperBlanket, are used worldwide for Pilates, Yoga, Education, and Therapy. Designed by dancer, movement therapist and Pilates instructor Kimberly Dye, they promote tactile and proprioceptive input necessary for understanding how to move with tensegrity, ease, and precision. Studio discounts available.

Essential Yoga Therapy offers a gentle, therapeutic orientation to yoga that is supportive of those with limited mobility, or who are living with chronic pain and illness via group and individual therapeutic sessions. We are also committed to the development of highly qualified yoga therapists through our IAYT Accredited Training Program. The EYT program offers a comprehensive weave of eastern and western orientation to health, steeped in yoga philosophy, ayurveda, physiology and neuro-science.

Hale Pule Ayurveda & Yoga, located on the island of Kaua’i, was founded on one simple idea: To create a space for healing and learning that offers a chance to reconnect to higher self. Our programs, which include Ayurvedic chef training, Ayurvedic treatment training, professional mentorship, and an Ayurvedic health counselor program provide a framework for professional growth. Whether in person or online, our programs support you in creating a holistic livelihood.

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.

Integrative Yoga Therapy is a pioneer and leader in therapeutic Yoga teacher training programs. We are dedicated to bringing the ancient insights of Yoga into mainstream wellness programs based on a vision of health as a unity of body, mind and spirit. The IYT experiential approach to learning allows students to integrate in-depth information through a creative process resulting in a uniquely personal experience. IYT students bring Yoga based wellness programs into a wide variety of settings.

The Integrative Restoration Institute (IRI) provides programs, teacher trainings and retreats that show you how to live a contented life, free of conflict and fear, by opening your mind and body to its inherent ground of health and well-being.

Our MISSION is to help people resolve their pain and suffering and to experience deep healing and peace. As an educational nonprofit, we provide trainings in iRest Yoga Nidra Meditation and spiritual retreats based on the ancient teachings of Yoga.

LifeForce Yoga (LFY) is a blend of yogic practices and current research for mood management adapted to serve professionals in yoga and clinical settings. Through experiential learning, practitioners integrate techniques that weave into their therapeutic modality to support clients and students in managing anxiety, depression, and trauma. LFY offers training in simple tools and interventions that clients can duplicate at home with success. LFY is an elective in a number of IAYT certified programs.

Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. MUIH offers one of the nation’s first master’s degrees in yoga therapy accredited by IAYT. The university also offers doctoral, master’s, and certificate programs in nutrition, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, herbal medicine, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Online, campus, and weekend options available.

New Mexico School of Yoga is a leader in Ayurvedic Yoga Education. We offer online programs like our popular 50 hr Ayurvedic Study Course as well as 300 hr Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist Certification. For specialized education in Ayurvedic Yoga Therapy our modular and online options make studying with us easy, affordable and educational.

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.

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.

Trauma Center Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, adjunctive clinical treatment for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. Developed at the Trauma Center in Brookline, Massachusetts, TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience as well as Hatha Yoga practice with an emphasis on body-based yoga forms and breathing practices.

Vyana is a yoga and lifestyle company blazing with passion and adventure.  Our products include the multi-functional HastaPada® Yoga Strap and Portable Sacred Charms - Vedivahaan's to create a sacred space in body, mind and spirit through the embodiment of yoga in a physical practice and extending into our daily lives.

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.

Yoga Professional Academy offers solutions to yoga professionals who are looking for continuing education mentoring, business building coaching, yoga therapist training, essential oils training & prenatal yoga teacher training. YPA, founded by pioneer yoga therapist & author, Nicole DeAvilla, will be featuring at SYTAR this year special guest writing coach Steph Ritz creator of Stories That Sell and special offers on 2 Minute Yoga Programs, Prenatal Yoga and Yoga Therapy and Essential Oils.

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.

Leading provider of online yoga education focused on the therapeutic applications of yoga.

Yoga Well Institute teaches Yoga in a clear &organized way supporting practical application in daily life.

We value sustainable transformation, experiential understanding, and relationship.

We offer yoga & yoga therapy trainings, workshops, & online classes.

Zmaaya client management software developed specifically for yoga therapists. All information about your clients at your finger tips so your clients know that you truly care for their well-being. See all client past sessions, plans, progress, health history, goals & assessment in one place, all stored safely & securely in Zmaaya.
Access all your yoga plans, just copy, drag & drop – voila a brand new plan for your client is ready.
If you provide yoga as therapy you need Zmaaya.



Aqua Kriya Yoga offers teacher training, serving diverse populations in the water. Hydro-static pressure and buoyancy can be a more supportive environment for aging bodies or those recovering from surgery or trying to avoid it.18-40 contact hrs in level 1 and level 2 training. More than just translating asana from land to water from the essence of the unbroken lineage of the kriya Yoga tradition.

Amy Wheeler, Ph.D. has just launched her signature program called the "Optimal State of Living."  The focus of our programs is to provide Yoga & Yoga Therapy for Mental Health and Women's Health.  The 300-hour Yoga Mental Health Specialist Training Program begins in July 2017.  Please see www.AmyWheeler.com for details and information.  We have many online workshops and courses to explore the quality of our curriculum.

J'aimoda, LLC is headed by Helena Toulousy-Michel, a French-American designer who studied fashion and costume design in Rome after attending university in the US. Drawing from her athletic lifestyle and background in costume design, Helena creates athletic and performance wear that is artistic, functional, and comfortable. Her process is sparked by an inspiring fabric which guides the rhythm of her designs. She is passionate about creating pieces that look and feel invigorating!


vpk by Maharishi Ayurveda – America’s oldest ayurvedic products company – takes a natural, wellness-oriented approach to healthcare. We embrace traditional ayurveda and the use of whole plants, synergistically combined. Our ayurveda formulations are authentic; based on this complete healthcare system dating back 5,000 years.



Since 1978, Mount Madonna has provided theoretical and practical professional education and training in classical systems of Yoga, Āyurveda, and Community. Each School emphasizes self-learning, service, and continuing life-long learning, as well as teaching the ethical and professional standards necessary for developing high-level, meaningful careers. The Institute is hosted by Mount Madonna Center located in the Santa Cruz mountains of California, overlooking Monterrey Bay.


mission is to be a vehicle of consciousness in the global market by creating a holistic sustainable business modality, which inspires, promotes and supports True Wellness, which is the guiding principle of ORGANIC INDIA. We embrace the fundamental truth that everything, and all of us, are interconnected. We understand that in order for True Wellness to be, it must include All: All beings; the whole earth; the visible and the invisible.

Piel Canela Peru
Fair Trade Organization



Peru fair trade organization
, improving 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.



Teaching students to become teachers and teachers to become students.
Yoga Styles LLC offers yoga props (bolsters, mat bags, zafu's, eye pillows) as well as spiritual jewelry and clothing for the sophisticated hippie.

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


The Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health (ACIH) is involved in and supports a wide range of activities and projects in the areas of education, clinical care, research and policy that contribute to transforming our health care system to be one that emphasizes the importance of creating health and well-being. ACIH, formed in 2004, now has a strong national voice. We represent 18 national integrative health and medicine organizations, many universities, colleges and programs and have a wide variety of supporters and volunteers. ACIH strengthens understanding and cooperation among educators, researchers, and clinicians from distinct healthcare disciplines. We believe that quality patient care requires that we shift our disease-based, fractionalized system to one that is team-based, collaborative and patient centered as well as to one that focuses significantly more on creating health and well-being.



The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing Alzheimer’s disease by funding integrative medicine research and providing educational programs for the public and holistic practitioners.   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.



Come celebrate your unique role within the growth of the International Association of Yoga Therapists. As a licensed healthcare provider (LHCP) you have a distinct place to help bridge the practice of yoga into clinical care. This special interest group community is working to protect, celebrate and communicate your value, needs, and concerns as the field of yoga therapy grows and evolves. How do you want the future to look for LHCPs?
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.  Veterans Yoga Project is a IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

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


Create a mindful state.  Indiana & Yoga Magazine is published by Indy Yogi LLC.  This quarterly publication is dedicated to uniting and growing the yoga community in all corners of Indiana, promoting physical, mental and spiritual health as part of a mindful lifestyle.  Articles cover asana, meditation, philosophy, ecology, nutrition, community, yoga therapy, and more.



LA YOGA’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.