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SponsorsIAYT is pleased to have a number of extraordinary sponsors and partners, whose support is essential to SYR. For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact John Kepner, IAYT's Executive Director. Sponsor tables are located in the same room as the poster sessions, which makes for a lively space and much traffic.
Sponsor Benefits

Diamond Sponsor

Kripalu IEL

Yoga has the potential to change our world-both through the alleviation of suffering and the creation of vast opportunities for self-fulfillment. Those of us who practice yoga know that this is true. But in order to bring the transformational effects of yoga deeply into our society, these effects must first be scientifically evaluated—and that’s just what we're doing at Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL).

Gold Sponsors

Medicinsk Yoga

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 man knows. Into Kundaliniyogaen has Göran Boll tissue fundamental aspects of Ayurveda, the multi-millennial Indian medical art, and components from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).

Healing Pathways fully offers all evidence-based traditional healing modalities in the field of mental health, and recognizes the value of some the emerging CAM therapies such as Yoga. Deeply embedded in our approach is an emphasis on conflict resolution, well-being, personal growth and the evolution of consciousness.

Silver Sponsors

American Viniyoga Institutewww.viniyoga.com
AVI is an organization of Yoga practitioners and professionals sharing core values, guided by the spirit of Viniyoga and dedicated to offering quality experiential educational and professional training opportunities in the field of health and fitness, therapy and self care and personal transformation.



The Integrative Restoration Institute is a non-profit educational foundation, which is dedicated to helping people resolve their profound suffering and experience deep healing and peace. IRI is dedicated to offering the secular teachings of nondualism through educational programs, training, classes, workshops, research and audio-visual materials.


Kripalu School of YogaAbout the Kripalu School of Yoga www.kripalu.org/study_with_us/214
and the Kripalu School of Ayurveda www.kripalu.org/study_with_us/351
The Kripalu School of Yoga is Yoga Alliance-registered school. The school offers 200-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training and 500-Hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training at several locations.


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.


A leader in the field of yoga, meditation, spirituality, and holistic health, the Himalayan Institute was founded by Swami Rama of the Himalayas. The mission of the Himalayan Institute is Swami Rama’s mission—to discover and embrace the sacred link—the spirit of human heritage that unites East and West, spirituality and science, and ancient wisdom and modern technology.


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 LifeForce Yoga Healing Institute is dedicated to supporting optimum mental health and wellbeing through the application of Yoga-based skills by trained LifeForce Yoga Practitioners who are yoga and mental health professionals, serving individuals and groups in Yoga and clinical settings. LFYH conducts on-going research on yoga and mental health and offers professional trainings, workshops, books, evidence-based practices on award-winning DVDs, CDs, downloads, and a free newsletter on Yoga research and news at www.yogafordepression.com


Founded in 1996, Banyan Botanicals' mission is to provide you with the highest quality Ayurvedic herbs and products possible. We believe a high quality product is one that is pure, effective and produced in an environmentally-friendly, ethical manner. To fulfill this mission we are committed to the following practices in the production of our herbs: USDA Certified Organic, Sustainable Sourcing, and Fairly Traded.


YogaUOnline.com is a leading resource for online yoga education. Study with international yoga teachers in the comfort of your own home! Teachers include Judith Hanson Lasater, Tias Little, Dr. Loren Fishman and Ellen Saltonstall, Tom Myers, Doug Keller, and more. Join us for live sessions, or listen to our catalog of great yoga recordings at your own time. 


Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association serving and representing yoga teachers, schools and studios in the U.S. Founded in 1999, the Yoga Alliance Registry establishes standards for the teaching of yoga, and provides internationally recognized credentials to 35,000 yoga teachers and 2,500 teacher-training programs across the globe.


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 YogaLife Institute is a safe haven for all who desire to learn more about themselves through the ancient art and science of Yoga. We offer a Universal approach that is accessible to ages, shapes and sizes. Our teachers are knowledgeable and caring, and our studio is warm and welcoming. We teach daily yoga classes to beginners, intermediate and advanced students, train yoga teachers and hold weekly yoga seminars and Weekend Intensive Programs on a variety of yoga, health & meditation topics for the public. Since 2011 we have provided Yoga Therapy Training: A Holistic Yogic Lifestyle Approach to Health & Healing.


Loose leaf ‘on the go’ – The Libre tea glass is the perfect tea gift for your tea lovin’ friends and family – they will appreciate a relaxing tea moment anywhere, anytime.




Yoga Tune Up® helps students from all traditions to improve anatomical, physiological and biomechanical fluency. The YTU therapeutic approach helps eradicate pain, improve posture and enhance performance through a unique blend of Corrective Exercise, Self Massage and Yoga. YTU classes can be found at yoga studios, fitness clubs, and medical offices worldwide. YTU transforms the functionality of your movement to help you Live Better in your Body. Visit yogatuneup.com for more information about YTU Continuing Education Trainings or becoming a YTU Certified Teacher.


Essential Yoga Therapy has two distinct missions: One, to offer Client Based Yoga Therapy; the other to help yoga teachers in developing skills in the arena of yoga cikitsa or yoga therapy.

The spring board for developing these programs arises from the same fundamental teaching of yoga: That we bear responsibility for reducing suffering in ourselves - and from there we are to assist in healing others; and that yoga offers an intelligently laid out path to achieve both of those goals.




Surya Chandra Yoga Sanga is a charitable organization whose mission is to connect qualified yoga teachers to communities in need. Surya Chandra Yoga Sanga promotes the practice of yoga as a therapy and helps yoga teachers become better educated in learning how to teach underserved and underprivileged communities.




Maryland University of Integrative Healthwww.muih.edu
Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited, nonprofit graduate school featuring programs in nutrition, yoga therapy, health promotion, health and wellness coaching, herbal medicine, acupuncture, and oriental medicine. Clinical services, community programs, and continuing professional education classes are also available. For information and applications, visit www.muih.edu or call 1-800-735-2968.



Yoga Is My Health Insurancewww.yogaismyhealthinsurance.com
Yoga Is My Health Insurance is a holistic approach to living built upon the core principles of yoga with the goal of supporting individuals to improve health and wellness. Students of YIMHI incorporate the insight from classes, workshops and online education into their daily routines, improving their overall fitness and quality of life.



The Minded Institutewww.yogaforthemind.info/
The Minded Institute pioneers innovative mind-body therapy for the treatment of mental health issues. All of our work combines the wisdom of Yogic and Buddhist traditions, the holding of psychotherapeutic support, and the insight that comes from modern medical and neuroscientific understanding of how the mind and body interact. We offer professional trainings, workshops, lectures, courses, classes, private instruction, and conduct research. Whether you wish to enhance your well-being or are seeking professional information and training, we can help you. Our approach is compassionate, evidence based and cutting edge.



Pranakriya Yoga Therapy Certificationswww.pranakriya.com
Pranakriya Yoga Therapy Certifications are designed for yoga practitioners, teachers and health care providers who want to specialize in yoga’s therapeutic aspects. These programs provide a core understanding of Yogic healing techniques seen in the light of modern medical and psychological therapies. This combination of ancient practices and modern scientific research produces a modality that is both highly effective and deeply transformative, leading to the healing of body, mind and spirit for a whole-person benefit.



Whole Being Institutewww.wholebeinginstitute.com
The mission of the Wholebeing Institute (WBI) is to create learning communities worldwide where dedicated practitioners learn—and then teach—the applied science of whole person wellbeing for the ultimate aim of experiencing the glory of full human potential.



Vyana Yogawww.vyanayoga.com
VYANA ~ Yoga and Accessories
Including the HastaPada – a therapeutic yoga belt to keep “You in the Loop”,
Sacred Vedi*Vaahans (murtis to Altar your Ride) discover an inner vehicular sanctuary, Mantra MatMudras, and Mini Chakra Silk Tapestry.
Dedicated to spreading Illumination and Love … Visually, physically and spiritually.




The Ayurvedic Institute is a non-profit educational organization that teaches Ayurveda based on the ancient Ayurvedic texts with emphasis on integrating Ayurveda into daily living for individuals and practitioners. Also offered are panchakarma, ayuryoga, seminars, and ayurvedic herbs and products.



AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. It seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance.


This program combines classic yoga tradition with science to optimize the health and well-being of each individual. Basic courses include anatomy, physiology, client assessment, program design, common muscular, orthopedic, neurological, and medical conditions, as well as communication and administrative skills in therapy.


Re:source, Montreal’s premiere school for Yoga Therapeutics, provides tools and techniques allowing you to create a sustainable health care system, and the basis for a happy, healthy life. Re:source guides you towards clarity, health and balance by applying modern medical research to the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Through education, insight and the exploration of these principles, our passionate therapists deepen your understanding of how Yoga enhances your life.


Bridebuilders - Healthcare professionals advancing the integration of yoga therapeutics and western medicine. This group builds relationships between healthcare professionals to enhance collaboration, foster sharing and improve therapeutic outcomes.


Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology: We bring the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine. Started under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan in 1986, we provide yoga, meditation and lifestyle instruction to people with chronic or life threatening illness, offer professional training to healthcare providers and yoga teachers, and track the medical effects of yoga practice.



Media Sponsors

A quarterly journal for seekers who want to deepen their practice of Integral Yoga and their understanding of the many faith and wisdom traditions.



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.


Yoga Living magazine was created to serve as greater Philadelphia’s local resource for healthy living, promoting holistic lifestyle approaches, including environmental sustainability and ecological living. Yoga Living magazine offers common sense truths with the goal of teaching that Yoga is an overall lifestyle.


Yoga International (formerly Yoga + Joyful Living) is an award-winning, independent magazine that inspires and empowers its readers to engage with the timeless teachings of yoga at every level of conscious living.


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.

Association and Affiliate Sponsors

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 National Ayurvedic Medical Association 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.



YogaCaps, Incwww.yogacaps.org
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.



Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundationwww.alzheimersprevention.org/
The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to preventing Alzheimer's disease by funding research studies on yoga/meditation and the brain, as well as providing educational outreach and memory screenings



Yoga Service Councilwww.yogaservicecouncil.org
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.



Feathered Pipe Foundationwww.featheredpipe.com
The Feathered Pipe Foundation’s mission is to help people find their direction through access to programs and experiences that cultivate awareness of their truest selves; enrich spirit, mind, and body; explore the world’s wisdom and discoveries; and actively practice seva (service) to support healing, education, community and empowerment.



Veterans Yoga Projectwww.veteransyogaproject.org/
Veterans Yoga Project supports the mindful use of therapeutic yoga practices as a complementary part of the recovery process from PTSD and other psychological distress among veterans and active-duty military, their families, and their communities.

Academic Sponsors

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 USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy was founded in 1945. Since its inception, USC has been a pioneer of the physical therapy profession and a leader in both physical therapy research and education.


About Sponsorship

For more information on being a Sponsor, please contact John Kepner.