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    SYTAR 2014
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    The International
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    Yoga Therapists

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IAYT is pleased to present our growing number of extraordinary sponsors and partners for SYTAR.2014.  SYTAR Sponsors are also IAYT Suppporters and are acknolweded on the IAYT website for one year after the conference. For information on becoming a sponsor, please click on Sponsor Benefits >> More

 

 

 


 

Gold Sponsors

 
Healing Pathways

www.hpathways.com
    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.

 
Mediyoga Medical Yoga

www.mediyoga.com/
    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).

 

Silver Sponsors

 
American Viniyoga Institute
www.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.

 
Ancient Yoga Center

www.ancientyogacenter.org
    A World Away... in the heart of the Austin Hill Country

The Ancient Yoga Center provides a distinctive gathering place and supportive environment for your special programs. It is the perfect facility for Yoga and Meditation Retreats, Teacher Trainings, Workshops and all types of meetings. We have been welcoming retreat groups for over 12 years and are dedicated to managing the details, so you can focus on giving the best program possible.

 
Essential Yoga Therapy

www.essentialyogatherapy.com/
   

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.


 
Himalayan Institute

www.himalayaninstitute.org/
    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 Restoration Institute

www.iRest.us
    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. Visit us at www.irest.us.

 
Integrative Yoga Therapy

www.iytyogatherapy.com/
    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.

 
Maryland University of Integrative Health

www.muih.edu
    Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. We offer a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy, as well as programs in health coaching, health promotion, nutrition, herbal medicine, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine.

 
Yoga Professional Academy

www.nicoledeavilla.com/yoga-professional-academy/
    Coming Soon! The Yoga Professional Academy will be launched at SYTAR 2014. Be among the first to offer your professional trainings or to adopt the Simplify Your Life Business and Educational Tools for Yoga Therapy Schools™ so that you can profitably spend more time “Living the Yoga Life You Love!”™ 

 
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy

www.pryt.com
    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.

 
Texas Yoga Retreat

www.texasyoga.com/
    There is something for everyone at the Texas Yoga Retreat Weekend! The retreat features teachers from across Texas who represent many distinct styles of Yoga. Some classes are gentle and restorative; others are rigorous and will push you to your edges, and some are that delicate balance between.

 
Three Minute Egg®

www.threeminuteegg.com
    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.

 
Yoga as Therapy North America (YATNA)

www.yatna.net
    Yoga as Therapy North America (YATNA) is a provider of high quality yoga therapist trainings in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Mr. TKV Desikachar. Through comprehensive curriculum, practical internships and individual, one-to-one mentoring, YATNA provides a thorough grounding in the therapeutic application of yoga and its integration with allopathic medicine. Trainees also get cutting edge knowledge about modern scientific evidence and research into yoga as a therapeutic modality.

 
Yoga Therapy Rx

www.samata.com
    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 Yoga

www.yogayoga.com
    Yoga Yoga is a leader in creating programs that join the deeply respected ancient principles of yoga and yoga therapy with more modern Western medical approaches to health. Yoga Yoga’s event schedule, teacher training and therapist training programs are nationally respected for their depth and high quality. Devoted to supporting healthy lifestyle change, Yoga Yoga – in partnership with the Shanti Health Network and the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts, the only plant-based, health-supportive cooking school in the country – believes that wellness comes through personal practice.

 

Exhibitors

 
Black Elephant

www.ashabrands.com
    Asha was founded by certified yoga teacher Victoria Fitzgerald. Victoria wanted to merge her business and education background with her love of yoga to integrate the two worlds while still staying true to her core values and ethics. Every company that Asha works with are also very much involved in the wellness community and come from the same place of providing amazing products and services aligned with a healthy lifestyle. Asha carries brands from all over North America and hand picks each line to provide customers with the most fantastic and unique products available.

 
Ayurvedic Institute

www.ayurveda.com
    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.

 
Bridgebuilders

    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.

 
dōTERRA®

www.doterra.com/us/

    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).

 
Indian Vedic Mystic

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    Indian Vedic Palmistry, Numerology and Psychic Medium.

 
Guru Ram Das Center

www.grdcenter.org
    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.

 
LifeForce Yoga

www.yogafordepression.com
    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

 
Living Bhakti LLC

http://mariagarre.com/
    Living Bhakti School offers a wide range of educational resources, trainings, and retreats global to inspire and advance both your personal and professional needs. We provide both on-line and live programming in Ayurveda, Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Jyotisha, Herbology and Vedic Philosophy. Our faculty includes a wide range of experts and leaders within each field to bring you cutting edge and accessible education.

 
Natural Epicurean

www.naturalepicurean.com/
    The Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts is a plant-based, health-supportive chef training program focused on five core modalities: Classical Vegetarian, Macrobiotic, Vegan Foods, Raw and Living Foods and Ayurvedic Foods. We embrace a holistic view of health that takes physical, energetic, mental, emotional, societal and environmental influences into consideration and believe diet can enhance health on all these levels. The Natural Epicurean emphasizes a broad foundation in diet and nutrition while teaching the skills necessary to make cooking a career. The school also offers a range of programs for continuing education and personal development, in a variety of formats.

 
NOL Foundation

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    KaivalyaDham has a spiritual heart, and is active in yoga education, publishing, scientific research, philosophical research, and the therapeutic aspects of yoga. We also offer panchkarma, naturopathy and various yoga therapy and healing programs.

 
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The Schatz Method

www.ginaschatz.com
    The Schatz MethodTM is an integrated system and a proven remedy for pain relief developed by Gina Schatz that allows individuals to live pain and injury free, permanently.
The Schatz MethodTM as an educational tool empowers practitioners to navigate injuries by providing real functional anatomy solutions, not just modifications.

 
Strong Yoga@ 4 Women

www.strongyoga4women.com/
    Strong Yoga® 4Fertility is a fully comprehensive methodology geared to enhance fertility, which includes yoga asanas, pranayama, meditations, education on diet, nutrition and environmental impacts on fertility, and acupressure using the Strong Yoga® Fertility Ball Method™. It is designed to relax both mind and body, and to bring awareness and increased circulation to the reproductive organs. For more, visit: strongyoga4women.com

 
Vyana Yoga

www.vyanayoga.com
    VYANA ~ Dedicated to spreading Illumination and Love HastaPada; a multifunctional yoga belt with two stationary and one adjustable loop to hold either a hand, 2 fingers, your wrist or foot.

An essential yoga prop to enhance any style stage of your practice - hatha, therapeutic, restorative, vinyasa and flow with ease and efficability. Vedi*Vaahans (Altar your Ride) a portable charm to set your intention on the journey ahead.

 
YogaFit

yogafit.com/
    YogaFit is the largest yoga fitness education school in the world with more than 200,000 instructors trained on six continents specifically designed for presentation in health clubs, fitness facilities or other group exercise locations.

The YogaFit style focuses on safety, accessibility and "yoga for everybody.” YogaFit is designed to improve the health, performance, and mental acuity of athletes or individuals interested in improving their level of fitness. Based on the ancient fitness science of hatha yoga, it blends balance, strength, flexibility and power in a fitness format. YogaFit overcomes the mystery of yoga by delivering a practical, user-friendly style, which is accessible, understandable, and doable by individuals at any level of fitness.

 
Yoga Life Style and Bheka Yoga Supply

yogalifestyle.com/
    Yoga Life Style and Bheka Yoga Supply provide high quality, consciously made and sourced props wholesale to therapists, teachers and non-profits. We are the exclusive North American distributor for the Mysore Back Bender and Mysore Inversion Strap. Bheka Bolsters are used and sold in Iyengar Studios throughout the US.

 

Association and Affiliate Sponsors

  

 

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare

www.accahc.org
    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.

 
Alzheimer Research and Prevention Foundation

www.alzheimersprevention.org/
    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.

 
Australian Association of Yoga Therapists

www.yogatherapy.org.au
    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.

 
Feathered Pipe Foundation

www.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.  

 
Give Back Yoga

www.givebackyoga.org
    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.  

 
NAMA

www.ayurveda-nama.org/
    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.  

 
Veterans Yoga Project

www.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.  

 
Yoga Alliance

www.yogaalliance.org
   

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.


 
YogaCaps

www.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.


 
Yoga Service Council

www.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.


 

Media Sponsors

 
Integral Yoga Magazine

www.iymagazine.org/
   

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

www.layogamagazine.com
   

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.


 
Somatics

www.somaticsed.com/magJournal.html
   

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

www.yogachicago.com
   

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.


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

 

 

www.yogalivingmagazine.com/
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.

 

http://www.himalayaninstitute.org/yoga-international-magazine/
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.

 

Exhibitorsrc="Images/Ayurvedic_Institute_logo.png" width="200" height="100" hspace="10" align="left">www.ayurveda.com
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.

 

 

www.aromatouchtechnique.com
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.

 

www.yogafit.com
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.

 

www.resourceyoga.com
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.

 

www.grdcenter.org
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.

 

 

 


 

Association and Affiliate Sponsors

www.yogatherapy.org.au
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.

 

 

www.ayurveda-nama.org
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



 

 

 

  

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

www.accahc.org
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.

 

 

http://pt.usc.edu
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.