The Australian Yoga Therapy Conference 2012


Map of Melbourne, VIC
480 Collins St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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Saturday, 18 Aug 2012 to Sunday, 19 Aug 2012

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After a highly successful, inaugural event in June 2011, the Australian Yoga Therapy Conference returns in August 2012. The AYTC is at the cutting edge of the fast expanding field of Yoga therapy. In 2012, AYTC will show-case leading Australian Yoga therapists and researchers with one of the world’s most respected Yoga teachers, Yoga Journal Founder and author, Judith Lasaster.

Judith Lasater will be joined by -

Leigh Blashki, Vice President of Yoga Australia and Secretary of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists

Prof. Marc Cohen, pioneer of complementary medicine

Janet Lowndes, psychologist and Yoga therapist

Dr. Maarten Immink, neuroscientist, exercise physiologist and Yoga teacher

Annette Loudon, breast cancer researcher and Yoga therapist

Sal Flynn, psychotherapist and Yoga therapist

James Bone, physiotherapist and Yoga therapist

Narelle Quinlan-Carter, biomedical scientist, Yoga teacher and specialist in scoliosis

Mark Breadner, teacher trainer and Yoga Coach to sporting stars

The conference is supported by the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT). As the only Australian association of Yoga therapists, this agreement gives the conference an official stamp of approval. The conference is also supported by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Benefits of attending the AYTC

Learn from leading Yoga therapists and researchers

Learn practical techniques to apply with your clients

Educate yourself about the latest Yoga research

Connect with like-minded professionals in the field of Yoga therapy

Deepen your knowledge of Yoga as a therapeutic practice

AYTC is for

Yoga therapists seeking to expand their knowledge

Yoga teachers who want to add a new dimension to their teaching

Medical doctors, health professionals and complementary therapists who want to use evidence-based, Yoga practices in their work

Yoga researchers seeking to learn from and connect with leading researchers

Anyone who wishes to use Yoga to improve their health

Delegate Feedback from AYTC 2011

The feedback from the 2011 event was fantastic. Here are some comments from delegates.

“I was very impressed with the line-up of professional speakers and the amazing research results they were able to share.” Katrina Hansen, Yoga teacher, Canberra, ACT

“It was inspiring to hear presenters talk about a relatively new topic, yoga therapy, and to be part of a new and pioneering approach to healthcare.” Catherine Mercer, editor/publisher, The Art of Healing magazine

“A great learning experience! I gained heaps of knowledge, reacquainted myself with some old yoga friends and made some new ones. I'll be at the next conference and I'll certainly be a regular at "Enlightened" Events in the future.” John Wilson Yoga teacher, Central Coast, NSW

“Thank you for a fantastic conference. I really enjoyed it, especially from the mental health perspective. I'm feeling very inspired by all the speakers. I hope I can infuse my insights from the conference and put some ideas to good use in my workplace.” Marg Weiss, mental health nurse, Sunshine Coast, Qld

“The diversity of presenters, cultures and yogic traditions represented, ensured that light shone from many directions on the topics of the therapeutic application of yoga and the research processes that support this application.” Swami Karmayogini, Senior Yoga Teacher Trainer, Satyananda Yoga Academy and former physiotherapist, NSW

Date: 18 -19 August 2012

Venue: Oaks on Collins, Collins St, Melbourne CBD

Cost: $375