International Association of Yoga Therapist’s SYTAR Conference

06.14.2018 - 06.17.2018


SYTAR is IAYT's annual membership conference dedicated entirely to professional education, research, practice, and policy issues for yoga therapy. This is the premier conference for the field of yoga therapy.

While aimed at the experienced yoga therapist, this is also a great opportunity to help you find the right yoga therapist training program for you... for you will meet many others with a wide variety of experiences and the same questions you have. Learn more about SYTAR.

SYTAR 2018 takes us back to the east coast! The elegantly appointed Hyatt Regency will be the site for our gathering. They offer complimentary transportation to/from Dulles Airport for those flying in and easy access from the Metro-Silver Line for those in the area. 

SIO Member L. Leigh Leibel, C-IAYT, ACSM-CET is co-chairing the cancer symposium at the conference. 

CIC #3 Yoga Across the Cancer Care Continuum

L. Leigh Leibel, C-IAYT, ACSM-CET
Anne Pitman, M.Sc, C-IAYT, E-RYT500

In this special session we will turn our focus to the more than 30 million people worldwide who are cancer survivors. As our six presenters give a human face to cancer by sharing their personal stories of working with those affected by the disease, we’ll hear what those individuals and their families commonly face at each stage of the care continuum - from diagnosis and frontline treatment, to cure and no evidence of disease, to thriving with chronic disease, to compassionate, dignified support at the end of life - and how yoga therapy can be a steady guide, returning patients to their own agency, even in the midst of difficult times. 

Our goal is to share practical tips attendees will want to take home and incorporate into their professional practice. This is a unique opportunity for yoga professionals to join in sangha to learn the skills necessary to work with this unique cohort.