Australian Yoga Therapy Conference


The Australian Yoga Therapy Conference (AYTC) is Australia’s premier Yoga therapy event now in its seventh year –  in 2017 featuring, two international speakers who have both taught yoga for 45 years!! Richard C. Miller, PhD, an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, researcher, and spiritual teacher who is renowned for his work using iRest Meditation with people experiencing trauma, PTSD, pain, anxiety, insomnia and chemical dependency. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD, is a Medical Family therapist, highly experienced Yoga therapist and Yoga therapy trainer and specialist in diabetes, cancer, heart disease. HIV, depression and CFS.

The AYTC is the only chance you have all year to meet, network and learn from leading Australian and international Yoga therapists all under one roof. 

    Dr. Richard Miller and Dr. Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa will be joined by -    

    Kaye Tribe, specialist teacher of musclo-skeletal and functional anatomy and experienced Yoga therapy educator
    Louise Godfrey, Yoga Therapy educator, specialist in mental health and preventative health 
    Janet Lowndes, Psychologist, Yoga therapy educator and eating disorder specialist
    Alan Goode, experienced Iyengar teacher
    Dr. Rama Prasad, internationally acclaimed Ayurvedic physician and educator
    Georgie Davidson, Musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Yoga and mindfulness teacher and pain specialist
    Sal Flynn, acclaimed Yoga therapy educator, psychotherapist, specialist in anxiety and trauma


    Richard Miller

    Richard C. Miller, PhD, is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist, author, researcher, and spiritual teacher who renowned for his work using iRest Meditation with people experiencing trauma, PTSD, pain, anxiety, insomnia and chemical dependency. Richard is the co-founder of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and founding editor of the peer reviewed International Journal of Yoga Therapy. He is the author of The iRest Program for Healing PTSD, and iRest Meditation for Health, Healing and Well Being. Read More about Richard Miller PhD.





    Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD

    Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa, PhD is a Medical Family therapist, highly experienced Yoga therapist, Yoga therapy trainer, and is well known for her Kundalini Yoga program for people living with HIV. She has taught Yoga since 1971 and since 1986 has taught people with chronic or life threatening illnesses.
    She brings the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine as Founding Director of the Guru Ram Das Centre for Medicine and Humanology. The Centre provides direct client services and yogically based programs for people with diabetes, cancer, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, HIV, anxiety, depression and life transitions. Her groundbreaking work as a Kundalini Yoga Therapist is featured in the book, Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine: Where Ancient Science Modern Medicine. Read More about Shanti Shanti Kaur Khalsa PhD.






    Kaye Tribe

    Kaye Tribe is one of Australia’s most experienced Yoga therapist trainers. She has decades of experience as a teacher and educator in the fields of Hatha Yoga teaching and Yoga therapy and Health Science. She specializes in teaching musculo-skeletal anatomy and functional anatomy to Trainee Yoga teachers, students of musculo-skeletal therapy and Yoga therapy.  Kaye is a qualified myotherapist and lecturer in a range of Health Science subjects including functional anatomy. Kaye brings a wealth of experience teaching to a wide range of students over many years, and a specialised understanding of how specific knowledge of functional anatomy can be useful to Hatha yoga teachers and yoga therapists. Kaye is a sought after yoga and health presenter. 






    Louise Godfrey

    Louise Godfrey is the principle yoga teacher and yoga therapist at Sri Yoga and Meditation. She is a highly qualified Yoga therapist and a student Barbara Brian who studied with TKV Desikachar. Louise undertook the first ever KHYF (Krishnamacharya Healing Yoga Foundation) Yoga therapy Training program. The program was five years long and is considered one of the world’s leading Yoga therapy training programs. She has a special interest in mental health and preventative health. She has worked with people with Parkinsons, mental health conditions, secondary school students and carers.




    Janet Lowndes

    Janet Lowndes is a therapist with over 25 years experience providing counselling, training and consultation. She is a qualified Psychologist and Yoga Therapist who is Director and Senior Therapist at Mind Body Well, a therapy practice providing assistance to people with general mental health concerns and Eating Disorders. She is also Director and Faculty Member of the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy.  Read more about Janet Lowndes.



    Dr. Rama Prasad

    Dr. Rama Prasad is one of Australasia’s most qualified and experienced Ayurvedic physicians and educators. He has been teaching, presenting and practicing Ayurveda internationally for over 25 years. During his 8 year Gurukul training he mastered Ayurveda and Yoga in their original language, Sanskrit. Dr. Prasad's training style is an absorbing blend of pure devotion with a strong sense of logic. He has organised and has been part of over 12 international Ayurveda and yoga conferences. In his Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne clinics, he specialises in "stress and its effect on the body" using effective mind-body treatment techniques. 


    Alan Goode

    Alan Goode is the Director of Yoga Mandir in Canberra. He is a senior teacher and a direct student of BKS Iyengar- one of the most influential teachers of Yoga in the last century. Alan began Yoga in Sydney in 1975 and continues to travel regularly to India to study with the Iyengar family at their institute in Pune. As an Iyengar Yoga Institute Yoga Mandir aims to provide the teachings of BKS Iyengar through its programs offered to a national audience. Alan is passionately involved with the practice of yoga and its application to daily life. Through his writing he unravels the themes of the yoga sutras and demonstrates their link to our daily practice. Alan contributes significantly to the teacher assessment and strategic planning activities of the BKS Iyengar Yoga Association of Australia.


    Georgie Davidson

    Georgie Davidson is a Musculoskeletal physiotherapist, Yoga teacher and facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) courses. She is a highly sought after presenter who has been teaching movement for 25 years. She blends contemporary knowledge of human movement with yoga and mindfulness to help people flourish in their lives. Georgie has extensive training and experience in working with people with pain individually and in group settings. She offers an integrated approach to pain management guided by physiology, psychology and neuroscience, as well as, the courageous stories of thousands of people with pain. Read More about Georgie Davidson.



    Master of Ceremonies - Bob Hughes

    Bob Hughes is a journalist and broadcaster whose website Thisisreallyinteresting.com covers where peer reviewed  science meets quality of life. He appears regularly with Tony Delroy on ABC Radio nationally. He is also a farmer and photographer. 






       

    Date: 8 - 9 April 2017
    Venue: Amora Hotel Sydney CBD
    Cost: $397 early bird sold out, then $447