Australian Yoga Therapy Conference
The AYTC is at the cutting edge of the fast expanding field of Yoga therapy. In 2013, AYTC will show-case leading Australian Yoga therapists and researchers with one of the world's most highly sought after Yoga teachers, Donna Farhi.
Donna Farhi will be joined by -
Dr. Sue Jackson, sport and exercise psychology expert, Yoga teacher and editor of Australian Yoga Life magazine
Dr. Rishi Vivekananda, former physician and consultant psychiatrist and author of "Practical Yoga Psychology"
Jennifer Schrader, President of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapy
Loraine Rushton, leading Children's Yoga teacher and trainer
Sal Flynn, psychotherapist and Yoga therapist
Narelle Carter-Quinlan, biomedical scientist, Yoga teacher and specialist in scoliosis and back care
Leigh Blashki, Vice President of Yoga Australia and one of Australia's leading Yoga therapy pioneers
Dr. Sophie Chan, endocrinologist and expert in diabetes and thyroid disease
Kaye Tribe, specialist in teaching musclo-skeletal anatomy and functional anatomy
Donna Farhi is a Yoga teacher who has been practicing for 35 years and teaching since 1982. She is one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world, leading intensives and teacher training programs internationally. Donna is best known for her unique ability to help students and teachers
embody their spiritual practice. Her work focuses on the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie all Yoga practice. This concentration on fundamental principles allows student of all levels of experience and from all traditions to build their own authentic Yoga
practice. Read more here.
Sue is a sport and exercise psychologist with a passion for flow - that optimal psychological state known as being in the zone. Sue has been researching the flow concept for over 25 years. Sue has written extensively on flow, both in academic and applied articles. With her mentor, and the founder of flow, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Sue has written, “Flow in Sports: The Keys to Optimal Experiences and Performances”. In addition to her work in the psychology field, Sue teaches yoga and mindfulness classes. Sue is also the editor of the Australian Yoga Life magazine.
Dr. RIshi Vivekananda
Dr Rishi Vivekananda has been a physician and consultant psychiatrist for over 45 years. He has taken a keen interest in ways to integrate the ancient eastern techniques of yoga and meditation with the modern
knowledge of the mind, the functioning of the body, and healing. He is the author of “Practical Yoga Psychology”. Rishi Vivekananda has become well regarded as a knowledgeable and informative speaker, whose humour and ease of communication make his programs entertaining as well as enlightening. Read more about Dr. Rishi Vivekananda.
Leigh Blashki is one of the pioneers of Yoga therapy in Australia. He directs the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy, is President of Yoga Australia, a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists’ Council of Advisors and Council of Schools Standards Committee, former Secretary of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists, and a peer reviewer for the International Journal of Yoga Therapy. With influence from a number of traditions and teachers, including Sri Yogendra, Swami Gitananda, A.G. Mohan and Donna Farhi, Leigh has practiced Yoga for 40 years, taught for over 30 years, practiced Yoga therapy for over 20 years and had over 300 graduates from his Yoga teacher training and Yoga therapy training courses. Read More About Leigh Blashki.
Sal Flynn is a Yoga therapist, psychotherapist and educator. Her formal and informal training blends the disciplines of Yoga, psychotherapy, education, contemplative practice, the arts and mind/body awareness practices. Underpinning her work is nearly 30 years of practice and study in the eastern traditions, along with education and internships in Western psychotherapy and Yoga therapies both in Australia and India. Sal Flynn began practicing yoga nearly 30 years ago and her practice is rooted in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya. Read More About Sal Flynn
Jennifer is the President of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT). She is involved in Yoga therapy consulting, general Yoga teaching, therapeutic Yoga teaching and research. Jennifer undertook a Diploma of Teacher (Yoga) with Gita International and a Graduate Certificate in Yoga Therapy with the Australian Institute of Yoga Therapy/CAE. She has also completed teacher training with Donna Farhi and a number of post-graduate studies, including progressive Yoga relaxation, pre-natal Yoga, gentle Yoga and Yoga for children.Read more about Jennifer Schrader.
Narelle Carter-Quinlan is a global leading exponent on yoga and scoliosis. Passionate about her subject and vibrantly engaging, Narelle is a regular guest presenter at sell out Workshops and lectures at Yoga Union Centre for Backcare and Scoliosis in New York City. She teaches the spinal anatomy and scoliosis research component of Elise Miller's yoga for scoliosis Teacher Training in San Francisco, teaches in Europe, the UK, and presents her scholarly and movement research in yoga and the spine at International peer reviewed Conferences. Read more about Narelle Carter-Quinlan.
Loraine is one of the world’s leading experts on yoga for children and teens. She began teaching yoga to children nearly 15 years ago when the idea of yoga for children was a foreign concept to most and even controversial to some. Her mission is to impact the lives of millions of children throughout the world.
Loraine has spent over 10,000 hours teaching 1000’s of children and teens of all ages. She was instrumental in bringing Yoga programs into the Australian school system. Read more about Loraine Rushton.
Dr. Sophie Chan
Dr Sophie Chan is an endocrinologist and a yoga teacher. She has extensive postgraduate research experience in endocrinology including a masters of medicine and PhD. She has published and presented internationally recognized papers in peer-reviewed journals in the field of diabetes and thyroid disease. She runs her own private clinic, Hormone Health and Diabetes to offer clients a more personalised and holistic service. She has studied with Sarah Powers and is interested in the use of mindfulness practices and yoga in helping patients cope with chronic illness. Read more about Sophie Chan.
Kaye Tribe is one of Australia’s most experienced Yoga therapist trainers. She has 17 years of experience as a teacher and educator in the fields of Hatha Yoga teaching and Yoga therapy, plus teaching a range of Health Science subjects to Higher Education and VET students in Victoria. She specializes in teaching musculo-skeletal anatomy and functional anatomy to Trainee Yoga teachers, students of musculo-skeletal therapy and Yoga therapy. Read more about Kaye Tribe.