• Join us this August

    Therapy for the Ages

    An experiential and educational conference for healthcare professionals, yoga professionals and individuals interested in how yoga therapy can be holistically used to create better health and wellbeing.

  • Explore the difference of yoga therapy for yourself

    Experiential Community Sessions

    Qualified yoga therapists play an integral part in the 2021 GYTD Conference. Join engaging community sessions.

We warmly invite you to join us for three packed days in our virtual and highly interactive conference!

Aug 13 - 15 (US / UK) | Aug 14 - 16 (Asia / AUS)


Pre-Register Your Interest Below

Learn from our keynote speakers, participate in interactive panel discussions and join in a wide range of experiential community sessions sharing how yoga therapy is within healthcare and to address mental health challenges, chronic pain, COVID-related challenges and to create more optimal health.

Join leaders in the field of yoga therapy sharing educational and experiential presentations. Network with other yoga, healthcare professionals and individuals interested in how yoga therapy supports better health and wellbeing.

Enjoy educational keynotes with the following esteemed presenter from around the world

Dr Dean Ornish, MD
Dr Sara Lazar, PhD
Goran Boll, C-IAYT
Dr Shirley Telles, PhD
Saraswathi Vasudevan, C-IAYT
Gary Kraftsow, C-IAYT
Alison Whitehead
Dr. Ananda Bhavanani, MD
Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD
Dr. Ingrid Yang, MD
Dr. Holger Cramer, PhD
Michelle Fury, C-IAYT
Catherine Justice, PT, C-IAYT
Charlene Muhammad, C-IAYT
Colin Dunsmuir, C-IAYT
Priya Verma, PA, C-IAYT
Dr. Stanford Wong

When is the Global Yoga Therapy Day Conference?

The GYTD 2021 Conference runs across three days. Being a global event, we can share the following start times for each day's proceedings:

United States: 
PDT: 9am Aug 13 through 10:59pm
MDT: 10am Aug 13 through 11:59pm
CDT: 11am Aug 13 through 12:59am 
EDT: 12pm Aug 13 through 1:59am

1:00m Aug 13 through 2:59am

United Kingdom (BST):
5:00pm Aug 13 through 6:59am

Europe (CEST):
6:00p Aug 13 through 8am the next day

India (IST):
9:30pm Aug 13 through 11:30am the next day

Australia (AEST):
2:00am Sat Aug 14 through 4pm

Live somewhere else? Here's a Time Zone Converter to help you plan

Please note there are 5 keynotes interspersed throughout each day of the conference. Being a global event, we know that not all times will work for everyone so a recording for all keynotes will be made available to all conference attendees.

How can I be involved?

We need your involvement to help make the GYTD the most impact. There are many ways for you to get involved.
  1. SHARE: Share the word and encourage attendance at the three-day conference; help spread the word with local healthcare providers and your local & online communities. Earn CE's when you attend the conference (with the IAYT & Yoga Alliance).

  2. HOST: Inspire a global community of participants and host a community session during the conference. Share your knowledge in an experiential or educational session. All C-IAYT or equivalent are invited to register to host a community session.

  3. EXHIBIT: Host an exhibitor booth during the conference.With six designated hours to present and interact with conference attendees; your fully interactive exhibitor booth puts you in front of a highly engaged audience. Broadcast live or share pre-recorded content.
    * Your exhibitor fee benefits our charitable partner, the Give Back Yoga Foundation

  4. SPONSOR: Show your support for the field of yoga therapy and gain brand exposure to conference participants and through our marketing outreach. Share your message in a pre-recorded video in front of our keynote presentations.
    * Your sponsorship benefits our charitable partner, the Give Back Yoga Foundation
to see a short overview of opportunities for individuals and businesses!

Is there a program for the Conference?

There sure is - and you can see it here.

Since we're presently accepting submissions from yoga therapists to present in our community sessions, it's not complete just yet, but it has the keynotes listed in their order and day and we'll be updating it again once our community sessions are finalized at the end of June. 

If you're a qualified yoga therapist or healthcare professional using yoga therapeutically who would like to offer a community session in the conference, we encourage you to submit to present. 

There are also opportunities to sponsor or exhibit at the conference. Learn more below

What are Community Sessions & How Are They Different from Keynotes?

There are 15 (lecture based) keynote presentations happening in the conference. 

Community Sessions are an opportunity to EXPERIENCE yoga therapy for yourself. 

Qualified Yoga Therapists from across the world will be offering concurrent experiential sessions when keynotes aren't on main stage. Sessions will be focused on one of our 5 main areas:
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Pain
  • COVID related health challenges
  • Creating Optimal Health
  • Yoga Therapy in Healthcare

Community Sessions are offered live and are NOT recorded. These presentations are more intimate in nature and encourage participant interaction and engagement with the therapist offering the session. 

Can you add me to your newsletter so I know when registration opens?

We'd love to keep you posted!

People who pre-register (no commitment - just let us know you're interested), will have access to a special 'first in' conference pricing... so make sure you're on our newsletter list so you're in the know!

Can I get Continuing Education / Professional Development credits for attending the conference?

Yes, you can!

The IAYT is providing up to 10 CE's for conference attendees. You'll need to fill out a form detailing the presentations you attended and a key learning; then submit to the IAYT.

Yoga Alliance is also providing CE's for attendees. Details to be confirmed soon.

If you are with another association or organization, encourage them to get in touch with us.
Learn, Experience, Embody
  • How yoga therapy is Integrated into healthcare around the world

  • How yoga therapy is being used to address the challenges of today; from mental health challenges to chronic pain and COVID-related health challenges

  • Join in interactive panel discussions with experts from around the world

  • Support a global effort seeking to collectively raise awareness of the benefits of yoga therapy

  • Enjoy experiential practices and see the difference of yoga therapy, guided by yoga therapists across the world

  • Click to see the full conference program (Program will be finalized with Community Sessions in early July)
Pre-Register Your Interest:
Pre-register your interest & be the first to hear when conference registration opens in July.
'First In' Conference pricing available to those who pre-register.

When you pre-register your interest, you'll also receive an e-book on yoga therapy; sharing the difference of yoga vs yoga therapy and how experts around the world use yoga therapy to address health challenges including chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, arthritis and more.
  • Receive the GYTD e-book free when you pre-register your interest.


Though held online, the 2021 GYTD Conference will mimic a conventional conference, inclusive of a 'exhibitor hall' for organizations (schools, programs, businesses) that support the field of yoga therapy. In addition to designated visitation times throughout the conference, you will have the ability to 'man the booth' and meet live with attendees. You will also be able to share a video about your services and be able to get downloaded reports on booth attendants, comments and provide direct links to your website. Contact us for full details about this exciting, interactive opportunity to display your products and services to an engaged audience of healthcare and yoga professionals & enthusiasts.

Learn More

The Global Yoga Therapy Day invite you to partner with us as a sponsor for our upcoming three-day conference, Aug 13-15 2021. This conference provides an exciting opportunity to reach 150,000+ people through social media and engage with and promote your organization to thousands of dedicated yoga practitioners and enthusiasts across the world. Limited gold and silver sponsorship opportunities are available, and include the ability to share a short video introducing your business before our keynote presentations. Sponsors also receive the inclusion of an interactive exhibitor's booth in our exhibitor's hall.

Learn More
Want to Sponsor or Partner with GYTD 2021?

The 2021 GYTD Conference provides an exciting opportunity to put your business in front of 150,000+ individuals and personally engage with thousands of dedicated healthcare professionals, yoga therapists & teachers and yoga enthusiasts across the world.


The GYTD is a is a cross lineage, cross cultural, collaborative effort - where yoga professionals, associations, schools and organizations around the globe are working together to lift public awareness of yoga therapy. Lead a Community Session to help build your own business, be a sponsor or exhibitor; or simply join us for the learnings. In the coming months leading up to the conference, please save the dates and help us spread the word!

Help Spread the Word

Can't wait for the conference? 

Find a yoga therapists or specialist who can support your health and wellbeing or download the (free)  Yoga For Better Health app which provides safer and more therapeutic yoga practices and information about yoga therapy.

  • Learn more about Give Back Yoga and their work forwarding the use of yoga therapy
The GYTD Conference 2021 supports the Give Back Yoga Foundation. 
Learn about Give Back Yoga Foundation and donate to support their efforts
Give Back Yoga Foundation

At Give Back Yoga, our mission is to bring the transformational benefits of yoga to people with limited access to this practice.