A three day conference for healthcare & yoga professionals and those in the community seeking ways to use yoga therapy to enhance wellness
The 2021 GYTD Conference theme is: Therapy for the ages.

This three day experiential and educational conference will showcase a global range of keynote and featured presentations, interspersed with experiential community sessions hosted by qualified yoga therapists from around the world. 

Presentations will focus on:
  • Chronic & Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Mental Health
  • COVID Related Health Challenges
  • Optimizing Health (Self-Care, Prevention, Healthy Ageing)
  • How Yoga Therapy is Used in Health care

KEYNOTES for the conference include:
  • Sara W. Lazar, PhD, neuroscientist & researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital, assistant professor, Harvard Medical School
  • Gary Kraftsow, C-IAYT, Founder and Director of the American Viniyoga Institute
  • Shirley Telles, MBBS, MPhil, PhD, world-renowned yoga and breath researcher
  • Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani, MD (AM), MBBS, Director CYTER of Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth
  • Dr. Stanford Wong, MD and & Colin Dunsmuir, C-IAYT 
  • Alison Whitehead, MPH, RYT-500, National Program Lead for Integrative Health, VA
  • Dr. Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy
  • Catherine Justice, Integrative Physical Therapist, C-IAYT, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy
  • Holger Cramer, PhD, Research Director at the Department of Internal and Integrative Medicine, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Michelle Fury, C-IAYT, LPC
  • Saraswathi Vasudevan, C-IAYT
  • Dr Ingrid Yang, MD, JD, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT 
C-IAYT Yoga Therapists* sought: Lead one of our experiential community sessions in our upcoming conference!

Host an experiential or educational community session during the conference. 

A highlight of the 2021 conference, our community sessions are targeted at healthcare professionals and individuals interested in better understanding how yoga therapy can be used to enhance their personal health & well-being.

These sessions are more intimate in nature and allow you to connect with potential new clients interested in working with a yoga therapist in your area of expertise. 

Any C-IAYT (or equivalent) is welcome to submit to host a community session. Our goal is to feature 100+ community sessions across the 3-day conference. 

Submissions to be a community session host open now!
  • Our 68 page e-book showcases experts in the field like Dr. Matthew Taylor, Dr. Steffany Moonaz, Neil Pearson & more.
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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.

Conference Registration Opens in July

A highlight of the GYTD 2021 conference is our experiential and educational community sessions lead by yoga therapists across the world. Our hopes are to feature hundreds of yoga therapists through our community sessions, conducting sessions in their home language. If you specialize in using yoga therapy for mental health, chronic pain, COVID related health challenges, optimizing health and wellbeing or share yoga therapy within healthcare settings, we hope you'll submit to host. C-IAYT yoga therapists (or equivalent) are encouraged to lead a community session during the conference. Showcase your expertise, get your knowledge in front the conference attendees and attract new clients interested in how yoga therapy can support their personal health and wellbeing.

Register to be a Host

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.

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Be Featured In the GYTD 2021 Conference!
We aim to host community sessions with yoga therapists showcasing yoga therapy across the world.

Help promote the field; join us in this ambitious, collaborative project to represent yoga therapists working across the world.

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
Did you miss last year's GYTD 2020 Summit?

Don't miss out this year! Our one day summit has been expanded into a three day conference!

Catch up on last year's presentations - Purchase the REPLAY to watch all the presentations. Plus earn 10 CE credits with the IAYT.
  • Learn more about the GYTD 2020 Summit

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.

If you can breathe, you can practice yoga!
  • 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.