IYTA Conference - A Celebration of Yoga
Join us to celebrate the 50 year anniversary of IYTA
Featuring Interactive, practical and informative sessions from Yoga masters: Dr Ananda, Donna Farhi, Chris Barrington and Simon Borg-Olivier, together with other renowned international and Australian teachers. With a special guest appearance by Emmy award winning singer/songwriter Toni Childs who will lead us on a musical journey of yoga and meditation.
To celebrate the 50 year anniversary of IYTA join us for a global celebration in Sydney. Featuring keynote presenters Dr Ananda, Donna Farhi, Chris Barrington and Simon Borg-Olivier, as well as other international and Australian presenters. With a special guest presentation by Emmy award winning singer/songwriter Toni Childs.
Celebrate our history & culture
Conference takes place Friday 20 – Sunday 22 October 2017 at the historic Sydney Town Hall.
Restore your bliss and reinvigorate your yogic journey. Connect with other like-minded yoga teachers on the same path.
Expand your knowledge
Learn from some of the most experienced and knowledgeable yoga teacher trainers in the world.
Start your day right
Prepare yourself to get the most value from the conference by joining our FREE early morning public yoga classes each day on the Sydney Town Hall Marconi Terrace.
Join us for an exclusive Gala Dinner at STUDIO Restaurant in the iconic Sydney Tower on Saturday 21 October featuring a delicious vegetarian menu and breathtaking views over Sydney and the Harbour (additional fees apply).
All attendees eligible to receive 20 CPD points
"In 1967 a very special team of Yogis headed by Roma Blair (Swami Nirmalananda) set out to establish the first International Yoga Teaching Association based in Sydney and representing teachers throughout the world. Through IYTA many lineages of yoga and different styles of yoga were introduced. I am proud to represent such a respected, strong organisation that has stood the test of time and continues to be one of Australia’s leading Yoga Teacher Training organisations today. I look forward to welcoming all Yogis from across Australia and around the World to mark this wonderful celebration of 50 years of IYTA."
Our Inspiring Keynote Presenters
Learn from some of the World’s most knowledgeable and thought provoking teachers.
Chris is an internationally renowned speaker and trainer and has taken Dru Yoga and meditation to many parts of the world. He has a deep understanding of the energy bodies and how to activate and balance them.
Donna is considered the “teacher of teachers” and one of the most sought after guest teachers in the world. Her approach to Yoga is informed by the refinement of natural and universal movement principles that underlie safe and sustainable Yoga practice.
Dr Ananda has written 23 books and presented 20 DVDs on Yoga. He has published many scientific papers on Yoga research. Yoga for him is a means for evolution of the human mind to further states of consciousness and awareness.
Simon is a Co-Director of Yoga Synergy, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected yoga schools. The Yoga Synergy style is based on a deep understanding of yoga anatomy, yoga physiology and traditional Hatha Yoga.
Special guest presenter Emmy Award winning International singer/songwriter Toni Childs
Agenda at a glance
Times subject to change.
|07:00 - 17:00||Registration Desk Open|
|07:00||Early Morning Yoga with Mary-Louise Parkinson|
Opening CeremonyIncluding Welcome to Country by Darug elder Ros Fogg
Dr AnandaEnergy Matrix of Yoga
Dr AnandaEnergy Matrix of Yoga
Simon Borg-OlivierHow to move fluidly from your core in your postural practice
Sarah ManningYin Restorative
|17:30||Close Day 1|
Early morning yoga: led by Mary-Louise Parkinson
Dr Ananda: The Energy Matrix of Yoga; balancing the art and science of Yoga by bridging the ancient and the modern
Simon Borg-Olivier: How to move fluidly from your core in your postural practice
Sarah Manning: Yin restorative class
|07:00 - 16:30||Registration Desk Open|
|07:00||Early Morning Yoga with Simon Borg-Olivier|
Donna FarhiWhat makes yoga - Yoga
Donna FarhiStrong, centered & pain free; the psoas as keystone to balanced posture
|12:00pm - 12:50pm||
Marion McConnellClassical teachings from our great Yoga Masters of the past
Shakti DurgaDiwali blessing
Dr Rama PrasadAurvedic principles for yoga practitioners
Dr June HenryiRest - An evidence based transformative yoga practice
|17:00||Close Day 2|
|18:30||Gala Dinner @ STUDIO Sydney Tower|
Early morning yoga: led by Simon Borg-Olivier
Donna Farhi: The Psoas as Keystone to Balanced Posture
Marion (Mugs) McConnell: Classical teachings from our great Yoga Masters of the past
Dr Rama Prasad: Ayurvedic principles for Yoga practitioners
Dr June Henry: iRest - a modern adaptation of the ancient meditation practice of Yoga Nidra
Optional Gala Dinner at STUDIO Sydney Tower
|07:00 - 16:00||Registration Desk Open|
|07:00||Early Morning Yoga with Eve Grzybowski|
Chris BarringtonYoga in the light of physical, mental & spiritual health
Sal FlynnThe art of mindful presence in yoga teaching
Toni ChildsBecause you're beautiful
Early morning yoga: led by Eve Grzybowski
Chris Barrington: Yoga in the light of physical and mental health.
Sal Flynn: The art of mindful presence in Yoga teaching
Toni Childs: Because you're beautiful …a yoga experience
President's close and depart
Other Featured Presenters
Marion (Mugs) McConnell
Dr Rama Prasad
Dr June Henry
Free Early Morning Yoga Sessions
Co-Director of Yoga Synergy
Author and founder Sydney Yoga Centre & Simply Yoga
Welcome to Country
Yoga is both the movement toward and the arrival at a point
~ T K V Desikachar
Almost Full - Secure your place now before we sell out.
|enough space here||3 Day Pass||2 Day Pass||1 Day Pass|
|Gala Dinner at STUDIO Restaurant in the iconic Sydney Centrepoint Tower on Saturday 21st October
$125 (limited seats, book early to avoid disappointment)
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Driven by a desire to offer membership, quality teacher training and ongoing support for all yoga teachers, IYTA welcomes all styles of yoga, is not headed by one person or guru, and is non profit. The IYTA was founded on a strong set of values, which have stood the test of time. 50 years later and the IYTA is the longest running teacher training organisation in Australia, has members and teachers all over the world, is represented in 20 countries and continues to operate on its strong core values of ethics, safety and support for yoga teachers with professional training and ongoing support.