About this Conference

This three-day International Conference is aimed at furthering the understanding of Yoga Therapy as an Integrated Approach in aiding preventative health, pain and disease management and holistic well-being.

Among alternative practices, Yoga is an emerging science complementing conventional medical treatment, particularly psychosomatic and Non-Communicable Diseases. The benefits of Yoga are well established in preventative health, wellness and mindfulness, pain and disease management, mental stress and associated disorders. Yoga is termed as a “Science of Infinite Possibilities” because the practice extends far beyond physical and mental wellness to connecting with our spiritual nature.

In addition, given the current challenging environment, the practice of Yoga offers good strategies for forward-thinking organizations to create harmony within diverse teams and achieve optimum outcomes in the workplace.

We are inviting professional experts, particularly from the field of medicine to present their research on the benefits of Yoga. Leading practitioners of Yoga will also conduct workshops on practices that are effective towards preventative health, wellness and mindfulness integrating the mind, body and spirit in work and for achieving life balance.

This conference is a part of the Festival of India being celebrated September - November 2016. It is being organized on a not-for-profit basis to spread the awareness of the benefits of Yoga.

Highlights

  • Featuring 16 distinguished speakers from India, United States of America, Australia and New Zealand who will present their research findings and training methodologies demonstrating the benefits of Yoga towards Wellness and Mindfulness
  • Three days of Plenary and Breakout Sessions on Yoga Therapy, Yoga Asanas and Guided Meditation
  • Covering a broad range of topics with a focus on Ageing and Wellness, Depression, Dementia, Alzheimer's, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD), Schizophrenia, Addictive Disorders, Hormonal Imbalance, Non-Communicable Diseases, Diabetes, Acute Injury & persistent movement pain, Anxiety & Stress, Sports Enhancement and Women's health
  • Participants may choose from a number of breakout sessions at the time of registration
  • Round up Panel Discussions each evening with Q & A
  • Opportunity to mingle with Speakers, Researchers and Yoga Teachers informally
  • Delicious Vegetarian Lunch with Morning and Afternoon Tea
  • Members of The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners can apply for CPD points under Self Directed Learning (Category 2) after attending this educational event
  • Yoga Australia members attending the entire conference will receive 12 CPD points
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society members will receive 1 CPE point per 2 hours for attending the conference under 'Other seminars / workshops / conferences'

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

The Conference will be free for students and faculty of medical and complementary medicine institutions and schools. However, they can only register by sending email to yogaconference@vedantasydney.org.

Other participants, if accompanied by a peer, are entitled to avail 100% exemption on Registration Fees for their peer. Thereby, two persons can attend the conference with a choice for same breakout sessions by paying Registration fees for only one person. However, if the companion wishes to attend separate breakout sessions, a separate email stating his/her choice has to be sent to yogaconference@vedantasydney.org.

Delegates who have registered prior to this announcement shall be contacted via email to enable them to avail this offer.

Revised Conference Registration Fees
Conference Fees Concessional Fees*

1 Session

A$65

A$50

2 Sessions

A$120

A$100

3 Sessions

A$180

A$150

4 Sessions

A$240

A$200

5 Sessions

A$300

A$250

6 Sessions

A$325

A$300

(* for Students/Senior Citizens/Member of Yoga Australia/Member of VCS)

For delegates requiring accommodation

Accommodation Details
  • Accommodation cost: A$100 per day
    • a. Breakfast is included
    • b. This cost is additional to Conference registration fee
  • Accommodation at My Student Village, Western Sydney University Parramatta Campus
  • Accommodation in single rooms in shared apartments
  • Check-in 1400hrs. Check-out 1000hrs
  • Shuttle bus provided to conference venue
  • Limited accommodation available
  • Parking permits available at the reception of My Student Village A$9 per day
  • You are encouraged to register and book your accommodation requirements by 18 August as beyond this date, we are unable to guarantee accommodation and which will be on a request basis subject to availability.

Who Should Attend
  • Aged Care Professionals
  • Anxiety and Mental Health Management Professionals
  • Ayurveda Professionals
  • Behavioural Disorders in Children and Youth Specialists
  • Drug and Alcohol Management Professionals
  • Disease and Pain Management Medical Practitioners
  • Education Institutions (Schools and Universities)
  • General Practitioners
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Individuals interested in a life of Wellness and Mindfulness
  • Management Professionals
  • Naturopathy Professionals
  • Nursing Professionals
  • Oncologists
  • Preventative Medicine Professionals
  • Sports Medicine Professionals
  • Stress Management Professionals
  • Students of Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Teachers of Yoga
  • Women’s Health Professionals

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"The practice of Yoga leads to discriminating power, to clearness of vision. The veil drops from the eyes, and we see things as they are."

—Swami Vivekananda

When diet is wrong medicine is of no use. When diet is correct medicine is of no need.

-Ayurvedic Proverb

"It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has."

-Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)

"When health is absent Wisdom cannot reveal itself, Art cannot become manifest, Strength cannot be exerted, Wealth is useless and Reason is powerless."

-Herophilies 300 B.C.

DIS-EASE
"Health is the proper relationship between microcosm, which is man, and the macrocosm, which is the universe. Disease is a disruption of this relationship."

-Dr Yeshe Donden, physician to the Dalai Lama

"The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds."

-Albert Schweitzer