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Fri 05 Aug 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Role of Yoga in Cancer Care

In this presentation Dr Mallaiah will share the Role of Yoga in Cancer Care. In her experience, for over a decade she is seeing cancer patients benefit tremendously from yoga therapy. Yoga therapy can be applied anytime from diagnosis, and during treatment to survivorship to help patients.


Smitha Mallaiah

Sr. Mind-Body Intervention Specialist

Smitha Mallaiah, MSc, C-IAYT, has helped people affected by cancer make yoga a part of their care for over a decade. A senior mind-body intervention specialist in the Department of Palliative, Rehabilitative and Integrative Medicine at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Mallaiah specializes in integrating evidence-informed yoga therapy into conventional cancer care. On the clinic side, she works alongside other integrative medicine clinicians using yoga therapy with inpatients and outpatients going through cancer, from prevention, diagnosis, and end of life. On the research side, she has developed and taught yoga research interventions for Breast, Lung, Brain, Head and Neck cancers, and others. She has also authored/co-authored yoga publications and has presente her work at national and international conferences on the efficacy of yoga in Cancer care. In 2022, she is being honored for her extraordinary work in improving the lives of people with cancer by

Cancer health, as one of the top 25 people in the United States.


Sophia French

Host, Journalist

Sophia has been a journalist for over 15 years, and she has been practising hatha yoga for 20 years. She completed a yoga and Vedanta course at the Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Ashram in Netala, and she's been practising hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Krishnamacharya systems. She is currently studying Indian philosophy and is a regular journalist