Smitha G Mallaiah, MSc, C-IAYT
Ms. Mallaiah is a Sr. Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She has a Masters’s degree in Yoga therapy and has been practicing yoga therapy for over 18 years. She has spent over a decade at M D Anderson Cancer Center, working with hundreds of cancer patients. 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 various Cancer populations, like Breast, Lung, Brain, Head and Neck cancers, and others. She has also authored/co-authored yoga publications and has presented her work at national and international conferences on the efficacy of yoga in Cancer care.
At SVYASA-USA Houston center, she is the Program Director for the yoga therapy training program accredited by IAYT and actively mentors students in yoga therapy.