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Smitha Mallaiah

UT's MD Anderson Cancer Center
MindBody Intervention Specialist

Smitha G Mallaiah, MS (Yoga Therapy)Smitha Mallaiah works as a Mind-Body Intervention Specialist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer center’s Integrative medicine program. She received her Master’s in Yoga therapy from S-VYASA, Yoga University at Bangalore India. Smitha has been practicing yoga therapy for specific aliments for over 14 years at various hospitals and clinics. She serves as Asst. Director at VYASA Houston an organization dedicated to education, research and service through yoga. At MD Anderson she is involved in Developing and teaching yoga research interventions for different Cancer populations, like Breast, lung and Brain cancers. She also works with Couples going through cancer journey using yoga and meditation. In addition to yoga practice and philosophy, she has also studied Psychology, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Yoga Philosophy and chaplaincy which gives a holistic approach to her patient care. She is passionate about studying the impact of Yogic life style changes for disease management & patient related outcomes.