Cincinnati Yoga Association (CYTA) invites its members, friends & family for our 42nd Annual Dinner.  We are very pleased to have Dr. Lauri Nandyal & Ray Nandyal as our guest speakers for this event. They will be sharing their perspective on traditional yoga and integrating eastern modalities with western medicine for therapeutic life style shift. 

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Time:  6:00 pm (Cash Bar & Social)

           6:30 pm (Welcome Note)

           6:45 pm (Guest Speakers)

           7:15 pm (Dinner Buffet)

Fee: CYTA Members (FREE); Non Members ($35)

Location:  Bombay Brazier 

                7791 Cooper Rd #5

                Cincinnati, Ohio, 45242


Please RSVP by October 27th for planning purposes.













Ray (Ramakrishna) and Lauri Nandyal are soon celebrating their 29th year of marriage and have practiced yoga together for a long time. They lead a community yoga class,Yoga-Leela in the Wyoming/Springfield Twp/Woodlawn area, run on karmic donations, offering 3 classes a week, serving 60-80 individuals weekly, with additional community offerings of partner yoga, vinyasa-and-vino gatherings, and a new venture of day-long yoga retreats at Hope Springs Retreat Center.

Ray Nandyal 

Ray, was born into an Iyengar/Acharya family in AP, India, practicing Vaishnava (compassion based) yoga from childhood but studied Shaiva (justice based) yoga as well. He emigrated to the US in 1980, is a Wireless Engineer by day, but brings an authentic “yoga-ful” mind-body-spirit focus and emphasizes the necessary connection between yoga and justice. Ray has organized other justice-related, city-wide events in both Cincinnati and Columbus over the past decades.

Lauri Nandyal

Lauri is a Family Medicine Board Certified MD and is the Integrative Medicine Consultant with UCHealth, providing care for those who are well and those suffering chronic illness, prescribing TLC (therapeutic lifestyle changes), interventions including food-as-medicine, yoga, mindfulness based stress reduction, biofeedback, gut microbiome support, genomic evaluations, etc.

Lauri and Ray have three daughters, the oldest two in medical school and the third en-route in the same direction. 

 They plan to briefly share with you their perspectives on yoga-ful living and about the hormonal implications of stress and stress modification tools for yourselves and your students.