2017 SYR Information
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SYR 2017

October 16 - 18, 2017

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health 

SYR, Symposium on Yoga Research, is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference. SYR showcases some of the best new research and offers multiple poster sessions as well as ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field. SYR 2017 will be held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

SYR 2017 is a single-track academic research meeting that will include keynote speakers, invited oral presentations from other senior researchers, multiple poster sessions and ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field. The conference is also a unique learning opportunity for yoga therapists, clinicians, integrative healthcare professionals and psychology and education professionals interested in yoga research.

 Important Dates for Research Abstract Submissions

 Wednesday  April 12
   Call for abstract submissions opens
 Wednesday  June 21
   Abstract submissions due to IAYT
 Wednesday  August 2
   Notification to selected presenters   
 Wednesday  August 23
   Abstract presenters registration deadline                 
 Monday  October 16
   Conference opens


Call for abstract submissions is now open! 


The SYR 2017 conference team works closely together to make this conference a valuable and enjoyable experience for all attendees. They also welcome your ideas and suggestions for improvement.

The members of this year's Scientific Program Committee are: 
Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD;
Holger Cramer, PhD;
Kim Innes, PhD;
Karen Mustian, PhD, M.S., MPH, ACSM, FSBM

Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Chair

Conference Organizers:

John Kepner, MA, MBA, Executive Director of IAYT
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy
Edi Pasalis, Director, Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living

Staff Support:
Debra Krajewski, IAYT Conference Manager
Susie Arnett, Kripalu Conference Coordinator

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