SYR 2015 Recap
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SYR 2015 Recap

Held: September 28 - 30, 2015

Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference. SYR 2015 showcased some of the best new research and offered multiple poster sessions. Click here for the full details from the conference.

The pre-conference, keynote and oral presenters have generously offered access to their slides as handouts. Download the handouts below.

Photos from the event can be accessed from the link following the handouts.




Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Yoga Research 101:  The Basics of Yoga Research for Therapists, Instructors, and New Investigators

Arlene Schmid

The Need For and Value of Yoga Research

Gurjeet Birdee
Integrating Traditional Yoga and Ayurveda Theory Into Research Protocols

Erik Groessl

Measurement and Enhancement of Yoga Treatment Compliance in Research

Joseph Signorile

Muscle Activation Analysis for Yoga Interventions

Alyson Ross
PROMIS Outcome Measures for Yoga Research


Edward McAuley

Physical Activity, Aging, and Well-Being

Patricia Kinser

Long-Term Effects of Yoga for Major Depressive Disorder and Opportunities for Promoting Mental Health in Underserved Populations

Catherine Cook-Cottone

Girls Growing in Wellness and Balance: Researching Yoga as Prevention in Schools

Marshal Hagins

Results of an RCT Examining the Effects of Yoga in New York City Schools

B. N. Gangadhar*

Yoga Therapy in Schizophrenia: Clinical and Biological Effects


Joseph Signorile

The Efficacy of Yoga as an Intervention for Older Fallers and Patients with Parkinson's Disease

Alyson Ross

The Relationship of Yoga to Health: Results for a National Survey of Yoga Practitioners

Remy Coeytaux

Yoga for Verterans and the VA: Evidence Map of Yoga for High-Impact Conditions Affecting Veterans

*As an added benefit, you may download:
NIMHAS Integrated Centre for Yoga - National Institute for Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India
SAMATVAN Quarterly Newsletter, October 2015 - Dr. B. N. Gangadhar, Editor in Chief

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SYR 2015 was presented by
The International Association of Yoga Therapists
in affiliation with Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living