2016 SYR Sponsors
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SYR 2016 Sponsors

IAYT is pleased to present our sponsors and partners for SYR 2016.  SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference.   Our sponsorships have made all the difference. 

SYR Sponsors are also IAYT Supporters and are acknowledged on the IAYT website for one year after the conference.  For more information on becoming a new sponsor for this unique event, please Contact Us.

Diamond Sponsor


Yoga has the potential to change our world-both through the alleviation of suffering and the creation of vast opportunities for self-fulfillment. Those of us who practice yoga know that this is true. But in order to bring the transformational effects of yoga deeply into our society, these effects must first be scientifically evaluated—and that’s just what we're doing at the Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living (KIEL).

Gold Sponsors


Casey Health Institute is an integrative primary care practice in metropolitan Washington, DC that uses innovative economic and medical models to transform the patient/provider relationship and provide exceptional care. Our vision is to build a team-based collaborative approach to wellbeing that focuses on prevention, treats the whole person, and uses high touch/low tech treatments whenever possible, including chiropractic, naturopathy, acupuncture, nutrition and behavioral health. The emphasis is on getting people healthy and keeping them that way!

Our Iyengar-based Yoga Therapy program is one of our signature treatment services. Prescribed by providers for a range of medical conditions and illnesses, yoga is conducted in small groups, individual sessions, or joint appointments. Casey Health also offers a range of public yoga classes and YA 200 yoga teacher training courses, in addition to nutrition and healthy eating classes, stress management workshops, meditation circles, and therapeutic massage and healing energy work.

  Maryland University of Integrative Health is an accredited graduate school with an academic and clinical focus on health and wellness. For 40 years, we have educated practitioners through transformative programs that draw from traditional wisdom and contemporary science.

MUIH offers the nation’s first Master of Science in Yoga Therapy accredited by IAYT. The university also offers doctoral, master’s, and academic certificate programs in nutrition, health and wellness coaching, health promotion, herbal medicine, and acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Online, campus, weekend, and intensive options available.


Mediyoga Medical Yoga has been shaped and developed by Göran Boll on Institutet Medicinsk Yoga in Stockholm. Mediyoga is a therapeutic yoga form that springs from classical Kundaliniyoga, a very old, original yoga from the north of India and Tibet. It has roots in the Tantric tradition, one of the oldest forms of yoga known to man. Göran has also brought fundamental aspects of Ayurveda, the multi-millennial Indian medical art, and components from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) into Kundaliniyogaen.

  YogaMate is a soon-to-be launched global digital platform connecting Yoga Professionals to their students and communities, sharing the healing power of Yoga.

YogaMate provides tools & information that strengthens connections, increase efficiency and professionalism and helps teachers better establish themselves in their niche areas of specialization. YogaMate meets every student (& professional) on their path – wherever they are on that path. We make Yoga accessible & digestible to everyone, contributing to better understanding of the depth & breadth of Yoga, particularly in regards to health and well-being.

15% of profits are given to international yogic non-profits that align with our vision. Learn more yogamate.org

Academic, Association and Affiliate Sponsors

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare. The mission of ACCAHC is to create and sustain a network of national complementary and alternative medicine educational organizations and agencies, which will promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education.

The Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preventing Alzheimer’s disease by funding research studies and providing educational outreach and memory screenings. To-date, the ARPF has sponsored 10 research projects, mostly on yoga and meditation as the optimum lifestyle approach to maintaining your brain sharp. Find out about the exciting results at our booth. The ARPF also offers monthly educational webinars, an Alzheimer’s Prevention Toolkit, newsletters, and upcoming trainings at www.alzheimersprevention.org.


The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT) is an industry organisation which promotes professional standards for Australian Yoga Therapists, provides ongoing professional support to Yoga Therapists and represents Yoga Therapy as a recognised, professional and respected therapy.