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SYR 2019

October 21 - 23, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

SYR 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 2019 will be held at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

SYR 2019 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.

 Call for Abstracts is now closed


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Photos from SYR 2018!

Getting to Kripalu:

Since Kripalu is somewhat remote, they do provide some shuttle service and information about rideshare on their website.  Please review the information on the Venue page.

The SYR 2019 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: 
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Chair

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD, MPH, RD,  RYT-500
Stephanie Jean Sohl, PhD
Chris Streeter, MD
Lisa Uebelacker, PhD

Conference Organizers:

John Kepner, MA, MBA, Executive Director of IAYT
Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Yoga Therapy

Staff Support:
Debra Krajewski, IAYT Conference Manager
Shannon Iverson, Kripalu Conference Coordinator

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