SYR 2019 Recap
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SYR 2019 Recap

Held: October 21 - 23, 2019

Location: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health

SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference. SYR 2019 showcased some of the best new research and offered multiple poster sessions. Click here for the full details from the conference.

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



Lanay Mudd, PhD

NCCIH  Funding Priorities and
Opportunities for Yoga Research


Chris Streeter, MD

The components of a federal
research grant application

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer,
PhD, MPH, RD, RYT-500

Population-based observational
yoga research:
What, how and why?

Lisa Uebelacker, PhD

Designing, executing and interpreting feasibility and acceptability studies

Stephanie Jean Sohl
, PhD

Methodologies for ensuring yoga intervention fidelity


Eliza Kozasa, PhD

Why Practice Yoga in the 21st Century?

Oral Presentation:
Danilo Santaella, PhD

Evaluating Cognitive Changes in Yoga Practitioners with Neuroimaging

Oral Presentation:
Crystal Park, PhD

Yoga reduces stress, but how?
Studying the Mechanisms of Yoga's Effects

 Oral Presentation:
Holger Cramer, PhD

But is it safe? Clinical and epidemiological investigations of adverse events associated with yoga practice

Oral Presentation
Young Investigator:

Carissa Wengrovius,
PT, DPT, PhD Candidate

Improving Preschoolers' Classroom Behaviors with a Mindful Yoga Program


Helen Lavretsky, MD, MS

Yoga therapy for treatment and
prevention of cognitive decline and caregiver stress in aging

 Special Interest Session:

Yoga Research Reporting Guidelines Working Group

 Hosted by:

Steffany Moonaz, PhD
Holger Cramer, PhD


CLARIFY Delphi Study


Oral Presentation:
Cynthia Battle, PhD

Prenatal yoga for depression
during pregnancy:
Findings from a series of studies

Oral Presentation:
Jennifer Webb, PhD

Inclusive Embodiment:
A Social Justice Perspective on Diversity
in Yoga Research and Practice


Oral Presentation:
Peter Bayley, PhD
(Presented by
Louise Mahoney, MS, C-IAYT)

Yoga reduces pain in the Gulf Ware Illness: A randomized controlled trial

Dean Ornish, MD



The Transformative Power
of LIfestyle Medicine

SYR 2019 was presented by
The International Association of Yoga Therapists
in affiliation with Kripalu Institute for Extraordinary Living