IAYT's Symposium on Yoga Research

October 17–19, 2022



The Foremost Academic Yoga Research Conference in the West, in Person for 2022 at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health


IAYT members will receive up to 15 IAYT-Direct continuing education credits (4 CEs for attending preconference workshops and 11 CEs for the main conference). These will be automatically applied to the professional development record in your personal profile—no additional action will be required on your part.


Don't Miss SYR 2022!

Presented by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, the Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) showcases some of the best new research and offers multiple poster sessions. We anticipate an in-person conference for 2022, at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the beautiful Berkshires in western Massachusetts.

SYR is a single-track academic research meeting that includes keynote speakers, invited presentations from other senior researchers, poster sessions, and 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.

Keynote Presenters

Bessel van der Kolk, MD

The Trauma Research Foundation


Tracy Gaudet, MD

Formerly, The Whole Health Institute and the VA Whole Health Initiative

B. N. Gangadhar, MD

National Medical Commission, India

Research Presentations: To be announced

Preconference Workshop:

Issues in Yoga Research Methodology

    • Akshay Anand, PhD, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh
    • Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, University of Minnesota
    • Anne Cox, PhD, Washington State University
    • Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD, Harvard Medical School
    • Patricia Kinser, PhD, Virginia Commonwealth University

Special Interest Group Sessions: To be announced