On Campus Program

Symposium on Yoga Research

THE WEST'S FOREMOST YOGA RESEARCH CONFERENCE

The Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR) is the West’s foremost yoga research conference. This unique learning opportunity showcases some of the best new research, offering ample opportunities for participants to interact with other scientists, experts, and professionals in the field. SYR 2022 is a single-track academic research meeting that includes keynote presentations by Bessel van der Kolk and B. N. Gangadhar and additional invited oral presentations from other senior researchers. Multiple poster sessions during the conference offer you an opportunity to discuss your work in depth with your colleagues.

Note This symposium is for researchers, scientists, yoga therapists, clinicians, integrative healthcare professionals, psychology and education professionals, and anyone involved or interested in yoga research.

Poster Abstracts Poster sessions offer you an opportunity to discuss your research in depth with a representative researcher. The deadline for submitting a poster abstract is June 22; acceptance notifications will be sent by August 5. If your poster abstract is accepted, you must register for the conference by August 26. Learn more.


SYR is produced by the International Association of Yoga Therapists, which is dedicated to advancing yoga as a respected therapeutic option. As the largest international membership association for yoga therapy, IAYT welcomes everyone who aligns with this mission and a vision of yoga for all.

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Preconference (optional)

Yoga Research 101: Issues in Yoga Research Methodology
Monday, October 17, 1:00–4:30 pm

PresentersAkshay Anand, PhD; Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD; Anne Cox, PhD; Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD; Patricia Kinser, PhD

This optional, comprehensive preconference workshop offers a unique opportunity for research trainees, yoga instructors, and therapists to learn the basics of yoga research, establish connections for future research projects, and meet professional researchers and colleagues.


Discounted Tuition for Students

Undergraduate or graduate students can receive a discount of $100. Please select the right tuition option for you and call Registrations at 413.448.3152 with any questions.

STUDENT RATE (PRE-CONFERENCE + CONFERENCE) $350.00

STUDENT RATE (CONFERENCE ONLY) $250.00


Program at a Glance

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Presenter(s)

October 17–19, 2022

Akshay Anand, PhD, DSc, is a professor in the department of neurology at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India.

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October 17–19, 2022

Dr. Shilpa Babbar, MD, MS, RYT-200, is a double board certified maternal-fetal medicine and obstetrician-gynecologist physician, researcher, and yoga instructor.

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October 17–19, 2022

Bessel van der Kolk, MD, is president of the Trauma Research Foundation in Boston and author of the New York Times best-seller The Body Keeps the Score.

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October 17–19, 2022

Daheia Barr-Anderson, PhD, MSPH, is an associate professor of Kinesiology at the University of Minnesota whose research focuses on physical activity, sedentary behaviors, and obesity prevention in children and adults.

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October 17–19, 2022

Anne Cox is a professor in the Kinesiology Program at Washington State University (WSU) where she has been since 2013.

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October 17–19, 2022

Suzanne Danhauer, PhD, is a tenured professor and vice chair in the department of social sciences and health policy at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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October 17–19, 2022

B. N. Gangadhar, MD, initiated yoga services for clinical application in mental health and neurosciences and currently works for the National Medical Commission in India.

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October 17–19, 2022

Tracy Gaudet, MD, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, was featured in the PBS nationally acclaimed special entitled “The New Medicine,” and named by Shape magazine as one of the 11 women who shape the world.

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October 17–19, 2022

Dr. Neha Gothe, MA, PhD, is a faculty member in the department of kinesiology and community health at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign and the director of the exercise psychology lab.

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October 17–19, 2022

Sat Bir S. Khalsa, PhD, is associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, and chief editor of the medical textbook The Principles and Practice of Yoga in Health Care.

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October 17–19, 2022

Dr. Patricia Kinser, PhD, WHNP-BC, RN, FAAN, is an Endowed Professor and the Assistant Dean of Research at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Nursing.

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October 17–19, 2022

Steffany Moonaz, PhD, MFA, RYT 500, yoga therapist and researcher specializing in rheumatic diseases, serves as faculty at Maryland University of Integrative Health.

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October 17–19, 2022

Karen M. Mustian, PhD, MS, MPH, ACSM, FSBM, is director of the University of Rochester Medical Center PEAK Human Performance Clinical Research Laboratory and a tenured professor.

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October 17–19, 2022

Bala Subramaniam, MD, MPH, is aprofessor of anesthesiology, pain and critical care medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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