Since 2007, the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) has sponsored an annual Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research (SYTAR). For the first time, IAYT will sponsor it’s first Symposium on Yoga Research (SYR). It will be held October 1-3, 2010 at the Himalayan Institute, Honesdale PA.
This historic event will be the first comprehensive and widely publicized academic research meeting on Yoga therapy research in the West.
In brief, this will be a single track academic research meeting centered on 12 invited oral presentations from researchers who are actively engaged in Yoga research. The conference is structured to provide ample opportunities for much interaction via poster presentations, social opportunities and the nature of the location itself.
• Yoga research oral and poster presentations by leading scientists
• Opportunities to interact and dialogue with active Yoga researchers
• A comprehensive pre-conference workshop on the basics of Yoga research
SYR is a single track academic research meeting that will include keynote speakers, Dean Ornish, Shirley Telles, and Bessel van der Kolk, invited oral presentations from other senior researchers, multiple poster sessions and ample opportunities to interact with other scientists, experts and professionals in the field.
Yoga Research 101, a pre-conference workshop on the basics of yoga research offers a unique opportunity for research trainees, Yoga instructors, and therapists to learn the basics of Yoga research, establish connections for possible future research projects and meet professional researchers and colleagues.
Hosted by the Himalayan Institute (HI), and nestled in the Poconos mountains, the academic experience will be enriched by the environment, which is not only beautiful and inspiring, but home to a tradition and community invested in the practice and scientific inquiry of Yoga.
Lodging at HI is modest, but quite economical, and includes tasty vegetarian meals and full access to campus amenities. Special arrangements have been made to encourage guests to come early or stay over in order to take full advantage of their visit.