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SponsorsIAYT is pleased to present our growing list of extraordinary sponsors and partners for SYR 2014.  SYR is the West's foremost academic yoga research conference and sponsorships have made all the difference,

SYR Sponsors are also IAYT Supporters and are acknowledged on the IAYT website for one year after the conference.. For more information on becoming a new sponsor for this unique event, please click on Sponsor Benefits 



Diamond Sponsor

Kripalu IEL

Yoga has the potential to change our world-both through the alleviation of suffering and the creation of vast opportunities for self-fulfillment. Those of us who practice yoga know that this is true. But in order to bring the transformational effects of yoga deeply into our society, these effects must first be scientifically evaluated—and that’s just what we're doing at Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living (IEL).



Gold Sponsors

Healing Pathways

Healing Pathways fully offers all evidence-based traditional healing modalities in the field of mental health, and recognizes the value of some the emerging CAM therapies such as Yoga. Deeply embedded in our approach is an emphasis on conflict resolution, well-being, personal growth and the evolution of consciousness.

Mediyoga Medical Yoga

Mediyoga Medical Yoga has been shaped and developed by Göran Boll on Institutet Medicinsk Yoga in Stockholm. Mediyoga is a therapeutic yoga form that springs from classical Kundaliniyoga, a very old, original yoga from the north of India and Tibet. It has roots in the Tantric tradition, one of the oldest forms of yoga man knows. Into Kundaliniyogaen has Göran Boll tissue fundamental aspects of Ayurveda, the multi-millennial Indian medical art, and components from the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).



Silver Sponsor

Yoga as Theray North America

Yoga as Therapy North America (YATNA) is a provider of high quality yoga therapist trainings in the tradition of Sri T. Krishnamacharya and Mr. TKV Desikachar. Through comprehensive curriculum, practical internships and individual, one-to-one mentoring, YATNA provides a thorough grounding in the therapeutic application of yoga and its integration with allopathic medicine. Trainees also get cutting edge knowledge about modern scientific evidence and research into yoga as a therapeutic modality.


Association and Affiliate Sponsors

Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Healthcare

The mission of ACCAHC is to create and sustain a network of national complementary and alternative medicine educational organizations and agencies, which will promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education.

Yoga Alliance

Yoga Alliance is the largest nonprofit association serving and representing yoga teachers, schools and studios in the U.S. Founded in 1999, the Yoga Alliance Registry establishes standards for the teaching of yoga, and provides internationally recognized credentials to 35,000 yoga teachers and 2,500 teacher-training programs across the globe.


Grants and Awards

Kuvalyananda Grants

Swami Kuvalyananda Grants / Scholarship Awards.

Swami Kuvalyananda was the pioneer of the scientific research in the field of yoga. He established the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute in the year 1924, wherein he also started the first research journal of yoga, the Yoga Miamamsa. The institute works in field of Yoga through scientific and philosophic literary research, training and therapy. The institute works in field of Yoga through scientific and philosophic literary research, training and therapy.

Applications and other details will be posted when available.




Exhibitorsr /> The Ayurvedic Institute is a non-profit educational organization that teaches Ayurveda based on the ancient Ayurvedic texts with emphasis on integrating Ayurveda into daily living for individuals and practitioners. Also offered are panchakarma, ayuryoga, seminars, and ayurvedic herbs and products.



AromaTouch Technique incorporates simple hand techniques with the power of essential oils to create a powerful whole body wellness experience. It seeks to address four systemic constants that are present in daily life and which may serve as limiting factors in health: stress, immunity, the inflammatory response, and autonomic imbalance.


This program combines classic yoga tradition with science to optimize the health and well-being of each individual. Basic courses include anatomy, physiology, client assessment, program design, common muscular, orthopedic, neurological, and medical conditions, as well as communication and administrative skills in therapy.


Re:source, Montreal’s premiere school for Yoga Therapeutics, provides tools and techniques allowing you to create a sustainable health care system, and the basis for a happy, healthy life. Re:source guides you towards clarity, health and balance by applying modern medical research to the ancient wisdom of Yoga. Through education, insight and the exploration of these principles, our passionate therapists deepen your understanding of how Yoga enhances your life.


Bridebuilders - Healthcare professionals advancing the integration of yoga therapeutics and western medicine. This group builds relationships between healthcare professionals to enhance collaboration, foster sharing and improve therapeutic outcomes.


Guru Ram Das Center for Medicine & Humanology: We bring the ancient teachings of Kundalini Yoga into modern medicine. Started under the guidance of Yogi Bhajan in 1986, we provide yoga, meditation and lifestyle instruction to people with chronic or life threatening illness, offer professional training to healthcare providers and yoga teachers, and track the medical effects of yoga practice.





Media Sponsors

A quarterly journal for seekers who want to deepen their practice of Integral Yoga and their understanding of the many faith and wisdom traditions.



LA YOGA Ayurveda and Health Magazine’s home is in the innovative Yoga community of Southern California with a worldwide editorial reach. Monthly content includes a Yoga therapy column with rotating writers and points of view, Ayurvedic practices sadhana, the green yogi, sacred music and in-depth interviews. IAYT members receive a discount for the print magazine. Everyone can sign up for the free inspiring and evocative email newsletter integrating Yoga into a modern lifestyle.


For the past 20 years, Somatics magazine has provided a meeting ground for those who practice mind-body unification in their work and everyday lives. Since 1976, when Thomas Hanna founded the magazine, the field of somatics has grown enormously. The wisdom of the mind-body disciplines has become increasingly recognized and accepted in mainstream culture.


Yoga Living magazine was created to serve as greater Philadelphia’s local resource for healthy living, promoting holistic lifestyle approaches, including environmental sustainability and ecological living. Yoga Living magazine offers common sense truths with the goal of teaching that Yoga is an overall lifestyle.


Yoga International (formerly Yoga + Joyful Living) is an award-winning, independent magazine that inspires and empowers its readers to engage with the timeless teachings of yoga at every level of conscious living.


YOGAChicago is a bi-monthly free resource guide for yoga activities. Our goal is to provide a forum to share information related to yoga and spirituality. Copies may be found at bookstores, natural food stores, holistic health centers, libraries, park buildings, colleges and learning centers throughout the Chicago area and parts of Indiana and Wisconsin or read it online.



Association and Affiliate Sponsors

The Australian Association of Yoga Therapists (AAYT) is an industry organisation which promotes professional standards for Australian Yoga Therapists, provides ongoing professional support to Yoga Therapists and represents Yoga Therapy as a recognised, professional and respected therapy.



The National Ayurvedic Medical Association is a national organization representing the Ayurvedic profession in The United States of America. Its mission is to preserve, protect, improve and promote the philosophy, knowledge, science and practice of Ayurveda for the benefit of humanity.



YogaCaps, Incwww.yogacaps.org
YogaCaps, Inc. is an all volunteer 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that builds a healthy community by making yoga more available and affordable. We share free classes for special populations at area hospitals and community centers, as well as donation based events for the general public. We specialize in therapeutic yoga experiences for those with chronic health and mental health conditions.



Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundationwww.alzheimersprevention.org/
The Alzheimer's Research and Prevention Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to preventing Alzheimer's disease by funding research studies on yoga/meditation and the brain, as well as providing educational outreach and memory screenings



Yoga Service Councilwww.yogaservicecouncil.org
The Yoga Service Council (YSC) is a non-profit membership organization whose mission is to support individuals and organizations to best serve and empower their communities through yoga and mindfulness.



Feathered Pipe Foundationwww.featheredpipe.com
The Feathered Pipe Foundation’s mission is to help people find their direction through access to programs and experiences that cultivate awareness of their truest selves; enrich spirit, mind, and body; explore the world’s wisdom and discoveries; and actively practice seva (service) to support healing, education, community and empowerment.



Veterans Yoga Projectwww.veteransyogaproject.org/
Veterans Yoga Project supports the mindful use of therapeutic yoga practices as a complementary part of the recovery process from PTSD and other psychological distress among veterans and active-duty military, their families, and their communities.


Academic Sponsors

The mission of ACCAHC is to create and sustain a network of national complementary and alternative medicine educational organizations and agencies, which will promote mutual understanding, collaborative activities and interdisciplinary health care education.



The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy was founded in 1945. Since its inception, USC has been a pioneer of the physical therapy profession and a leader in both physical therapy research and education.




About Sponsorship

For more information on being a Sponsor, please contact John Kepner.