8th International Conference - Yoga & Education

27th - 30th December 2015


The inauguration of the conference will take place on 27th December 2015 in the afternoon.

Full day sessions will be held on the 28th, 29th and 30th December 2015.

Important Dates

Aug. 1 – Last day for early bird discount

Nov. 30 – Last day for regular registration

Aug. 1 – Last day for submission of abstracts

Oct. 31 – Last day for submission of full-text of accepted abstracts      

Objectives of the Conference

1. To provide an international forum to explore ways in which yoga can be incorporated into and enhance educational practices.

2. To provide a platform for sharing and stimulating innovative and multidisciplinary research on yoga in education.

3. To provide a platform for discussion and exchange of best policies and practices (including the experiential aspects) in implementing yoga into educational systems throughout the world.

Conference Themes

A. Yoga in Schools

B. Yoga in Higher Learning Institutions

C. Policies & Leadership Related to Yoga in Education

D. Experiential Paradigm of Yoga in Education

Guidelines for Paper Presentations

Soft copies of the abstract (up to 250 words) and full-texts of papers (up to 3000 words) need to be emailed to kdhamconference@gmail.com. Participants need to follow American Psychological Association (APA) style for References. More information can be found at http://www.ym-kdham.in/contributors.asp. Papers may also be submitted in Hindi for which the Siddhanta font available for free download from www.svayambhava.org can be used.

Guidelines for Poster Presentations

Format: 250-word Abstract, Introduction, Method & Materials, Results, Tables & Figures, and Conclusions. Full Poster Size: 3’ x 4’ Border: 1/2 inch Poster Text size: Title – 80 pt., Sub-title – 72 pt. with author name(s), designation(s) department(s), Body text – 22-25 pt. Any clearly readable font can be used.

About Kaivalyadhama

Swami Kuvalayananda laid the foundation in 1924.

We teach and follow the Ashtanga Yoga of Patanjali, the yogic seer of the eighth century.

The campus is now spread over 170 acres of parkland, with a college, a health centre,  asana halls, ayurveda and naturopathy facilities, and philosophical and scientific research departments.

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About Lonavala City

Lonavala is a scenic hill station on the edge of the Eastern Ghats in Pune, Maharashtra, India. It received its name from the numerous Buddhist caves in the region. (In Prakrit, ‘Len’ means “resting place carved in stone” and ‘Avali’ means “series.”).

In its history, Lonavala has been part of the Yadava, Mughal, Maratha and Peshwa Empires and is, therefore, surrounded by numerous forts. In 1871, Lord Elphinstone, who was the local British Governor at the time, was the first to establish Lonavala and nearby Khandala as hill stations for respite from the heat. They continue to play a similar role even today.


Please scroll down this page to register online. Registration fees are given in the table below. Registration will be confirmed after the payment of the registration fee. Special group discounts for more than ten people are available.

Registration Entitlements

1. Registration kit; invitations to the inauguration, valedictory, and cultural programmes
2. Access to all conference sessions and morning yoga-practice sessions
3. Dormitory/Shared accommodation in the campus
4. Vegetarian breakfast, lunch, dinner, and afternoon tea on all conference days

Note: Although we will try, kits cannot be assured for spot registrations.

Registration Fees

Indian nationals

Category Early bird discount (1st Aug) Regular (30th Nov) Spot registrations


INR 3500

INR 4000

INR 5000


INR 2500

INR 3000

INR 5000

Foreign nationals


$ 300

$ 350

$ 450


$ 250

$ 300

$ 450


*For students A certificate from the Head of the Department/Institute stating that they are a bona fide student of their educational institution is mandatory. A student’s concession is also available for past and present students of Kaivalyadhama.

*Senior citizens Senior citizens above 65 yrs. of age (other than self-employed) may register with 20% discount for delegates. There will be no senior citizen discount for spot registrations. Please submit a copy of valid proof of age along with the registration.

*In case required documents are not enclosed, participants will be registered as a regular delegate and fees will be charged accordingly.

Payment Details

1. Cheque/DD drawn in favour of “K.S.M.Y.M. Samiti” payable at Lonavala.

NOTE: Only at par cheques will be accepted. Extra bank charges will apply for bank cheques other than Bank of Baroda, HDFC, ICICI, Canara, Syndicate, SBI and Central Bank of India as they will be considered as out-station cheques.

2. Electronic Transfer:
Name of Bank – Bank of Baroda, Lonavala-Branch
 Account Number – 09440100006098
Name of Account – K.S.M.Y.M. Samiti

Cancellation and Refunds (Minus applicable bank charges)

  • Before Oct. 30, 2015 – 100%
  • Oct. 30-Nov. 30, 2015 – 75%
  • After Nov. 30, 2015 – No refund 

Private Accommodation

At the time of registration, if you so wish, you may request Kaivalyadhama to  facilitate booking private accommodation (if not availing dormitory/shared accommodation included in the registration fee) in local hotels. Pick-up and drop facility will be provided by Kaivalyadhama in such a case. Contacts and other details of hotels will be available on an email request made to kdhamconference@gmail.com . Please note that the total room charges will need to be paid in advance to the hotel as it is holiday season. Also, individual hotel’s cancellation and extension policies will apply.


Email: kdhamconference@gmail.com
Tel: (02114) 273001/276001 Extn: 153

NOTE: Please pay the registration fees and keep your receipt ready before proceeding for online Registration

Register Online