9th International Conference

December 27 – 30, 2018


  1. Understanding the Scope of Yoga as Therapy
  2. Philosophical & Literary Research in Exploring Principles & Practice of Yoga as Therapy
  3. Scientific Research towards Pooling Evidences of Yoga as Therapy
  4. Psycho-physiological Investigations towards Evolution of Yoga as Therapy
  5. Health Management as a Preventive Measure of Yoga

Salient Features

  • Address by Eminent scholars world wide
  • Practice oriented workshops
  • Paper/Poster Presentation and Interactive sessions
  • Panel discussion and symposia
  • Food delicacies by the institute staff
  • Satsang  and cultural events


  • To explore all creative fronts to conceive and implement joint action plans towards well designed and executed research in therapeutic yoga, consistently, for years to come
  • To facilitate in-depth deliberations towards refining our understanding of Yoga as Therapy and thus acquiring an insight into its psycho-physiological efficacy.
  • To help discover and deliberate in forging a workable unanimity regarding the nature and modes of implementation of authentic quality control in different modes of instructions in Yoga as Therapy in the light of basic principles of yoga so that yoga can be fully tapped with all its authentic effects as an effective therapeutic tool
  • To encourage creative minds to guide us in developing instructions and treatment procedures with respect to Yoga as Therapy on prioritized disorders
  • To discover and encourage all efforts at validation of therapeutic interventions of yoga.
  • To make scientific exploration with interdisciplinary approaches in achieving need based outcome in priority areas such as NCDs, Psychiatric and Stress related Disorders.
  • To help unleash the creative synergies of speakers and participants into discovering & evolving scientifically sound, yet traditionally correct Yoga interventions for their therapeutic use.
  • To help enhance understanding of fundamentals of Yoga as Therapy, resulting from deliberations of the scientists & yoga experts of eminence that in all probabilities would stimulate both fundamental & applied research into Yoga as Therapy and thus give an impetus to further evolution of Authentic Yoga.
  • To take a step towards standardization and evolution of yoga techniques based on instructions and effects available in ancient literature and living traditions on one hand and corroboration of the same with scientific methods, on the other.

Conference Appeal

Conference Brochure

Our Panel of Speakers


Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavnani
Director – ICYER Pondicherry

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Dr. (Mrs.) Latha Satish
Managing Trustee in-charge, KYM, Chennai, India

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Dr. Satya Lakshmi
Director – National Institute of Naturopathy, India

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Dr. H R Nagendra
President – SVYASA, Bangalore, India

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Dr. Ulka Natu
Eminent Gynaecologist and Yoga Expert

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Dr. Arthur Brownstein
Asst. Clinical Professor of Medicine, USA

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Dr. Rajan Narayanan
Executive Director – Life in Yoga Foundation, USA

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Dr. Sat Bir S. Khalsa
Ass. Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, USA

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Dr. Luciano Bernardi
Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Pavia

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Swami Anubhavananda
Spiritual Leader,

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Dr. Usha Nayar
Clinical Psychologist, USA

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Dr. Ishwar Basavaraddi
Director – MDNIY, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shirley Telles
Chief Research Consultant, Patanjali Yogpeeth, India

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John Kepner
Executive Director, IAYT,

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Dr. D. R. Kaarthikeyan
Retd. Director General, National Human Rights Commission

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Dr. N. Ganesh Rao
Holistic Yoga Expert, India

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Dr. Bhushan Patwardhan
Director – Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, Pune University, India

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Goran Boll
Yoga Teacher/Therapist, Sweden

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Dr. Stephen Parker
E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance

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Timothy McCall
Founder/Director, Yoga As Medicine

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Registration Fee           

For Indian participants

Delegates – Rs. 4,000
Students – Rs. 3,000

For International participants

Delegates – USD 350
Students – USD 300

Spot Registration (No student Concession)

Indians – Rs.5,500
International – USD 350

(Fees include sharing accommodation with meals)

Payment modes

Cheques / DDs
Drawn in favour of   Kaivalyadham S.M.Y.M. Samiti, 
payable at Lonavla. For out-station cheques please add Rs.50/- extra.

Electronic transfer

Bank / Branch:HDFC BANK, Lonavla
Account No: 04741450000017
IFSC Code: HDFC0000474

Cancellation Policy

Fees after deduction of bank charges are refundable until 30th October 2018 and 75% is refundable for cancellations before 30th November 2018. No refund is admissible for cancellations after 1st Dec 2018.

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