Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference

The 2021 Neuroscience and Yoga

Online Conference has concluded!

Browse the details of our 2021 event below. 


This event will bring together the best neuroscientists and yoga teachers in their fields. We will help build your knowledge on the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of yoga in three key areas: 

  1. Yoga + cognition, attention, and memory

  2. Yoga + mental health

  3. Yoga + chronic pain and headaches
  • March 12 – 14, 2021

Join hundreds of like-minded people interested in yoga and the brain!

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Now You’re Probably Wondering, What EXACTLY Will I Get Out Of Attending THE neuroscience and yoga online conference?

Here’s a taste of what you’ll discover by joining the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference:

  • Presentations from top researchers in neuroscience and yoga
  • Deeper insight into the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of yoga
  • Question and answer sessions with the MDs and PhDs who specialize in yoga and neuroscience
  • Yoga classes with top teachers, including Sri Dharma Mittra and Eddie Stern
  • Opportunity to participate in hands-on science experiments to explore the intricacies of science, and how yoga affects you and your peers
  • Yoga Alliance 10-hour Continuing Education Certification


100% of attendees would recommend our events to their friends

“The Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference was fascinating. I expected to learn about the effects of yoga on the brain and nervous system, and this conference went well beyond my expectations! The presenters were extremely knowledgeable and graciously answered everyone’s questions. The yoga classes were not to be missed as they were taught by world class yoga masters.”


“It was a beautiful event and I was impressed with the quality of the content and the scientific approach. Because I'm based in the UK, I watched the live Saturday presentations at midnight but I must say, I stayed with you all the way to the end and I didn't want to leave! I was so happy to listen to the modern voice of yoga. Thank you very much for that and I'm looking forward to more.”


“First of all, thank you so much for this wonderful conference. I had no idea that it was going to be so good! :)) I found an amazing community to stay in touch, share and collaborate with in the future. I truly hope the conference will continue further into the future. Again, thank you so much, what an honour!”  


Each presenter was fantastic. I appreciate so much the amount of work each put into their time with us, both in answering questions and the presentations themselves.” 


“The Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference was truly exceptional because of the quality and inclusivity. Although presentations and classes were given by leading researchers and practitioners in their given fields, information and movement were accessible and shared with clarity and warmth. I would recommend the conference to those coming from any background and all levels of interest and expertise in both neuroscience and yoga. The conference was extremely well-organized, easy to follow, and a fantastic opportunity to learn and make connections.” 


“For those beginning to teach, this is the sort of information often missing from 200 level teacher training programs. Too often claims are made in yoga without a scientific basis. This conference should be a requirement for those wishing to receive a teacher training certificate. Attending is also likely to motivate you to continue learning what the evolving science has to saw about the practice of yoga.”


“This was such an insightful and informative event! I managed to follow all presentations available, and took so many notes that I will now have another semi-conference on my own, catching up with everything as I go over the notes preparing to apply the knowledge gained to my yoga classes. I'm completely honest when I say that there were so many golden nuggets in there, and as a yoga teacher myself, I got to learn about the scientific aspects of fear, pain, brain functions and more, which I take as an enrichment to my teaching. There should be more of that during Yoga Teacher Trainings! I also want to mention that all the knowledge was accessible, and even as a person who is very new to neuroscience, I got to understand the presenters' research thanks to their way of explaining it. I also got inspired to read up on their other research studies, and am currently doing that! I would most definitely attend another Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference.” 





  • Donation-based — no minimum
  • $40
  • $100
  • Access to all presentations for 24 hours
  • Access to all presentations for 24 hours
  • Lifetime access to the conference
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion
  • Access to live yoga classes with top teachers
  • Access to live yoga classes with top teachers
  • Access to live hands-on science experiments
  • Access to live hands-on science experiments
  • Access to live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Access to live Q&A sessions with presenters
  • Workbooks, quizzes, and transcriptions to enhance learning

  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Credit 10-hours

The Presentation-Access Pass has closed

The Live-Access Pass has closed





  • Day 3 - YOGA + pAIN Processing

DAY 0 - Neuroscience and Yoga Intro Party

Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

March 11, 2021 @ 3:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST

Neuroscience and Yoga Conference Intro Party

Learn the ins and outs of this online conference so you can get the most out of it! 

Do you Have questions?

Why an online conference?

Great question! Experts who study neuroscience and yoga are located all over the world. Just in this conference, we have speakers from Australia, Germany, India and the USA. The internet offers such an amazing way to connect all of us interested in this topic! Hopefully with the scheduling modifications we made (presentations available for 24 hours, carefully timed live sessions), people from as many time zones as possible will be able to join in.

Why the different passes?

We want this knowledge to be available for everyone. While an online conference is much cheaper to host than one in person, there are still expenses. To achieve this, we came up with a tiered pass system.

By donation, the presentations are available for 24 hours to anyone who signs up for a Presentation-Access Pass—this is amazing and addresses our goal of making this knowledge accessible to as many people as possible. There is no minimum donation.

The Live-Access Pass allows for students who are interested in hands-on experiences with live yoga classes and experiments, all synchronized with the presentations and themes for that day to enhance learning. Examples will include measuring heart rate variability before and after a yoga class to show the effects of yoga on the autonomic nervous system. 

The Lifetime-Access Pass allows students to further augment learning. Repetition reinforces knowledge, and having ongoing access to the presentations means students will be able to refer back to them regularly to solidify what they have learned. Moreover, in addition to the live events to enhance learning, there will be other bonuses including worksheets, quizzes, and transcriptions. We are also open to feedback to continue enhancing this! Lastly, yoga teachers will be eligible for 10 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education with this option. 


Why a conference on neuroscience and yoga? 

This knowledge seems buried in the scientific literature, locked under coded language and scientific jargon. Worse, we are in a time when science misinformation runs rampant, especially on social media. Yogis will benefit from understanding science, and scientists will benefit from understanding yoga, and this will be evidence-based understanding. This conference hopes to accomplish more connection between scientists and yogis. 


Who is this conference for? 

This conference is for people interested in how yoga affects the brain. 

For yoga students: learn the science of what underlies your experience of yoga, such as better mental health, less anxiety, decreased pain, faster reaction times, and improved attention. 

For yoga teachers: supplement what you already learned in yoga teacher training, and deepen your knowledge of the neuroanatomy and neurophysiology underlying the effects of yoga practices. What you learn in this conference will support you in designing classes that benefit your students, and empower you to explain these concepts in a way that is evidence-based and thus motivating for students. 

For scientists: learn from your colleague MDs and PhDs who conduct research on yoga, and then put this to the test with our pre- and post-yoga experiments. You will get the evidence from data, and also experience it yourself from within with our live events.

For others: you are welcome to this conference, and if you're interested in how yoga affects the brain and the nervous system, you will leave with tons of valuable, impactful knowledge. 


What is "NeuroYogaNYC"?

NeuroYogaNYC is *not* another new style of yoga. We are a neuroscience outreach organization based in New York City that works to bridge the yoga world and the neuroscience world. We do this by hosting events, replicating hands-on neuroscience experiments for live audiences, and sharing resources through multimedia. We aspire to support yoga students in their journey of studying the self—from a neuroscience perspective. Come study with our expert MDs, PhDs, and students in this newest project, the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference! 


I'm on a tight budget. How can I join?

We want this conference and this knowledge to be accessible to as many people as possible. This means we designed the conference to be affordable. You can sign up for the Presentation-Access Pass, which is donation-based with no minimum. 

You can upgrade your pass by sharing with your friends. Basically, if 10 of your friends sign up through your link, you'll get the Live-Access Pass for free. If 30 of your friends sign up through your link, you'll get the Lifetime-Access Pass. This is totally doable!! More details will be emailed to you about how to do this once you sign up for a Presentation-Access Pass (check the bottom of your registration email). 

I'm not located in the United States. Can I still join?

Yes!! Absolutely!

The speakers and yoga teachers hail from all over the world, and so this conference is designed to be global, despite time zone differences. The organizers of the conference are located in New York City, so the times on the schedule are based on Eastern Standard Time. You can convert the times on the schedule above to your time zone with a time zone converter.

For all of the presentations, they are available for 24 hours, which should make them accessible for everyone around the world.

The live events, including the yoga classes, hands-on neuroscience experiments, and Q&A sessions, will only be available live. They are happening at different times each day so that you can find a time to join as many as possible. Even attending some of them for $40 is a steal. Moreover, people in the United States may miss some of the events, as well -- life is busy! If you want ongoing access to the content from the conference, consider upgrading to a Lifetime-Access Pass

Please note: the conference will be in English.

Why Should I Sign Up For The
Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference?

Once-In-A Lifetime Curated Speakers 
Actionable Content

Fundamental brain science explained by the top neuroscience and yoga experts in the world (hand-picked just for the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference).

You Don’t Even Need To Leave Your House — Attend From Your Computer, Phone or Tablet

There’s no flight or hotel room to book… saving you thousands of dollars, unpaid work leave, and time away from your family.

World-Class Quality Content

This not your ordinary online event. We take pride in delivering you the absolute best content so that you can achieve the best learning possible.

Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is an international celebration of neuroscience, with tens of thousands of events going on across the world. This conference is one way to celebrate the brain—as well as yoga! 

Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of yoga Revealed By The Experts

Your journey to this knowledge could go one of two ways:

Long and Difficult Way

  • You could spend countless hours trying to subscribe to journals, reading scientific papers riddled with jargon, and piecing together the relevant content. You could also try to learn this from non-experts, but miss critical details.

Easy & Fast Way

  • You could sign up for our conference and get real insights from the experts. 


Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Hi, I’m Jonathan.

I'm a resident physician in Neurology and a yoga student of Sri Dharma Mittra. Since 2014, I have been passionately sharing neuroscience and yoga, especially during Brain Awareness Week, which starts March 14 this year.

My mission is to bridge the yoga world and the neuroscience world by connecting scientists and yogis, replicating hands-on neuroscience experiments for learners, and sharing resources. I aspire to support yoga students in their journey of studying the self—from a neuroscience perspective. Come study with our expert MDs, PhDs, and students! 

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Brain Awareness Week is an international celebration of neuroscience. We believe everyone should have access to this incredible information. That's why we made this conference donation-based.

Learn more about Brain Awareness Week and the Dana Foundation here.

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