Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference
LEARN THE ACTUAL SCIENCE OF
HOW YOGA AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN
This event brings together the best, down-to-earth neuroscientists (MDs and PhDs) and yoga teachers to help you transcend misinformation and improve how you practice and teach yoga.
Build your knowledge on the brain science of yoga in three key areas:
- Yoga + trauma
- Yoga + empathy
- Yoga + neurological conditions (stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's and others)
Join hundreds of like-minded people interested in yoga and the brain!
EXPERT NEUROSCIENTISTS Featured In
THIS IS THE ONLY ONLINE EVENT WHERE YOU CAN MASTER the basics of NEUROSCIENCE and then study the latest scientific research on yoga
On the first day of the conference, we will study nervous system structure and function. No prior knowledge will be needed; just come ready to learn! We will also review the empowering skill of how to find and read scientific works on your own.
Each of the next three days of the conference will focus on a specific topic: trauma, empathy, and neurological conditions. Presentations from leading neuroscientists and renowned yoga teachers will help you improve your scientific knowledge and how you study, practice, and share yoga with others.
Yoga + Trauma
Trauma is a becoming more and more recognized, and particularly how yoga helps people suffering from trauma.
You will learn:
Yoga + Empathy
Non-violence is the very first step of yoga, according to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.
You will learn:
Yoga + Neurological Conditions
Yoga may help those suffering from stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and others.
You will learn:
You'll learn all of this and more through:
What past attendees have to say
100% of attendees would recommend our events to their friends
“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.”
“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.”
“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 say about the practice of yoga.”
MEET YOUR HOST
Jonathan Rosenthal, MD
Hi, I’m Jonathan.
I'm a chief resident physician in Neurology and a yoga student of Sri Dharma Mittra. Since 2014, I have been passionately sharing neuroscience and yoga, and I'm excited to present you with the 3rd annual Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference.
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 and without all the misinformation that runs rampant on the internet. Come study with our expert MDs, PhDs, and students during the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference!
Do you Have questions?
Great question! Experts who study neuroscience and yoga are located all over the world. Just in this conference, we have speakers from all over the world, including Germany, India, and the USA. The internet offers such an amazing way to connect all of us interested in this topic! Presentations available for 24 hours (or forever with the Lifetime-Access Pass), so people from every time zone will be able to join in.
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.
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 gain inspiration for future studies and connect with potential collaborators.
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.
After you register for the Presentation-Access Pass, you will have the option to upgrade your ticket.
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 the following three tickets.
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. We suggest a $10 minimum donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
The Live-Access Pass adds hands-on experiences with live yoga classes, live neuroscience experiments, and live question and answer sessions, all synchronized with the presentations and themes for that day to enhance learning. These will be available for 24 hours after they air live. 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 maximize 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 workbooks, quizzes, and transcriptions. We are also open to feedback to continue enhancing this! Lastly, yoga teachers will be eligible for 25 hours of Yoga Alliance Continuing Education with this option.
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 and without paying. Reach out to us via the support page and we can set this up for you.
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 be available live and for 24 hours.
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 with subtitles in Spanish.
100% of attendees would recommend our events to their friends
“The Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference was truly exceptional because of the quality and inclusivity. 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.”
“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. ”
“This was such an insightful and informative event! 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. I also want to mention that all the knowledge was accessible, and even as a person who is very new to neuroscience. 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.”
Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of yoga Revealed By The Experts
Instead of spending countless hours trying to subscribe to journals and piecing together the relevant content on your own, the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference makes it easy to get real insights from the experts.
You will be learning from trusted neuroscientists published in leading publications, so you can feel confident so you are not getting lost in misinformation or skipping details.
brain awareness week 2023
The Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference takes place during Brain Awareness Week, an international celebration of neuroscience organized by the Dana Foundation.
During this week, scientists run tens of thousands of neuroscience events across the globe. Our neuroscience and yoga events have been a part of Brain Awareness Week since 2014.
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