GET THE MOST OUT OF THE CONFERENCE BY UPGRADING

adding yoga classes, Q&A sessions, and continuing education credit 


If you are excited about the Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference, then you'll love our upgrade options that offer additional sessions, extended access, continuing education credit, and so much more.

Chose from the Enhanced-Access Pass and the Lifetime-Access Pass, which add invaluable interaction and new levels of mastery to your experience of the conference. 

Keep reading to learn more about the upgrade options. 

Dive deeper Into the neuroscience of yoga


The conference encore that is headed to your email inbox is jam-packed with practical takeaways to help you transcend misinformation and improve how you practice and teach yoga. But there is more to the conference than just the presentations...

By upgrading, you are able to dive even deeper into this experiential learning.



The Enhanced-Access Pass or Lifetime-Access Pass offer you more opportunities to reinforce your learning, apply it during carefully chosen yoga classes, discuss all of your questions with real scientists, and connect with others to expand your viewpoints.

what comes with upgrading


There are two possible upgrade passes: the Enhanced-Access Pass and the Lifetime-Access Pass.

The Enhanced-Access Pass adds hands-on experiences with yoga classes, neuroscience experiments, and question and answer sessions, all synchronized with the presentations and themes for each day to enhance learning. These recordings will be available for 7 days. 

The Lifetime-Access Pass allows students to maximize learning, and is designed for lifelong learners. 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. You will also benefit from other bonuses including workbooks, quizzes, and transcriptions to turn passive listening into active learning. Lastly, yoga teachers will be eligible for 25 hours of Yoga Alliance and 30 hours of International Association of Yoga Therapist Continuing Education with this option. 

Yoga Classes with Top Teachers

Join 2 on-demand yoga classes per day with highly experienced teachers, such as Sri Dharma Mittra, Eddie Stern, and Tiffany Cruikshank. These will be available as recordings, and match the theme of each day, including yoga + cancer, yoga + sleep and insomnia, and yoga + eating disorders.

Hands-On Neuroscience Experiments

Join experiments to help you enjoy the fun of how science works and see the effects of yoga on your own neurophysiology. Examples include heart rate variability, cognitive tests, and mood studies.

Question and Answer Sessions

You will have the unique opportunity to learn from the group's questions, as answered by the researchers themselves, who are top scientists in the field. 

Lifetime-Access Portal*

For those who upgrade to the Lifetime-Access Pass, you will have the recordings of all presentations, yoga classes, the experiment overview session, and question and answer sessions available to you forever. Simply log in to the Lifetime-Access Portal.

Workbooks, transcriptions, and quizzes*

For those who upgrade to the Lifetime-Access Pass, there will be detailed workbooks that serve almost as a textbook of takeaways for you to continue referencing after the conference. There will also be quizzes to reinforce your learning.

25 Hours of Yoga Alliance AND 30 Hours of International Association of Yoga Therapists Continuing Education Credit*

For those who upgrade to the Lifetime-Access Pass, after completing the conference you will receive 25 hours of continuing education credit from the Yoga Alliance and from the International Association of Yoga Therapists.

*Lifetime-Access Pass only

What students who upgraded in the past have to say


100% of attendees would recommend our events to their friends

"I attended all of the sessions and have watched several multiple times. I can say that the conference was exceptional. There is no other conference with content of similar quality and as such it is unique."

"I attended this conference because I’m a yoga teacher moving more deeply into addressing students with pain issues. I love continuing my education and this online format with lifetime access was perfect for me. It was wonderful to have researchers from all around the world sharing their work and their views. Our host and the community were so engaging and it was exciting to see how many other people are interested in advancing this knowledge. I would definitely love to attend another conference with this group and I would absolutely recommend it to my fellow teachers and students. I already have been!"

"This truly is an exceptional conference that exceeded my expectations. I learned so much on topics that I was hoping to and even more. The speakers are so knowledgeable and such great presenters, making the conference format being online easy to stay engaged. It’s not always easy to sit in online conferences for hours but this one was not hard to do at all. I’m excited to apply the knowledge practically in my upcoming classes and program as a yoga therapist who lives with chronic pain. Thank you and I look forward to the next one!"

"This is a conference you do not want to miss. Learning from dedicated and brilliant scientists and yogis in their fields is such an invaluable exchange of knowledge. This conference will expand your practice, inspire your personal growth and leave you in awe. Carve out this time for you, there's no other place you can learn from so many amazing humans from around the world. And it's fun too. Get the Lifetime-Access Pass!"

 “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.”

"What an amazing conference. Thank you for such a wonderful experience! I don’t know where I could go and obtain so much knowledge in terms of materials and world-renown speakers. And to be able to submit questions and talk with them live was priceless."

Do you Have questions?


What is the difference between the two upgrade options?

After you register for the Presentation-Access Pass, you will have the option to upgrade your pass.

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 passes.

The Presentation-Access Pass offers the presentations for 7 days to anyone—this is amazing and addresses our goal of making this knowledge accessible to as many people as possible. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

The Expanded-Access Pass is donation-based (donations greater than $1) and adds hands-on experiences with yoga classes, question and answer sessions, and discussion groups (all pre-recorded). These recordings correspond to the presentations and themes for each topic to enhance learning. These will be available for 7 days as well.

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 expanded 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 and 30 hours of International Association of Yoga Therapist 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 to improve how we practice, teach, and advocate for yoga.

 

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. This will also empower you to advocate yoga across various settings, such as healthcare, schools, prisons, etc. 

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. 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. 

 

Who are the speakers?

The speakers are expert MDs and PhDs who study how yoga affects the nervous system. You can learn more about them here.

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

We also offer scholarships. You can share the conference with your friends and, if enough sign up, receive a scholarship. Reach out to us via the support page and we can set this up for you.

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

Yes!! Absolutely!

With the Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass, events are available for 7 days, which should make them accessible for everyone around the world regardless of time zone.

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 and French

What is the refund policy?

Lifetime-Access Pass: there is a 14 day refund policy.

Extended-Access Pass: we do not offer refunds on donations.


**Look for events with "Enhanced" or "Lifetime" in the conference schedule to see the unique events you'll get by upgrading.**

Conference Schedule

Please click each event to learn more about it.

Events starting with "Presentation" are available to all passes. Other events are available to Expanded-Access Pass and Lifetime-Access Pass holders.


Day 1 - Introduction to Neuroscience and Yoga

Presentation: Neuroscience and Yoga Online Conference Kickoff Party - Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Available forever

Learn the ins and outs to get the most out of the conference. You do not want to miss this orientation to the conference. 


Available to Presentation-Access Pass, Expanded-Access Pass, and Lifetime-Access Pass holders. Available long term to all.

Presentation: How to Read A Scientific Abstract - Marshall Hagins, PhD, Jonathan Rosenthal, MD, and Eddie Stern, MS

Available indefinitely


To truly understand what science is saying about yoga, you have to go to the source - the actual scientific paper. In this session, you will be introduced to a simple and practical approach to evaluating scientific abstracts. We will also compare the actual findings to how they have been portrayed in the popular press


Available to Presentation-Access Pass, Expanded-Access Pass, and Lifetime-Access Pass holders. Available long term to all.

Presentation: Introduction to Yoga for Enlightenment - Deepak Chopra, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Discover the philosophy and techniques of yoga and learn how to translate them into our everyday lives. The session ended with participant submitted questions.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Understanding the Biomedical Science and Research on Yoga and a Overview of Yoga in Modern Medicine - Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Yoga practice leads to the development and enhancement of mind body skills and behavioral factors including physical functioning, mind-body awareness/mindfulness, self-regulation of internal physiological and psychological states, and life meaning and purpose.  In easy-to-understand language, this presentation will review and summarize the basic science underlying the psychophysiology of yoga practices including the physical, mental, and spiritual mechanisms of action.  The rationale for yoga as a valuable and credible therapeutic intervention will be described within the context of the current dominant characteristics of the modern medical system.  This will illustrate how it offers effective strategies and outcomes that are simply not generally available in conventional treatments in modern medicine.  Examples of published clinical trials research on the benefits of yoga as a therapeutic intervention will also be presented.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Introduction to Neuroscience - Andrew McGonigle, MBBS

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

The conference will hold many fascinating discussions about the brain - but first, how about a quick primer? This talk will provide an overview of many fundamental principles of neuroscience, and prepare you with a sound understanding the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system to understand what is to come.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yoga to Calm the Nervous System - Eddie Stern, MS

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

How we move and breathe often has a direct impact on how we feel. The postures and breathing patterns that you’ll learn in this class are purposefully chosen to help create a deep sense of calm in your nervous system, which can lead to a greater sense of balance in your daily life. Decision-making is influenced by our inner states, and so creating enduring states of inner calm can help us purposefully direct our lives in ways that are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yoga for Mindfulness and Mobility - Ruben de Monte

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

During this yoga session you will be invited to slow down and embark on a journey of mindfulness and mobility. We will use breath and movement to cultivate a deeper connection with the physical self. Expect some moments of conscious flow, joint health drills, modifications, and to end the session a down-regulating breath-work sequence with a final relaxation. This session caters for all levels including beginners.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Discussion Group - Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Join our end-of-day discussion groups to practice the art of sifting through scientific literature, uncover evidence-based facts to champion the integration of yoga in various sectors, and foster a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. These sessions are a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding, enhance your advocacy skills, and connect with peers dedicated to promoting yoga's science-backed benefits in society.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 24 hours. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.


Day 2 - Yoga + Cancer

Presentation: Yoga for Chemotherapy-Induced Polyneuropathy - Ting Bao, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Peripheral neuropathy refers to damage to the nerves in the arms and legs, causing tingling, numbness, and pain. Dr. Bao's latest research includes an ongoing phase III randomized controlled trial—the highest level of evidence—examining the role of yoga in helping patients with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy. This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the research, detailing the ongoing methodology and the promising outcomes of the initial pilot study that paved the way for the current investigation. It will also discuss the potential impact of the Phase III trial in revolutionizing integrative cancer care, highlighting the study's capacity to forge new paths in the treatment landscape.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Yoga and Yoga Therapy Across the Cancer Care Continuum: Evidence and Practice - Leigh Leibel, PhD(c)

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

There are currently more than 18 million cancer survivors in the United States, and as many as 85% will turn to integrative therapies — including yoga — to help manage cancer and treatment side effects. In this presentation, we’ll (1) review the national cancer survivorship guidelines that recommend yoga during and after cancer treatment, (2) examine the various kinds of yoga practices that inform the guidelines, and (3) explore common cancer treatment side effects and their impacts on the choice of a yoga practice. By tailoring yoga for the oncology setting, we limit risks, maximize benefits, and enhance excellence in cancer patient care.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Yoga for Depression and Anxiety in People with Cancer - Maria Gonzalez, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Dr. Maria Gonzalez presents a rigorous analysis of yoga's efficacy in managing depression and anxiety among cancer patients. This session delves into the physiological and psychological mechanisms through which yoga practices modulate stress responses, enhance mood regulation, and improve neuroendocrine function. Attendees will gain insights into the latest research findings, including randomized controlled trials that underscore yoga's therapeutic potential in oncology psychiatry.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Yoga as a Way to Transform your Life and Health - Lorenzo Cohen, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Yoga, a quintessential mind-body practice, when approached as a way of life, can have a profound impact on people with cancer. The state-of-science of lifestyle and yoga for people with cancer is reviewed, with an emphasis on past and ongoing research conducted at the MD Anderson Cancer Center. Extensive research now supports yoga’s benefits in improving overall health, quality of life, physical function, and multiple biological outcomes (immune function, hormone regulation, etc.), as well as stress resilience and enhancing meaning and purpose in life. Yoga is also formally listed in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and American Society of Clinical Oncology/Society for Integrative Oncology clinical practice guidelines and the evidence-based application of yoga in cancer care will be reviewed.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Bringing Yoga into UK Health System Through Advocacy and Policy Change - Heather Mason, MS

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Heather Mason has spent over a decade integrating yoga into the UK's National Health Service (NHS).  In this talk she will explain how she has been able to embed yoga into the NHS by dovetailing on pre-existing healthcare pathways and advocating for policy change in parliament. She will explain how a similar strategy can be used in other countries.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Embracing Mindful Tools for Mental Wellness during Cancer - Lynne Goldberg

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Explore the personal impact of mindfulness tools on mental wellbeing through the spectrum of cancer care. Lynne shares her personal journey and insights, highlighting the power of presence, surrender, managing overwhelming emotions, and self-compassion. She concludes with a meditation: honoring and exploring your emotions, allowing them to be without judgment, and offering yourself words of love and compassion.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yin Yoga and Cancer Survivorship - Doreen Wiggins, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Doreen reviews the unique connection of yoga to cancer survivorship, including a brief opening presentation on the benefits of yoga for cancer survivors, the impact of metabolic syndrome, the tumor microenvironment, and the role of yoga in stress reduction, lymphedema prevention, and improving overall quality of life. She then leads a restorative yin yoga class.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yoga for Cancer and Gut Health - Sarah Thomas

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Gentle yoga practices tailored to support individuals undergoing cancer treatment and promote digestive wellness. Through mindful movement, breath work, and relaxation techniques, this class aims to alleviate symptoms, enhance well-being, and cultivate resilience during cancer treatment while also nurturing gut health for overall wellness.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Q&A Session - Ting Bao, MD + Maria Gonzalez, PhD + Leigh Leibel, PhD(c) + Tina Paul 

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Explore the nexus of yoga and oncology in our dedicated Q&A session with renowned researchers who've unveiled groundbreaking findings on yoga's efficacy in supporting cancer care. This interactive platform offers a deep dive into the evidence-based benefits of yoga for cancer patients, including its role in reducing symptoms, enhancing quality of life, and potentially modulating immune responses. Engage with the experts to understand the biological and psychological mechanisms through which yoga acts as a complementary therapy in oncology, and how it can be integrated into holistic cancer care protocols.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Discussion Group - Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Join our end-of-day discussion groups to practice the art of sifting through scientific literature, uncover evidence-based facts to champion the integration of yoga in various sectors, and foster a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. These sessions are a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding, enhance your advocacy skills, and connect with peers dedicated to promoting yoga's science-backed benefits in society.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.


Day 3 - Yoga + Sleep and Insomnia

Presentation: The Neurophysiology of Sleep and How Yoga Can Help - Shirley Telles, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Dr. Shirley Telles delves into the neurophysiology of sleep and elucidates the mechanisms through which yoga practices promote healthier sleep patterns. This presentation explores the interaction between yoga and the brain's sleep centers, detailing how yoga's meditative and physical components can alter sleep architecture, enhance sleep efficiency, and reduce sleep disturbances. Attendees will gain insight into the latest scientific research linking yoga with improved neurophysiological outcomes related to sleep.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Yoga Nidra and Sleep: Impact on Brain Waves and Behavior for Insomniacs - Kristin Anderson, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

This talk will discuss a series of research studies that dissect the impact of Yoga nidra on sleep. First, we will investigate the evidence behind the use of Yoga nidra as a potential treatment of chronic insomnia. Next, we will uncover the impact of Yoga nidra on brain waves in novice yogis. Lastly, we will dive deeper into the impact of Yoga nidra on novice yogis by looking at the effects of practice on cognitive processing.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: The Science and Research of Yoga for Sleep - Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

There is an increasing recognition and knowledge about the value of sleep in both physiology, psychology and human performance. There is emerging evidence of the negative impact of restricting one’s duration of night-time sleep, which is an increasing trend in modern society. This lecture will describe the basic characteristics impacting sleep quality and its importance to mental and physical health and performance. The scientific rationale for the impact of yoga practices on sleep will be described including the research evidence supporting the improvement in sleep with yoga practices.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: The Science and Research of Yoga for Insomnia - Sat Bir Khalsa, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

There is an increasing burden and prevalence of sleep disturbances and disorders, especially of both acute and chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia is believed to be strongly influenced by underlying higher long-term levels of stress and arousal. Behavioral treatments for insomnia have been well-validated and there is strong research evidence demonstrating the efficacy of yoga for alleviating stress and arousal, thereby providing a psychological and psychophysiological rationale for the efficacy of yoga for chronic insomnia. This lecture will describe the underlying causes of insomnia, the well-known behavioral treatments for insomnia, the relevant benefits of yoga practice, and the research evidence on yoga for treating insomnia.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Q&A Session - Kristin Anderson, PhD + Shirley Telles, PhD 

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Join our interactive Q&A session with leading scientists who have just presented their cutting-edge research on yoga's role in enhancing sleep quality and combating insomnia. Engage directly with the experts to deepen your understanding of the neurophysiological and psychological aspects of yoga as a therapeutic intervention for sleep disorders.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Workshop: Body image: shaped in the brain, reshaped through yoga - Charlotte Multon

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


The body image is a complex construct deriving from a multi-layered experience: sensory, visual, conceptual… and it all happens in the brain! In this 2 hours workshop, you will find out how the body image is built in the brain and how it can become dysfunctional in the case of eating disorders. You will get insights on how postures, breathing and meditation could reshape your body image and impact your self-confidence. This workshop is based on the latest neuroscience research on body schema and its cognitive correlate, as well as clinical research on body mind techniques and its effects on eating disorders.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yoga Nidra - Sri Dharma Mittra

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Immerse yourself in the transformative power of Sri Dharma Mittra's Yoga Nidra class, specifically tailored for our focus on sleep and insomnia. This session harnesses the scientifically-backed techniques of Yoga Nidra, guiding participants through a deeply meditative practice that promotes profound relaxation.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Discussion Group - Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Join our end-of-day discussion groups to practice the art of sifting through scientific literature, uncover evidence-based facts to champion the integration of yoga in various sectors, and foster a vibrant community of like-minded individuals. These sessions are a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding, enhance your advocacy skills, and connect with peers dedicated to promoting yoga's science-backed benefits in society.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.


Day 4 - Yoga + Eating Disorders

Presentation: A Yoga-based Intervention for the Prevention & Treatment of Eating Disorders - Part 1 - Chelsea Roff

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Eating disorders are complex biopsychosocial illnesses characterised by some of the highest rates of mortality and relapse of any psychiatric disorder. Conventional treatment modalities often emphasize psychological and cognitive strategies and neglect the somatic experience, limiting their effectiveness. This presentation reviews the scientific rationale for incorporating yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, highlighting the theoretical framework and evidence from a recent meta-analysis on yoga and eating disorders. Presenters will share findings from four studies conducted on the Eat Breathe Thrive program, a novel intervention combining yoga, psychoeducation, and peer support to support eating disorder prevention and recovery. You will come away with an understanding of the current evidence base for yoga in eating disorder prevention and treatment and practical, evidence-based tools you can integrate in your work. 


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: A Yoga-based Intervention for the Prevention & Treatment of Eating Disorders - Part 2 - Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Eating disorders are complex biopsychosocial illnesses characterised by some of the highest rates of mortality and relapse of any psychiatric disorder. Conventional treatment modalities often emphasize psychological and cognitive strategies and neglect the somatic experience, limiting their effectiveness. This presentation reviews the scientific rationale for incorporating yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, highlighting the theoretical framework and evidence from a recent meta-analysis on yoga and eating disorders. Presenters will share findings from four studies conducted on the Eat Breathe Thrive program, a novel intervention combining yoga, psychoeducation, and peer support to support eating disorder prevention and recovery. You will come away with an understanding of the current evidence base for yoga in eating disorder prevention and treatment and practical, evidence-based tools you can integrate in your work. 


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: A Yoga-based Intervention for the Prevention & Treatment of Eating Disorders - Part 3 - Esther Estey, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Eating disorders are complex biopsychosocial illnesses characterised by some of the highest rates of mortality and relapse of any psychiatric disorder. Conventional treatment modalities often emphasize psychological and cognitive strategies and neglect the somatic experience, limiting their effectiveness. This presentation reviews the scientific rationale for incorporating yoga in the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, highlighting the theoretical framework and evidence from a recent meta-analysis on yoga and eating disorders. Presenters will share findings from four studies conducted on the Eat Breathe Thrive program, a novel intervention combining yoga, psychoeducation, and peer support to support eating disorder prevention and recovery. You will come away with an understanding of the current evidence base for yoga in eating disorder prevention and treatment and practical, evidence-based tools you can integrate in your work.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Neurobiology of Energy Balance, Eating Disorders, and Yoga - Abha Rajbhandari, PhD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

In this presentation, we will delve into the intricate neurobiology of energy balance and the complex interplay of food intake, gut functions, and energy regulation pathways involved in eating disorders. We'll explore the critical roles of stress, the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, and sleep pathways, and discuss emerging studies highlighting the therapeutic benefits of yoga in modulating these systems and potentially ameliorating eating disorders.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: A Yoga Social Prescribing Protocol: Development, Research, and Progress - Heather Mason

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

The UK recognises that social isolation is a contributory factor in chronic health conditions. Based on this insight the UK crafted social prescribing, wherein patients are prescribed to activity groups. In 2018 the Yoga in Healthcare Alliance (YIHA), of which Heather Mason is the founder, was asked to create a yoga social prescribing program for evaluation. Given the significant social, mental, physical, benefits of the program and the cost savings associated with it, it is now run through various parts of the UK. This workshop will discuss the program, the research findings of the evaluation, and additional work by YIHA to integrate yoga into healthcare.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Nourishing Yoga Nidra - Xiao Lumen

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Explore the transformative power of Yoga Nidra with Xiao, guiding you through a serene experience between wakefulness and dream. This session, ideal for all levels and suitable for teenagers and adults, promotes calm, intention, and potential life changes, including eating habits. Practice comfortably on a yoga mat, sofa, or bed, with an optional scarf or blanket for added comfort. Xiao will also describe her personal journey with hyperphagia and her experience with yoga nidra.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Journey: From Anorexia Nervosa to a Yoga Start-up - Alexia Michel

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Follow the personal and professional journey of Alexia: a trip from China and India to France, from starvation to recovery, from Yogarexia to eating disorders awareness and research.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Q&A Session - Catherine Cook-Cottone, PhD + Esther Estey, PhD + Abha Rajbhandari, PhD + Chelsea Roff

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


Participate in a focused Q&A session with leading experts on yoga's role in eating disorder treatment, following their recent presentations. This session offers direct access to discussions on yoga's mechanisms for improving body awareness, psychological well-being, and eating behaviors in individuals with eating disorders. 


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Yoga Class: Yoga for Eating Disorder Prevention and Recovery - Chelsea Roff

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up


The yoga tradition is chock full of practices that support eating disorder recovery, but it's not immediately clear which elements will help. In this yoga class, we'll explore a menu of evidence-backed practices that support mindful eating, emotional resilience, and positive embodiment. You'll learn teaching practices, breathing techniques, and contemplative practices that address common challenges in eating disorder recovery and support all students in fostering a healthy relationship with food, body, and self.


Available to Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available longterm to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

Presentation: Closing Event - Jonathan Rosenthal, MD

Available for 7 days from the time of sign up

Wrap up the conference with a dynamic closing event focused on mastering the art of reviewing scientific literature on yoga and how to advocate effectively for yoga using solid scientific evidence. Through this interactive session, gain valuable insights into discerning high-quality research, understanding study outcomes, and communicating findings to a broader audience, including policymakers, healthcare professionals, and the yoga community. This empowering event will equip you with the tools to elevate the discourse around yoga, ensuring your advocacy is grounded in credibility and scientific integrity.


Available to Presentation-Access Pass and Expanded-Access Pass holders for 7 days. Available long term to Lifetime-Access Pass holders.

CHOOSE FROM THE UPGRADE OPTIONS


PRESENTATION-ACCESS

  • Access to all presentations for 7 days
  • Access to all presentations for 7 days
  • Lifetime access to the 2024 conference
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion
  • Access to our Facebook Group for discussion


  • Yoga class recordings with top teachers available for 7 days
  • Yoga class recordings with top teachers with unlimited access


  • Discussion group recordings available for 7 days
  • Discussion group recordings with unlimited access
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  • Q&A session recordings available for 7 days
  • Q&A session recordings with unlimited access
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  • Option to add subscription-based access to prior conferences (on trauma, mental health, pain, addiction, and more)
  • Option to add lifetime-access to prior conferences (on trauma, mental health, pain, addiction, and more)

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