Yoga of the Heart: Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training 2019

  • Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram Yogaville - Satchidananda Ashram
  • 108 Yogaville Way, Buckingham, VA 23921, United States
  • Jul 18 - 27, 2019 (10 days)
  • Dorm - Bottom Bunk - $1,800.00 Dorm - Top Bunk - $1,800.00 Dormitory - Private - $2,115.00 LGH - Single - $2,285.00 LGH - Double - $2,285.00 LGH - Family room - $2,285.00 Tent-Site - $1,595.00 (All prices include $1,185.00…

About This Event

Would you like to share Yoga with those at risk for or living with heart disease, cancer, or other life-altering illnesses? In this program, you’ll learn how the theory of Yoga can be applied to disease and general health. Yoga of the HeartⓇ is an evidence-based blend of Eastern and Western therapy, which allows the heart to expand through compassion and a love for one’s self and others.

In Yoga of the HeartⓇ, you’ll explore:

Tailoring practices for the individual

The psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of disease

Interfacing with the medical community

The virtues of a vegetarian diet

Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and immune systems

Each day of the training includes adaptive Hatha Yoga, practice classes, group meditation, and discussion. You will leave with the skills needed to teach Yoga in a hospital, in a clinical setting, privately, or in your own healthcare practice.

Training Information


200-hour Yoga teacher training certification or experience as a healthcare provider with a Yoga background.

Continuing Education

Yoga Alliance (YA):  Approximately 100 contact hours

International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT): Approximately 100 contact hours

Nurses: Approved for 50 credit hours*

Healthcare and Related Disciplines: Although CMEs are not offered, a certificate documenting CE hours may be available for your discipline. Please contact for details.

* Nurses: This activity has been approved to AAOHN  for award contact hours. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

More Information

The course is didactic and experiential, allowing a full and rich experience for us as teachers and practitioners alike.

Topics include:

Yoga classes adapted and applied for patients

Physical postures




Psycho-social aspects of disease

Breathing practices

Physiology of disease

Research findings

Interfacing with the medical community

Materials include:

The Abundant WellBeing Series (four CDs used in the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease)

A course-specific, 300-page manual

The Healing Path of Yoga, by Nischala Devi

Research: American Medical Association – Lifestyle Heart Trial Study

Research: Intensive Lifestyle Changes may Affect the Progression of Prostate Cancer


The power of the heart—LOVE—was what I experienced. Sincere, compassionate, unconditional, selfless, and humble are just some of the words to describe Nischala and Bhaskar. Her years of dedication and service are appreciated. It was a blessing and honor to share their ocean of knowledge. — Tehut Ami

Our hearts can unwittingly lead us down a path to dis-ease. Being a Yoga instructor who received a diagnosis of cancer opened my eyes. As my disease and medical treatments began to strip me of my personal power, I found that my Yoga practice returned it back to me. Yoga of the Heart is an inspired course that can help us, as yogis, to empower our students and ourselves with a strong heart and the tools we need to heal at every level. — Jyoti Sinanian

Nischala is a blend of medical science, mystery, myth, and spirit, all wrapped into a joyful, humorous purple shawl. — Chris Schulz


  • Air Conditioning in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Thank you!

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