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July 28, 2017 – August 6, 2017

Greetings of Peace from Yogaville!

Thank you for your interest in our Yoga of the Heart. For more than forty years, students from all over the world have come to participate in our residential training programs. This letter contains the program’s curriculum and daily schedule, as well as information about accommodations and an application form.

If you have any questions or need more information after reading this material, feel free to contact us.

Yoga of the Heart® – Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training is a 10-day course which teaches one to share Yoga with those at risk for, or living with, heart disease, cancer and other life-altering illnesses. The training includes theory and practice of asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, imagery and meditation as applied to disease and general health. It focuses on the proven approach of allowing the heart to expand through compassion and love for self and others.

What Makes Integral Yoga Unique?

Integral Yoga is a complete science that cultivates and maintains the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of the individual. The non-competitive approach and meditative exploration of the Integral Yoga practices create an indrawn awareness that allows each student to reconnect with deeper and more subtle aspects of being.

Our comprehensive certification programs provide a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, an appreciation for nurturing a personal practice, and the skills to become a knowledgeable and professional Yoga teacher. The Integral Yoga training process fosters the teacher’s sensitivities to help them create a safe environment for their students that allows them to realize their potential, enhance self-respect, and learn to be of greater service to others.

Why A Residential Program?

The most effective teaching comes from direct experience. Our residential programs are designed to offer you the experience of living the teachings of Yoga and to present the necessary tools that will enable you to pass these great teachings on to others.

During your stay, you will immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle and transform your body, mind, and spirit. Our residential programs offer a supportive and nurturing environment for practice and study away from the distractions of everyday life.

Program Dates

The program begins on July 28, 2017, starting with registration at 4 pm and ends after Hatha class at 9 am on August 6, 2017.

Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is very full; it is designed to help you fully realize the benefits of the Yoga practices and provide the optimum environment for studying and learning. Each day begins with meditation at 6 am, followed by a Hatha Yoga class. During the day, you will have training courses, workshops, practice sessions, a noon meditation at the beautiful LOTUS Temple, and some free time. This schedule covers six days and five nights a week. You are expected to stay at the Ashram for the entire time to successfully complete the program.


The curriculum includes classes in the following:

  •        Classes – adapted and applied for patients
    •        Physical Postures
    •        Imagery
    •        Relaxation
    •        Meditation
    •        Psycho-social connections
    •        Breathing practices
    •        Low-fat vegetarian diet
    •        Physiology of disease
    •        Research Findings
    •        Interfacing with the Medical Community
    •        Daily Hatha Yoga, group meditation & discussions

    This course will be didactic as well as experiential. This will allow for a full and rich experience for us as teachers and practitioners alike. Upon completion of the course you will have the skills to teach patients in a hospital or clinic setting, as well as on a private or individual basis.


Nischala Joy Devi is a masterful teacher and healer, recognized for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Her dynamic delivery and deep inner conviction empower each individual, allowing the teachings to expand beyond boundaries and limitations of any one tradition enabling her to touch people’s hearts.

Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend her practice with Yoga. She offered her expertise in developing the Yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and co-founded the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Her book, The Healing Path of Yoga, and her Abundant WellBeing audio series expresses these teachings.

With her knowledge of Yoga and her experience in assisting those with life-threatening diseases (particularly people with heart disease and cancer), she created Yoga of the Heart®, a training and certification program for Yoga teachers and health professionals designed to adapt Yoga practices to the special needs of that population.

She was graced to spend over twenty-five years as a monastic disciple with the world-renowned Swami Satchidananda, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She has been blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in US, India, and worldwide.

She is now dedicated to bringing the feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures. Her latest book, The Secret Power of Yoga, is a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras.


The course is available to all certified Yoga teachers with teaching experience and to medical professionals.


At the end of the course, graduates receive a diploma certifying them to teach Yoga of the Heart. Integral Yoga is a registered school of the Yoga Alliance, a voluntary alliance of organizations and teachers dedicated to uphold the integrity of Yoga, establish voluntary national standards for Yoga teachers, and provide support for the Yoga professional in the United States.

Integral Yoga may award 100 hours towards Yoga Alliance registration with the completion of this course.


Attendance is required for all sessions—from the program orientation on the first day through the coursework on the last day.  This includes all morning and afternoon practices of Hatha Yoga and meditation.


You will enjoy three healthy vegetarian meals daily, served buffet style, with a salad bar. The diet includes simple, deliciously prepared fresh vegetables, whole grains, legumes, tofu, and some dairy. No meat, fish or eggs are served.


Accommodation choices vary and include dorm, private room with shared bath, and private room with private bath. You can also bring a tent and camp at one of our tent sites.

If you choose dorm accommodation, you will board in our modern dormitory, Vivekananda Vihar, conveniently located near classrooms and the meditation and dining halls. Men and women are housed separately. We have rooms that accommodate up to six people. Generally, we are able to arrange accommodations so that the smaller rooms house two or three people and the larger rooms house four or five people. Private rooms are available at an additional price.  

Please keep in mind that private rooms are limited. If a private room is your accommodation choice, we recommend securing your reservation by applying early, especially during the summer season.

Course Costs

The tuition for this course is $1,185.00. The prices for our various accommodations are as follows:

  • Tent site: $420.00
  • Dormitory: $610.00
  • Private room/shared bath: $850.00
  • Private room/private bath: $1,020.00

Because of the rigorous daily schedule, we are unable to grant any work scholarships in lieu of payment for the course. Also, we are not able to accommodate children.


The following additional discounts are available:

  • International 10%
  • Senior Citizen 10%
  • Student Discount 10%
  • Service members and Veterans 10%

Please note: There is a 20% discount limit per application.

An Early Bird discount of $100 is offered for a full payment by April 29, 2017

If you are employed by an Integral Yoga Institute, please check with your IYI manager for details regarding a discount for this program.

Financial Aid

Limited partial scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate financial need. Those wanting aid must submit a scholarship application with the training application. Please contact the Teacher Training Administrator for further details and a scholarship application.

To Apply

To submit an electronic application, visit the Teacher Training section of Alternatively, you can download, complete, and mail or fax a paper application. Please submit your application, health form, and a $100 non-refundable application fee by 6/28/2017 to:

Teacher Training Administrator

Satchidananda Ashram—Yogaville

108 Yogaville Way

Buckingham, VA 23921

Fax: 434.969.1303

When your application is received, you will be contacted for additional information. Upon approval, you will receive an acceptance letter with detailed information on what to bring, travel directions, Ashram lifestyle, and accommodations. Upon acceptance, a $400 deposit is required to secure your space, due within one week of acceptance.

Late Registration

In order for your application to be considered, please submit no later than 6/28/2017, with full payment enclosed.  After this date, please check with Teacher Training Administration for availability before applying.


If you cancel 45 days or more prior to the first day of the training, you will receive a refund less $150.  If you cancel between 30 and 45 days prior to the first day, you will receive a refund less $300.  If you cancel less than 30 days prior to the start date, you will receive a refund less $500.  

You may transfer the amount paid (less a $25 transfer fee) to another program within a 12-month period.  

No refund will be given after the start of the program.

Further Information

Please direct questions about the course to the Teacher Training Department at 434.969.3121, ext. 153 or  Please direct questions concerning accommodations, travel arrangements and payment to the Ashram Reservation Center (ARC) Tel: 1.800.858.9642 or 434.969.2048; email:

Thank you for your interest in this Integral Yoga Teacher Training program.  We are enclosing an application form, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Ever Yours in Yoga,  

Radha Coakley
Teacher Training Administration
434-969-3121 ext. 153                                   

Sita Rose
Teacher Training Administration
Tel: 434.969.3121, ext.139