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with Susan Turnage, RN, CYN, RYT 500

yoganurse logo @650YogaNursing is a revolutionary model of care that unites the ancient wisdom of Yoga with the science of modern Nursing.

This program’s teachings of self-care can be used for a nurse or their patients. Join us and be part of a transformational, enlightened chapter in nursing history. Explore a simple prescription for transforming stress, anxiety, pain and suffering into peace, health, and wisdom.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Describe the evolution of Yoga into nursing practice
  • Recognize the benefits of incorporating YogaNursing as an adjunct therapy into nursing practice
  • Describe, demonstrate, and teach therapeutic Yoga postures and breathing techniques
  • Explain any precautions, contraindications, or modifications needed in order to offer a safe practice to clients’ various clinical health needs and diagnosis
  • Recognize components of Yoga nidra, meditation, and/or yogic relaxation techniques and their benefits to health
  • Describe incorporation of YogaNursing methodology into the Nursing process and interventions to increase quality of life for both nurse and patient

We cannot change the nursing culture without changing the nursing consciousness.—Annette Tersigni, Founder of YogaNurse

This training offers 3 Continuing Nursing Education Units through the American Holistic Nurses Association. It is for registered nurses and advanced practice nurses who work in clinical, educational, research, administrative, quality improvement and community settings. Professionals from other healthcare disciplines are welcome to attend. No Yoga experience required.


It was one of the best presentation I have experienced using Yoga as a therapy. Susan’s relaxed presentation of activating parasympathetic tone through Sacred Breath, Sacred Movement, and Sacred Rest was outstanding. Personally, I am very impressed with YogaNursing and highly recommending for anyone interested in the future of Yoga Therapy and the future of medicine. — Dilip Sarkar, M.D., FACS, CAP

It was wonderful to have you visit our graduating Accelerated Bachelor’s nursing students yesterday! The response to your lecture and demonstration was overwhelmingly positive, which is saying a lot considering the way the students typically behave during this time of the school year (i.e., irritated, ready be done already, etc.) Many students thought and suggested that your talk should occur earlier in their nursing school experience. And I agree. The topics you covered were timely and the consistent connections to anatomy and physiology kept them riveted to their seats. So kudos to you for having such a great impression on my sophisticated, super-bright students! — Candace C. Johnson, Ph.D., MPH, RN

About the Instructor

Susan TurnageSusan Turnage has more than four decades of clinical nursing experience in pediatric oncology, pediatric head injury, corrections, home health, and case management. She teaches weekly therapeutic Yoga classes in her community in Central Virginia. She regularly substitute teaches for Dr. Dilip Sarkar, president of the IAYT–International Association for Yoga Therapists for his weekly Hampton, VA classes when he travels.

She has presented YogaNursing programs at major nursing universities and at the Kripalu Center for Yoga, and Health. Her proficiency in the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology and chronic health conditions has informed her presentations for corporate health and wellness programs. See