Teachers

Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

Dr. McLanahan is a graduate with high honors of Swarthmore College, and she has an M.D. degree from Wayne University and a family practice specialty from the University of Massachusetts.

For twenty years, she served as director of stress management for Dr. Dean Ornish’s research, using Yoga and lifestyle changes to reverse heart disease and cancer. She now practices integrative medicine at Yogaville.

Dr. McLanahan has made multiple study trips to India and Asia, where she visited centers that use Yoga and other natural means to prevent and treat disease. She is the co-author of the book, Surgery and Its Alternatives and helped to write the books, Dr. Yoga and After Cancer Care. She also appears in two DVDs, Living Yoga and Health, Yoga, and Anatomy.

Events with Amrita Sandra McLanahan, M.D.

Midweek Seminar: Relax, Renew, and Experience the Joy Within
October 15, 2019

When you feel relaxed, you can experience the joy that is always present within. Join us for a healthy measure of midweek wellness that will provide you with powerful yet simple tools to help you feel refreshed and at ease. Topics include: Introduction to a wholesome yogic lifestyle Ways to feel good inside and out The essentials for radiant health Discover the benefits of Yoga for all the systems of the body, learn the basics of a yogic diet, and explore the all-important role that laughter and love play in keeping you healthy. Hatha Yoga classes will be offered twice…

200-hour Integral Yoga Teacher Training – Fall
October 20, 2019

The 200-hour Integral Yoga® Teacher Training at Satchidananda Ashram–Yogaville provides a strong foundation for personal and spiritual development, a space for nurturing your own practice, and the skills necessary to become a knowledgeable Yoga teacher. This comprehensive Yoga teacher certification is a month-long residential program consisting of over 200 class hours. You will learn to teach each portion of the Integral Yoga Level I class, including asanas (Yoga poses), deep relaxation, pranayama (breathing practices), chanting, and meditation. Additionally, you will explore: Classes in the vegetarian diet Instruction in basic anatomy and physiology Chanting instruction—for personal practice and class settings Raja Yoga…

Application of Medical Yoga into Healthcare
November 15, 2019

Explore the field of lifestyle medicine and medical Yoga through mindfulness meditation, stress management, guided imagery, and breathing strategies. This course will introduce health professionals to a bio-psycho-social-spiritual model of care for patients. Learn how to assist patients in decreasing the stress response and discover how to use Yoga to improve flexibility, balance, and exercise capacity for patients. This workshop will introduce you to the clinical applications of medical Yoga and the philosophical basis of health promotion and disease management from this model. Course objectives include: An overview of neuroscience and lifestyle medicine An understanding of the role of emotions…

Experience the Joy of Health
January 24, 2020

If you know the scientific benefits which support living a healthy lifestyle, you can better navigate daily life. Even more, experiencing a retreat can establish you firmly on your road to achieving and maintaining optimum wellness. This health-filled retreat is designed to help you detoxify and rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit. Throughout the weekend, Dr. Amrita and Ramakrishna (loved at Yogaville for their frank humor and accessible teaching style) will outline Eastern and Western techniques that will successfully assist you in: Losing weight Decreasing high blood pressure, cholesterol, and stress Preventing and reversing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer Relaxing…

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