This course is a 6-day condensed program and the daily schedule consists of both lectures and experiential activities. Meditation and yoga practice times are also part of the daily schedule. The curriculum covers:
- instruction in the modification of postures, breathing, guided imagery and meditation for heart patients,
- contraindications for heart patients and yoga,
- anatomy and physiology of the heart,
- heart disease risk factors and the effects of medications on the practice of yoga,
- an understanding of mind-body medicine,
- psychosocial aspects of heart disease,
- stress and heart disease,
- instruction in basic communication skills and how to run a support group for heart patients,
- how to market cardiac yoga to hospitals and
- research on brain science and yoga.
Pre & Post Course Requirements
You do not have to be a certified yoga instructor to apply for the training. If you are in the medical field (and not a yoga teacher) we request that you take at least 3-6 months of yoga classes before admission to the program. Students are also encouraged to obtain CPR prior to the start of the course. You can contact your local hospital or American Heart Association for information on classes. Studying for the course is required before arrival.
Post-course requirements include documented teaching experiences and journaling –to be completed within 6 months of the training program.
Students must pass two competency tests in order to receive certification in Cardiac Yoga. Students are given several opportunities to pass the competency tests. The study guides and manual are sent out in advance of the course and students should study the material prior to the start of the course. We encourage early registration due to limited enrollment and due to pre-course study requirements.
For those who might like to stay over in the area during the program weekends, we have a special arrangement with the Doubletree-Hilton Princeton.
Call them at (609) 452-2400 and ask for the Princeton Center for Yoga and Health rate. Our group rate is $99 per night.
More information here
Send your application to Deborah@Princetonyoga.com
Even if you have received an acceptance notice, your place is not secure until your full tuition is paid. Please register early as there is limited enrollment.
If you cancel 45+ days prior to the start of the program you receive a full refund minus $100.00 administrative fee and any associated bank/processing fees. Canceling 30-44 days prior to the start you receive a refund minus $350.00. If you cancel 20-39 days before the start of the program you receive a refund minus 50% of the total program fee. Canceling 19 days or less before the program you receive a refund minus 65% of tuition. No refund is possible after starting.
Thank you for your interest in Cardiac Yoga. We look forward to having you in the program.