Experiential Course
March 22 — 23, 2025

Navigating Life’s Transitions

Fostering Harmony in the Journey of Life & Death

Andrea Deerheart PhD
Tuition: $195

Join Dr. Andrea Deerheart, an End-of-Life Practitioner with expertise in Death Doula support, Depth Psychology, Mythology, and Yoga Nidra instruction, as she guides
participants through a profound inner journey of making peace with both life and death. We will delve into the intricate aspects of our personal myths, fears, philosophies, beliefs, and emotions as they pertain to the sacred process of human transformation.

Dr. Deerheart’s guidance will empower you to make friends with the complex topics of death and dying. We will explore the cultural, emotional, and spiritual factors that often contribute to the denial of death. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to examine and practice “Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions,” a powerful tool for embracing life and honoring death.

Who should attend?
This course is designed for individuals from who are seeking to cultivate a harmonious relationship with both life and death. It is particularly beneficial for healthcare professionals, caregivers, and friends and family members of those facing life-threatening or terminal illnesses.

What you will gain:

  • Tools to nurture a harmonious relationship with life by bridging the gap between life and
  • An experiential understanding of these profound concepts through interactive exercises,
    group discussions, in-depth journaling, individual reflection, and small group work.
  • A safe and supportive space to explore the often-taboo subject of death and dying.
    Learn how to hold sacred space for Self and others.
  • Explore fears, beliefs, & conditioning about death so you can more easily accept and embrace this aspect of life we all will face.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to give yourself the gift of this transformative program with Dr. Andrea Deerheart and fellow participants as we explore the depths of life and death

Dr. Andrea Deerheart, founder of The HeartWay, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, dedicates her life to embracing living and honoring death. With extensive experience in guiding individuals through the complexities of life and death both physically and spiritually, she has become a beacon of care and healing. Her teachings delve into aging, well-being, cultural mythology, death and dying, along with compassionate care, grief, and loss. Dr. Deerheart is also celebrated for her innovative use of Yoga Nidra in end-of-life care, a technique fostering deep relaxation and self-awareness. As a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) and certified End-of-Life Practitioner/Death Doula, she is the acclaimed author of “Yoga Nidra: Graceful Transitions” and “Elli’s Ride: Death beyond Imagination,” and has crafted textbooks for End-of-Life Practitioner Training. Her expertise is further enriched by her role as a Mythologist and Certified Classical Yoga Nidra Instructor.


Daily Schedule (subject to change):

Your course schedule has been designed by the presenter to provide a holistic educational experience, and includes course presentation time, meal times, and free time for you to enjoy the beach and the grounds and participate in the ashram’s daily programs.

Morning and Evening Satsang: community gatherings for meditation, chanting & teachings; sometimes a silent beach walk.

Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes: available on outdoor ocean and bay front platforms (beginner and intermediate levels offered twice daily).

Lines in bold type indicate required course times. Other ashram offerings are optional:

DAY 1:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang

8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes

10:00am Brunch

11:00am Inauguration Ceremony

11:30-3:30pm Course session

4:00pm Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes

6:00pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

DAY 2:

6:00-8:00am Morning Satsang

8:00am Yoga Asana & Pranayama Classes

10:00am Brunch

11:30-3:30 pm Course session

3:30pm Graduation Ceremony

6:00pm Dinner

8:00 to 9:45pm Evening Satsang

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to Day 1 of the course and departing at least one day after the last day.

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