• Sandra Amrita MacLanahan
    Sandra Amrita MacLanahan

    Dr. McLanahan, is a graduate with high honors from Swarthmore College, an M.D. 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.”


Zoom Meeting


Sunday, June 26 2022


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


Sliding Scale $0, $18, $36



Physical Release: Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project

What happens to the physical body as it moves toward and ultimately achieves release? Dr. MacLanahan, who spent decades practicing medicine while learning from Swami Satchidananda, will cover the process of aging, what actually happens to the body in our final days, and the mysterious yet fascinating topic of after-life experiences. She will share experiences from having aided her father so he was able to spend his final six years at Yogaville and to die in his bed at home.

The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project Workshops
Spiritual Guidance and Practical Advice
Six workshops, monthly from May through October 2022
All hosted by Karuna Kreps and Chandra/Jo Sgammato and featuring special workshop presenters

At every age but especially in our later years, each of us must address death in all of its manifestations—releasing attachments to this life, disposing of our bodies and belongings, and helping our loved ones cope with their losses. The Integral Yoga End-of-Life Project honors this journey by providing an array of spiritual guidance and practical advice on a topic we may have avoided but that is inevitable. Discover and implement the ideas of six unique, new workshops from Integral Yoga to save your family and friends from these daunting obligations and to prepare and liberate yourself to enjoy the rest of your life.

These workshops are based on the teachings of Sri Swami Satchidananda and taught by his senior students. The companion website, yogicendoflife.org, is an offering built by one of the first Integral Yogis, Karuna Kreps. It provides clear and even inspiring advice and resources to help you make this experience easeful and, maybe even, joyful. Rather than seeing death as frightening and sad, we can embrace liberation from the human form to return to our eternal cosmic consciousness.

This is an online program. You’ll need to download Zoom to attend. Please see your purchase confirmation for the Zoom link.