Dancing Shiva: The Home of Yoga and Ayurveda

Dancing Shiva is the original school in America dedicated to an integral approach to Ayurveda and Yoga. It is based on the work of Mas Vidal (Maheshananda) a mystic, author and practitioner of Ayurveda. Overall, the school integrates a practical approach to Vedanta, India's famous philosophy that guides us to recognize that one truth, one intelligence, one love alone exists.

Our purpose is to integrate the wisdom of India's ancient spiritual traditions into ones lifestyle to support eradicating the chronic health issues of today. Mas Vidal's work is aimed at inspiring individuals to live with a spiritually harmonious attitude, no matter what the outer circumstances may be?

Dancing Shiva Ayurveda and Yoga school provides integral Ayurveda and Yoga programs that combine the best of India's spiritual heritage including Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda, Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). Alternatively, Vedic counseling is offered individually to those seeking guidance in all aspects of physical health, mental wellness and spiritual evolution. 

Yoga and Ayurveda Certification Programs

Dancing Shiva's hallmark Yoga & Ayurveda program is now in its 20th year. The original Yoga and Ayurveda certification program unifies both sciences into one complete approach. The school has certified teachers and lifestyle counselors all over the world since 2001.

The Yoga and Ayurveda Programs include:

  • Yoga asana (Postural system)
  • Pranayama (Breath work based on the Tantra tradition).
  • Meditation (Based on the teachings of Yogananda & Jyotirmayananda)
  • Vedantic Philosophy as based on the epic scriptures Ramayana, Bhagavad Gita and many more.
  • Breathwork as per Ayurveda's Science of Tri-Dosha.
  • Mantra (Sanskrit and devotional)
  • Ayurvedic Dietetics, Herbs-Spices, Diet per the seasons, body type and diet for immunity and longevity.
  • Vedic Astrology as per the sideral zodiac. Learn your correct astrology sign and how it relates to Ayurveda and your medical karma.
  • Learn how to improve sleep and attain the deep sleep state.
  • Increase Real immunity and avoid getting sick.
  • Understand the nature of the mind and its by products (ego, thoughts, intellect, senses, emotions etc...)
  • Discover your true dharma or life purpose beyond the mundane aspects of modern lifestyle.
  • Experience happiness from within.

Discover the various Ayurveda & Yoga training options: 200-hour Online, 300-hour, and our annual India Ayurveda program.

Upcoming Yoga and Ayurvedic Programs

Mas Vidal smiling Ayurveda Counsellor Program with Herbs

Become an Ayurvedic Counselor

This integral certification program is focused on the prevention of health-related issues and the promotion of ayus or longevity through a balanced and healthy life.

Today, more and more yoga teachers are looking to expand their teaching skills beyond just postural practices and thus, this program was designed to help bridge the mind-body relationship, and includes diet, lifestyle, herbology and many other factors vital to health, wellness, and evolution.

Ayurveda Immersion in India

This 15-day Ayurvedic intensive takes place at our affiliate Institute in Pune, India. Students will experience the unique opportunity of participating in specialized classes given by Mas Vidal and the faculty.

Curriculum topics include:

  • Kaya Chikitsa (Internal Ayurvedic Medicine)
  • Pancha Karma (Clinical Ayurvedic Treatments) 
  • Womens Ayurveda-Gynecology or Pre-Post Pregnancy
  • Herbology (Dravyaguna)
  • Ayurvedic Cooking & Nutrition
  • Yoga Asana & Pranayama Therapy according to Ayurvedic Principles.

Ayurvedic Wellness Programs


The customized Restoration Rasayana Ayurvedic program is designed to restore the body from stress, fatigue caused by adrenal burnout, post pregnancy, toxicity and over exposure to the sunlight and the elements. The program supports to restore systemic and hormonal balance, improve sleep, increase skin luster, nails and hair, increase energy and muscular strength, calm emotional triggers and promote longevity.

Program includes detailed day to day explanations of protocols, diet recipes, and other special exercises designed to support your restoration.

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Mas Yoga Classes

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VATA: Strength & Balance
PITTA: Stretch & Relax
KAPHA: Tone & Shape

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Mas Vidal & Dancing Shiva Testimonials

"Each time I get to spend learning with you always has an impact, and the timing almost seems perfect. I would like to say that I am so thankful to have chosen your course to learn Ayurveda. I can't imagine a more authentic channel than the one you provide, via your commitment to the original teachings and the spiritual aspect of Ayurveda. It was exactly what I was looking for."
Sonia, M., Ayurveda Program Student

"Thank you for all the valuable lessons and teachings that you have provided for us in this course. It has benefited my life in countless ways and I feel fortunate to have learned from you."
Christina K., Ayurveda Program Student

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