Client List and Testimonials


Partial Client List

Seminars or Consulting Work

State Farm Insurance Company
Homestead Resort & Spa
Kings Resort and Spa
Preventative Nurses Cardiology Association, Va. Chapter
Univ. of Wisconsin – Madison
Univ. of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
St. Francis Hospital
Johnston Willis Hospital
SW Vocational Technical Center, Dodgeville, Wi.
Sentara Hospitals, Norfolk Va.
Univ. of Wisconsin Medical School
Univ. of Wisconsin – Business School
Lifestyles 80, Training Consultant
Guidance Inst. for Gifted & Talented – UW Madison
Credit Union National Association
Green Bay Heart Center, Green Bay, Wis.
Milton College
Northern Illinois University
Bay Area Medical Center, Marionette, Wi.
Wisconsin State School Systems

Keynote or Featured Speaker / Teacher (Sampling):

Meriter Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin
American Assoc. of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab
American Counseling Association
Alaska Palliative Care Conference
American College Personnel Association
Univ. of Virginia Cardiac Rehab
Univ. of Virginia  Heart Center
Virginia Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab
Kentucky Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehab
Holistic Health & Medial Conference, Bangalore, India
Mid Atlantic Yoga Association
St. Mary’s Hospital
Gibraltar Hospital
American Association of Imagery
National Wellness Association
Keswick Resort
Farmington Country Club
Homestead Resort
Charlottesville, Va. Public School System
Expanding Paradigms – Texas Yoga Retreats
International Conference – Yoga for Positive Health
International Yoga Studies


Body & Soul (A Martha Stewart Publication), 2008
Virginia Bride, 2008
Clinical Psychiatry News, 2007
Chicago Life Magazine, 2006
Heart Healthy Living – Better Homes & Gardens, 2006
Integral Yoga Magazine, 2004
C-ville Weekly, 2004
New Age Retailer, 2004
Spa Finder Magazine, 2004
Monster Featured Reports, 2003
Charlottesville Daily Progress, 2001
Yoga Journal, 2001
UVa Link 2201
Inside UVa 2001
Mid-Atlantic Yoga Association, 2000Gibraltar TV Evening News, Gibraltar
DVD – The Life & Times of Sw. Satchidananda
WINA Radio – Charlottesville, Va.
CBS Local Evening News, Madison, Wi.
WORT Radio – Madison, Wisconsin

Testimonials From Hospitals and Cardiac Yoga Graduates

“It is my great pleasure to give my strongest recommendation to Dr. Cunningham.  Dr. Cunningham is an excellent teacher and communicates beautifully with her students.  She has been instrumental in the organization and development of the Cardiac Yoga program and has taught this program throughout the United States.  It can only be my pleasure to give Dr. Cunningham my highest recommendation for her teaching skills and the commitment to the work that she does.”

Dennis L. DeSilvey, M.D.
Waldo County General Hospital
Belfast, Maine

“Sentara Healthcare contracted with Dr. Cunningham to provide a Cardiac Yoga course for members of our cardiac rehabilitation staff.  The evaluations from this program were excellent and  Dr. Cunningham presented this course in an organized and professional manner.  I highly recommend Dr. Cunningham’s  Cardiac Yoga Program to others.”

Ms. Joann S. Brough, Director
Cardiac Services
Sentara Healthcare
Northfolk, Virginia

“Excellent program. Mala and Mangala are a great teaching pair – your energies balance out wonderfully. Thank you for sharing your expertise.”

S.B., Class of ‘98

“I can’t begin to tell you how much I enjoyed the program and your part in it.  You brought wisdom, healing, facilitation, coaching, counseling and so much more!”

Vimala, Class of ‘00

“Your work is so important and I’ve learned so much.  I leave feeling confident to serve others in a Cardiac Rehab program.“   

Jyothi. Class of ‘00

“Dr. Mala does a great job and has limitless energy.  Thanks!”   

 B. F. Class of ’03, NJ

“This program exceeded my expectations.  It was brilliantly designed in every respect… informative, rich, and balanced.”     

K. B. Class of ‘00

“The program was thorough and covered all that I expected to learn and more.  I loved having all the research presented.  A great mix of lecture, video, slides and personal stories.  All material was excellent.  Clear, concise and well put together.”

A.A. , class of 2007

“I liked your presence and your kind, loving, compassionate feedback and understanding.  It made me comfortable in my abilities and helped my confidence in teaching.”   

M. McCord, R.N.
Alaska, Class of 2006

“I knew Mala would deliver an exceptionally high quality program.

Cynthia Payne

“The (Cardiac Yoga) evaluations were really good!  You are a professional, engaging and excellent speaker.”

M. Rawls, Director Cardiac Rehab
Johnston Willis Hospital
Richmond, Va.

“Thank you for making our first Healthy Heart Day Retreat a great success!  The participants thoroughly enjoyed the day and I hope we do it again.”

C. Horner, Exercise Physiologist
Green Bay Heart Center

“Your ability to teach cardiac rehab personnel how to teach Cardiac Yoga even if they had never done yoga before is masterful.  We have successfully implemented cardiac yoga classes using our current rehab personnel who went through your teacher training program.  I compliment you on your achievement with this program and fully support its widespread implementation.

I found the experience so personally beneficial that I try to do yoga and a brief meditation everyday before work.  So I not only recommend your program to facilitate teaching patients these positive lifestyle changes, but also for the healthcare workers with their daily stress loads.”

H. Lee Kanter, M.D.
Sentara Northfolk General Hospital