Chandrakant is a senior teacher and seminar leader at the Amrit Yoga Institute in Salt Springs, Florida. He prepares, presents and leads professional trainings both nationally and overseas in the Integrated Amrit Method, Amrit Yoga, Amrit Yoga Nidra and the Quantum Breath Meditation, as well as a variety of other yoga and stress-reduction based programs. For the last eight years, Chandrakant has been instrumental in developing and presenting programs for the Amrit Yoga Institute. As a student and practitioner of yoga and meditation with Yogi Amrit Desai for almost forty years, his experience has given him a solid foundation for implementing programs that nurture and encourage positive changes in behavior and understanding through direct perception.

In 2008, Yogi Desai bestowed upon Chandrakant the title of Yogacharya, preceptor of Yoga. This is the same title that Swami Shri Kripalunanda bestowed upon Yogi Desai in 1972.

Chandrakant is a preacher’s son, a Vietnam era veteran, a graduate of Rutgers University with a degree in psychology and a longtime practitioner of the martial arts. He brings a unique blend of street-level experience, understanding and practical psychology to all his seminars and workshops, conducting programs for educational organizations, recovery groups, community service agencies, hospital staff and large corporations, as well as yoga and meditation groups.

Video Lectures

What is the difference between the Real and the Unreal?

In this two part video lecture series Chandrakant explains the “Keys to Understanding Consciousness”. A yogic perspective on reality and the nature of consciousness.

Guided Experiences with Chandrakant

This simple 10 minutes exercise has the power to change the way you understand yoga, prana, energy and meditation. This practice is referred to as Chitta-Prana meditation - "mind following energy" and was described by His Holiness Swami Kripalu as the "highest...

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Yoga Nidra Intention Worksheet (We recommend completing this exercise before doing the meditation to gain the maximum benefit and understanding!) Intention is a mental organizing device to bring about cognitive/behavioral integration creating an alignment between what...

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Contact & Events

Chandrakant John Hiester

Chandrakant John Hiester


Location: 1650 NW 22nd Circle
Gainesville, FL 32605
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 352-281-4168


Tuesdays, 5:30-7:00pm
Contact: [email protected] for more information


Cultivate what you do on the yoga mat into a life of Meditation in Motion

This three-day intensive is an opportunity for yoga teachers and experienced yoga practitioners of all traditions to reconnect and recharge.  Join fellow yoga practitioners in four to five progressively deepening yoga sadhanas (practices) in order to cultivate your recognition of the innate intelligence of the body’s vital life force, prana.  Attuning the mind to naturally merge with prana, you cultivate the ability to live your life as a Meditation in Motion.