Nischala Joy Devi
Nischala Joy Devi is a master teacher and healer who is highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing.
She was graced to study with Yoga masters in the US, India and worldwide, and was a monastic disciple of the world renowned Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidananda. She spent over 25 years receiving his direct guidance and teachings. During her time in the monastery, she began to blend western medicine with yoga and meditation. She then offered her expertise in developing the yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, where she subsequently served for seven years as Director of Stress Management. She also co-founded the award-winning Commonwealth Cancer Help Program.
With her knowledge of Yoga and her expertise in assisting those with life-threatening diseases, Nischala created for Yoga teachers and health professionals Yoga of the Heart®, a training and certification program designed to adapt Yoga practices to the special needs of people living with Heart Disease, Cancer, and other Life-Challenging Diseases. Nischala’s book “The Healing Path of Yoga”, now in its sixth printing, has become a classic text for Yoga Therapy.
“The Abundant Well-Being” CD Series, a perfect companion to “The Healing Path of Yoga,” allows these simple yet profound Yoga and stress-relieving techniques to be practiced at home, empowering each person on their journey to healing.
Nischala is also the author of “The Secret Power of Yoga, a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras”, now in its fourth printing. The Nautilus award-winning audio book of “The Secret Power of Yoga” recreates the feminine heart perspective in spirituality and the scriptures.