• July 10-19, 2015
  • Tuition: $1,185.00
  • Lodging: $420.00 to $945.00


with Nischala Joy Devi, Bhaskar Deva

Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training for Yoga Teachers and Health-Care Professionals with a Yoga Background.
July 10 – 19, 2015

Yoga Alliance Hrs: 100 (approximate) RYT 500
Approved as an International Association of Yoga Therapy elective for most accredited Yoga Therapy Programs.
Download the pdf application to mail or fax
Fill out and submit the the online application

*This program begins with registration on Friday, July 10 from 1:45pm – 3:00pm and ends at 11:30am on Sunday, July 19.*

Yoga-of-the-Heart1-at-YogavilleWould you like to share yoga with those at risk for, or living with, heart disease, cancer and other life-altering illnesses? Taught by renowned expert Nischala Joy Devi, this training includes theory and practice of asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, imagery and meditation as applied to disease and general health. If focuses on the proven approach of allowing the heart to expand through compassion and love for self and others.

This training also addresses

  • How to safely tailor the practices for the individual
  • The psychological, social, and spiritual aspects of disease
  • How to interface with the medical community
  • The virtues of a low-fat vegetarian diet
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular and immune systems.

Each day of the training includes adaptive hatha yoga, practices classes, group meditation and discussion. Upon successful completion, you leave with the skills needed to teach yoga in a hospital or clinic setting, on an individual basis and in your own health-care practice.

Adapting Yoga for Heart Disease, Cancer and Other Life Threatening Diseases

Yoga-of-the-Heart2-at-YogavilleThis comprehensive program is a certification course offered for Yoga Teachers and Health Professionals teaching the general population who would like to share Yoga with people living with heart disease, cancer and other debilitating diseases. It is also useful for people with family histories and/or risk factors.

The focus of this training program is theory and practice of asana, pranayama, deep relaxation, imagery and meditation as applied for people with cardiac, cancer, and other life threatening diseases and general health and prevention. We will also learn the virtues of a low fat vegetarian diet, the psychological and social aspects of disease.

The course will be didactic as well as experiential. This will allow for a full and rich experience for us as teachers and practitioners alike. Upon completion of the course you will have the skills to teach patients in a hospital or clinic setting as well as on a private or individual basis.

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  • Classes–adapted and applied for patients
  • Physical Postures
  • Imagery
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Psycho-social
  • Breathing practices
  • Low-fat vegetarian diet
  • Physiology of disease
  • Research findings
  • Interfacing with the Medical Community
  • Each Day will also include: Hatha yoga, group meditation & discussions
  • Pricing (as accommodations vary in each location) please check with each site.
  • Please be sure to fill out the Application and Register Early, as Enrollment is Limited

Materials Include:

  1. The Abundant Well Being Series, 4 CD’s used in the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease
  2. A 300 Page Manual specifically written for this course.
  3. The Healing Path of Yoga by Nischala Devi

Research: American Medical Association – Lifestyle Heart Trial Study
Research: Intensive Lifestyle changes may affect the progression of Prostate Cancer


Certification Training Report (Published in International Association of Yoga Therapists Magazine)

Additional Testimonials: Life at Yoga of the Heart

“I am a graduate of 2004 “Yoga of the Heart” you trained me at Kripalu. My students love the deep relaxation I use from my training. I so agree with the idea of compassion for others and ourselves. I will never forget my training , Nischala. I used the techniques on myself in 2004 when I was told I would need a stent for an 80% blockage. When it came time for the surgery, I was told it wasn’t needed and that I had the arteries of an 18 yr.old. It works!!!!!!” -CR

“I went to the Yoga of the Heart course to learn how to assist others in healing and I was healed. I experienced joy and deep healing internally and physically and my heart was opened in a way that I have not experienced before. With happiness I share this with others. I carry this with me into every yoga class and into every relationship in my life.” -JN, Florida

“The program was incredibly powerful and will reverberate through my perusal life and my work with those faced with illness.”-CR, Ohio

“Beautifully organized curriculum, warm and knowledgeable teacher steeped in yogic tradition.” -JW, California

“Nischala’s compassion and love is palpable, you can reach out and touch it and can’t help having it touch you. This has been the most wonderful experience.” -DM, New Jersey

“Came with the intention to learn more about conditions and I am leaving with a spiritual awakening.” -AP, United Kingdom

“I really enjoyed this program. I really liked the mixture of the information about the heart, the experience of participating as a student in the asana/pranayama/meditation relaxation and the depth of spiritual teaching.” -NW, Ontario

“This is an excellent program. I’d recommend it to all who wish to open their hearts get healthy and help others on a road to better health. All was enhanced by the compassionate and beautiful open hearts of Nischala and Bhaskar.” -EP, Texas


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