• July 28, 2017 - August 6, 2017
  • Tuition: $1185.00
  • Lodging: $420.00 to $1020.00
  • Deposit: $400.00
  • $100.00 Early bird discount until April 29, 2017


with Nischala Joy Devi

Questions? 434.969.3121 x153 • IYacademy@yogaville.org

Would you like to share Yoga with those at risk for or living with heart disease, cancer, or other life-altering illnesses? In this program, you’ll learn how the theory of Yoga can be applied to disease and general health. Yoga of the Heart® is an evidence-based blend of Eastern and Western therapies, which allow the heart to expand through compassion and a love for one’s self and others.

You’ll explore:

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

Each day of the training includes adaptive Hatha Yoga, practice classes, group meditation, and discussion. You will leave with the skills needed to teach Yoga in a hospital or clinical setting, on an individual basis, or in your own healthcare practice.

Prerequisites: Certified Yoga teacher (RYT 200 or above preferred) or experience as a healthcare provider with a Yoga background.

Continuing Education    
This program provides the following CE opportunities:

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The course is didactic and experiential, allowing a full and rich experience for us as teachers and practitioners alike.

Topics Include:

  • Classes: adapted and applied for patients
  • Physical Postures
  • Imagery
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Psycho-social aspects of disease
  • Breathing practices
  • Physiology of disease
  • Research findings
  • Interfacing with the medical community

Materials Include:

  • The Abundant WellBeing Series (four CDs used in the Dr. Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease)
  • A course-specific, 300-page manual
  • 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


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-year-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 personal 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

I 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

About the Instructor

Nischala Joy Devi is a masterful teacher and healer, recognized for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Her dynamic delivery and deep inner conviction empower each individual, allowing the teachings to expand beyond boundaries and limitations of any one tradition enabling her to touch people’s hearts.

Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend her practice with Yoga. She offered her expertise in developing the Yoga portion of The Dean Ornish Program for Reversing Heart Disease, and co-founded the award-winning Commonweal Cancer Help Program. Her book, The Healing Path of Yoga, and her Abundant WellBeing audio series expresses these teachings.

With her knowledge of Yoga and her experience in assisting those with life-threatening diseases (particularly people with heart disease and cancer), she created Yoga of the Heart®, a training and certification program for Yoga teachers and health professionals designed to adapt Yoga practices to the special needs of that population.

She was graced to spend over twenty-five years as a monastic disciple with the world-renowned Swami Satchidananda, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She has been blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in US, India, and worldwide.

She is now dedicated to bringing the feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures. Her latest book, The Secret Power of Yoga, is a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras.