Nischala Joy Devi - Yoga for the Heart, Yoga for Stress Management, Healing Path of Yoga


Nischala is a masterful and compassionate teacher and healer. For over 30 years she has been highly respected and loved as an International speaker and presenter for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and it’s subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. 

She was a monastic student of the world renowned Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidananda and spent over 18 years receiving his direct guidance and teachings. During her time as a monk, 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 Commonweal Cancer Help Program. 

Nischala Devi produced the “Abundant Well-Being Series” CD’s to allow these simple yet profound Yoga and stress-relieving techniques to reach more people. Her book “The Healing Path of Yoga,” now in it’s fifth printing, expresses these teachings.

With her knowledge of yoga and her experience in assisting those with life-threatening diseases, 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. 

A visionary in the field of health and healing, Nischala Devi is now turning her sensitivity toward bringing the feminine heart perspective back into spirituality and the scriptures. Inspired by great women teachers such as Mataji Indra Devi, Nischala’s new book, “The Secret Power of Yoga”, a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras, helps to infuse these ancient teachings with love and compassion.



Educated by masters in India and worldwide, she was a monastic disciple of Swami Satchidanandaji for over 20 years.

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