Nischala Joy Devi
NISCHALA JOY DEVI is a masterful teacher and healer. For many years she has been highly respected as an international advocate 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.
She was graced to spend over 25 years as a monastic disciple with the world renowned Yogiraj Sri Swami Satchidanandaji, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She also was blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in US, India and worldwide.
Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend western medicine with Yoga, 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 is now dedicated to bringing the Feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures, in her book, The Secret Power of Yoga, a woman’s guide to the heart and spirit of the Yoga Sutras and Secret Power of Yoga Audiobook Nautilus Book Silver Award Winner! Understanding the need for more love and compassion in today’s world, The Namaste Effect, her most recent book, explores a heart-centered way of living through the mystical chakras.
Abundant WellBeing Board -President
International Association of Yoga Therapist (IAYT) Advisory Council
YogaHub Advisory Board
Commander’s Award given by the Commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center of Washington D.C. For Outstanding Performance, Personal Courage, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Integrity, Honor and Selfless Service
Nautilus Book Silver Award Winner Secret Power of Yoga Audiobook
The Namaste Effect: Expressing Universal Love through the Chakras
The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras
Healing Path of Yoga: Time-Honored Wisdom and Scientifically Proven Methods that
Alleviate Stress, Open your Heart, and Enrich your Life
Deep Relaxation: Stress Management & Healing – Yoga Nidra
Dynamic Stillness: Meditation Guidance
Healing with the Chakras Meditation: Meditation Guidance
Integral Yoga: Hatha; 1, 2, Gentle and Half Hour Edition
Relax, Move & Heal: Gentle Movement & Imagery
Sojourn to Healing: Creative Imagery & Visualization
The Secret Power of Yoga Audiobook: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras (7 hours)
-Media that Nischala Joy Devi is featured in:
Yogawoman: Never underestimate the power of inner peace
-Chapters in Books
The Four Stages of Yoga: How to Lead a Fulfilling Life, by Nischala Cryer
Sharing Sadhana: Insights and Inspiration for a Personal Yoga Practice, by Victoria Bailey
Yoga as Medicine: The Yogic Prescription for Health and Healing, by Timothy McCall
Yogini: The Power of Women in Yoga, by Janice Gates
American Yoga: The Paths and Practices of America’s Greatest Yoga Masters, by Carrie Schneider