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Nurses:This course has been approved by AAOHN for 50 contact hours. The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses is an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.







CEU are available in certain venues.

A Yoga Therapy Certification Course for Yoga Teachers and Health-Care Professionals with a Yoga Background. 100 Contact Hours.

1 Minute Video on Yoga of the Heart® Cardiac and Cancer Certification Training. Based on her book The Healing Path of Yoga.

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

This 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.

Nischala Joy Devi Bio and Bhaskar Deva Bio


  • 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

Material Fee Includes (in USA):

Research: Avoiding Revascularization with Lifestyle Changes: The Multicenter Lifestyle Demonstration Project
Research: Lifestyle Heart Trial Study
Research: Intensive Lifestyle changes may affect the progression of Prostate Cancer


A Student’s Review (Published in (IAYT) 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 wasenhanced by the compassionate and beautiful open hearts of Nischala and Bhaskar.” -EP, Texas