San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute


San Francisco Integral Yoga Institute
(415) 821-1117


  • *Nischala Joy Devi
    *Nischala Joy Devi
    Lead Instructor

    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.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 21 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Online via Zoom


May 21 2022


11:00 am - 12:00 pm



Event Type


Celebrating the Revised Secret Power of Yoga

Join us for this opportunity to celebrate the release of Nischala Joy Devi’s revised Secret Power of Yoga, now expanded to include all four chapters of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Nischala will share chosen excerpts of this revised version, which offers a simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretation of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras–the principles at the basis of Yoga practice. Her interpretation beautifully captures the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day.