• *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.

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  • Date: Nov 05 - 06 2022


Nov 05 - 06 2022

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The Secret Power of Yoga with Perennial Yoga

This Perennial Immersion is your opportunity to explore the yoga sutras from a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective. Nischala’s interpretation beautifully captures the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day.

Saturday, November 5

Yoga Wisdom and Practice
Books 1 & 2

Books 1 and 2 are by tradition the most widely expounded upon and given even the most zealous student plenty to study and assimilate. They are the foundation of Yoga wisdom and practice.

9:00 – Noon | Book 1
We’ll begin with an exploration of the wisdom the yoga sutras, how this wisdom leads us in our daily lives and how it kindles a deep quest to know the Self.

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch | A Surya Cafe pre-ordered lunch will be available

1:00 – 4:00 | Book 2
Book 2 reveals the practices and experiences that bring about a reunion of consciousness.

Sunday, November 6

From Devoted Practice to Higher Consciousness
Books 3 & 4

While the teachings in book 3 and 4 may be far removed from daily life, they illuminate what is in store for the yoga student if he/she continues to practice.

9:00 – Noon | Book 3
An exploration of the progressive internal states that evolve from the earlier cultivated practices. When “doing” transforms into “being.”

12:00 – 1:00
Lunch | A Surya Cafe pre-ordered lunch will be available

1:00 – 4:00 | Book 4
Book 4 attempts to describe our indescribable cosmic nature and how the exalted yogi becomes a beacon of light living only to serve humanity while maintaining the wisdom and radiance of the Divine Self.