• *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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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 25 2023
  • Time: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thrive Yoga Fit


Thrive Yoga Fit
8819 & 8811 Cortez Rd W Bradenton, FL 34210


Jan 25 2023


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Yoga Sutras Studies with Nischala Joy Devi

The Yoga Sutras is an ancient scripture forming a complete guide for the study and practice of Yoga. It weaves together a beautiful tapestry of essential wisdom and insights that reveal our divine nature.

Whether you are a student of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras or new to its Yogic Wisdom this unique weekend workshop provides an opportunity to understand the reason for the practices, and to gain knowledge of and interpret Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras from a heart-centered intuitive approach.

Originally you may have come to Yoga for its powerful health and strengthening benefits. It is now time to partake in the unfathomable sense of peace leading to the emotional and spiritual enlightenment that is our birthright.

We will explore all four of the books or padas, Samadhi, Sadhana, Vibhuti and Kaivalya Padas. Through this exploration we find ourselves moving through the practices and entering the esoteric world of powers (siddhis), transformation and spiritual liberation.

This workshop is based on Nischala Devi’s book, The Secret Power of Yoga which has been revised to include all four books or Padas of the Yoga Sutras.

Intuitively explore:

  • the essential wisdom of the Yoga Sutras from a heart perspective
  • meditations and simple practices inviting this sacred text into our daily lives
  • lively group discussions
  • living from our hearts in harmony with others

Whether you are a long time student of the Sutras or this is your first exposure, you will revel in discovering your own inner wisdom.

NISCHALA JOY DEVI is a masterful and compassionate teacher. For many years she is highly respected as an international advocate for her innovative way of expressing Yoga and its subtle uses for spiritual growth and complete healing. Educated by masters in India and worldwide, she was a monastic disciple of Sri Swami Satchidanandaji for over 20 years. Developing the Yoga portion of the landmark research in pioneering Yoga for life threatening diseases, Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease and Commonweal Cancer Help Program, culminated in the creation of her Yoga of the Heart® certification course for teachers and health professionals. Additionally, she created Healing Relationships, a Yoga Therapy training to enhance intuition and assessment skills for Yoga Therapists. Passionate about the field of Yoga Therapy, a series of on-line classes were created to allow therapist to further their knowledge in different aspects of healing.

She serves on the Advisory Council for International Association of Yoga Therapists. Author of several CDs, and books, The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga, A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras. Understanding the need for more love and compassion in today’s world, The Namaste Effect, explores a heart-centered way of living through the mystical chakras. Meditation in the Yoga Tradition, her latest book encourages a deep meditation practice culminating in experiencing the light within. The recently revised addition of the Secret Power of Yoga, the landmark book on the Yoga Sutras now includes all four padas. Nischala Devi’s teachings reflect a heart-centered perspective of spirituality and scripture.

For more information, go to www.abundantwellbeing.com or you can check out a

Recent Thrive with Erin podcast episode featureing Nischala below:

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