My Vinyasa Practice was honored to host Nischala Joy Devi for a three-day, in-studio (and Live Stream ZOOM) workshop in December 2021, providing a deep dive in Nischala's teachings surrounding The Secret Power of Yoga.*
This workshop is now available for you to work through remotely in your own time. It focuses and parallels The Secret Power of Yoga as a lecture-based series of content explored through discussions, meditation, and collaboration with students in Q & A.
In The Secret Power of Yoga, world-renowned Yoga expert Nischala Joy Devi interprets Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the principles at the basis of Yoga practice, from a heart-centered, intuitive, feminine perspective, resulting in the first translation intended for women.
Yoga is well known for its power to create a healthy body, but few realize the emotional and spiritual benefits. Devi’s simple, elegant, and deeply personal interpretations capture the spirit of each sutra, and her suggested practices offer numerous ways to embrace the spirituality of Yoga throughout your day.
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Nischala is a masterful teacher and healer, recognized 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.
Originally trained in Western medicine, she began to blend her practice with Yoga. She 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.
She was graced to spend over twenty-five years as a monastic disciple with the world-renowned Swami Satchidananda, receiving his direct guidance and teachings. She has been blessed with teachings from great Yoga masters in the US, India, and worldwide.
She is now dedicated to bringing the feminine back into spirituality and the scriptures. Her book, The Secret Power of Yoga, is 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 Tradtion, her latest book, encourages a deep meditation practice culminating in experiencing the light within.