Episode 117

63 mins

Nischala Joy Devi - Enmeshing humanity with divinity

July 10, 2022

This week we are speaking to Nischala Joy Devi, who is well known and loved for her innovative way of expressing Yoga - from the physical to the subtle for spiritual growth and healing. Her deep love and respect for these teachings shines through as she reinterprets these sacred texts with the goal of empowering each individual reader to find connection, understanding and benefit from this wisdom, for their own personal growth and greater contribution to our world.

Nischala has created numerous books and trainings - although in this interview we are focusing on the newly released revised edition of The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras. This book is widely known and loved as the definitive feminine interpretation of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, and the new edition is expanded to include all four padas.

She has a background in Western Medicine and is known for her work with Dean Ornish’s Reversing Heart Disease program and the Commonweal Cancer Help Program, as well as the Yoga of the Heart program that helps yoga teachers and health professionals adapt yogic practices for the special needs of this population.

Please be advised, we do discuss Nischala’s 25 years of monastic life at the Satchidananda ashram and right at the end of the interview have a deeper discussion of the fall out and her response to the abuse that took place there.

Links
The Secret Power of Yoga: A Woman’s Guide to the Heart and Spirit of the Yoga Sutras - https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Power-Yoga-Revised-Womans/dp/0593235568/
Free Weekly Sutra: https://abundantwellbeing.com/free-weekly-sutra-signup/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NischalaJoyDevi
Twitter: https://twitter.com/nischaladevi
Nischala's Website - Abundant Wellbeing: https://abundantwellbeing.com/

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