Yoga of the Heart

Yoga of the Heart

Fri., 7 August 2020 – Mon., 17 August 2020

In Reith, Tyrol, Austria

Further education course with Nischala Joy Devi, USA

With certificate of participation for 132 training units of 45 minutes each

A comprehensive 9-day intensive course on teaching yoga to cardiac and cancer patients.

Recommended for yoga teachers and health professionals with a yoga practice background.
5–6 hours of theory and practice daily, leading to an integral experience that will enhance one’s teaching skills and one’s own practice.



  • Special yoga poses and breathing exercises
  • Imagery for health and healing
  • Meditation and relaxation techniques



  • The physiology and psycho-social aspects of heart disease
  • The why and how of a low-fat vegetarian diet
  • Interfacing with the medical community



Upon successful completion of the training, students receive a certificate recognised by the Yoga Alliance that will enable yoga teachers and health professionals to teach yoga to cardiac and cancer patients.



Nischala Joy Devi

Is a masterful and compassionate teacher renowned internationally. Her experience is based on western medical training and many years of practice in the classical Gurukula system (ashram training). She became well known with her pioneering work in the yoga portion of Dr Dean Ornish’s Programme for Reversing Heart Disease.

Nischala Joy Devi is the author of the books The Healing Path of Yoga and The Secret Power of Yoga.

Bhaskara Alan Deva teaches yoga, Vastu Shastra and Feng Shui. He served as a yoga instructor at Dr Dean Ornish’s Programme for Reversing Heart Disease.


Rates (approximate)

Further education costs:€1.080
Special rate for students & the unemployed:

Only for dormitory. Student ID or unemployment card is required for verification. Limited number of spaces.

In smoke-free eco-hotel
9 nights
Single room:€630
Double room:€522
Shared room:€387

The registration is valid upon full payment of the training costs.
All rates include VAT and are subject to a 1.80 € visitor’s tax per person per night.

Daily schedule
Arrival day, Friday, 7 August (arrival between 2 and 3:30 pm)

  • 4 – 6:00 pm Inauguration and introduction
  • 6 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Evening meditation, mantra chanting, lecture on Yoga and Heart & Cancer Disease

Saturday – Sunday, 8 & 16 August

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 9:00 am Course: Adaptive class
  • 9.15 – 10:15 am Course lecture
  • 10.30 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12 – 4:45 pm Course lecture
  • 5 – 6:30 pm Sivananda asana and pranayama class
  • 6.30 pm Vegetarian dinner
  • 8 – 9:30 pm Course unit or evening meditation, mantra chanting, talk

Departure day, Monday, 17 August

  • 6 – 7:30 am Morning meditation, mantra chanting, talk
  • 8 – 10:15 am Course lecture
  • 10.30 am Vegetarian brunch
  • 12:00 – 2 pm Course lecture and leave-taking
  • Departure from 2:30 pm

Individual programmes are subject to change or cancellation.

Accommodation and meals
<p>Accommodation and meals are in the non-smoking eco-hotel serving wholesfood organic vegetarian meals.</p>
<p>All guest rooms have wooden floors and furniture, health mattresses, shower, toilet, hairdryer, telephone and radio. Most rooms have a balcony.</p>
What you will need for your stay
<p>A meditation pillow for the morning and evening meditation sessions is recommended. A meditation shawl is also advantageous.</p>

<p>To practice the yoga poses you will need a non-slip yoga mat or wool mat. You will need a blanket to cover yourself at the end of the yoga class during the so-called final relaxation.</p>

<p>Pillows, shawls, blankets, mats and much more can be purchased in our online shop or in our boutique after arrival.</p>

<p>For your stay you should bring comfortable clothing, slippers, walking shoes, rain gear, torch (flashlight), bathing suit and towels. Eyeglass wearers should bring a hard case for safe storage during the yoga classes.</p>



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