Meditation in the Yoga Tradition

a live virtual workshop with Nischala Joy Devi

Meets weekly on Tuesdays: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 (4 sessions)

4:30-7:00pm MT

Course Details

Many of us are familiar with the plethora of benefits derived from Yoga Practice.  We experience our bodies more flexible the mind calmer and stress more easily managed.

After a time of more physical based practice, you may find yourself yearning to venture further inward to a place where peace resides.  The pathway is the practice of Meditation.

You may have tried meditation one or more times and decided you like a more active practice or that the mind was too active to sit still.

Take this opportunity to be reunited with the experience of knowing yourself through the transformational practice of Meditation.  A whole new dimension awaits.

Meditation helps us to acknowledge the essence of our being.  Instead of revolving around externals such as our bodies, minds, social and professional life etc. we go deep to the very core.  A place beyond all thoughts and feelings.  A stillness, a dynamic stillness when touched blossoms and permeates all other aspects of our life.  It favorably transforms the way we see our bodies, thoughts, friends, and even the world.  The deeper in we go the more the outside seems to balance.  

Each session of this 4 part series will explore meditation both from the wisdom teachings as well as offering various practices that allow us to understand as well as experience the subtle journey to the Self. Each session in the series will include theory, discussion and practice. 

Week 1

  • Meditation in the Yoga Tradition
  • Your Nature is divine
  • Asthanga Yoga-the 8 faceted Path
  • The theory and practice of the practice of Meditation.
  • How to choose a focus for meditation
  • A meditative experience

Week 2

  • Characteristics of individual consciousness
  • Preparing the body for meditation, sitting, diet etc
  • Ha-tha Yoga, postures and breathing practices to enhance meditation practice. 
  • Distractions in Meditation
  • Exploring Japa/ajapa Mantra
  • A meditative experience 

Week 3

  • Breath and Pranayama as a prelude to meditation
  • The subtle nervous system and breathing patterns
  • Medicine and Meditation
  • Does one need a Guru?
  • A meditative experience

Week 4

  • Drawing and focusing the senses inward-Pratyhara
  • Establishing a steady practice
  • Regularity and Dedication
  • Creating a sacred place
  • A meditative experience 

Tuition: $200, payable below. To inquire about scholarship opportunities, contact

Recordings: These sessions will be recorded and the recordings will be made available to all those who register.

Materials: The accompanying text for this course is Meditation in the Yoga Tradition by Nischala Joy Devi, available for purchase through Amazon and other suppliers.

Continuing Education: This course qualifies for 10 hours of CEUs for Yoga Alliance and IAYT.

Order Summary
Meditation in the Yoga Tradition

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. She has taught meditation to a diverse group of people from all walks of life.   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 many 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. 

She is offering this series based on her third book Meditation in the Yoga Tradition.