The Work of  Illia Heart
Facilitator-Workshops, The Gnostic Way & Healing Retreats

Author of Wholistic Health Made Easy & The Body Electronics Experience.

Session Work

Illia dedicates her life to conscious evolution, and upon request facilitates others to do the same.  She does this within the wholistic construct.

Physical- Emotional- Mental- Spiritual.

“As human beings we have a tremendous responsibility to heal, and live a gentle loving life on planet Earth. It is then we may live healthy, in freedom as a global community, interdependent with Nature. It is this vision that inspires me to continue my healing path, sharing along the way. As we accept personal responsibility, we are given more and more opportunities to learn and grow. From this we share and the Circle expands.

“The following are some of my teachers that are in the public eye. There are many elders who choose to remain behind the scenes yet are extremely influential in my work.

My maternal Grandmother was my first teacher of wholistic health and conscious awareness. Her name was Velma- she showed me what unconditional love feels like.

Illia received Certification as a Body Electronics Instructor-  by Dr. Douglas Morrison- Author of How We Heal, New Cumberland PA, U.S.A. -2003

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Included in the Certification:

    • Health and the Human Mind
    • Cranial Electronics 
    • Iridology and Sclerology
    • Acupressure/Pointholding
    • Nutrition


 Illia spent several years studying and practicing Body Electronics  with Dr. Morrison. She graduated the B.E. Instructor’s Course in 2003.  Illia participated in the advanced teachings of the Visualization and Consciousness Course, held by Dr. Morrison in 2005. Upon request Illia taught along side Dr. Morrison until 2007.

This time of intense study and practice added greatly to the foundation of her life’s work The Gnostic Way.

“When resistance (anything less than unconditional love) is released from consciousness (thought-word-emotion) the result (effect) is natural harmony. This is the practice of The Gnostic Way.  What we do in preparation and continued application of wholistic principles fuels and facilitates this evolutionary process.” Illia~ 

“To Whom It May Concern,

Illia has been studying Body Electronics with great dedication since attending her first BE seminar with me in January 2002. Over the next several years, Illia attended over fifty weeks of BE seminars with me. This included attendance at two complete BE Instructors seminars of five weeks duration each, as well as numerous BE Intensives. At my invitation, Illia has also assisted me in teaching several BE Intensives. Illia has also been active for the past few years teaching BE seminars to enthusiastic participants in her native country, Canada. Illia also attended the four week Visualization & Consciousness seminar in 2005.  While in attendance at this advanced seminar, Illia had the experience of reaching zero ohms resistance, as measured by a sensitive galvanometer, a total of four times. This took place on two different days, and was witnessed by two separate facilitators. This is a significant milestone that has, to my knowledge, been reached by only a handful of people involved with BE over the years. For those interested in learning Body Electronics under the expert guidance of a dedicated and compassionate Instructor, allow me to highly recommend that you study with Illia Heart.”

Yours in Health,

Douglas W. Morrison  -Author of How We Heal

New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, October 1, 2006


Kriya Yoga, Bhakti Yoga and Ayurveda~

Illia spent nine years in concentrated study and practice of Bhakti Yoga in a traditional Yogic setting.

The lineage of Kriya as given by Mahavatar Babaji. babaji

During this time she taught numerous Yogic workshops in Toronto, Canada.

Illia graduated with Certification as Upa Vaidya- (Ayurvedic Therapist), Samhita University- India (off campus)~1997 with specialization in Pancha Karma (Five Purifications).

  • Ayurvedic detoxification
  • Ayurvedic Acupressure
  • Marma Therapy and Massage 
  • Nutrition and Ayurvedic Herbalism.


Paramahansa Yogananda~ Author of Autobiography of a Yogi~ He brought Yoga to the Western world.

Illia continues to honour the lineage of Kriya/Bhakti as given by Mahavatar Babaji.



Illia spent over ten years as a student of Drunvalo Melchizedek.  

We went to South America to honour the prophesy of the  Condor and the Eagle.

During this trip she received the name Illia in ceremony at Machu Picchu- 2004

Drunvalo wrote of this journey in his book, Serpent of Light.

Drunvalo Melchizedek’s Flower Of Life, Earth/Sky, Living In the Heart work was essential to Illia’s study and evolution. In 2011 Illia was certified by Drunvalo to teach his work Awaken The Illuminated Heart. The love and friendships born and developed during this time continue.

Love to Drunvalo for all you have given and continue to give.


In the 1990’s Illia owned and operated a health food store and a metaphysical book shop.  In 2000’s a Wholistic Health Centre. From 2014-2020 Illia held a retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, BC, where from she shared metaphysical teachings. Currently Illia resides  in Nelson, BC.

See The Gnostic Way YouTube and online sessions.

Illia shares generously.

The culmination of her life’s work is being taught in The Gnostic Way.


“Making time to connect. This is an internal process that evolves with willingness and application of natural law- Love. Eventually we have to give/share with others. This creates the sacred hoop. Natural harmony exists within. Our job is to align.”  Illia


 “To people who may hear this, specifically friends and clients of the work of Illia Heart-  this is a resounding letter of support based on my travel/healing experiences with her. I feel to paint a picture of what I have witnessed, of the wisdom and knowledge Illia embodies. From her vantage point , the regenerative potentiality of the human body is the hope and wonder of healing. Wholistic health may be accessed- harnessed within a very comprehensive systematic approach.  With a willingness to experience the contents of our own consciousness, to edit and refine- begins the process. Illia carries the honesty, compassion and discernment, necessary to hold the energy around and to facilitate profound healing. She shares practical methods with light heart. Illia is a joyful presence/catalyst of self-discovery mixed with a hearty dash of whimsy, childlike wonder of the miraculous opportunity we have as humans here on Earth. In my early initiations into Illia’s work, I chose to be part of a 22 day journey in Sedona, Arizona. This time had the side-effect of numerous spontaneous magical unfoldings instilling a deep appreciation of precious life. An example of personal responsibility within the healing process, Illia is also a tangible reminder that each of us is miraculous in life, in love, simply by being human. Life is ecstatic.”    Aeron McKenna- Fiber Artist~ Cedar Snail Textiles

spider and ptown complete 166“Illia provides a nurturing and safe container in which I felt very supported to be open and vulnerable, enabling me to do some very deep and profound inner work. She is very gentle and communicative, and at the same time, carries a great power and fire to encourage one to explore their own personal limitations and shadow. I have attended several healing Intensives and worked in private sessions with Illia. I would recommend Illia to any being seeking support or direction in their journey of healing and awakening. She has been and still is a bright shining beacon along my own personal path.”  

Christopher Schroeder- Holistic Therapist-Kauai HI

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Drunvalo Melchizedek and Illia on the Island of the Moon, Lake Titicaca, Bolivia.