Illia Heart

Wholistic Health & Consciousness Educator
The Gnostic Way

Over 30 years experience in teaching practical, effective ways to remove the hindrances that keep us from our True Nature.

Author of Wholistic Health Made Easy

& The Body Electronics Experience.

 The Gnostic Way 

Ascension through the wholistic construct of

Physical- Emotional- Mental- Spiritual.

“As human beings we have a tremendous responsibility to release anything less than love and live a gentle loving life on planet Earth. It is then we live healthy, in freedom as a global community, interdependent with the Earth. It is this vision that inspires me to continue sharing. 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 Heart taught Body Electronics for almost 20 years.

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

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Included in the Certification:

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

 Following several years of study and practice of Body Electronics  with Douglas Morrison, Illia went on to facilitate hundreds of students dedicated to B.E.  Illia participated in the advanced teachings of the Visualization and Consciousness Course, held by Dr. Morrison in 2005, open only to B.E. Instructor’s. Upon request Illia taught along side Dr. Morrison until his retirement in 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 Heart~ 

“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 Kriya Yoga in a traditional Yogic setting. babaji

During this time she taught numerous workshops in Toronto, Canada, on the practices and principles of Kriya Yoga and Ayurveda.

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 Kriya Yoga to the Western world in 1920.

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


The Illuminated Heart

Illia integrates ‘heart work’ into The Gnostic Way.

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

Together they 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 during this time continue.

“Thank you Drunvalo for the generous gifts you give to lift the consciousness of humanity.”


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 a wholistic retreat centre on Salt Spring Island, BC.

Currently Illia resides in Nelson, B.C., from where she continues her life’s work; The Gnostic Way.

The Gnostic Way YouTube

Online Education- individual and group.


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. 2004
Illia Heart welcomes you to her work.
Each of us has the responsibility to release resistance (anything less than love) out of the collective of human consciousness.