About Nanette V. Hucknall

Nanette V. Hucknall is a recognized authority on relationships, healing psychological wounds, overcoming obstacles and self-empowerment. She is an award-winning author, teacher, trained therapist, career counselor and painter. Through her books, classes, lectures, and retreats, she has changed thousands of lives.

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About Nanette V. Hucknall

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Nanette Hucknall has spent a lifetime studying spirituality and psychology, and in turn, using what she has learned to help others on their personal journey. She has been a teacher, writer, therapist, career counselor, and painter.


Thirty years ago she combined the wisdom and insights of her own spiritual path by developing the teaching of Higher Self Yoga. The concept of the Higher Self—the part inside each person that connects with the Source or God within—is a spiritual tradition that dates back thousands of years. The key difference with Higher Self Yoga is the added psychological approach to overcoming the inner obstacles that keep people from their higher nature and growing spiritually.


Nanette has developed many Higher Self Yoga classes and retreats in North America and Europe, and a series of books on related topics that include illustrative stories and exercises to make the teaching come alive. Along with Dr. Judith Bach, Nanette has designed and facilitated spiritual and psychological workshops in the U.S., Canada, and Europe.

Before introducing Higher Self Yoga, Nanette studied Agni Yoga for many years and is trained in Psychosynthesis.


She is the co-founder and the President Emeritus of the Center for Peace through Culture, Inc. and the Founder and President Emeritus of Higher Self Yoga, Inc. Nanette holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cooper Union and was for many years an Art Director in New York City.

She lives in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.


“Connecting to your Higher Self gives you a feeling of inner peace and calmness. It enables you to look at chaotic events happening in the world and instead of feeling sorrowful emotions, you can feel compassion for those who are suffering.  Compassion and prayer, if it sent from the heart, is an energy that can go to those people and comfort them.  It also gives you the ability to know what right action you can take to help change what is happening, whether it is in your community or in the world.” — Nanette V. Hucknall on compassion and the Higher Self.

Key Achievements & Experiences

In 2007 she founded Center for Peace through Culture in MA. She is now on the Advisory Board of this organization.

In 2011 she founded and is President of Higher Self Yoga, Inc.

Her books include:

  • Hucknall, N.V. (2016) How to Live From Your Heart: Deepen Relationships, Develop Creativity & Discover Inner Wisdom. Hollister, California: MSI Press.
  • Hucknall, N.V.  (2015) Higher Self Yoga, Book 2. Berkshires, Massachusetts: Inner Journey Publishing.
  • Hucknall, N.V. & Bach, J.I. (2013) The Rose and the Sword: How to Balance Your Feminine and Masculine Energies. Hollister, California: MSI Press.
  • Hucknall, N.V.  (2013) Higher Self Yoga, Book 1. Berkshires, Massachusetts: Inner Journey Publishing.
  • Hucknall, N. V. (1992). Finding Your Work, Loving Your Life. York Beach, ME: Samuel Weiser. Reprinted with new title (1999), Karma, Destiny and Your Career.
    • Translated into Portuguese in Chili, 2001
    • Translated into Hebrew in Israel, 2002
    • Translated into Spanish in Mexico, 2002
    • Published in English in India, in 2002
    • Made into an e-book by Red Wheel/Weiser in 2012
  • Zarathustra’s Journey, a novel, in progress
  • The Power of Illusion, a novel, in progress


“Higher Self Yoga involves studying how to access the wisdom within oneself, which we all have, through reading philosophy and meditating. The focus is really looking at yourself psychologically, getting to know the many levels… It is inner work.”
 Nanette Hucknall, Founder and President of Higher Self Yoga

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