For Dedicated Yogis

You’ve found an approach that directly and lovingly nourishes your being, resolves pain and suffering at the root, and coaxes you home to yourself in a reliably gentle way.

Group and individual offerings for yogis of all levels are designed with reliable techniques and teachings that cultivate true healing, wisdom, rejuvenation, life transformation, and the inner illumination that is yoga’s true purpose.

Kaya’s programs center around yoga as a nectar of bliss.

She weaves the full spectrum of yoga in her work in order to address the physical, subtle, mental, emotional, cognitive and fundamental spirit aspects of being. These include Kaya’s Supreme Release Yoga {SRY}, Ayurvedic wisdom, Mantra, Mudra, and theTimeless Yogic Philosophy. 

Programs for Everyone meet yogis of every level ~ newcomers, dedicated yogis and teachers and take them deeper within themselves. 

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Yoga Resolution!

One Day Experiential Immersion {in Person}

Dive in deep. Kaya weaves together advanced but accessible SRY practice, Vedic teachings, mantra, mudra, hands on adjustments and personalized teachings centered around a theme for a profound experience that transforms your well being and inspires your life.  

February 10, 2019 in Portland, Oregon

Feb 2019
 

SRY Fundamentals

One Day Pedagogy Course {in Person}

Practical Pedagogy for those who want to understand more. Learn to share yoga with others, or to simply feel more confident in your home practice. This one day course runs like a teacher training day, but is open to everyone!

  • Feb 10, 2019 in Portland Oregon
  • March 22, 2019 in Emeryville California
SRY Fundamentals 2019

The Nectar of Action

Living Bhagavad Gita Program {live online}

Dive directly into the profound teachings for making every moment of life yoga. In this program, teaches the first section of the Bhagavad Gita – the ultimate teaching for yogis in the world. Learn to alchemize every action into a nectar that nourishes heart and mind and gain the key to a life of purpose. In the west, the Bhagavad Gita vastly ignored, though it is the primary text for yogis living in the world. Kaya’s approach is fundamentally feminine, taking to heart the classical understanding of the Bhagavad Gita itself as the “divine mother”.  She brings humor, wisdom, and a living example of the teachings she shares. 

Spring 2019

One-On-One Yoga Therapy 

A small number of spots are available with Kaya to go directly to the deepest level with Yoga Therapy Sessions and Packages. This is the swiftest and most personalized way to get change in your body, mind and heart.

Bay Area Classes with SRY Teachers {trained with Kaya}

Cultivate inner openings with Weekly Classes, Workshops and Immersions. This is the most affordable way to delve in on a weekly basis, with skilled and dedicated teachers. You’ll gain a reliably healing and transformative practice, accessible to diverse bodies and experience levels. 

Reflections & Results From A Student

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“This practice has given me experiences of the deeper states of consciousness I always yearned for. I was into ‘new age’ and Indian traditions from a young age but never had the transcendental experiences I heard about. With this yoga I accessed absorbed states of consciousness and bliss for the first time in my life. It is mind blowing!.”

George, Psychotherapist

Reflections & Results From A Student

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Because of you and your yoga I no longer require a chiropractor, after many years. This yoga has changed everything. I finally get to feel peace in my body.

Gita, Administrator

Reflections & Results From A Student

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The chronic pain in my left arm is pretty much gone. I know it has a lot to do with taking your class regularly! My ribs are not as “stuck”, allowing me to work more easefully, which is really amazing and necessary!”

Lava, Massage Therapist

Kaya’s Professional Bio & Experience

Kaya has been teaching yoga for 18 years, and training and mentoring yoga teachers for nine. She encountered yogic teachings in 1998, and abandoned academia to delve into thousands of hours of direct tutelage and formal training with generous teachers in Vedic tradition. 

An accredited Yoga Therapist and Teachers’ Teacher, Kaya’s approach integrates full spectrum of Vedic therapies – Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Women’s Health, Clinical Ayurveda, Vedic Counseling, Vedanta Philosophy, Vastu and Vedic Astrology. Long-time seekers, healing professionals, dedicated yogis and teachers resonate with Kaya’s loving method, technical acumen and her mothering bhava. 

Kaya is committed to resolving misleading messages and distortions of teachings in the popular yoga world, thanks to the benefit of her authentic direct training with brilliant teachers, including Dr. Sarita Shrestha, Rama Berch, Hart deFouw, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, and Swami Tattvavidananda. She works with dedicated yogis and teachers both in person and online and lives with her  husband, Vedic Astrologer Michael Manzella and their children.

Vedic Training and Accreditation

Vedic Training and Accreditation

  •  Accredited Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT {highest National recognition)
  •  Accredited IAYT Yoga Therapy Training Faculty
  •  Accredited YACEP {Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider}
  •   Accredited ERYT500 {Experienced Yoga Teacher}, Yoga Alliance
  •   Accredited RPYT {Pregnancy Yoga Teacher}, Yoga Alliance
  •   Soma, Nectar of Rejuvenation Course, Dr. David Frawley, 2016
  •   Two month Vedanta and Sanskrit Immersion, Arsha Vidya Gurukula 2011
  •   Advanced Certification in Jyotisha {Vedic Astrology}, Vedic Vidya Institute and Hart deFouw, 2010
  •   Intermediate Certification in Vastu {Vedic Design}, Vedic Vidya Institute and Hart deFouw, 2009
  •   Foundational and Advanced Certifications Hasta Samudrika {Vedic Hand Analysis}, 2009
  •   Ayurveda for Women’s Health, Advanced Course, Dr. Sarita Shreshtha, 2009
  •   Training and Apprenticeship for Teaching Teachers, Master Yoga Teaching Institute,   2008-2009
  •   Yoga Business Certification, Master Yoga Teaching Institute 2008
  •   Advanced Deeper Yoga Certification, Yoga for Your Back Certification, and Pregnancy Yoga Training, Master Yoga Teaching Institute, 2007-2009
  •  Yoga Therapy Certifications, Master Yoga Teaching Institute, 2007-2009
  •   Ayurvedic Practitioner and Classical Yoga Therapy Program, Mount Madonna, 2009 with honors. Areas of expertise include – digestion and nutrition, botanical medicine, women and children’s health, classical yoga therapy, sanskrit, pulse analysis, western anatomy and physiology, ayurvedic anatomy and physiology, lifestyle counseling, ayurvedic psychology, disease process, clinical assessment, disease treatment, cleansing therapies, rejuvenation therapies.
  •   Ayurvedic Health Counselor Degree, Mount Madonna Institute, 2006
  •   Teaching Yoga Workshops Certification, Master Yoga Teaching Institute 2006
  •   Private Jyotisha Tutelage, Col Puri, Rishikesh India, 2005
  •   Certified Svaroopa® Yoga Teacher {750 hours}, Master Yoga Teaching Institute 2004
  •   Certified Embodyment® Yoga Therapist, Master Yoga Teaching Institute, 2001

    Professional Experience

    Professional Experience

    •  Logged 10,000 hours combined training and in-the-field work with over 1,000  yoga therapy students and clients
    •  Mentoring Yoga Teachers, private practice 2014-present
    •   Master Faculty of Yoga Therapy Trainings at the Stress Management Center of Marin, 2013-present
    •   Co-Founder + Director of Emeryville Yoga Therapy Center, 2013-present
    •   Training Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists, 2010-present
    •   Chief Marketing Writer and Editor, Banyan Botanicals Ayurvedic Company, 2010-2011
    •   Ayurvedic Practitioner, private practice 2009-present
    •   Chief Marketing and Fundraising Writer and Editor, Master Yoga Foundation, 2006-2010
    •   Board Member, Master Yoga Foundation, 2006-2009
    •   Yoga Therapist, private practice 2004-present
    •    Yoga Teacher, private practice 2001-present

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