About Kaya

Kaya is a go-to teacher for other yoga teachers seeking a mature practice, authentic philosophy and therapeutic pedagogy. She is practitioner chiropractors, yoga therapists, body workers, and psychiatrists seek out they need help with their own bodies. She may be the teacher YOUR teacher studies with. Specializing in philosophy-rooted softer yoga practice for 20 years, Kaya’s background includes 3,000 hours of formal training and study with masters of the Vedic Tradition. Her approach threads storytelling, healing Yoga Therapy, Vedic astrology, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Sanskrit, Mantra and Tantra. Her ability to make traditional teachings powerfully meaningful for modern life resonates with students seeking mature teaching and practice. Her warm, nurturing and rich approach to wisdom and self-love inspire others to deepen their lives, work, and practice. Programs with Kaya are intricately planned and layered for depth and meaning, yet she remains responsive to individual needs of her students moment to moment.

About SRY - Supreme Release Yoga

SRY or Supreme Release Yoga is an accessible yet advanced approach to yoga: accessible because it’s gentle and highly adaptive, and advanced because it takes you directly towards yoga’s supreme purpose. Combining asana, pranayama, mantra, a vedic viewpoint and contemplation, ŚRY nourishes and releases tension in both the physical and subtle spine. You are profoundly nourished and supported in ways that allow blocked, hidden, and painful conditioning that traces back through your past is to give way. SRY practice and teachings are not about effort or striving, but about revelation. What is revealed is the pure nectar that is the Self of the self. 

*SRY also is a play on words, pointing to the essence of the practice as nurturing, softening and awakening, as the word śrī is the name for the feminine divine in Sansrkit. 

About Yoga with Kaya

Kaya’s work sustains yoga’s fundamental purpose with practices that are adaptable to the needs of the moment and the individual. Yoga’s intrinsic purpose shines through every aspect of Kaya’s teaching and mentoring. Her programs are intricately planned and layered for depth and meaning, yet she remains open to respond to the present moment and the individual needs of students. Kaya weaves the modern human experience with the full spectrum of traditional Vedic wisdom – including yogic teachings, Ayurveda, Vedic Astrology, Vastu design, and sacred texts and ancient stories – into a rich tapestry that truly delivers yoga’s promise and lovingly transforms your body, mind, and life.

Vedic Astrology ~ Jyotisha

Kaya’s husband, Michael Manzella is an expert Jyotishi {Vedic Astrologer}. His skill, warmth, humor, depth and practical approach is a balm to clients internationally. Kaya and Michael often co-teach and co-support their clients to provide full spectrum support. If you are at a juncture point in your life, require insight or strategy, want to make a decision about a key aspect of work, family, finance, study, relationships and so on, Kaya often encourages a Jyotish reading. Jyotish offers profound light where there is ignorance or confusion, and Kaya relies on it heavily in her own teaching, life and work. 

Kaya's Courses

Blissful Practice | Deep Philosophy | Technical Pedagogy

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Media & Resources

Educational Videos | Informative Interviews