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Podcasts Featuring Kaya

Deep conversations on a variety of yogic topics

Seeking Clarity About Kundalini

Get your pen & notebook out for this one! We explore who is Kuṇḍalinī Śakti and what is her significance in a yogic seeker’s journey. We also explore the warnings about Kuṇḍalinī, common myths and misconceptions, what is a “disturbed Kuṇḍalinī process” and how to handle it and whether the Kuṇḍalinī yoga is for everyone. We exp.ore the concept of “experience hunting”, the reasons the practices are kept secret, and some of the hidden truths of Kuṇḍalinī.

Divine Timing with Kaya Mindlin

Radiant Rest Podcast with Tracee Stanley

Tracee Stanley chats with Kaya Mindlin, a sought-after and beloved Yoga educator. Kaya is a steward of Vedic teachings and brings her wisdom about divine timing and so much radiant wisdom about the New Year ahead. 

Teacher-Student Relationship

Let's Talk Yoga Podcast, Ep 46

For centuries, the teacher has been an irreplaceable aspect of the yogic journey. Yet in modern yoga, many adopt a do-it-yourself approach. Can this cause harm? In this chat, Kaya elaborates on dharma, the responsibility of a teacher, what makes a “good” teacher, the differences in learning from east to west, and much more. This is a great conversation for all practitioners of yoga – teachers and students alike.

The Spine, Yoga, & True Release

The Simple Ayurveda Podcast

Join podcaster and SRY Studio member Angela and Kaya in this conversation about the deep inner journey that is your spine. They discuss the physical, subtle and causal spine; How and where karma is held in the body; The significance of the tailbone; Supporting the natural curve of the spine; How the spinal curve has changed over time; Stretching versus releasing a muscle; Ayurveda, the nervous system and the spine

Eligibility and Sacred Guardianship in Yoga

Living in Alignment, Oct 15 2023

Amy Landry invited Kaya after reading her post on Ganesha & Guardianship. In this chat we delve into Kaya’s personal story, Guardianship and Ganesha’s relevance to protecting the sacred, How we can qualify, be ready or eligible to receive the deeper teachings, The concept of Adhi-Kāra and how we become “well prepared” to receive teachings, How the teacher determines student readiness and upholds adhi-kār in themselves. The role of storytelling in preparing the mind & heart, Teaching large groups vs small, Kaya’s reluctance to recommend books, the concept of deep listening

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Female Wisdom Holders in Modern Times

To Be Free Podcast, Ep 7

In this episode we embark on a transformative conversation about the intricate tapestry of divine timing, karma, free will, destiny, desire and what it is to be a traditional teacher while being a householder and a woman. 

Yoga's Take on the Spine

Let's Talk Yoga Episode #116

Kaya shares yoga’s view of the spine – from the physical, to the subtle to the causal and mystical. Listen to how imagery of vedic tradition offers deeper meaning about the spine and the human experience. Kaya shares thoughts on yoga’s over-emphasis on the mechanistic thinking of the anatomical model, the shared vision of the embryological model and yoga as the body being an “alive unfoldment” and leaves listeners with something to try at home!

How to Discover Your Dharma

Mastering the Business of Yoga

In this episode, we are diving into all things dharma! We discuss what dharma is, how we know what our purpose in teaching is, what the “friends” and “enemies” of dharma are, advice for someone who is just starting out, and much more.

What & Why of Vedic Astrology

Ariel Ayurveda Podcast

Kaya provides insights into the essence of Jyotisha and its potential distinctions from “Vedic astrology.” She explores Jyotisha’s significance within the broader Vedic tradition and shares her perspective on the two fundamental pillars that render Vedic astrology invaluable in contemporary life.

Marie-Helene engages Kaya in a dialogue, delving into topics such as the significance of storytelling, the interplay between destiny and free will, the precision inherent in this system, Kaya’s interpretation of a “mature seeker,” her personal voyage, and her methods for incorporating Vedic teachings into her children’s lives.

*This interview was done for a French Canadian audience, with Marie-Helene translating in real-time – hence Kaya spoke slowly to give Marie-Helene time to take notes – the pace will help you to take notes too

Marie-Helene’s beautiful Āyurveda inspired products. 

The Bhagavad Gita

What is the Gita, how is it it organized, what is its purpose and more! Kaya enlightens listeners on some common misconceptions and misinterpretations. She shares the story of how she found peace and purpose in the Gita. In this episode, we will find out how the Gita can contribute to our spiritual transformation in yoga.

Vedic Psychology

The Mindful Psychology Podcast

Kaya & Gen discuss spiritual bypass, the human condition, the human pursuit, yoga’s true purpose, the human potential and how to literally “blow your mind” by transforming your viewpoint in such a way that makes all of life into fodder for spiritual growth.  This podcast is like a mini-workshop! Get a pen & notebook and enjoy. {plus catch a discount on Kaya’s yogic philosophy program in the show notes!}

What is Advanced Yoga?

What does advanced yoga mean to you?  Is it a level of difficulty or something else?  Kaya Mindlin joins The Yoga Pro Podcast to dig deep into the nuances of what an advanced yoga practice really is.  Kaya has been a yoga Educator for 20 years. She works with practitioners and teachers seeking mature wisdom & therapeutic practice. Kaya teaches students from all over the world, and she’s committed to sharing the softer side of yogic practice and to upholding yoga’s traditional roots. 

Cosmic Order, Divine Timing & the Myth of Work Life Balance

The Business of Teaching Yoga Podcast

If you’ve ever asked yourself “what the heck am I doing with my life?” or have been feeling confused, stuck, unmoored, or like the path ahead of you feels murky and unclear – this episode is for you. Kaya Mindlin is a true guide on the yogic journey, steeped in embodied wisdom, genuine tradition, and good will.

Vedic Storytelling

Simple Ayurveda Podcast

Kaya talks about the value and purpose of storytelling in the vedic tradition. What is Itihasa, such as the Mahābharata and the Ramāyana – is it myth, or history or something else? What do we gain from stories that is unique and how can storytelling deepen our yogic journey. 

The Importance of the Spine in Yoga

The Yoga Pro Podcast

Our spine is the center line of our body but many of us take for granted this amazing structure by holding on to tension in the body, missing out on the spiritual and yogic relationship of the spine, and clinging to outdated cues and teachings around core strength. In this episode, Yoga Therapist and Educator Kaya Mindlin joins us to challenge old ideas around the spine and show us how the softer side of yoga can truly make us strong.

The Truth About Yogic Non-Attachment

The Wild and Wise Podcast

Episode #9: Non-Attachment and Spiritual Bypass in the light of being a householder and parent. We delve into common misunderstandings of how to live a worldly life while also walking a spiritual path. We talk about the what it is to practice non-attachment while cultivating a natural attachment in intimate relationships – and how confusion is cultivated in spiritual and religious communities. We look at how to make your whole life “spiritual” making your spiritual path another “to do” lists. Also rereleased as episode #33

Vedic Psychology & Implicit Bias

Skillfull Means Podcast

In this interview we discuss how to fully and authentically show up for social justice while staying true to your dharma. This workshop-like interview delves into the learning mindset, the process of dismantling inner constructs, where implicit biases are housed within and the means to resolve them, how the gunas impact the condition of the mind and either promote or obstruct growth, ancestral work and the Vedic tradition, doing your individual dharma to make the world a better place. 

Seeking and Finding the Guru

In this episode we do a deep dive into what is a teacher, how does one find a teacher, what is the teacher-student relationship, and why we seek yogic teachngs and practice as well. In the end we explore the definition of dharma, in as compact a way as possible! 

Soma: The Nectar of Rejuvenation

Simple Ayurveda Podcast

Episode 58: Deep Nourishment and the Nectar of Soma with Kaya Mindlin. Kaya shares her passion for the Soma side of yoga and wellness. How can we stay deeply nourished amidst the modern pressure to push, achieve, and force. 

Vedic Yoga, Soft Yoga & The Teacher Student Relationship

Voices of Yoga Podcast

Kaya abandoned academia to delve into thousands of hours of direct tutelage and formal training with generous teachers in Vedic tradition. Listen to her story and perspective. We talk about he importance of the spine from yogas perspective, the “softer side of yoga”, whether there is a difference between yoga and yoga therapy, Myths in yogaland and the problem with the “guru problem”.

Vedic Astrology, Karma, Feminine Divine, and Self Worth through Self Love

The Jake Feinberg Show

Radio show host, musician & spiritual seeker, Jake Feinberg brings his intuition on board to do a personal & compelling interview, in which Kaya shares about childhood loss, karma, free will, Vedic Astrology, Divine Feminine and the patriarchy, using our genetics and ancestry along with effort in our work, and discovering true self worth through love. 

Yogic Business through Meaningful Relationships

Mastering the Business of Yoga

Part 1 – July 2019: Kaya Mindlin on Building a Small Successful Yoga Business through deep and meaningful work with students. The conversation delves into the purpose and potential of the teacher-student relationship and how to promote that intimate healing relationship amidst the pressures of “business”.

Sustaining Personal Relationships in an Online Business

Mastering the Business of Yoga

Part 2 – July 24, 2019: A followup to our 2019 interview, Kaya unpacks how she transitioned from mostly in-person to mostly online teaching. She shares what she learned along the way, including how she is sustaining the “personal touch” and teacher-student relationship in the online format. 

Putting Students, Teachers & Teachings above the Studio

Episode 23: Teacher-centered Yoga studio business model that puts teachers and students first with Kaya Mindlin. Kaya explains why the modern yogaland studio model is dysfunctional and how we can do better as a yoga community to uphold teachings, honor teachers and best meet the needs of students. She describes the model of the studio she owned in the Bay Area of California from 2012-2019. 

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