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Let’s talk about props. In most forms of modern postural yoga, props are used as a “remedial measure”. This means, if a student “can’t do”
Yoga's Purpose & the Ethics of the Yogic Teacher Student Relationship
J Brown Yoga Talks
Kaya has been openly critical of J Brown and others similar who spotlight and uplift problematic teachers while simultaneously uplifting those who attempt to tear down the sacred teacher-student relationship. Kaya and J discuss the meaning of Parampara, misinformed mindsets that modern approaches to yoga propagate, Vedic astrology and Ayurveda, guidance on how to choose teachers, yogic ehtics and yoga’s purpose.
Kaya has been Featured on these Podcasts
On Philosophy & Practice
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.
Non-Attachment & Parenting with a Yogic Perspective
The Wild and Wise Podcast
Episode 9: Clarifying Non-Attachment and Spiritual Bypass. 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.
Mantra & Ganesha
The Monicles Podcast
In this workshop-like interview, Kaya shares about the meaning and potential of mantra. She offers some experiential practices to illustrate how mantra brings together sacred sound with sacred meaning. You’ll also learn a bit about whether mantra is just about how it makes you feel “right now” or if it is for something more.
A Day in the Yogic Life & The Universal Peace Mantra
Ohana Life Podcast
This is the most personal this interview Kaya has done ever. Lisa asks Kaya about her background, her ancestry, her ayurvedic constitution and… a Day in the Life of her family with work, meals, spiritual practice and homeschooling! This interview also covers how to handle fear, how ancient texts hold teachers accountable, the purpose of prayer, plus: Kaya teaches Lisa the Sanskrit Mantra for Universal Peace.
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.
The Connected Yoga Teacher
Episode 158: The Yoga Nidrā State. Said to be as old as yoga itself, but which is less well known and not as widely practiced, is Yoga Nidrā. Sometimes described as “yogic sleep”, Yoga Nidrā can be a powerful healing and transformational technique and state. Kaya shares more about this fascinating aspect of yoga in this interview. Plus, this interview includes a listners discount on her program, the Nectar of Nidrā.
Vedic Yoga, Soft Yoga & The Teacher Student Relationship
Voices of Yoga Podcast
Burnout, Spiritual Bypass & the Bhagavad Gita
Yoga Teacher Resource Podcast
Episode 58: Lessons on burnout and spiritual bypassing from The Bhagavad Gītā with Kaya Mindlin. We look at the context of the Gita and how it is relatable to our own modern inner and outer conflict. Learn how we can actually use our real-lives as fodder for personal and spiritual growth. Special emphasis on the yoga teacher perspective and how to teach in a non-attached way.
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.
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.
On Yogic Work
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.