Nectar of Patanjali

Athā Yogānuśāsanam
And now, Yoga
- Patanjali Yoga Sūtra 1.1 -

Nectar of Patanjali
Yoga Sutras with Kaya

The Purpose, Potential & Practice of Yoga

Pre-recorded & self-paced

Clipped from inside the intro class to Nectar of Patañjali

Experience key teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sūtras, offered by a steward of the tradition .

Many modern yoga sūtra programs fall into a binary of either dry and academic or share circles. Either way, it is the blind-leading-the blind using two-dimensional books to guide them. Students may feel they have “checked it off the list” or know a few definitions of words, but they miss out on the entire purpose of scriptural study in the tradition. 

The study of the Yoga Sūtra’s is meant to be a spiritual practice that heals, transforms and awakens.  This is what The Nectar of Patañjali is designed to do.

Kaya’s approach is a profound revelation of tradition, esoteric deep meaning & the lived experience as a mother, householder, yoga practitioner and lineage holder. Her authentic, loving, accessible & enlivened bhāva make the sūtras come alive.

 Nectar of Patanjali offers a lineage-based approach that holds sacred the responsibility to reveal the true intentions and meanings of a scripture that can lead to spiritual growth. 

Kaya extracts esoteric and transformational nectar of key sutras that reveal 

~what is the purpose of yoga~

~what is the nature of the mind~

 ~what is the divine human potential~

~ what is a dedicated yogic life~

Kaya’s multidemensional teaching style illuminates the yoga sūtras, threading in the vision of the upaṇiṣads, the Bhagavad Gitā and the feminine divine. 

In the Nectar of Patañjali, the sūtras will touch your heart & meaningfully impact your personal practice and your life. 

"Kaya breaks the philosophical terms into comprehensible chunks for the students. Her gentle manner and humor make the content user friendly. I loved the repetitive chanting of the Sanskrit, the commentaries provided and the visuals presented. Her metaphors are fantastic and her continuous link to other texts (Upanishads and Gita) help to tie the bonds between these texts which can seem overwhelming to westerners. She is one of my primary mentors. I love her and she is a gift to the yoga world. I'm so grateful!"
"Nectar of Patanjali program was so very powerful. I just wish we could do this all over again! The way you offer scriptural study is so meaningful, nourishing and important – and now I can’t imagine it without a teachers. Thank you for being that teacher and for your remarkable gifts for unpacking, contextualizing, illuminating, and personalizing with such authenticity, wisdom, skill, talent, and love."
Dedicated Practitioner
"Now I can integrate the teachings into life. I really enjoyed all the practical examples, interwoven with real experiences of life & sense of humor! In the past, the Yoga Sutras was mixed for me. This experience is so much more supportive, realistic, compassionate, very deep and so much more helpful! It feels like a bit of a relief, that what I intuitively felt must be in the teaching is now present. Thank you for bringing compassion into this teaching! Feeling deep gratitude."
ONLINE Program

Nectar of Patanjali

Mystical Meets Practical


Nectar of Patanjali

Pre-recorded & self-paced

(12 CEU)

We dive in-depth into essential Yoga Sūtras of Patanjali and their traditional commentary of Veda Vyāsa and look at how the Sūtras are connected to key teachings of the Upaṇiṣads and the Bhagavad Gitā.  

This program does not cover the entire scripture, but explores three primary topics: Purpose, Potential & Practice of Yoga. 

Kaya brings the scripture alive with… 

  • An approach for sadhakas & seekers 
  • The story of Patañajli’s yoginī mother 
  • The image of Patañajli and his place in Purāna
  • Chanting the Sūtras
  • Deep meaning of key sūtras unpacked clearly
  • Mystical insights from Kaya’s gurus 
  • Profound direct connections between yoga sutras, the upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Experiential practice that is an unfoldment of the teachings
  • Deep Q&A discussions
This is not a training in how to teach the sūtras, but an enrichment program for seekers who want the teachings to become implicit within their lives.


"This program and all the detailed, well crafted loving attention that has gone into making it are deeply appreciated. I listen over and over to the invocations. The class was brimming with sage wisdom, packaged and delivered in a way that stays with me and keeps sinking in. Pranams Kayaji!
"Such a beautiful training! I am at turns, joy-filled and overwhelmed. It’s almost as if there’s too much beauty. I feel as if my understanding of cosmic order has been turned a little on its axis."
Yoga Therapist
"I love how it all fits together like a jigsaw puzzle. With the understanding of each part I can see more and more of the picture. Each piece is a revelation. This has been really very enlightening I've enjoyed and been moved by the beautiful truth in Kaya’s words in every class."
Yoga Teacher

Course Content & Layout

  • 5 self-paced 90-minute classes  exploring the purpose & potential of yoga according to the Yoga Sūtras – these program recordings were so good that multiple students said “I wish we could do this all over again!”  
  • 4 recorded Q&A sessions with Kaya dedicated to your personal questions about the scripture
  • 4 Supreme Release Yoga practices curated by Kaya and attuned to the topic
  • Recorded chanting with Kaya of the invocation to Patañjali & the first several sūtras 
  • Access to Kaya’s private online sangha for questions, insights & conversation 

Deepening your wisdom & your practice.  

self-paced content & recordings of the Q&As will be available to participants for 6 months.

There is no homework, required reading or pre-requisites for this program

However, you’ll be gifted yoga practices with Kaya to support embodied wisdom

Suggested companion programs to deepen: Nectar of the Gitā and DeMystifying Karma



This program's for you if...

  • You’re yoga practitioner or teacher with reverence for the tradition {you do not need to be a yoga teacher}
  • You love the yoga sūtras and want to deepen your understanding.
  • You feel disconnected from the yoga sutras and think it’s not for you.
  • You think the yoga sutras are dry and academic.
  • You’ve only experienced Patañjali through modern translations and books
  • You’ve attended the Nectar of the Gitā with Kaya
  • You want the sūtras to feel deeply personal & meaningful
  • You want an authentic, uncolonized yoga teachings 
  • You are interested in completing a Certification with Kaya

Popularized Yoga Myths we bust...

  • Patanjali says to “control” or “stop” your mind 
  • Yoga means “union” or “unity”
  • Yoga sūtras is not for householders
  • Yoga sūtras have no connection to other yogic scripture or views
  • There’s no devotion or mysticism in Yoga Sūtras
  • Yoga Sūtras is Saṃkhya philosophy or dualistic
  • The 8-limb path is appropriate for anyone all the time. 
ONLINE Program

Nectar of Patanjali

Pre-recorded & self-paced



Patañjali Yoga Sūtras is an advanced text for mature practitioners. It’s important that we enter into this not from an academic stance, nor a superficial one. This offering of Patanjali yoga sūtras is desgined to be a personal sacred pilgrimage into a classical yoga text that accounts for the mystical and the vision of vedānta. It is taught under the influence of in particular of my studies with the renowned Pujya Swami Dayānanda and the delightful dear AK Aruna. 



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