The Nectar of the Gītā

An online Immersion for yogis & teachers in the illuminative teachings of the essential yogic text for yogis living in the world. 

40 CEU hours for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists


What students of the Nectar of the Gita are saying!

Self mastery & Self discovery through the study of the Bhagavad Gītā

 Like a mother who alleviates the suffering of her child, Bhagavad Gītā offers the remedy for the struggle of life. Prayed to as the divine mother, the Bhagavad Gītā nourishes its listeners with the nectar we crave ~ a clear explanation of the human condition, an inspired, but practical, means to unbreakable happiness in the midst of life.

The Gītā is unique because it delivers the most supreme teachings not on a serene isolated mountain top, but right in the center of the messy, conflict-ridden life of a householder.


When assimilated, the Gītā resolves inner pain, spiritual bypass, and the inner distaste for the realities of life. Students of the Gītā come to live life itself as a Yoga, in every moment. Its teachings lay the foundation for deep understanding of the Self, the world, and the Divine.

While many Yoga students and teachers have some introductory or book-based exposure to the Bhagavad Gītā, few in the West have received the in-depth teachings that are needed to truly unpack, digest, and apply the wisdom. Many are left with feel-good affirmations and quotes that don’t create meaningful transformation or awakening. To study this text deeply opens the door for the wisdom to truly alchemize the struggles and complexities of life into joy.

Gain access to these transformational teachings through an in-depth live, online program, offered in three six-week parts.


Each six-week part is a journey in accordance with the three parts of the Gītā itself. 

Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.

Nectar of the Gītā Full Program Tuition: $425

Next Round Begins July 2020

You may also choose to purchase these programs a la carte. Register below in course detail sections. 

Part 1: The Nectar of Action

6 Weeks ~ July / August 2020

Live Yoga now. Right in the midst of your life, as it is.

Learn how your life as it is can be the most profound fodder for spiritual awakening. A central teaching in the Bhagavad Gītā it that it is possible to alchemize every moment of one’s life into a process of growth and expansion.

Learn the fundamental and profound definition of the human condition, the human potential and a true yogic life. We unpack suck topics as karma and dharma, spiritual bypass, life as yoga, the struggle and pain of inner and outer conflict, the true meaning of non-attachment, the definition of yoga and of a “yogi”,  and so much more. 

The next live round of Nectar of Action begins July 2020.  

The Nectar of Action is one part of a three-part online series on the Bhagavad Gītā. Purchase the Nectar of Action a la carte for $198 or register for the full program at a discount

Part 2: The Nectar of Love

Next live 6 week round October-November 2020

Explore the Vedic vision of God. In this second section of the Bhagavad Gītā, we learn through the eyes of Arjuna how to understand and relate to the divine and how to discover the love of the Self as divine and the divine as one’s Self.

Is yoga a religion? What is God really? What is devotion? How do I engage in an authentic relationship with my own divinity? What is the role of faith? Is God here and now? Or Beyond everything? Or Both? We answer these questions in a realistic and contemplative way. 

Purchase this program a la carte for $198 or buy access to the full three-part Nectar of the Gītā program at a discount!

Part 3: The Nectar of Knowledge

Next live 6 week round is January-February 2021 

 In this third and final section of the Bhagavad Gītā, our thirst to understand the world is quenched with profound explanations about human psychology. Students grow in self-understanding of the inner obstacles of the mind that block spiritual growth and the qualities and viewpoints that cultivate awakening. We delve into understanding mental conditioning, the causes of greed and anger, and the lifestyle choices that support enlightenment. 

This section ends with the refined concentrated nectar of the Gita – the most important teaching for living a yogic life of spiritual growth in every moment. 

The next live round starts  January 2021, runs for six consecutive weeks. 

Purchase this program a la carte for $198 or buy access to the full three-part Nectar of the Gītā program at a discount!

What Gita Students Say

Profound Impact on my life and teaching.

This program had such a profound impact on my life, my relationships and my teaching. It has been absolutely invaluable. Delivered as traditional a way as possible, with storytelling and analogies that made it digestible and understandable. The technology meant I could sit back and absorb as well as re-watch, pause and take notes and integrate what was being transmitted. Kaya’s teaching is humble, humorous and always held in wisdom.

Katerina, Yoga Teacher


A Revelation

“Studying the Gita with Kaya has been a revelation. Finding how rich in layers the verses are and the crucial differences in what was meant compared with translations in the west, finding how applicable it is to everyone’s life. It’s been so incredible. The revelations are endless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kaya.”

Jonathan, Yoga and Pilates Teacher


I can't imagine it being done better

​”I was on the ‘edge of my bolster’ throughout the lectures, in utter awe and delight to receive these teachings. I now have an understanding of Karma Yoga and the knowledge of HOW to bring Yoga into everyday. Kaya’s teaching method was super effective in general – I can’t imagine it being done better!”

Lauren, Yoga Therapist and Meditation Teacher

Spiritual Teaching of the Highest Order

“I now feel equipped to navigate daily life and feel extremely blessed to have been given this opportunity. The Nectar of the Gita has been a transformative experience on so many levels , truly impacting my daily being and positively reinforcing love inside and out. This was a life changer Kaya. Your teaching style is gentle yet firm and has an openness of spirit that reflects spiritual teaching of the highest order. ”

Laura, Yoga Teacher


The first time I understood the teachings

“In all my years of Yoga this was the first time I was able to understand [The Bhagavad Gita]”

Anna, Yoga Teacher


Relevant Teachings for Today

“What I loved about Kaya’s course was the combination of her in-depth knowledge of the text, and her ability to relay it in terms of life today. Demonstrating again that the lessons in the Gita are just as relevant today as they were thousands of years ago.!”

Katie, Yoga Teacher


All Yoga teachers need a teacher

“All Yoga teachers need a teacher. Right now I’m studying the Bhagavad Gita with Kaya, and there is nothing I’d rather do on a Saturday night than catch up on my Gita class with her!”

Angela, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Podcaster


Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in 3 six-week parts.

Nectar of the Gītā Three-Part Program Tuition: $425

Next Round Begins July 2020

You may also choose to purchase these programs a la carte. Register in course detail sections. 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Are classes live or pre-recorded?
All classes are taught LIVE via video conferencing (Fridays at 3:00 p.m., Pacific Time, U.S.) and recorded. This means you can attend live and revisit the material or watch the recordings on your own schedule. Attending live is ideal, I love when people can attend live, but I know due to time zones, travel, work schedules it’s not always possible. If you plan to watch the recordings, set aside a dedicated time each week.

It is okay if you have to arrive late or leave early from the live classes.

What do I need to attend the live classes?
Joining live is simple. All classes are held on Zoom. You join with one click from a mobile device or a computer. You’ll need an internet connection to join live or watch/listen later, which is all up on the dedicated Nectar of Gita website.

After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation with a link to the Zoom classroom. A few hours before each class you’ll receive a “Click to Join” email. You can also click to join from right inside the program site.

If you are watching the recorded sessions (for example, if you join the program after one of the live courses has ended), you will receive a link to access the recordings to watch at your own pace. 

When will the recordings be available?
Within 24 hours you’ll receive a link to the recording via email. You’ll access everything from the dedicated Nectar of the Gita program site.

How long is each class?
Each lesson is about 90 minutes of lecture followed by Q&A.

Is there a way to just listen to the audio?
If you’re trying to minimize screen time, just listen as an audio course. The video is there to make it a little more engaging for people who are more visual.

Will there be opportunities to ask questions?
Yes! The nature of the class is a 90-minute lecture followed by time for Q&A. There is also a way to type Qs into the Nectar of the Gita site after each lesson, and then I will respond to them on the page, or in subsequent live classes.


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Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in 3 six-week parts.

Nectar of the Gītā Three-Part Program Tuition: $425

Next Round Starts July 2020!

Kaya is the founder of SRY™ which is based in the full spectrum of the Vedic Yoga tradition. She has been teaching therapeutic restorative Yoga therapy since 2001. Kaya’s work is healing, transformative, deeply rejuvenating, and empowers her student and clients with wisdom and inner experience. Her training in the full spectrum of the Vedic Tradition includes Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Prenatal Yoga, Ayurveda, Women’s Health, Eastern Anatomy, Sanskrit, Vedic Astrology, and Vedanta Philosophy. She collaborates with her husband Michael Manzella, a Vedic Astrologer, to serve Yoga students and teachers who are inclined toward depth of inner experience and knowledge. MORE ON KAYA.

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