The Nectar of the Gītā

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

Online Program

About The Nectar of the Gītā

Kaya's most comprehensive online immersion for seekers, yogis & teachers in illuminative yogic philosophy. Experience a transformational weaving of storytelling, practical wisdom, modern examples, mantra recitation laughter and tears.
40 CEU hours for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists

“The Gītā is unique because it concentrates the most supreme teachings of yoga and the upanishads in one place – this is why it is traditionally referred to as a nectar. It is also unique because it delivers those teachings not to a monk on an isolated mountaintop, but to a householder  in the midst of the conflict and complexities of life. The Gita is whole, complete, comprehensive. Its study is not an intellectual pursuit of ‘philosophy’ but a deep act of love meant to directly transform your life word, by word.” ~ Kaya

NEXT LIVE ROUND STARTS JULY 2021

An Immersive Teaching in three 6-week parts 

Designed to transform & illuminate your life, Nectar of the Gita is organized into three 6-week segments {details about each part below} with an intersession in between each segment for digestion, assimilation, review and rest. 

Each week includes 

  • Everything is recorded {live attendance is encouraged but not required}
  • Weekly live 90 minute class {RECORDED for your convenience}
  • 30 minute live Q&A {students can send in Qs for Kaya to respond to live}
  • a contemplative practice each week to apply the teachings into your life
  • Access to bonus classes in chanting, yoga & more
  • no homework, no prep work, no required reading!
  • Online forum for discussion & inspiration

40 Hours CEU

NEXT LIVE ROUND STARTS JULY 2021

Part 1: July/August 2021
Part 2: October/November 2021
Part 3: January/February 2022

This program is for ANYONE who seeks spiritual and personal growth. Yoga teachers receive cont. ed hours but you do not need to be a teacher to join. 

Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in three 6-week parts.
Live Round Dates for each part below, all is recorded! Join anytime
Nectar of the Gītā Tuition:$425

You may also choose to purchase Part 1: Nectar of Action a la carte. Register below in course detail sections.

a note from Kaya

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.

 

 

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.

 

Yoga teachers are often looking for a “yoga philosophy” program. This course satisfies that desire, and far beyond. It is comprehensive, and delivers truly deeply. To honor the tradition fully, we don’t usually refer to it as philosophy or the “history of yoga” because this is not a dry academic pursuit, nor is it about the past. This study is a profound act of love, and these teachings are intended to be for YOU, right now, made personal and meaningful and transformative. 

When assimilated, the Gītā resolves inner pain, spiritual bypass, and painful viewpoints. Students of the Gītā come to live life itself as a yoga practice, in every moment. These teachings lay the foundation for a life of understanding the Self, the Divine and the world." - Kaya

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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 three 6-week parts.
Live Round Dates below, all is recorded! Join anytime
Nectar of the Gītā Tuition:$425

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

What Past Students Say

A Life Changer

"I 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. A teacher that embraces you in the fold, no hierarchy just friendship and transmission. Well done!"

Laura
Yoga Teacher
Profound Impact

"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 out how rich in layers the verses are and the crucial differences in what certain words were meant to mean compared with how they are translated in the west. Finding out how applicable it is to everyone’s life. The Gītā has to be unpacked and appreciated and applied. It’s been so incredible. The revelations are endless. Thank you from the bottom of my heart Kaya!"

Jonathan
Pilates and Yoga Teacher
Blown Away

"Wow! Just finished the Nectar of Action. I'm blown away by your ability to anchor these teachings in lived experience and transmute then in ways that aren’t watered down. I’ve studied the Gita formally under a few teachers over the years, and none of them landed the way this did. Thank you!"

Kelsey
Yoga Therapist
Resonating Deeply

"I absolutely adore these teachings and your approach Kaya. They resonate deeply with me and stay with me. I love to revisit my notes and the recordings. I love that you keep in touch with students and that your teachings are relevant and timely. And it makes me think. I really appreciate the bonus classes that you invite us into, your writings and recommendations. You have been a steady, unflickering flame of light in these often overcast and blustery days of late. Thank you."

Cat
Yoga Teacher
Had a Profound Impact

"The Nectar of the Gītā had a profound impact on my life, my relationships and my teaching. It has been absolutely invaluable. Delivered in as traditional a way as possible, with storytelling and analogies that made it digestible and understandable. Kaya's teaching is humble, humorous and always held in wisdom."

Katerina
Yoga Teacher and Teachers' Teacher
Profound and Practical

"Kaya! Your knowledge of this subject is profound! It frightens me. But in a super good way! I have learned so much. Teacher, thank you so much! I find the Gita and the nectars within as a practical means of applying the teachings in day to day living and as a supplement to my faith."

Steve
Yoga Teacher and First Responder
Inspired and Awakened

"Kaya you have gifted us the opportunity to explore the Gita in a way I imagine many people never do. Your teaching has inspired, challenged, awakened and encouraged me. I have felt my understanding of yoga mature and the way I teach and engage with students has evolved. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn from you. You hold an energy that is kind and strong, warm and clear, incredibly intelligent and incredibly accessible. Thank you truly from my whole heart!"

Sonia
Yoga Teacher

    Nectar of the Gītā Curriculum

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

    3 six week parts

    1

    Part 1: Nectar of Action

    Learn how your life as it is can be the most profound fodder for spiritual awakening and personal growth. 

    Live: Recordings available now

    2

    Part 2: Nectar of Love

    Understand and relate to the divine in a mature & practical way. Discover the love of the Self as divine and the divine as one’s Self. 

    Live: Recordings available now

    3

    Part 3: Nectar of Knowledge

    Explore the psychological obstacles that block spiritual growth and the qualities that cultivate awakening.

    Live: January-February 2021

    "You have choice with regard to your action, however you do not get to choose the results of your actions."

    - Bhagavid Gītā, 2.47

    Part 1

    The Nectar of Action

    6 Weeks. Next live round July/August 2021

    The Supreme Teaching of the Self & Life as Yoga

    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

    "The vision of the the divine is that it is not distinct from the individual. You and God are one limitless awareness"

    - Swami Tadatmānanda

    Part 2

    The Nectar of Love

    6 weeks. Next live round Oct-Nov 2021

    The Vedic Vision of Relationship with the Divine

    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. 

    "Nothing is more desirable than this knowledge which is both good for you and delicious, like nectar."

    - Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

    Part 3

    The Nectar of Knowledge

    Next live 6 week round January/February 2022

    Vedic Psychology, Knowledge & Free Will

    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 2022, runs for six consecutive weeks. 

    Join the Nectar of the Gītā

    A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
    Live Round Dates below, all is recorded! Join anytime
    Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425

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

    What students of the Nectar of the Gita are saying

    Join the Nectar of the Gītā

    A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
    Live Round Dates below, all is recorded! Join anytime
    Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425

    You may also choose to purchase Part 1 a la carte. Register below in course detail sections.

    Each year, I donate a portion of tuition to an organization doing dharmic work in the world. This year, I am donating to Cornerstone Doula Training. They have been working to de-colonize birth, and train BIPOC and Queer doulas for decades - making natural birth and birth justice and wellbeing access to all families. More BIPOC doulas will lead to more BIPOC birth advocates, workers and midwives, creating better birth and wellness outcomes for BIPOC families. A donation from tuition was made to their project to offer full scholarships to BIPOC doulas-in-training. Special note - their founder was our Midwife!

    FAQs

    The next LIVE round is starting July 2021!

    Lessons are taught LIVE and RECORDED.

    You can attend live and or watch the recordings on your own schedule {or both}. 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.

    Recordings arrive in the online course pages within 24 hours. 

    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.

    You’ll receive weekly emails & reminders to join the zoom classroom and access the recording.  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.

    All recordings will be found for participants when you login at www.yogawithkaya.com/login 

    In keeping with the Vedic tradition style of teaching, there is little to no required preparation or reading. I follow my teachers’ approach in unfolding the teachings in real time in relationship with students. Once you register for the program you’ll find suggested optional texts, because students usually ask. As each week unfolds there may be enriching articles, videos and interviews following each lesson, but I suggest you experience coming to the lessons with an empty cup!
     

    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.

    Each lesson is about 90 minutes of lecture followed by Q&A.

    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.

    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 course content, and I will respond to them on the page, or in subsequent live classes.