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 the illuminative teachings of the essential yogic text for yogis living in the world.
40 CEU hours for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists
Details:

Next LIVE Round Begins July 2020

A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
Nectar of the Gītā Full Program Tuition: $425 {early bird available now!}

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

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.

Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
Next Round Begins July 2020
Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425 {early bird - $397}

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

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.

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.

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.

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.
Next Round Begins July 2020
Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425 {early bird - $397}

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

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Join the Nectar of the Gītā

A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
Next Round Begins July 2020
Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425 {early bird - $397}

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

What Past Students Say

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
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
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
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
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
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
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

    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: July 23-August 27

    2

    Part 2: Nectar of Love

    Understand and relate to the divine and how to discover the love of the Self as divine and the divine as one’s Self.

    Live: October-November

    3

    Part 3: Nectar of Knowledge

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

    Live: January-February

    Part 1

    The Nectar of Action

    6 Weeks ~ July 23 August 27 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

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

    - Bhagavid Gītā, 2.47

    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 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

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

    - Swami Tadatmānanda

    Part 3

    The Nectar of Knowledge

    Next live 6 week round 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 the Nectar of Action a la carte for $198 or register for the full program at a discount

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

    - Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

    FAQs

    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.

    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. 

    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 Nectar of the Gita site after each lesson, and then I will respond to them on the page, or in subsequent live classes.

    Join the Nectar of the Gītā

    A Complete Teaching in 3 six week parts.
    Next Round Begins July 2020
    Nectar of the Gītā 3-Part Program Tuition:$425 {early bird - $397}

    You may also choose to purchase these programs 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 FAM {The Foundation for the Advancement of Midwifery}. They emphasize projects that make natural birth and birth justice and wellbeing access to all women, emphasizing this work in communities of color for better birth and wellness outcomes for BIPOC families. Recent projects include: The Black Midwife Mentor Program; Students of Color Exam Support; Indigenous Birthworker Community Building; Breastfeeding Support for Women of Color; Birthwork Training for People of Color