The Nectar of the Gītā

Transform & Illuminate your Life.

Online Program

“The Gītā is considered a ‘nectar’ because it concentrates the most supreme and vast teachings of yoga in one place. It is unique because it transmits those teachings not to a monk on an isolated mountaintop, but to a householder in the midst of the conflict and complexity of life. The Gita is whole, complete and 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

A comprehensive, accessible life-changing immersion for seekers, yogis & teachers in illuminative yogic teachings. Experience a transformational weaving of storytelling, practical wisdom, modern examples, mantra recitation laughter and tears rooted in the timeless tradition and teaching method.
40 CEU hours for Yoga Teachers & Yoga Therapists

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

STARTS JULY 2021

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. 

  • Everything is recorded {live attendance is encouraged but not required}
  • Weekly live 90 minute class {RECORDED for your convenience}
  • 30 minute weekly 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 
  • Access to the content for the duration of the program

Open to ANYONE who seeks personal and spiritual growth. Yoga teachers and therapists can receive CE hours but you do not need to be a teacher to join. 

40 Hours CEU

Part 1: July-Aug 2021
Part 2: Oct-Nov 2021
Part 3: Jan-Feb 2022
{details below}

What Students Say

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
Serious Vedic Study

""This was a remarkably rich, full, deep undertaking, and I am so grateful to you for creating it with such wisdom and care. It was not only a journey through the Gita, but a serious introduction to Vedic thought and the study of Vedic scripture in general. To have a teacher who can unpack the texts and teachings for and with students - I feel so grateful for that gift, thank you.""

Paige
Yoga Teacher
So Clear

"I’m REALLY LOVING these teachings. Your explanations make things so clear. It is the reason for the teacher. I could never get this meaning just by reading the texts, so THANK YOU!"

Kimberlie
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
Clear and Transformative

""I am so truly grateful to you Kaya. These teachings and the clarity that you bring to them came at a time in my life where I needed clear guidance for my spiritual growth. Your are a gifted teacher with a wealth of knowledge. What I learned through this course applies to every moment of the day. This has increased my ability as a teacher, to share in a way that will hopefully also help transform lives in some way.""

Nancy
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
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
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
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
Deeper Understanding of Life

""This course has opened my eyes and heart so profoundly! I am new to the Vedic tradition. Having the opportunity to learn from you has given me context and a deeper understanding of my life internally and externally. I don't think I could ever express my gratitude and love for you and this course. Thank you, thank you, thank you.""

Devon
Finally a Respectful Teacher Student Relationship

"Thank you Kaya for your tremendous generosity. Generosity on so many levels. I previously didn’t understand what it looked like to have a respectful relationship with a teacher. I now see how that relationship benefits students and teachings. I’m so enjoying and embracing being a student again. I'm coming to see that yoga isn’t separate from teaching and teaching isn’t separate from giving. I now understand how central the teacher-student relationship is, in ways that I intuited before but am now truly coming to understand.Thank you for your depth of understanding and the way the teachings filter through your own personality structure. You can only teach the way you teach with generosity. I have listened to your teachings again and again, and I get something new and layered out of every listening and it has caused me to reflect a lot on the process of learning overall.""

Joanna
Writer & 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
So Happy I Chose this Program

""Kaya, thank you so much for sharing your wisdom. I cannot think of a word that would be a better description but nectar. It has been a wonderful journey with so many rich teachings that gave me so much to reflect on. I will be reading and re-reading my notes again and again, and definitely keep studying this program for a while. I am very happy with choosing this training and I am more than happy that I found you as my teacher. You are a true inspiration. Thank you!""

Birgit
Teacher
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

    Join the Nectar of the Gitā

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

    Nectar of the Gitā Curriculum

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

    3 six week parts

    Taught Live & Recorded. Can't join live? That's okay About 70% of students join via recording {due to schedules & time zones} and everyone says it "feel's live"

    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. 

    July-August

    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. 

    October-Nobember

    3

    Part 3: Nectar of Knowledge

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

    January-February

    a note from Kaya

    Prayed to as a form of the divine mother, the Bhagavad Gītā nourishes its listeners with the nectar we crave and alleviates our greatest suffering. The Gitā offers a clear explanation of the human condition, an inspired explanation of our sacred potential and a practical means to unbreakable happiness in the midst of life.

     

    Few have received the in-depth teachings that are needed to truly unpack, digest, and apply the life-altering wisdom of the Gitā. Just reading the book or hearing a short lecture leaves students with confusion or feel-good 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, but it is so much more. It is comprehensive, and delivers 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. 

    Students who assimilate these teachings will 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

    Part 1: The Nectar of Action

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

    - Bhagavid Gītā, 2.47

    July 15-August 19 2021

    Thursdays 10am-12pm Pacific Standard time Live & Recorded

    {it's okay if you can't join live! About 70% of students join via recording and everyone says it "feel's live"}

    The Human Predicament & the Human Potential ~ Karma

    Your life 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 such 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. 

    Part 2: The Nectar of Love

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

    - Swami Tadatmānanda

    Oct 15-Nov 19 2021

    Fridays 10am-12pm Pacific Standard time Live & Recorded

    The Vedic Vision of the Divine Relationship ~ Bhakti

    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. 

    Part 3: The Nectar of Knowledge

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

    - Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati

    Jan 7-Feb 11 2022

    Fridays 10am-12pm Pacific Standard time Live & Recorded

    Cultivating a Mind for Self Mastery ~ Jñāna

    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. 

    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 Early Tuition:$425

    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. 

    Part 1: July 15-August 19, Thursdays 10am-12p Pacific Standard Time

    Part 2: October 15-November 19, 2021. Fridays 10am-12pm Pacific Standard Time

    Part 3: January 7-February 11, 2022. Fridays 10am-12pm Pacific Standard Time

    {can’t join live? Don’t be discouraged! Live is great, but 70% of students attend via recording and consistently report that it ‘feels live’}

    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.

    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, a portion of tuition is donated to an organization doing dharmic work in the world.

    2019-2020 we donated to support family & child justice at the US-Mexico border.
    2020-2021 we donated to Cornerstone Doula Trainings, natural birth and birth justice for black, brown, indigenous and queer families.
    2021-2022 a donation will be made to AIM For SEVA in India.