In-person and Online Training for Yoga Teachers

What Students Say

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“Kaya’s programs for teachers are beautifully designed – significantly layered for depth yet simple and clear which has the student become experienced and confident in the material offered. Her approach is order yet natural and generally excellent in all ways.”

Jen, SRY Teacher and Gyrotonic Teacher

What Students Say

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“Your presence is delightful, caring, easy to follow. The information is delivered in a way that allows for processing (not too fast or slow) and is filled with a light sense of genuine humor and deep wisdom.”

Jackie, SRY Teacher and Pilates Teacher

What Students Say

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“Kaya has a soft but grounding presence. She holds a nurturing space for everyone that invites us to surrender into the asanas, into the breath, and into ourselves. I love her concise and simple directions.”

Elaine, Yoga Therapist

Upcoming events and trainings

Nectar of the Heart

Start 2020 with the taste of nectar.

The teachings of Yoga offer an entry point into the nectar of the heart. To experience this nectar is to melt into allowance and understanding with yourself and others.

Enjoy a day of blissful and transformational techniques to release blockages in the physical, emotional, and subtle bodies.

January 4
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Little Church, Portland, OR

 

The Nectar of the Gītā

An Online Program on the Bhagavad Gītā

Master your life 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.

Gain access to these transformational teachings through an in-depth online program, offered over the next year and a half in three six-week courses.

Part 1, The Nectar of Action, covers the concept of Karma Yoga

Part 2, The Nectar of Love, covers the concept of Bhakti Yoga

Part 3, The Nectar of Knowledge, covers the concept of Jnana Yoga

Supreme Release Yoga (SRY) Fundamentals and SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine

One-Day Practical Pedagogy for Teachers and Dedicated Yogis

For teachers of other styles who want to teach SRY or for Yoga students who simply want to understand the details behind the poses. This day is 100% dedicated to breaking down the personalized and profound alignment of SRY asanas, propping and teaching methodology for eight essential poses. Leave confident in your practice and in being able to successfully share Supreme Release Yoga with students or friends. 

Teachers attend SRY Fundamentals as a one-day add on to immersions or trainings with Kaya. Dedicated yogis can attend SRY Fundamentals as a standalone program. 

Two Choices for SRY Fundamentals in 2020

This year Kaya is offering two types of SRY Fundamentals programs. The first is the traditional SRY Fundamentals program. The second is SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine, a one-day program focused specifically on learning the subtle anatomy of the spine (Chakras and Kuṇḍaīnī Śakti) in relationship to the physical āsanas. Both fulfill the prerequesite for attending advanced programs.

If you’ve attended SRY Fundamentals in the past, you’ll benefit greatly from attending SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine. If you’re new to SRY, attend SRY Fundamentals and Supreme Illumination to learn the anatomy of the subtle spine.

April 17: SRY Fundamentals, Portland, OR

May 17: SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine, Sonoma County, CA

October 2: SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine, Portland, OR

Supreme Illumination

Turn your practice and teaching of Supreme Release Yoga upside down! In Supreme Illumination, Kaya unpacks a new way to nurture and understand the physical and subtle spine through accessible, but advanced, inversions. These poses allow you and your clients to experience weightlessness, rest, revitalization, inner pause, and an illuminative shift in viewpoint in and out of the practice.

April 18-20, 2020
Portland, OR

Prerequisite: SRY Fundamentals or equivalent 

Śavāsana and Yoga Nidrā

Join Kaya for an entire day dedicated to Śavāsana and Yoga Nidrā. This day for Yoga teachers is centered around the blissful and effective Supreme Release Yoga {SRY} approach to Śavāsana and yogic sleep.

Students spend the day diving into experiential learning, partner pairing, and teachings on the Vedic viewpoint of yogic sleep. You’ll leave with a deeper practice of Śavāsana for yourself, a profound understanding of the purpose and potential of Śavāsana and the skill to deliver this to others.

May 16, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
The Center for Vital Living
Sonoma County, CA

Pair this with SRY Fundamentals: Supreme Spine on May 17!

Nectar of Nidrā

Online Yoga Nidrā Training for Yoga Teachers

Train others in the magic and power of Yoga Nidrā, with the full spectrum of the Vedic tradition.

Six weeks of live, online classes on the power of sleep and yogic sleep.

Next live course is in spring 2020 {running six weeks}.

Register now and receive the recorded version of the most recent course & get FREE access to the NEXT live one! 

SRY Yoga Therapy Training II

If you attended Supreme Release Yoga Therapy 1 in 2019, join this October for part II! But this program will be also accessible to teachers who did not attend part I.

Spend a weekend learning, giving and receiving SRY Yoga Therapy sessions. Gain tools that help clients resolve physical and mental pain and give them 10x the amount of release they can get in a home practice or group class.

Learn to target specific parts of the spine with hands-on holds, propping and presses with tools that provide your clients deep rest and bliss. Experience and learn deeply effective release session sets to provide ongoing healing for one-on-one Yoga clients.

October 3 – 5, 2020
Portland, OR

About Training with Kaya

Our precious time in one another’s presence is the classical way to learn healing techniques. As you delve into the direct experiences of profound yogic tools, you are emboldened to teach from a place of deep inner experience and integrity. Wonderfully, this means more healing and transformation for YOU on your path to learning to support others in their healing and transformation.  

Learn tool-based Yoga therapies, traditional Vedic philosophy for the modern yogi and practical business skills.

Trainings with Kaya emphasize four key pillars: 
  1. Hands-On SRY Tools – Learn and practice hands-on therapeutic tools in the Supreme Release Yoga approach to releasing spinal tension.
  2. Systematic and Holistic Pedagogy – Engage in kinesthetic, tactile, auditory and visual learning capacities with a methodology for teaching teachers that allows you to successfully learn, digest and apply the material in the real world.
  3. Healing the Healer – Retreat-like immersion in the techniques heals YOU while you simultaneously learn to apply those tools to others.
  4. Sharing Sangha – Your community of supportive yogis grows and deepens as you spend time learning, partner pairing and healing together.

Knowledge that Nourishes