Kaya Mindlin began her exploration of eastern studies in 1998 with Vedic and Buddhist philosophy and have been teaching deep release yoga for 14 years. Over the course of ten years She delved into intensive yoga study reaching 2,000 hours of professional yoga therapy training with a specific emphasis spinal decompression.
Alongside her study of yoga therapy she dove into full-spectrum exploration and training in the vedic and yoga tradition with formal study and certifications in advanced Yoga Therapy, Ayurvedic Medicine, Vedic Astrology (Jyotisha),and Vedic Design and Arrangement (Vāstu). After a decade of study, teaching, and travels to India, Kaya began teaching and mentoring other yoga teachers so they could refine and advance their skills to more effectively work with their students. She spent several years on the board of, and as a teacher trainer for a large yoga foundation and traveled on the east and west coast to teach teachers.
In 2011 she came back to re-focus her work with her local (Northern California) community of yoga students and teachers and she am currently the master yoga therapist and spinal release teacher at Emeryville Yoga Center and am on the faculty of 800 hour yoga therapy trainings at the Stress Management Center of Marin. Her present focus is working with experienced yogis, healers, meditators and explorers of the body, mind and self to help them cultivate deeper experience and understanding of the underlying principles of this amazing tradition. She is registered at the highest possible level with the National Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500) and Kaya have continued her studies with renowned Vedanta teachers including Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Carol Whitfield and Swami Tattvavidānanda.
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