After encountering yogic teachings in 1999, Kaya abandoned academia and launched over a decade of retreat, tutelage and formal training in Vedic tradition. An IAYT accredited Yoga Therapist, Ayurvedic Practitioner and Teachers’ Teacher, she’s logged over 10,000 hours credentialed study and wor​k in​ Vedic therapies – Restorative Yoga Therapy, Clinical Ayurveda, Yoga​ and Ayurveda for Pregnancy and Postpartum, Vedic Psychology​ and Counseling​, Vedanta Philosophy, and Vedic Astrology.

She has cultivated SRY {Spinal Release Yoga} – a healing yoga that relaxes deep muscle tension and resolves the root of emotional and physical pain. Long-time seekers, healing professionals, experienced yogis and teachers resonate with Kaya’s direct, personalized and gentle tools and her organized but intuitive approach.

Her pregnancy and experience raising a sensitive and strong willed child has fueled her love of Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology as means of insight and she ​created her Mayurveda program to support other families with these timeless tools. She works with groups, individuals and teachers in her yoga therapy center in Northern California, where she lives with her husband, a Vedic Astrologer, and their son. Learn more at