"You are not the drop in the ocean. You are the ocean in a drop." - Rumi
Nya Patrinos (MFA UCSD, ERYT, C-IAYT)
- Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapists - Editorial Board Member, Journal of Yoga Practice and Therapy - Practicum Mentor, Kripalu School of Integrative Yoga Therapy - 800 Hour Certificate, Professional Yoga Therapist Training Program, Integrative Yoga Therapy - Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy, Ghosh College of India, Calcutta - Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider - 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Therapeutic Vinyasa Instructor , LMU: Yoga and the Healing Sciences - 300 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Advanced Teacher of Therapeutic Yoga, Integrative Yoga Therapy - Certified Yoga Nidra Instructor, Yoga Academy of North America - Certified Yoga of the Heart Instructor (Cancer and Cardiac Disease), Nischala Joy Devi - Certified Yin Yoga Instructor, Yin Yoga Institute, Paulie Zink - Certified Restorative Yoga Instructor, Ananda School of Yoga and Meditation - Certificate in Illustration, Otis College of Art - MFA in Scenic Design, University of California, San Diego - BA in Environmental Design, University of Pennsylvania
Nya has been a competitive athlete from the age of 6. She started practicing yoga as a way to heal chronic knee pain after all else failed. She is passionate about yoga, art and meditation as tools for healing. She has studied Yoga Therapy at Ghosh College of India in Calcutta (Muktamala Mita) and at Kripalu's Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph Le Page). She is certified in Yoga for the Heart (Nischala Devi) and Functional Yoga Therapy (Maria Mendola). Nya has also studied Therapeutic Vinyasa and Yoga Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Spiritual Counseling and Restorative Yoga at Expanding Light, Yin Yoga at the Yin Yoga Institute with its founder and lineage holder Master Paulie Zink, Yoga Nidra at the Yoga Academy of North America, and Yoga and Art at AyurYoga Eco Ashram in Kerala, India. Having worked as a Set Decorator for twenty years in the high-pressured film industry, she uses yoga, art and meditation for stress management, personal balance and to enhance overall well-being. Nya was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Transparent.
What Our Clients Are Saying
Nya is an inspired teacher and brings the very rich and dense teachings from The Artist Way to life. I gained some wonderful insights during the course and especially valued the intimate and enlivening group discussions. Nya magnetized such a delightful group of students. I learned so much from this incredibly interesting and intelligent cadre and have stayed in touch with many of them since. It is a worthwhile course and hits on many levels. Body, mind and spirit!!! I highly recommend it. " - Barbara S.