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.
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