Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. Founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy.
Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D. has nearly two decades of experience writing and leading teacher training programs for the top yoga studios across the globe. Known as “The Yoga Doctor”, Alanna poured her expertise into founding The Kaivalya Yoga Method in 2012, and launched the world’s first 500 hour online teacher training in 2015.
She has taught for Yoga Journal Conferences, The Omega Institute, Kripalu, and Esalen retreat centers. She has been featured in Yoga Journal, Origin, Mantra Magazine, Yoga International, Sweat Equity, Mindful Magazine and many others. In 2007, she had the esteemed honor of being elected to Yoga Journal’s top 21 teachers under 40 list. Alanna has appeared on Fox’s Varney & Co., Walk the Talk Show on Elephant Journal, HuffPo Live! as well as many other media outlets. She is a regular contributor to publications such as Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and Well + Good.
She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology and has authored three books: Myths of the Asanas: Stories from the Heart of the Yoga Tradition, Sacred Sound: Discovering the Myth and Meaning Behind Mantra and Kirtan, and Yoga Beyond the Mat.