Alanna Kaivalya (New York City) believes yoga is for everyone and each student can develop the self-empowerment needed to embark on a personal journey to meaningful transformation. She founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. She has taught students and teachers since 2001 and has developed teacher trainings for top studios worldwide. In January, Alanna debuted a comprehensive online teacher training program with YogaDownload. She has written the Myths of the Asanas (Mandala, 2010) and Sacred Sound (New World Library, 2014), and holds a Ph.D. in mythological studies, with an emphasis in depth psychology, from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, releases October 2016.