Alanna Kaivalya is the founder of The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on spirituality emphasizing the individual while honoring tradition. Over the last 15 years, she has written and developed yoga teacher trainings worldwide. In 2015, she debuted a comprehensive 500 hour online teacher training with YogaDownload. She holds a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology, and has authored three books: Myths of the Asanas, an accessible practitioner’s guide to stories behind beloved poses; Sacred Sound, a yoga “hymnal,” illustrating the role of chant and mantra in modern practice. Her newest book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, shows readers how to make yoga their personal spiritual practice.