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Alanna Kaivalya

Alanna Kaivalya is the founder of the Kaivalya Yoga Method and an internationally known teacher, author, and mythologist. In 2008 Yoga Journal recognized Alanna as one of the Top 21 Teachers Under 40. Her first book, Myths of the Asanas, showcased the myths behind the poses, and she has developed an e-course based on the work of Joseph Campbell called Following Bliss: A Modern Mystic's Guide to the Hero’s Journey, which teaches practical tools for inspired living. In her decade-plus of studying mythology, eastern spirituality, philosophy, and yoga, she has traveled the world and taught at conferences, teacher trainings, and workshops. She offers teacher training in the Kaivalya Yoga Method as well as Pure Yoga Immersion. She is currently a PhD candidate at Pacifica Graduate Institute. Join her community at

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The Power of the Myths of Yoga

The myths of yoga are captivating and timeless. Practitioners who have been drawn to the stories of the monkey god, Hanuman, or the destroyer, Shiva, know that yoga’s mythology is rich, complex and evocative of the human condition....

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