with Alanna Kaivalya, Ph.D.

Unlock your personal potential


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Are you ready to take your spiritual practice to the next level? Do you want to dive into the depths of your soul? Is integrating body, mind, and spirit at the top of your to-do list? Does the prospect of studying yoga psychology intrigue you? Are you looking for a new career path in spirituality, astrology, or yoga?

Enter the Modern Mystics Academy. Here, we put all the tools you need to pursue your highest calling, right within your reach.

Welcome to all the training and education you need in order to:

  • Hone your healing skills for the energetic body
  • Lead a life connected to spirit
  • Develop a comprehensive daily practice in yoga…and take your yoga beyond the mat
  • Understand how psyche, soul, and spirit all integrate through yoga psychology
  • Access the wisdom of the chakras
  • Begin your alchemical astrology studies
  • Transform your life completely with spiritual practice
  • Change your career or develop new skill sets to add to your thriving spiritual business

“Alanna’s courses are chock full of content. She goes above and beyond to make certain you have everything you need. Questions? She’s available. Suggestions? She’s open. Requests? She’ll grant if able. I’ve signed up for 4 of her courses and I’m extremely happy with the format, content, and the information. Really, you can’t go wrong! While I have access to the courses, I can always go back and refresh as needed. Thank you, Alanna, for making these courses affordable!”

Cindy H.

“What’s not to like when you have all you need within arms reach. Great material, always being updated. Communication is 100% with your teacher and fellow students. Positive energy and support to grow in this journey. I love to take the courses and being able to go back and refresh my knowledge…Hop on the train and let’s go for the ride!!!!!!“

Teresita C.
Your Instructor
Meet Alanna

Often referred to as the Yoga Doctor, I help yoga teachers embody their knowledge, up-level their skills and create more impact in the world. I give you clear pathways to earning a living with your spiritual practice and help others with your gift.

I know how difficult it is to set yourself apart and thrive as a yoga instructor, so I want to teach you to be more than that…to be a spiritual advisor, healer, and master of the stars. As a #modernmystic, we are the torchbearers of spirituality for modern people; we are the guides that provide our students access to yoga’s enduring power as a healing and enlightening tool.

On this principle I founded The Kaivalya Yoga Method, a fresh take on yoga emphasizing the individual path while honoring tradition. Teaching students since 2001, teachers since 2003, I’ve written and developed teacher trainings worldwide for top studios and independently. In 2015, I debuted a comprehensive 500 hr online teacher training with YogaDownload.

I hold a Ph.D. in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, have authored numerous articles and 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. My third book, Yoga Beyond the Mat, is a guidebook showing practitioners how to make yoga their spiritual practice. I live in New York City with Roxy the Wonderdog.