Episode: 61

The Bhagavad Gita – what you need to know with Kaya Mindlin

One of the reasons why many people are drawn to yoga is the spirituality of the practice. If you’re a yoga teacher or yoga student, you’re probably already familiar with the Bhagavad Gita. What do you think it’s about? Do we truly understand the purpose and the essence of this text? Are we able to correctly apply our learnings from it as yoga teachers? Our guest, Kaya Mindlin, helps us navigate the Bhagavad Gita in this episode.

Kaya has been teaching the Gita for a long time and she enlightens us regarding its many misconceptions and misinterpretations. She tells us the story of how she found peace and purpose in studying and teaching the Gita. Kaya also settles the confusion on whether the Bhagavad Gita is a religious text or not. She also drops a lot of valuable insights and lessons that she picked up throughout her personal journey. In this episode, we will find out how the Gita can contribute to our spiritual transformation in yoga. If you are thinking of starting your own journey with the Gita, don’t miss this episode.

Bhagavad Gita Episode Highlights:

  • Why is the Bhagavad Gita significant to yoga students and practitioners?
  • What is the Bhagavad Gita?
  • What to expect when opening the Bhagavad Gita for the first time
  • Kaya explains the methodology for teaching the Bhagavad Gita
  • What is the difference between the Sloka and the Sutra?
  • What modern yoga seekers misunderstand about the Bhagavad Gita
  • Does the Bhagavad Gita tell us to chase “good karma”?
  • How is the Gita organized? 
  • The purpose of studying the Gita
  • Is the Bhagavad Gita a religious text? 
  • Kaya shares valuable insights from her personal journey with the Gita
  • Advice for those who want to delve into the Gita

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Kaya Mindlin

Kaya is a go-to teacher for other yoga teachers seeking a mature practice, authentic philosophy and therapeutic teaching pedagogy. Teaching for 20 years, she is committed to sharing the softer side of yogic practice and to upholding yoga’s traditional roots. Her background includes 3,000 hours of formal study with generous teachers who shared the full spectrum of the Vedic Tradition. Her approach threads together storytelling, healing Yoga, Vedic astrology, Ayurveda, Vedanta, Sanskrit, Mantra and Tantra.


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