Nya has been a competitive athlete from the age of 6. She started practicing yoga as a way to heal chronic knee pain after all else failed. She is passionate about yoga, art and meditation as tools for healing. She has a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from the Ghosh College of India in Kolkata (Muktamala Mita) and a 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Kripalu's School of Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph Le Page). Nya is certified in Yoga for the Heart (Nischala Devi) and Functional Yoga Therapy (Maria Mendola). Nya has also studied Therapeutic Vinyasa and Yoga Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Spiritual Counseling and Restorative Yoga at Expanding Light, Yin Yoga at the Yin Yoga Institute with its founder and lineage holder Master Paulie Zink, Yoga Nidra at the Yoga Academy of North America, and Yoga and Art at AyurYoga Eco Ashram in Kerala, India. Having worked as a Set Decorator for twenty years in the high-pressured film industry, she uses yoga, art and meditation for stress management, personal balance and to enhance overall well-being. Nya was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Transparent.
In addition, Nya is the founder of People of Color Yoga for All Bodies, and co-founder of Yoga Jubilee an organization whose mission is to amplify BIPOC/POC Voices in Yoga. She has written about Yoga for Healing Race-Based Traumatic Stress in the international publication, Yoga Therapy Today, as well as, presented on Yoga for Social Justice and Community Healing at the 2018 International Association Yoga Therapy Conference. Nya has written the chapter on Cultivating Resilience and Safety in Yoga Therapy Practice for the upcoming book Yoga Therapy Foundations, Tools, and Practice: A Comprehensive Textbook published by Singing Dragon.
Nya takes her inspiration from the moon and is the creator of the Moon Phase Goddess Cards, Moon Phase Goddess eCourse, Archetypal Yoga Therapy eCourse, New Moon Intention Setting Guide, and the Moon Phase Journaling Prompts Workbook