Talya Lutzker • California

Talya is a certified yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner, author, nutritionist and chef. She founded Talya’s Kitchen in 2005 – a nutrition and Ayurvedic based catering company in Santa Cruz, CA.


Talya discovered yoga – her first love – in 1993 on a backpacking wilderness adventure in Alaska. A dedicated practitioner ever since, she became a yoga instructor in 2001, and now teaches Prajna Yoga, a school founded by Tias and Surya Little. “The word Prajna in Sanskrit means insight, deep understanding, and mindfulness. It suggests a dynamic, embodied wisdom that permeates every cell in the body. Prajna Yoga is a profound journey inward.” – Tias Little


In addition to completing Prajna Yoga’s 500-hour certification program, she’s studied at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute in India, and practices regularly with Maya Lev and senior Iyengar teacher Kofi Busia. Her teaching style is strongly influenced by her studies with Tias and her extensive experience in the Iyengar yoga community. You can find Talya and learn more about her at www.TalyasKitchen.com and her Talya’s Kitchen Facebook page.