Vaya (Talia Lia Meizan Nijhuis) received her yoga teacher certification directly from B.K.S. Iyengar in Pune, India. She has practiced Yoga and Vipassana meditation since 1992 after receiving a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Cognition Science from the University of Tel Aviv. She studied with various teachers around the world including B.K.S. Iyengar, Getta, and Prashant Iyengar, and completed 4 years of yoga teacher training with Mr. Faeq Biria from France. She worked as an assistant of “Remedial Yoga classes” in Israel and the Iyengar Yoga Institute in India. Since 2007, Vaya has lived with her husband and their two boys in PachaMama and teaches yoga here and in other places in the world.