Nya Patrinos (RYT 200), a competitive athlete from the age of 6, 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 studied Therapeutic Vinyasa and Yoga Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University, Yin Yoga under 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 has used yoga, art and meditation for stress management, personal balance and to enhance overall well-being. Nya has an Emmy nomination for her work on Transparent.