Talya Lutzker is a certified yoga teacher, Ayurvedic practitioner and owner of Talya’s Kitchen – an organic, nutrition-focused catering company.
Talya first discovered yoga in 1993 on a summer backpacking trip to Alaska where sun salutations were practiced daily amidst wildland beauty. Deeply inspired by what she experienced, Talya began dedicated yogic studies in the years to follow and started teaching yoga in 2001. She is certified through the Integrative Yoga Therapy Institute (2001) and is currently working towards a 500 hour certification in Prajna Yoga (taught by Tias and Surya Little).
Talya’s devoted study of Iyengar Yoga, meditation, Pilates, Restorative and Ashtanga Yoga have contributed to her precise instruction in alignment, deepening the breath, strengthening the core and opening the heart.
Yoga is Talya’s first love and is the foundation from which all her other practices emerge. Her devotion to this ancient healing practice shines through in her engaging, clear and enthusiastic teaching style. She studies regularly with Kofi Busia, Senior Iyengar teacher, Maya Lev and Linda Bonney and teaches in both Santa Cruz and Los Gatos.
To practice with Talya at home, you can catch her yoga (and cooking) videos on