Kanya began her journey when she took her first yoga class in 1988. She soon became a yoga instructor and eventually a yoga therapist utilizing the ancient science of yoga to facilitate and improve healing on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Kanya has worked in a variety of clinical settings creating and facilitating groups for woman recovering from breast cancer, along with stress management programs designed to lower blood pressure and reduce chronic pain. Her interest and success lead her to attaining a graduate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Santa Monica, in Santa Monica California. Soon joined the faculty of the University where she continues to serve.
While residing in Los Angeles, Kanya trained with Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., the creator of the Mind-Body Infertility Program at Harvard University. Kanya utilized her experience facilitating groups at the UCLA Mind-Body Infertility Program where she witnessed first hand how effective a Mind-Body approach can be. Clinical studies of this program show a 45% pregnancy rate within one year of completed the program. Kanya continues to work with women and couples in the US and abroad who are interested in incorporating Mind-Body techniques in their journey to parenthood.
In 2006, Kanya and her husband moved back to their hometown near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kanya opened a private practice in Wayne, Pennsylvania where she continues to be on the leading edge of holistic psychology. Kanya is involved and committed to educating people on the value of holistic psychology and the Mind-Body connection through her practice, workshops, and talks throughout the U.S. and abroad.
1988, B.A. in Textile Design, Philadelphia University
1999, M.A. in Counseling Psychology, University of Santa Monica
License, Certifications & Awards
California, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Pennsylvania, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Professional Activities and Memberships
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
American Society for Reproductive Medicine