AUGUST 22-25, 2019

Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health

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500-hour RYT

Doolin Healing Sanctuary

1794 N. Acadian Drive

Deltona, FL USA

(386) 532-5308


Yoga Lineage/Style/Approach

Kripalu, Gentle Hatha Yoga and Chair Yoga


Yoga Teacher Training

Studied with Yogi Bharat J. Gaijar, Founder of the Sivananda Yoga Center in Wilmington, DE and Yogi Amrit Desai at the Kripalu Ashram in Sumneytown, PA, 1967-1974. Past teachers include Doug Keller and John Friend.



NESTA Certified Fitness, Mind Body Instructor, 2006

Known as a “Doctor of Thought”, Daya is president and co-founder, with her husband Chris, of the Doolin Healing Sanctuary in Deltona, FL. She is an internationally known speaker and author of metaphysical and self-help books. Her inspirational speeches share her secrets for a successful life.


Daya founded the Only Way Out Is In program in 2010, to mentor and teach others how to allow themselves to become aligned with Universal laws, principles and truths.


The Doolin Healing Sanctuary was voted one of the Top 5 Yoga Studios of Orlando, FL, and received Best Alternative Healing Business Award for Orange City and Deltona, FL in 2013 and 2014.


Daya has been a student and teacher of hatha yoga for more than 50 years. She personally teaches all her classes and instructs gentle chair yoga to community center residents. She loves assisting others in realizing easy solutions for unlimited
ways of living.


She is the author of six other award-winning books. In 2009 she was the recipient of the EDC Creations Literary Award for non-fiction for her book The Only Way Out Is In: The Secrets of the 14 Realms to Love, Happiness and Success. She also received the NABE Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in 2010 for her book, Americans Saving Ourselves Together: How to Strive in the 21st Century, in the categories of self-help and New Age writing.


Her latest book is Yoga, Meditation and Spiritual Growth for the African American Community: If You Can Breathe, You CAN Do Yoga and Find Inner and Outer Peace, was given Honorable Mention on Kam Williams' list of his 10 Best Black Books in 2014. This book also received the Indie Best Writers’ Award in the Inspiration Category for 2014.