Kallio | 303-483-8405

Assistant Professor, Traditional Eastern Arts
Core Faculty


BA in Traditional Eastern Arts


MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University
BA Religious Studies and Traditional Eastern Arts, Naropa University

Areas of Specialization:

  • Yoga History, Theory and Philosophy
  • Hatha Yoga
  • Psychology
  • Meditation Theory and Practice
  • Yoga Therapy

Nataraja Kallio is a professor and director of the Naropa Yoga Studies & Teacher Training program. Seven years of study in India provided the foundation for his learning, where he immersed himself in the lineages of Sri Aurobindo, Krishnamacharya (namely Iyengar and Ashtanga Yoga), Swami Sivananda, Swami Satyananda and the Sri Vidya tradition. He completed advanced trainings with a wide variety of teachers earning degrees in Religious Studies and Psychology.  His teaching integrates the breadth of Yoga, from practice to philosophy.  As director of the only accredited undergraduate Yoga Studies degree program in the U.S., Nataraja’s focus is on translating Yoga to the West in a way that honors its roots while emphasizing its relevance to modern life.