Nataraja _Kallio

Nataraja Kallio

Job Role: Core Associate Professor
M.A. Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Naropa University|B.A. Religious Studies, Naropa University
Department: BA Yoga Studies, MA Yoga Studies
Academic School/Department Wisdom Traditions Department
Academic Programs: BA Yoga Studies, MA Yoga Studies
Courses Taught: Yoga I: Foundations, Yoga II: The Subtle Body, Yoga III: Integral Practice, Yoga IV & V: Teacher Training, Meditation in Yogic & Tantric Traditions, Yoga History, Theory & Philosophy

Nataraja Kallio has served as the lead faculty and Chair of the B.A. Yoga Studies program at Naropa University since 2005 and helped design the recently launched MA Yoga Studies program . His primary areas of research and teaching include Yoga Histories and Philosophies, Psychology, Yoga Therapy and Yoga Teacher Training. Nataraja spent seven years in India studying in the contemplative traditions of Vedanta, Tantra, Hatha Yoga and Buddhism. He has had a private practice in both Counseling Psychology and Yoga Therapy since 2010.

  • Hatha Yoga: A Yoga Teacher Training Manual, Naropa University, 2017.
  • “The Breath Within the Breath” in Meditations for InterSpiritual Wisdom: Practices and Reading Drawn from the World's Spiritual Traditions, Edited by Netanel Miles-Yepez and Edward W. Bastian, Spiritual Paths Publishing , Santa Barbara, CA., 2011
  • The Purusharthas, Yoga Journal, 2016
  • Hafiz: The Scent of Light (narrator), Sounds True, Inc. Boulder CO., 2002