Nya Patrinos has been a competitive athlete from the age of 6. She started practicing yoga as a way to heal chronic knee pain after all else failed. She is passionate about yoga, art and meditation as tools for healing. She has an MFA in Design from the University of California, a Diploma of Merit in Yoga Therapy from the Ghosh College of India in Kolkata (Muktamala Mita), and a 800-hour Certificate in Yoga Therapy from Kripalu’s School of Integrative Yoga Therapy (Joseph Le Page).  Having worked as a Set Decorator for twentyfive years in the high-pressured film industry, she uses yoga, art and meditation for stress management, personal balance and to enhance overall well-being. Nya was nominated for an Emmy for her work on Transparent.