Staraya grew up in Homer, Alaska and was raised holistically by her parents. Staraya’s upbringing has lead to a lifelong interest in health and wellness. She left home and went to college in Reno, NV on a dance scholarship, where wear and tear on her body created a passion inside of her to seek something better and healthier for her body. Staraya came to Indianapolis for graduate school and received her masters in Public Health Policy from I.U. School of Medicine. A few years back she discovered a more in depth yoga practice, which lead her to Ayurveda. Staraya is now a 500-hour Registered Yoga Teacher, an Ayurveda Yoga Specialist and an Ayurveda Practicioner. Yoga and Ayurveda takes in consideration the body, mind and spirit, giving balance, health, wellness and happiness to the entire being...Something Staraya strongly believes is worth spreading!
Staraya teaches yoga and ayurved workshops at studios where she resides in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as around the world. She is part of the 500-hour Teacher Training staff at Invoke Studio and part of the 200-hour Training staff for Passion Yoga, Costa Rica.