All classes begin with setting intentions, pranayama practices, and chanting.
Cultivate Empowerment — Yoga with Ayah
Ayah Buonagurio was introduced to Yoga by her Mother at the age of 15 and fully utilized her practice to heal after a severe car accident. She has been teaching in California and abroad for over 11 years. Her strongest foundation is in studies with Anusara yoga and bio-mechanical therapeutics. Ayah also draws from her professional background ethnic & contemporary dance to emphasize posture, core toning and movements dynamics in class.
Her classes embody themes of personal empowerment, she inspires self expression while sequencing through postures that emphasize strong inner body awareness. Integrative alignment principles are introduced through vinyasa-hatha yoga sequences. As a musician she enjoys weaving the quality of sound, chants, and often live music to accompany her classes.
She completed her first 200hr teacher training at Greenpath Yoga in 2004 in San Francisco, RYA, (Asthanga tradition with Clayton Horton), and since then has been studying with a variety of Anusara teachers (John Friend, Hanneli Francis, Sarah Rose, Katchi Ananda, Kenny & Chrissy Graham, Desiree Rambaugh, and Stacey Rosenburg), completing various immersions and therapeutics, and teacher trainings. Ayah recently completed an intensive with Ana Forrest and continues to study a lineage of Shakta-Tantra with her teacher Aditi Devi.
Ayah has creatively infused a lifelong path of apprenticing in ceremonial arts into her passion for yoga, dance and therapeutics. Ayah continues to encourage and inspire deep prayer and grace in the practice of her peers.
If you are not ready to take group classes or prefer more focused attention on developing your yoga practice. We can start with a free consultation which includes a 15-25 minute discussion via phone or in person where we evaluate lifestyle limitations & desires, diets, history of injury, health concerns as well as spiritual virtues. In sessions we will develop your goals, and wishes in cultivating vitality through various mediums of yoga asana, support, breathing, & yogic philosophy, nutrition, therapeutics, and body safety though understanding of bio-mechanics and universal principals of alignment.
Free 25 min Consultation via phone/Skype
1 hr Private $85-150 sliding scale
Package prices for 1.5 hrs sessions
3 = $300
5 =$425 ( 2 free public classes) expires 6 months
10 =$800 (Free public classes) expires 1 year
Yoga for Dancers and Somatic Educators
“Dance has always been my eternal heart song and the practice of Yoga my discipline. W/out my yoga practice I would not be a grounded integrated being. And without dance my spirit would not know freedom to such an extent. Bridging the worlds between dance and yoga has been a fulfilling task.” This well rounded multi-leveled class incorporates everything a dancer needs to incorporate gently building stamina, strength, core conditioning, as well as the understanding the importance of restoring and protecting the body from injury or illness. This class explores basic bio-mechanical bridges between dance conditioning through yoga asana sequencing. While developing breathing techniques and adopting healthy attitudes about our bodies we can bridge connection to that which is most important in our lives.
Currently looking for a new location to host this as weekly class or workshop.