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 16 years.
Ayah is professional yoga teacher, dancer, thai massage therapist, legally ordained spiritual minister as well as women’s health advocate & life-coach in the field of womb wellness
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.
With over 600hrs of training Ayah 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 continues to encourage and inspire deep prayer and grace in the practice of her peers.
Find out more of her programs, classes and services at www.divinehealingmovement.com, www.obsidianwomb.com
All classes begin with setting intentions, pranayama practices, and chanting.