Aya Movement

Aya Movement

5.0 (1)
1 employee
3 years in business

About this pro

I am a yoga, dance, and mindfulness instsructor with more than ten years of experience introducing students of all ages and abilities to the benefits of therapeutic movement. 

My clients most appreciate my clear verbal instruction, my willingness to push them with patience and warmth, and my constant reminders that there is no right or wrong way to move or to hold your body. I encourage finding movements and postures that feel good and do good from the inside out rather than those that look a particular way on the outside.

Becoming more aware of how my body feels has been a very valuable tool that helps me take better care of my physical health and stay more present both mentally and emotionally. It is my great pleasure to be able to share such a valuable discovery - that can truly have a positive impact on physical and mental health, personal relationships, and even professional effectiveness - with others.

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San Francisco, CA 94131
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1 Review

5.0

  • C Martin

    Meg and I started working together while my daughter was a student in her group teen class at the studio near to our home. My daughter, who also studies dance, loved her clear and encouraging instructions. I saw how much my daughter and her friend felt the class was helping them gain physical strength and flexibility as well as a positive relationship with their bodies and wanted these things for myself! So I scheduled my own private sessions with Meg in my home and could not have been more pleased with the results. We worked together, once weekly, for almost a year before our family moved. In that time, Meg definitely helped me to heal from some running injuries, to improve my joint and muscle flexibility, to work on my balance, my sense of calm, and my confidence in my own body. She was consistently punctual, always warm and friendly, and very well prepared. Well worth every penny and every minute spent. I highly recommend her for teenagers and for adults. Thank you for bringing so much health and peace to our family, Meg! We miss you already.



FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Before I even meet a new student, I always ask them to answer just a few simple questions that help me gague their relationship with their body and their comfort with movement.

I like to use my intuition and feedback from my students about how to start any yoga or dance lesson. Very often, it feels right to begin with a focus on the breath and from there, lead into basic postures, and from there, lead into movement.

All the while, I like to hear from students about how they're feeling and what is working best for them. I elicit lots of real-time feedback and encourage all of my clients to adjust postures and movements to their comfort, so every session is very much a collaboration.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Growing up, I studied dance with the Royal Academy of Ballet, New Jersey Ballet, and the Dance Academy of North Jersey. I performed a lot when I was younger and even got to travel internationally with the United States Dance Team.

Later in life, after I stopped dancing, I began to study yoga and meditation. In 2012, I completed Prana Mandir's 200-hour yoga teacher training course and began teaching children, teens, and adults right away. Since then, I've taught regularly, both in group classes and in private one-on-one or semi-private small group settings, mostly in New York City.

This kind of mindful movement eventually brought me back to dance, and I have been thrilled to begin practicing and teaching various types of expressive dance modalities for the last two years.