Hometown: Marquette, MI
Aya grew up in the woods north of Marquette, home-schooled by a musician and a dancer. At twelve years old she began her yoga practice on the forest floor: down dog in the sand, leaves, and bridge over Wilson Creek. Aya unearthed a love of teaching while taking a 5-month teacher training course at the Baptiste studio Namaspa, in Bend, Oregon. Aya promotes the empowering principles of Baptiste Yoga and favors leading classes in this style, using a fluid sequence of poses and a very warm room to allow muscle flexibility, strength, detoxification and cardiovascular health. She has been teaching regularly in Marquette since returning from her training in Oregon in the Winter of 2014.