Ayah Buonaugurio

San Anselmo, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

Cultivate Self-Empowerment — Yoga with Ayah

Ayah 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 11 years. Her strongest foundation is in studies with Anusara yoga, Sacred dance, and therapeutics based on the bio-mechanics of movement.

Ayah’s classes embody themes of personal empowerment, she inspires self expression while sequencing through postures that emphasize strong inner body awareness. Integrative alignment principals are introduced which aims to encourage each student’s highest goals in attaining anatomical alignment with integrity in practice. As a musician she enjoys interweaving the quality of sound, chants, and often live tunes to accompany her classes.

Ayah has creatively infused a lifelong path of apprenticing in healing and 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.
She completed her first 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 trainging. apprenticed with Amanda Nube to learn Pre-natal and Mama & baby yoga.

Private Classes
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, tantric & yogic philosophy , nutrition, therapeutics, and reconditions though understanding of bio-mechanic and universal principals of alignment.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
balanced structural integrity teacher in the mood of prayer

I've taken a dozen or so of Ayah's yoga classes and i feel she is one of the best ive worked with. She is really in touch with the whole room and always feels like she is watching out for our safety. In a prayerful space, her clear structural integrity approach helps me go really deep into my practice, gracefully guided through inner obstacles. She holds a no-stress gentle environment yet her experience shines through with good balance between in-depth instruction and keeping the class moving.

I especially appreciate how she will start a class with prayer, mantra, song or poem and ive had some sweet authentic heart opening moments in her classes. I can't say enough good about Ayah's direct teaching style.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Ayah has been practicing and teaching yoga since her teens. She is very versatile and patient with each and every level of student and brings balance and spiritual awareness to her practice and to her students. Every time I take a class with Ayah, I learn new poses, and come to a better understanding of my practice and my body. She utilizes music and her love of motion to bring grace and thoughtfulness to our practice. A truly wonderful teacher!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

In the past ten years, I have made numerous attempts to implement yoga
into my life, but have given up on those attempts far more than seeing them through. Whether this is attributed to my fear of failure in performing the poses, reluctancy to challenge myself, or a culmination of both; Ayah's yoga instruction has been such a blessing. Not only is she extremely knowledgble in the bio-mechanics of the body, but she provides great emotional understanding to all the


poses and the art of yoga. Initially, I thought that she may be too
advanced to teach someone at my level, but I have learned that
regardless of where you are at, she knows exactly how to meet you at
that level and help you understand and grow. I speak with utmost
honesty when I say that yoga with Ayah has been a truly liberating and
life-changing experience for me. I feel stronger mentally,
emotionally, and physically. Thank you so much, Ayah!