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Aya Dunin 
lives in the mountains above Watsonville. She has been dancing ballet since the age of 4 in London and Paris. She discovered Yoga and Contemporary Dance in her early twenties, and has been on a journey of decolonizing her body, and rewilding. Aya’s approach to Yoga is informed by InnerYoga, the Hakomi Method (Mindfulness-based Somatic Psychotherapy), and Dharma of Trauma (Hakomi).

Aya’s yoga classes are therapeutic. She invites students to cultivate: Awareness. Kindness. Breath. Ease. Courage (the InnerYoga foundational principles). She provides tools to meet everyday challenges, and to cultivate intimacy with the self and the present moment. Her intention is to guide you home into your body temple, and develop a coherent nervous system. Aya Dunin started her journey with yoga in Paris, thanks to Louisa Raszyk (Dynamic Yoga), her first teacher twenty years ago. That is when she also met her Contemporary Dance teacher Nathalie Pubelier at the Studio Harmonic. Aya pursued her interest in dance and yoga in Tokyo, meeting the great Butoh masters Kazuo Ohno and his son. In San Francisco she studied at CCSF with Luana Modern Dance, Ballet with Dr JeanneMarie Hughes, and Yoga with Suvani (Gail Stepanek) between 2009 and 2012. Her first yoga teacher training took place at Yoga Tree San Francisco in 2012 with Darren Main & Chrisandra Fox. In her pursuit to decolonizing herself, she studied Yin Yoga with Dina Amsterdam in 2013. Aya completed her InnerYoga certification with founder Dina Amsterdam in 2014. She finalized her 500hrs RYT with Pete Guinoso in 2014 with Yoga Tree San Francisco (Advanced Teacher training). She has been studying Shakti Yoga® & Temple Tribal Fusion Dance® with Tenley Wallace since 2017. Recently she studied Pre/Post Natal yoga with Jane Austin in 2020. Aya is also a Healing Arts practitioner (ThetaHealing, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing), and a World & Electronic music DJ. She is a devotee of the Way of Love, from Mary Magdalene’s lineage. Aya is a Permaculture designer and owns an Apothecary of Vibrational & Herbal Supplements (Madonna Love Apothecary). Finally she is a Holistic Birth Worker (perinatal doula) & Holistic Chef.

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