Maris shares: the Benefits and Joy of Yoga with her students August 31, 2012

My yoga journey began back home in the Philippines in 2003. Starting a yoga practice and radically changing my diet and habits were among the best decisions I’ve made in my life. In Manila, I explored different styles such as Ashtanga, Bikram, and Vinyasa. As I practiced over the years, I discovered how to nurture myself, to listen to my body, and to be simply grateful for whatever the present moment brings. Yoga started out as a physical activity and slowly evolved into a deeper practice that helps my psychological and spiritual growth. Upon moving to the U.S. in 2010, I started on the path to becoming a yoga teacher. I completed my yoga teacher training at KC Fitness Link and registered with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level. In addition, I attended Levels 1 and 2 trainings with Yoga Fit and other workshops with renowned visiting teachers such as Desiree Rumbaugh and Max Strom. It brings me great joy to share yoga with my students and to witness them enjoying the many benefits of this wonderful practice.

Maris Aylward, CYT 200



Teachings at YouYoga:

Fridays: Beginning @ 9:30 – 10:30 am

Fridays: Vinyasa Flow @ 10:45- 12:00 pm (Begins in October) 


Kids…gotta love their perspective August 25, 2012

So, while driving my kids to school today…I shared with them that I may not be able to attend as many class room parties/field trips with them this year due to putting energy towards growing YouYoga’s offerings for our current and future …
students…The car became quiet, so to fill the space I shared with them that both of my parents worked, and were never able to attend daytime school events during the year. Hoping they’d find appreciation for all of my attendance during the past school years….At last a response: my 9 year old, son stated: “Yeah Mom, but Papa and Abuela (my parents) worked at General Motors building cars for the whole entire world to use. You just teach people yoga, and they really don’t need that…”

Really??? I know this was his attempt to say, it would be nicer if you could come on a field trip with me this year, and yes it would be! But, I also want him (both of my children) to understand that taking time for self to connect with breathe, body and mind should be  just as important to people, if not more than making cars for the entire world!

We invite you to come join us as our class offerings will be expanded beginning October 1……details are coming soon! Until then, check out our schedule for current class offerings: 

Together we can show our children/grandchildren that happy, healthy people are the most important thing in the world!!!



My Yoga Experience by L-Jay Health July 9, 2012

L-Jay visited my blog earlier this week, and liked our post on Yoga and COPD.  I took the time to check out what he was sharing on his blog, and I found a wealth of wonderful information.  Much to my pleasure he also had a post on his first yoga experience…….it was positive of course, and he now joins in a yoga practice 3 days a week!!!  L-Jay posted an astonishing list of yoga benefits from a physiological, psychological, and on a chemical point of view…….I loved it!!!

Please follow this link to learn more about the amazing benefits of yoga, and then step onto your own yoga mat pronto! 

be amazed: