YouYoga

YOGA THAT LETS YOU BE YOU

Danika shares: Passion and a Belief that Yoga is for Everybody with Her Students September 6, 2012

I was first introduced to yoga through a friend encouraging me to try Bikram style. It was enlightening and empowering! I practiced off and on while living in Colorado, but my passion for yoga blossomed here in Kansas City.  I found a renewed love for spirituality and a closeness to God as I continued to practice. Yoga became more about mindfulness than about competitiveness. Thus, I realized I wanted to share my new-found passion with others! I received my teacher training at KCFitnessLink in Kansas City, Kansas in September 2011.  I feel that yoga is for Every Body! And, Any yoga is better than no yoga! I am blessed to have found this path of yoga and hope to continue to pass along the yoga love!
Namaste.
 
Danika Hanson, CYT 200
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teachings at YouYoga:
 
Thursdays: Vinyasa Flow @ 6:15 -7:30 pm
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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) 

 

Danelle shares: Being in the Moment, Day by Day with Her Students August 30, 2012

I have been doing Yoga for about ten years. It started out as just a physical workout, to improve strength, balance, flexibility, but almost without my noticing, it grew into a spiritual journey too, and I found yoga permeating every aspect of my life. It helped me as a singer, an actor, a grade school teacher, a daughter, a partner, a friend. It really helps me be a better version of myself while, at the same time, helping me discover and appreciate who that really is. I found myself teaching yoga in my drama classes, to help with posture, relaxation and focus, and using yoga in my own acting career to balance and calm myself before going onstage.

In 2006 I was lucky enough to spend some time in Ireland with my aunt, a wonderful and inspiring yogi and yoga teacher, helping out in her yoga studio office and assisting with teaching kids yoga classes.  I thought, “When I grow up, I want to be a yoga teacher!” I don’t know that I’ve grown up yet,  but I did my formal yoga teacher training though KC Fitness Link, and am so blessed every day by the every widening circle of yoga students, teachers and practitioners that I now find myself surrounded by.

 I love how, as Inyengar says, yoga means…”all our bones, flesh, fibers, ligaments, joints, senses, mind and intelligence are harnessed. In this way, the practice of asana, performed with all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence, until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness and our soul. ” And I love how yoga teaches us to be in the moment, day by day, accepting where we are just now and knowing that, “if you learn a lot of little things, one day you end up knowing a big thing.”

Danelle Drury, CYT 200

 

 

 

Teachings at YouYoga (beginning October 1):

Mondays: Vinyasa Flow @ 7:00 – 8:15 am

Tuesdays: Vinyasa Flow/Sculpt @ 6:15 – 7:15 pm

Saturdays: Vinyasas Flow @ 12:00 – 1:15 pm (rotation)

 

Ericka shares: Acceptance, Growth and Confidence with Her Yoga Students August 29, 2012

I’ve began taking Yoga 11 years ago after having my first child.  The idea of intentional movement with conscious breath was a welcoming idea due to my dance background. I was blessed to have my first instructor  teach me from the beginning to meet myself were I was at in the moment.  Acceptance lead to growth. Growth gave way to confidence. Confidence birthed a willingness to try new things.

8 years ago, I earned my 200 hour Yoga certification from KC Fitness Link with Darryl Olive.  In January of 2012, I completed my Chair Yoga Certification with Lakshmi Voelker founder of Get Fit Where You Sit.   My goal as a yoga instructor is to share a balanced approach to yoga.  I want my students to understand proper alignment, along with the importance of proper breathe in each pose.  Let’s not forget… a strong sense of self too.  In sharing a strong foundation, my hope is that my students will have the opportunity to find acceptance, growth, and confidence within themselves.

I’ve had the opportunity to teach a Matt Ross Community Center, 50 Plus Program of Johnson County Parks and    Recreation, City of Lenexa Senior Center, as well as Children’s Mercy Hospital, and I’m looking forward to sharing our approach to yoga at our own yoga space: YouYoga

Ericka Bell, CYT 200, LVCYT, Blogger

Creator of YouYoga

 

Introducing Danika Hanson June 11, 2012

We are happy to announce that Danika Hanson will be joining us over the next few months to help us keep our classes rolling as the summer can bring  changes in schedules for everyone.  She has a passion for yoga, and believes it is beneficial to all who are willing to try.  You can share in her practice on the following dates:

Thursdays, YOU in Flow @ 6:15 – 7:30 pm:

June 14 and 28

July 5, 12 and 26

August 2, 9 and 16

 

 

Danika in her own words:

I was first introduced to yoga through a friend encouraging me to try Bikram style. It was enlightening and empowering! I practiced off and on while living in Colorado, but my passion for yoga blossomed here in Kansas City.

I found a renewed love for spirituality and a closeness to God as I continued to practice. Yoga became more about mindfulness than about competitiveness. Thus, I realized I wanted to share my new-found passion with others! I received my teacher training at KCFitnessLink in Kansas City, Kansas in September 2011.

I feel that yoga is for Every Body! And, Any yoga is better than no yoga! I am blessed to have found this path of yoga and hope to continue to pass along the yoga love!

Namaste.

 

Introducing Maris Dimayuga Aylward February 6, 2012

YOUYOGA is feeling very fortunate to add yet another wonderful instructor to our space.  Maris Dimayuga Aylward brings her own personal story to her yoga practice.  She is an example of how yoga can begin as a physical activity, and without a step by step plan…… yoga slowly begins to impact your whole being  in ways that are beneficial to self, as well as those around you.  Please welcome Maris to YOUYOGA  with an open heart, and we feel confident that you’ll enjoy sharing your practice with her……..in the near future she just might be sharing with YOU how to get your “sweat on” during a Gentle Hot Yoga practice.

 

Welcome to YOUYOGA Maris Dimayuga Aylward

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 Hatha, Ashtanga, Bikram, and Vinyasa Flow. 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 got started on the yoga teaching path and trained with Yoga Fit Levels 1 and 2.  I have also completed a 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training at KC Fitness Link with Darryl Olive. It brings me great joy to share yoga with my students and to witness them enjoying the many benefits of this wonderful practice.

 

Introducing Danelle Drury January 25, 2012

YOUYOGA in Overland Park, Ks is happy to announce the addition of  yoga instructor Danelle Drury.  She shares the same passion for yoga….seeing the practice of yoga as a way to bring out the best that already lies within self.  We feel that she will be a wonderful addition to YOUYOGA, and as things unfold we’re looking forward to adding more classes and opportunities for the whole family to begin, as well as develop a yoga practice.  Please receive Danelle with warmth and acceptance as she shares her vision, and love of yoga with YOU.

Welcome to YOUYOGA Danelle Drury

I have been doing Yoga for about ten years. It started out as just a physical workout, to improve strength, balance, flexibility – – but almost without my noticing, it grew into a spiritual journey too, and I found yoga permeating every aspect of my life. It helped me as a singer, an actor, a grade school teacher, a daughter, a partner, a friend. It really helps me be a better version of myself while, at the same time, helping me discover and appreciate who that really is. I found myself teaching yoga in my drama classes, to help with posture, relaxation and focus, and using yoga in my own acting career to balance and calm myself before going onstage.

 In 2006 I was lucky enough to spend some time in Ireland with my aunt, a wonderful and inspiring yogi and yoga teacher, helping out in her yoga studio office and assisting with teaching kids yoga classes.  I thought, “When I grow up, I want to be a yoga teacher!” I don’t know that I’ve grown up yet,  but I did my formal yoga teacher training though KC Fitness Link, and am so blessed every day by the every widening circle of yoga students, teachers and practitioners that I now find myself surrounded by.

 I love how, as Inyengar says, yoga means…”all our bones, flesh, fibers, ligaments, joints, senses, mind and intelligence are harnessed. In this way, the practice of asana, performed with all elements of our being, awakens and sharpens intelligence, until it is integrated with our senses, our mind, our memory, our consciousness and our soul.” And I love how yoga teaches us to be in the moment, day by day, accepting where we are just now and knowing that, “if you learn a lot of little things, one day you end up knowing a big thing.”