Hana first came across Yoga during her dance training. Throughout her professional career in dance, her practice of Yoga supported her and kept her sane and balanced during challenging times. Yoga eventually became her full time passion and her knowledge and experience of the physical and emotional body through dance became intertwined with her practice and teaching of Yoga. She continued to take several teacher training diplomas in India and UK including Sivananda, BWY, Satyananda (Yoga Nidra) and Pregnancy, Postnatal Yoga, Well Woman Yoga Therapy with Birthlight and Uma Dinsmore Tuli. Hana has 13 years experience of teaching Yoga and Dance. She is BWY foundation course tutor, mentor to students on the BWY Diploma Course and a Senior Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Many of her students have continued on to becoming successful Yoga instructors. Watching her students and clients grow and enjoy their practice is an absolute honour. She is eternally grateful to all her teachers and students, past and present that have taught her so much.
Now living in NYC, Aya is the founder of Mindful Movements Yoga Bronx, a company offering community classes and courses in its local area. Her journey towards Yoga teaching started as dancer, through dance Aya found a love and passion for teaching all kinds of people and bodies. She found great healing and nourishment through the mindful practices of Yoga and Pilates and decided this is something she would like to share. Aya has now been working in the movement field for 15 years with a huge range of people, visually impaired clients, professional dance students, sports men and women, teenagers, fitness fanatics and many more. She is certified in Yoga, Pilates mat, prenatal Yoga, exercise and disability as well as level 4 PTTLS in adult education and has completed DEL Dance Education Laboratory, training for students with Special needs and anatomy courses.
'I have never had such an incredible Yoga experience. Hana is a fantastic teacher and really forensic in her corrections. I have really learnt so much about my body and how to practice Yoga in more fulfilling way and Hana is such a lovely soul, she really is'
'I cannot express enough my gratitude to you for helping me find my way back to Yoga. Everything you suggested, encouraged or led seemed to be the perfect 'next thing to do' Exceptionally grateful and definitely motivated' Tanya Greig
'Aya's approach focuses on empowering indivduals to develop their strengths. Feedback from participants has always been emphatic in the experience of working with Aya has been rewarding. We have not only witnessed Aya's talent but her commitment, passion and highly skilled creativity as a teacher' Elizabeth Lerpiniere and Francis Angol
'I have been to several Yoga classes, but Mindful Movements was hands down best of all! Hana and Aya's classes have helped me manage my stress levels during the most difficult times and their kindness is what keeps me coming back every week' Clem
'I have been working with Hana for 3-4 years and I feel that I have made some massive achievements that I could only do with Hana's help guidance and patience. Its taught me a lot in how I look at my day to day life, how I look after myself and how I am kind to myself. Its really worth sticking to and the benefits are phenomenal' Annie Hall