Aiyana firmly believes in the saying “We are not humans beings having a spiritual experience, but rather spiritual beings having a human experience” (Teilhard de Chardin.) It is this life-long dedication to the spiritual path that initially drew Aiyana to Yoga years ago. She was called to the yogic path because of its balanced approach to the body, mind and spirit. She has studied various styles of yoga, including Sivananda, Kundalini, Vinyasa, Iyengar and many more all around the world and is an Experienced Register Yoga Teacher at the 500-Hour level with Yoga Alliance. Aiyana offers deep gratitude to her inspiring teachers, who include Sabu Chaitanya, Hari Kirin Kaur Khalsa, Prahlada, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Claudia Welch, Scott Blossom, Denise Jasmine, Gangesha Chaitanya and many others. Repeated visits to India have also shaped her teaching, as Aiyana believes the shakti (divine creative power) from the homeland of Yoga has transformed her being, lending a depth and authenticity to her teaching. Aiyana is co-founder of the ShivaShakti School of Yoga and Teacher Trainings. Aiyana truly loves teaching yoga and training yoga teachers, for she believes there is no greater gift than to facilitate the deepening of one’s connection to Self, to share universal truths, and to encourage others to do the same. She actively promotes the practice of taking Yoga off the mat and into all aspects of one's life, for she believes that Yoga is really about serving the world with the deepest compassion possible. In addition to teaching yoga, Aiyana co-teaches Thai Yoga Bodywork trainings with Krishna and offers massage (western and asian styles,) Shiatsu, Ayurvedic consultations and bodywork. Aiyana is a long-time licensed massage therapist, a Certified Ayurvedic Consultant and an Ayurvedic Yoga Specialist. She Is also a Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher havIng completed a Yoga Alliance approved Prenatal/Postnatal certification and is a trained Birth Doula (DONA). Aiyana finds the power of touch, the transformational spiritual practices of Yoga and the lifestyle wisdom of Ayurveda to be an inspirational union. Aiyana received her massage and Shiatsu education from Downeast School of Massage and has studied Thai massage at ITM in Thailand. She is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and also studied psychology and yogic studies at Goddard College. Aiyana loves to hike, garden, chant to the Divine, and help the earth through various sustainability projects.