Welcome to Aya

DANCE YOURSELF FREE ™

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FEEL ALIVE

What is Aya? Joyful, conscious, feel-good dancing to light you up.

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DANCE YOURSELF FREE

Simple patterns + free-form bliss. This is not about training you. It’s about unleashing you.

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YOU. DANCING. HERE. NOW.

AYA is where the worlds of movement, mindfulness, and self-discovery blissfully collide.

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ABOUT

Founded in 2012, Aya is a joyful, mindful, expressive dance practice for experiencing expanded awareness, freedom, and bliss. Aya’s Founder, Danielle Eastman, holds a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and has over twenty years of experience teaching conscious dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, somatics, and energy work. Aya is her bliss. She is looking forward to sharing it with you.

Aya is an awakening.

Although inspired by many eastern and western philosophies, teachings, and practices, Aya itself is (paradoxically, of course) a practice of “unlearning.”

Aya is liberation.

Through delicious, organic, joyful movement, expanded awareness, choice, and self-expression, Aya is a map for finding your way back home to your wisdom, creativity, authenticity, peace, confidence, and bliss.

Dance yourself free.

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Join the AYA Online Studio!

Dance whenever. Wherever.

Enjoy unlimited access to an ever-expanding collection of blissful AYA videos, including: Aya dance journeys, dance meditations, practice tips, explorations, inspirations, and more in an online sanctuary created just for you by AYA founder, Danielle Eastman. You can be a part of this. Join fellow free-spirited seekers and feel blissfully alive again.

$10/month. Monthly auto-renewal. Cancel anytime.

“Aya is beyond good for the soul. Feeling so much joy.” -Stephanie

 

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GET IT ALL

Be soft, fluid, sensitive. Be strong, athletic, empowered. Everything you crave in one practice. You can do this. Your body wants this.

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FIND COMMUNITY

Connect without having to say a word.
Be seen. Be accepted. Be known.

FIND YOU

Authentic self-expression is powerful medicine.
Dance and discover who you are.

FIND YOUR BLISS

Aya is about coming home to your body for the truth and bliss you are seeking.
On this dance floor, your body is your guru.

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Location

Ananda Holistic Movement Studio
316 W. 3rd St., Waterloo, IA

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My heart leaves lighter and more joyful every. single. time. -R.L.


I feel your letting go, your openness, your organic self as well as your absence of dogma and rules, and it’s so appreciated. I don’t even know how to begin to express my gratitude to meet you at this level. -M.P.


What you’re doing is amazing, lovely lady. I’m sweating buckets and I’m loving it. What a feeling of freedom, like being a kid again.Thank you. -K.R.


Danielle and Aya move me to places of awareness and joy I never knew I could FEEL! Just me, in my body, dancing my authentic spirit, connecting with music, without boundaries or inhibitions. Only pure joy and amazement and gratitude for my body! -E.S.


Danielle is magical, sincere, inspiring, and masterful. -Marika

I’m not exaggerating when I say Aya is one of the best discoveries of my life. It is a fun, wonderful journey of body and spirit. I love feeling free while also learning to be aware of my body’s voice. It’s a perfect balance of guidance and self-expression. Of inner peace and super energy. And it lasts and brings joy to my whole week! -J.A.


Dancing with Danielle is a gift not only to my body, but my heart and soul have also drank fiercely from this joyous freedom. She’s truly a master teacher. So much gratitude… -D.W.


Sometimes I get completely blissed out – a place of deep feeling between joy and crying that I never get to any other time. Aya is my feeling practice. It’s literally where I have no choice but to feel. Where I can’t avoid what I’m feeling, and I can be connected to something that’s been waiting for me to find it under all the thinking. Aya is what all doctors should order. -M.M.M.

That. was. delicious. -A.W.


Aya is joy and freedom manifested into a physical experience. It’s a space to dance, celebrate, and let free all aspects of “me.” It allows me to truly reconnect to my body in ways I hadn’t experienced since I was a kid. Complete appreciation, joy, curiosity, and most importantly love. Aya has completely transformed how I interact with my body. It is a practice I will carry with me for life! -C.S.


I found Aya when I met Danielle a few years ago and I’m so so grateful I did! Aya helps me tap into that inner kid and dance like no one is watching, or more like everyone is watching and I don’t give a fuck. -L.C.


Aya is beyond good for the soul. Feeling so much joy. -S.G.