AYAKO DERUBY

Co-Owner

Prior to her practice of yoga meditation, ayako was often companioned by anxiety, insecurity, and fear. She would use all sorts of substances to give her a false sense of confidence, easy to blame people and situations for emotional disturbances, and felt like a hamster in a turning wheel with no real direction. Yoga & meditation were the tools she used to face these narratives, helping her find her true self. As the dark night sky helps us see the light of the stars, she was able to now see the light of who she is against the dark narrative of this false self.

Her rock bottom became her springboard to her highest potential. With practicing yoga since 2008, becoming an instructor in 2012, and going on yearly vipassana meditation retreats since 2014, she was able to use these tools in other areas of her life. These tools have helped her see the noble purpose behind divorce and cancer. She even experimented to see if she could stay equanimous while training and competing in the ironman 70.3 in 2021. It has been truly amazing to see how these ancient practices can be used in modern times to great challenges with grace, compassion, and love.

These tools have helped her see the noble purpose behind divorce and cancer. She even experimented to see if she could stay equanimous while training and competing in the ironman 70.3 in 2021. It has been truly amazing to see how these ancient practices can be used in modern times to great challenges with grace, compassion, and love. She has taught yoga at several studios around the dfw area as well as facilitated sound healing mediations for gaia flow yoga and dallas ashtanga yoga shala. She also works with corporations such as methanex to provide health and wellness to their employees.

She has learned under the guidance of Taylor Hunt, Kino McGregor, patrick beach, dean hollingsworth, eddie stern, jodi roberts, and many more senior teachers. Her dedication to her own practice as well as to helping others landed her the position as a lululemon ambassador. She believes that we all have been blessed to walk this earth to wake up to our true selves. We all have the potential to reach for our dreams and to let go of the narrative that holds us back… We all have a guru inside leading us to greatness. All we need to do is quiet the narrative long enough to hear and feel the light of pure awareness and pure love. This is what yoga & meditation can do for you.