More about Ayako Mahtani:
“Prior to my practice of Yoga & Meditation, I was often companioned by Anxiety, Insecurity and Fear. I would use all sorts of substances to give me 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 I used to face these narratives, helping me find my true self. As the dark night sky helps us see the light of the stars, I was able to now see the light of who I was against the dark narrative of this false self. My rock bottom became my springboard to my highest potential.
With practicing Yoga since 2008, becoming an instructor in 2012, and going on yearly Vipassana meditation retreats since 2014, I was able to use these tools in other areas of my life. These tools have helped me to see the noble purpose behind divorce and cancer. I even experimented to see if I 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.
I have taught yoga at several studios around the DFW area as well as facilitated sound healing meditations for Gaia Flow Yoga and Dallas Ashtanga Yoga Shala. I have also worked with corporations such as Methanex to provide health and wellness to their employees. I have learned under the guidance of Taylor Hunt, Kino McGregor, Patrick Beach, Dean Hollingsworth, Eddie Stern, Jodi Roberts and many more senior teachers. My dedication to my own practice as well as to helping others landed me the position as a Lululemon ambassador.
I believe that we all have been blessed to walk this earth to wake up to our true selves. We 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.”