Aya Dunin is a multidimensional being and keeper of wisdom sourced from around the globe. A daughter of the motherlands of Japan and Poland, raised in the UK and France, she has resided in California for over a decade and revels in its rich multicultural landscape, where she feels right at home.
Mirroring the journey of most practitioners of the healing arts, Aya has sought various alternative and traditional healing modalities for many years as a way to find relief from physical dis-ease, freedom from emotional traumas, enhanced vitality, as well as deeper connections to her Self and the cycles + medicines of Mother Earth. Now she shares the benefits of her findings with the many communities she touches.
For as long as she (or anyone) can remember, Aya has always been highly intuitive and sensitive; her journey into self-empowerment has taught her to understand these traits as gifts that she harnesses for her healing services. This ability of Aya’s to deeply feel others, paired with her own lived experiences in transcending illness, addiction, death/rebirth, the pain body, and even continents enables her to serve as a compassionate guide for those bravely seeking to transition into a healthier lifestyle… and/or the transformation to embodied authenticity. She takes her personal healing work very seriously to this day, making every effort to be a clear channel in all of her offerings.
Aya is an avid and lifelong student of dance, yoga, music, art history, philosophy, theology, plant + vibrational medicines, and esoteric healing arts, always intending to nourish both sides of the brain. Through her movement practices she constantly refines her awareness of, and receptivity to, the subtle body. In researching neuroscience, she becomes a better facilitator of InnerYoga & ThetaHealing. By tending to her gardens she observes and traces patterns that connect all of life. She strengthens her voice so that she may help others do the same.
Since 2019 she has been producing and hosting transformational retreats and workshops in California and in France. And 2020 has been a year of birthing her online offering: Cercle Shakti in French.
Aya is currently studying Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy & Dharma of Trauma at the Hakomi Institute in Berkeley CA. Aya is a devotee of the Way of Love, in Mary Magdalene's lineage. She is dedicated to midwife the resurrection of the deep feminine.
Weaving the tools that continue to support her in navigating this existence, Aya is honored to be of service, and to help all in need of support on their healing journeys. Her offerings are in French, English, or Spanish and some Polish/Japanese.
She welcomes you to be in touch with ideas, questions, and requests.
by Sheerlie Ryngler
TRAINING & APPRENTICESHIPS
Quantum & Somatic Healing:
Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychotherapy - currently training
Dharma of Trauma - Hakomi method - currently training
Portals of Light - Legacy of Light - Apprenticeships with Marza Millar
ThetaHealing Advanced Practitioner Certification – Jessica Benstock
Reiki I, Usui lineage – Shekhina Von Recklinghausen
Ritual and Shamanic Journey– Apprenticeship with Shekhina Von Recklinghausen
InnerYoga® Teacher training - Dina Amsterdam
Psychic Meditation Training – Chris Young
Prenatal & Postnatal Yoga - Jane Austin - Mama Tree 1 - Yoga Tree San Francisco
Shakti Yoga® & Temple Tribal Fusion® Dance – Tenley Wallace
Yoga Alliance 500-hour RYT (Registered Yin, Inner Yoga®, Hatha Yoga Teacher) – Yoga Tree San Francisco
Dance (Ballet, Contemporary, Modern, Butoh) - Paris at Studio Harmonic; San Francisco CA at CCSF; Tokyo at Kazuo Ono's studio.
Innate Traditions - Postpartum Care - Apprenticeship with Rachelle Seliga Garcia
Birth Worker Get Rooted - Apprenticeship with Haize Hawk
Holistic Birth Keeper - Whapio The Matrona
Deep Feminine ~ Shakti:
The Way of Love, Mary Magdalena Lineage - Nicolas Amadora
Feminine Practice - Lisa Page, Nina Lombardo (David Deida)
Deep Feminine Mystery School - Maya Luna
Temple Arts Immersion - Tenley Wallace
Music & Sound Healing:
Voice of my Womb - Song Writing, and Voice training with Marya Stark
Bhakti Yoga - Devotional Chanting with Janet Stone
Sound Healing – Biosonics Tuning Forks with John Beaulieu
Yoga of the Voice, Yoga of Sound, Indian Ragas Singing, Free Your Voice with Silvia Nakkach, Vox Mundi Project
Music & Audio production, City College of San Francisco
Folk Herbalism & Vibrational Medicine:
Folk & Indigenous Herbalism - Sarah Holmes & Karyn Sanders Blue Otter School
Wise Woman Tradition Folk Herbalism - Susun Weed
Earth Wisdom, Vibrational Plant & Gem Medicine making – Apprenticeship with Marza Millar
Permaculture Design Certification, Santa Cruz Permaculture
Permaculture and Natural Building – Shad Qsid & Lisa Johnwood - Atitlan Organics Guatemala