Aya at Ananda

About Aya

A joyful, high-energy, mindful dance practice, Aya is where meditation, ecstatic dance, and primal movement collide. Weaving simple patterns with free-form bliss, every class is a sacred somatic exploration into self-discovery and authentic self-expression. It’s about awareness, choice, presence, connection, and creativity. It’s about coming home to your body for truth. For bliss. It’s about dancing yourself free.

About Danielle

Founder of Aya®, and owner of Ananda, Danielle Eastman holds a Master’s in Exercise Physiology and has over twenty years of experience teaching conscious dance, fitness, yoga, martial arts, and energy work. After a decade of seeking, exploring, and teaching along the West Coast, Danielle returned to her home state of Iowa to be near family and share Aya with the Cedar Valley. She’s ready to move you.

Aya Class Schedule


Wednesdays 12-1 PM


Please register by 11/1 (details below). • There are 4 Wednesday classes available in November: 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 • Please note: class will not be held 11/29
Saturdays 10-11 AM


Please register by 11/1 (details below). • There are 4 Saturday classes available in November: 11/4, 11/11, 11/18, 11/25
Your 1st Class


Welcome! I'm so excited you want to join us for an Aya class! Yay! Your 1st Aya class is only $5, but please register by contacting me at least 3 days in advance. Thank you!

How to Register for Aya


Introducing: Monthly Aya Registration

Please register for classes in advance by contacting me by the 1st of the month!


  1. Check the class dates for the upcoming month and plan which classes you will attend. I’ll communicate them via the website (above), through Facebook, email, etc. Choose which dates work for you – any number of classes. Feel free to mix & match different days and times.
  2. Register by the 1st of the month. Connect with me (via phone call, text, email, facebook, etc.) to let me know which specific dates you are coming to dance in the upcoming month. Be sure to mark them in your calendar. Hold space for them.
  3. Pay for the total number of classes you are going to attend ($10/each). You can pay either 1) online or 2) in person at the first class you attend in the month.
  4. Dance, dance, dance! Feel alive! Feel joy! Feel freedom! Feel connection!
  5. Repeat for the following month. 🙂


Questions? Ready to register? I would love to hear from you anytime!

Registration Quick Links

So you think you “can’t dance?”

What we mean by “dance” in Aya. Trust me, you can do this.

What is AYA?

Danielle talks about what the Aya practice is all about: joy, bliss, and freedom.

AYA at Ananda

A quick glimpse of some filming we did for the Aya Online Studio this summer at Ananda!

I dance not to look pretty or perfect a series of steps, but to surrender myself to the spirit of movement.