“My mission is to help you nurture your body, mind, and spirit by clearly and compassionately guiding you through a yoga practice that is skillful, intelligent, and enjoyable.”


Maris Aylward (born Dimayuga) is a Filipina actress, TV host, and yoga teacher (RYT-500). After college, she worked in the television, film, and theater industry in the Philippines for more than a decade. In 2007, she won Best Actress at the Cinemanila International Film Festival. She was also a successful voice actor for tv shows and commercials.

She moved to the U.S. in 2010 and started her yoga teaching career in Kansas City. In 2015, she founded her Yoga Upload YouTube channel. Yoga Upload now has over 200 videos and almost 100k subscribers.

For 3 years, she was the co-host of Arts Upload, a weekly TV show on KCPT-PBS about local artists. She also worked as a commercial and print model in Kansas City.

Her passions include books, travel, fitness, nutrition, and most of all, her beloved family. Maris is now based in Portland, OR with her husband David and their two children. They love their new life in the Pacific Northwest.