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. She won Best Actress at the 2007 Cinemanila International Film Festival and 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 Yoga Upload with Maris Aylward, her YouTube channel that now has over 200 videos and 100,000 subscribers. In 2022, she launched her membership site, Yoga Upload Plus. Members can access exclusive yoga classes, programs, and challenges.
While living in Kansas City, she also worked as a TV host, actress, and commercial model. From 2014-2017, she was the co-host of Arts Upload, a weekly TV show on KCPT-PBS about local artists.
Her passions include books, travel, fitness, and personal development. She is currently pursuing her Precision Nutrition coaching certification. Maris lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband David and their two children. They love their new life in the Pacific Northwest.
ABOUT YOGA UPLOAD
For exclusive yoga classes, programs, and challenges, please proceed to YOGA UPLOAD PLUS
Yoga Upload started out as a YouTube channel in April 2015. I wanted to provide high quality online yoga videos for free. My intention was to help people who had limited resources to go to classes, those who lived in an area without easy access to yoga, and students who preferred to practice in the privacy of their own home. Since posting the first yoga class, Yoga Upload has reached thousands of yoga practitioners all over the world. There are now over two hundred videos on the channel and more are added every month.
Here on Yoga Upload, you will find a wide variety of yoga classes to suit your needs:
Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes for beginner and intermediate students
Power Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes for intermediate and advanced students
Wrist-Free and Hands-Free Yoga Flow all-levels classes (flows without Downard-Facing Dog, Plank, and Chaturanga) for those students with wrist pain, shoulder injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other conditions where you are unable to put weight on your arms
Gentle and Beginner-Friendly Yoga classes for those who are just starting out with their practice
Yin, Restorative, and Stretch all-levels classes for relaxation, stress relief, recovery, flexibility, and meditation
To supplement your yoga practice, I also post:
Yoga Pose Tutorial Videos where I explain pose alignment and give tips
Yoga Product Review Videos of mats, props, and other yoga-related and lifestyle items
Q and A Videos where I answer your questions (from YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Email)