Aylin Karadayi

Aylin is a Katonah Yoga teacher, Daoist face reader, former nutrition coach and serial entrepreneur.

As a cultural manager (Bachelor in cultural sciences), she worked in the cultural field for several years with a focus on music and founded her own company in 2014.

After having built a plant-based food business, she established herself as a health facilitator in the realms of Yoga and beyond. Running multiple businesses have taught her to stay on her toes when it comes to leading teams, following innovation trends in the arena of health and lastly, that gave her the skills to stay adaptive. 

She loves studying different theories, practicing Yoga, digging for new music, cooking with plants, having good conversations, being with her dog Aki and she never gets tired of reading.

VVOO reflects all pillars that are equally important in her life as well as in her work. 

Welcome to VVOO

VVOO (wu) means five.

According to Daoism all world exists in polarities. The polarities of Yin and Yang give rise to the concept of the five elements and the five seasons. Blue is winter, the water, kidneys, depth. Green is spring, the wood, liver, growth. Red is summer, the fire, heart, joy. Yellow is late summer, the earth, stomach, center. Grey is fall, the metal, lungs, space.

You will find these five colours following a system throughout the concept.

VVOO is built upon the ancient knowledge of this pattern. The human is a fractal of the universe. Five is the center of a radiant sphere. The human is put at the very center of a bigger whole. The sphere around it makes it complete. V is 5, the center and 0 is the sphere around. Wu also means 'nothingness' and 'effortlessness'.

".......but usefulness rises from whatever is not"

(from the Daodejing, Chapter 11)

Katonah yoga

Katonah Yoga® is a syncretic Hatha yoga practice developed by Nevine Michaan over 40 years. She and her teachers incorporate classical Hatha yoga with Taoist theory, geometry, magic, mythology, metaphor, and imagination — in a practical framework designed to potentiate personal and communal well-being.

Framing the practice, maps of time and personal space are defined and refined. Themes using asana as origami, manipulating form for function, and developing a sense of personal measure are incorporated in Katonah Yoga practices.Katonah Yoga is organized around three principles of esoteric dialogue: all polarities are mediated by trinity; the universe has pattern, pattern belies intelligence; by virtue of repetition there is potential for insight. Disciplined techniques are organized for revelation through revolutions.