Aly Young

Lawrence, KS, United States

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  • From Kansas
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About Me


Live in the moment, be aware and have compassion towards all.


The past is a memory. The future is an expectation. Neither the past nor the future actually exist. There is simply eternal now... Experience the world now to it's full extent. Meet passionate people. Try unusual foods. Watch the sunrise and sunset from a different perspective. Learn a new language. Embrace a different culture. Have intense friendships that can last forever based on a mere brief, chance encounter. Be recipient to the incredible kindness of strangers and do the same to others. Surprise people and be ready to be suprised! What will happen today? Tomorrow? Next year? Next millenium? Next reincarnation? Who knows? But I'll live today knowing that it will be gone tomorrow. And do it with a smile.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I host, surf, donate and am a city ambassador for Lawrence, Kansas.


Surfed in Korea, Thailand, China, Mexico, Canada & India. Hosted in Korea and US.


yoga, sanskrit, teaching, learning, living, loving, juggling, dancing, drawing, painting, music, photography, hitchhiking, making glass, equalibristics, reading, writing, lucid dreaming, vegetarian cooking, thunderstorms, tornados, thrift stores, antiques, used book stores, learning languages, hiking, ping-pong, hinduism, taoism, buddhism, making and creating art in every possible way with everything or nothing!

Music, Movies, and Books

Movies: Baraka, The Virgin Suicides, Waking Life, A Christmas Story, White Oleander, Garden State, Requiem for a Dream, American Beauty, American History X, Being John Malkovich, The Butterfly Effect, Memento, Igby Goes Down, Vanilla Sky, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, What the Bleep do We Know, Train Spotting, Mulholland Drive, Donnie Darko, I Heart Huckabees, The Rules of Attraction, The Goonies, Love Actually, Amelie, A Clockwork Orange, Minority Report, The Princess Bride, Babel, Crash, Yellow Submarine, Help!, Hustle and Flow, Almost Famous, Frida, Across the Universe, Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Music: The Beatles, Flaming Lips, Blackalicious, Deltron tha Funky Homosapien, Norah Jones, PUSA, Split Lip Rayfield, Solagget, Truckstop Honeymoon, Mountain Sprout, Deadman Flats, Dewayn Brothers, The Band, Cat Stevens, The Waifs, Beta Band, Circulatory System, Bob Dylan, Ani DiFranco, Manu Chao, Melissa Ferrick, Buena Vista Social Club, Xavier Rudd, Counting Crows, Jack Johnson, Cake, Ben Folds Five, Ben Harper, Janis Joplin, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, The Postal Service

Books: Dance Dance Dance, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Jitterbug Perfume, Catch 22, Something Happened, Vagabonding, The Bell Jar, The Dharma Bums, Trainspotting, Requiem for A Dream, Fight Club, Diary, Franny &; Zooey, The Catcher in the Rye, A Clockwork Orange, Slaughterhouse Five, Brave New World, Into the Wild, Into Thin Air, Einsteins Dreams, Ishmael, Kafka on The Shore, The Windup Bird Chronicles, The Compass of Zen, The Power of Now, Carlos Casteneda, Alan Watts, Island, This is It, The Book: On the taboo against knowing who you are, The Doors of Perception, Fierce Invalids Home From Hot Climates, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, The Natural Mind, Breakfast of Champions, Cat's Cradle, The Virgin Suicides, Bhagavad Gita, Tao Te Ching, Hu Hua Ching, Chuck Klosterman, Lao Tzu

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

90 day zen meditation retreat in Korea, skydiving from 12,000 ft over Lake Taupo, NZ ; Sunrise from cliffs on the east coast, Australia; 3 hour, 4 course meal in a pitch black restaurant in Berlin; sneaking up to the roof of the Waldorf Astoria with some people I met in the elevator at 3 am...

Teach, Learn, Share

I teach yoga, meditation and pranayama (breathing exercises or breath awareness). I teach a yoga donation class 3 times a week in east Lawrence. Please join!

I love to cook with other people. Everyone has something to learn or to teach about cooking. I like to cook for and feed large groups of people.

I also like to dance with juggling sticks. It's all about movement and motion and balance.

I have practiced Zen meditation and have learned about many types of Buddhism if you're curious.

I'm interested in learning about Hinduism right now and also anything about Indian culture. Teach me!

Hmmm...I love to talk to anyone about their favorite books and authors, movies, music, artists and creators.

Countries I’ve Visited

Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, North Korea, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Kingdom

Countries I’ve Lived In

Australia, South Korea, United States

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