Buzz with Danu - Miuru Jayaweera

Mar 17 2020.

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Today on the buzz I speak to a very talented and persevering person. I used to call her the local J-LO in my days with TV with her. She is way more than a natural beauty. It’s amazing to see the great things she has achieved. Dr. Miuru Jayaweera (Phd) is an Internationally Certified & Registered Yoga Instructor. She is the Co-founder of Myrus Yoga & Fitness. The foundation of Dr. Jayaweera’s Yoga practice combines the physical with the inner emotional and spiritual journey supported by a combination of Iyengar and Krishnamacharya Schools or systems of Yoga. By integrating body, breath, movement, and meditative awareness, she is able to promote awareness of the interdependency of all these aspects in personal health and wellbeing. Apart from her yoga, she has also kept her love for media and production alive with Colombo Creative – an Integrated Communications Agency.

Today she speaks beyond her yoga and creative work on the Buzz.


Full Name –  Dr. Miuru Jayaweera

Hometown - Colombo 

Status - Mother :)

Birthday -  I will be 40 in a few days

Passions - Yoga & Fitness

Favourite Colours - White & Black

What made you take up yoga? My friend Yasara. She dragged me to a random class one day and I haven't stopped ever since.

What would you say is the biggest advantage of taking up yoga? To be able to help myself emotionally, psychologically and physically and to be able to help other the same way.

How do you handle all what you do in life? I get this question often.. I really don't know. I just do what I have to do at the right time. I don't procrastinate. 

What would you say is your favorite position in yoga and why? Headstand. Because it's who I am. Balancing and being strong internally and externally :)

Do you feel yoga has an age? No. Anyone can do Yoga. Yoga is for everybody. This is why there are a myriad styles of Yoga to choose from. Yoga is not all Asana (Posture). Yoga is so much more. 

Who are you inspired by? By strong, accomplished fellow women around the world.

Who has been your biggest support in your life in making your life today reality? Me. And then Channa my husband and mother and father.

How has the journey been so far? Rocky, but I have managed to navigate through thus far.

Tell me about your school life? I was a very average student. Never a Prefect in school. Never a teacher's favourite. Never 1st in class from Grade 1 to Grade 13. hehe

How would you describe your personal fashion statement? Yoga pants, T-shirts and flip flops. Love them!

What would you say is the biggest advantage / disadvantage the youth face today in your opinion? Biggest advantage is the ready access to information at their fingertips and the advancement in tech. The disadvantage is that the very same advantage is taking their childhood away in many ways. This is like the Yin and the Yang in anything in the universe. One must find the balance in between.


Apart from Yoga, If you could be trained up in any profession of your choice by top professionals, what profession would you choose? An Olympic Gymnast representing Sri Lanka proudly. :) Maybe in the next lifetime.

What if you could not make your own decisions, but you had to choose someone else to make them for you? Who would you choose and why? I would not let anyone else make decisions for me ever. 

If you could make one thing that is now legal, illegal, and one thing that is illegal, legal, what laws would change? I will definitely want to make MNCs that sell junk food in Sri Lanka illegal also make unqualified, random candidates running for elections illegal. I would repeal that ridiculous law that women cannot buy alcohol. I do not consume alcohol myself but this law is derogatory and unnecessary.  

What if you could start your life all over? What would you do differently?  I would find ways to enjoy my childhood more.

What if you had to choose between money or no love or love and no money? Which would you choose and why? Will have to choose Money.. Love will follow. :)


What reality TV show do you secretly enjoy? I don't have time to watch Reality TV shows Danu :(

Are you good at keeping secrets? Yes. I believe so. But you have to tell me not tell! 

What is a perfect workout song? Any song that come in the genres of Pop/ Alternate Rock

What phobia do you have? Swimming in the sea. I'm scared of deep, bottomless water

What makes you very nervous? Fast approaching deadlines and unfinished tasks.

Have you ever thrown someone a party? Yes. I used to host my friends in the UK all the time when we used to live there.

What would you like to change about yourself? A lot of things. And I am changing every day. This is called Svadyaya (Self Study) in Ashtanga Yoga.

How do you feel about Disney? Magical.

Has your heart ever been broken? Many times

Do you have any enemies? I have unpleasant experiences with people I once regarded as friends.



Danu Innasithamby

Danu is a Jaffna Boy with a Marketing qualification (only because he needed to study, and not because he wanted it). He has been a part of the team for seven years and is the face behind Buzz with Danu, and WTF.


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