Teacher Spotlight: Aurora

Aurora

4,000 hour Purna Yoga Professional

Practicing Yoga since: 1993

Teaching at Alive & Shine Center since: 1999

Current class times:

  • Sunday 4 pm Level I
  • Sunday 5:45 pm Spa Yoga
  • Thursday 9:30 am Level II
  • Thursday 5:45 pm Tune Yoga

Why do you love teaching yoga?

I love connecting with people in deep and meaningful ways. To be in an environment in which people are working towards discovering and bringing out the best of themselves, and to play a role in supporting that is a very special opportunity. I love sharing what has been so impactful and healing for me, and seeing students grow and awaken to more of their true Selves is very fulfilling.

What is your favorite quote?

"Awakened to the meaning of my heart

That to feel love and oneness is to live

And this the magic of our golden change,

Is all the truth I know or seek ...”

- Sri Aurobindo from the book, Savitri

If you could give one piece of advice to yourself as a new yoga student, what would it be?

I would tell myself to trust more - especially in the process of meditation. The techniques and concepts I learned in mediation were so different from anything I learned until that point that I had a certain amount of reservation. While this is understandable (one has to be discerning since admittedly there is a lot of falsehood in the world), I now know after so many years of experience that I was in fact learning how to connect with Truth. More trust in Light, more trust in Love always creates faster progress.

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