Ambassadors are an integral part of the YogaEarth community. From yogis to runners, hikers, skiers and rock climbers these individuals have helped us develop functional products that taste great and provide optimal fuel the conscious lifestyle of our community members. Ambassadors also play a huge role in sharing YogaEarth with their community members, helping to spread awareness of YogaEarth and each new product.
Aarona’s life was shaped by a wide array of experiences, people, and places which tinted her love for movement, adventure and travel – putting her on a continual (sweet) search for balance. With 18 years of a personal yoga practice, a life love of dance, and a ‘past life’ as photographer and holistic health coach, Aarona has a deep sense of how to shape a nourishing experience that also invites you to explore your edge. Her classes infuse a wide range of movement disciplines grounded in an alignment-based vinyasa flow, encouraging you to be more in tune with the strength of your body, the brilliance of your breath, the spontaneous nature of well-being, and the power of feeling your senses. Aarona teaches at YogaWorks, Kula Yoga, and Park Slope Yoga in New York as a thoughtful and inspiring guide. She also facilitates global adventure yoga retreats, live music ‘Yoga Soundscape’ events, empowering workshops, and works with clients privately for yoga and healthy lifestyle design. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Wall Street Journal, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio. For more info visit: YogaofNourishment.com and YogaSoundscape.com
“I’m deeply moved and inspired by the pursuit to better ones self: in the health of body, mind and spirit, in our chosen career paths, and in our relationships. I find it fascinating that we all have within us a natural inclination to return to wholeness, whether or not we all listen to it. I personally feel a commitment to return to joy when I’ve spiralled down, to find lightness again when heaviness has consumed me, to reconnect to those I love when I’ve wanted to cut away from everyone, and to refine my mission when I forget why I do what I do in the world. Sometimes I’m very stubborn in the process, however I eventually give in and am always grateful and even more integrated when I do.”
A little piece of wisdom you want to share with the world:
“Consistency and persistence will eventually bring your dreams to life so let your imagination soar and enjoy the ride! Another biggie: Allow yourself to feel the many textures of being human. If we can soften and slow down enough to really feel our senses we will allow the tides to rise and fall in their natural rhythm, rather than blocking them at their peak when it feels too intense and perpetuating unhealthy cycles. It’s a process that deserves kindness, breath, and allowing. I’m practicing right along side you.”
How Aarona fuels her body:
“I fuel my body with yoga, dance, whole foods, green juice, a rotation of supplements and superfoods, delicious smoothies, a good nights sleep as often as possible, quality time with my favorite people, and herbal salt baths.”
“Maca, quinoa, greens, bluegreen algae, and aloe. Plus I love to brew any combo of these super herbs/foods in a big pot for tea: pau d’arco, horsetail, astragalus, lemon balm, chaga, goji berries, vanilla bean, and cat’s claw. Immune boosting earth loving yum.”
What draws Aarona to YogaEarth:
I’m proud to be a part of the YogaEarth tribe! It’s a strong supportive community of awesome people who really care about how a good business and team functions and the footprint they leave on the planet. YogaEarth is a lively action oriented community that cares about it’s members and how it’s message reaches others. Thank you!
Some things Aarona is especially excited about right now:
I’m big on curating experiences for people that bring them into their body while turning on their senses in a refreshing way. Here’s a few I’d love to share!
Yoga Soundscape, every Friday at Kula Yoga in Tribeca, NYC, 6:30pm — As you move through a deep and breath-filled yoga practice an amazing live musical concert happens right in front of you. The musicians rotate weekly and offer soulful sonic journeys ranging from old-world tribal instrumental to experimental electronic beats.
Iceland Yoga & Adventure Retreat, August 31 – September 8, 2013 — Iceland is EPIC We will connect deeply to nature and to the cultural core of this beautiful place, soak in hot springs, pick wild blueberries growing out of mossy lava rocks, hike very alive glaciers, and drink in one of the most magical places on the planet. This trip is designed for people of all yoga levels and adventure experience. (Image: Aarona in the rocks of Iceland)
Creative Yoga Flow download for the road: This is a creative, strong, well-rounded yoga class designed to work and open your entire body with an aligning sequence full of twists, lunges, warrior poses, one-legged balances, neck releases and shoulder openers. Use this practice any time to focus your mind, revitalize your spine and nerves, open your hips, and build strength from the ground up.
There’s a bunch more! Browse my site to learn more, and sign up to my newsletter to get health and beauty tips, uplifting reminders, smoothie recipes and updates on events.