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Connect. Inspire. Practice. The Manduka Ambassador Program
Aurora Myers
Portland, OR
Style:
Vinyasa & Restorative Flows
Studio:
Corporate Office Yoga Portland, OR
Certifications:
E-RYT 200 hours
Get to know Aurora
In a past life I was…
a squirrel
What's your ideal vacation?
Somewhere tropical with beaches, exotic fruits, and fresh seafood. Basically anywhere with sun and good food, which means I'm open to suggestions.
5 Things Aurora can't live without
1. Running
2. Marianne Williamson's Lectures & A Course in Miracles
3. Carbs. All the carbs. And avocados. And smoothies.
4. Sports Bras
5. My ninja turtles onesie. Just kidding, my collection of Christmas sweaters.
3 tips you tell your yoga students
1. Showing up is always enough. Regardless of what your practice looks like today. Regardless of whether or not you can get into that pose you've been trying to get into for months. Meet yourself where you are at. Progress begins there, from a place of gratitude for what you have already accomplished.
2. It's not really about the pose. Yes the pose is important, yes alignment is important, but, as my teacher once said, "the asana is just a vehicle for the breath." The postures are a mirror for us to learn how we respond to external stress, and we notice what arises without judgment: tightness, wobbliness, mental chatter, etc. The more we practice, the better understanding we have of where that mental stress can show up in our physical bodies when we are off the mat, responding to the stresses of everyday life.
3. The work you do on your mat is important. Sometimes it can seem mundane and repetitive. But when we set in an intention, we create space for something bigger than ourselves. We learn to meet ourselves and our bodies with more compassion, more patience, and less judgment, and that makes it easier for us to meet others from that place. By standing in that space of our greatest potential, we invite others into their own.