I love teaching and sharing yoga. Yoga has helped my body thrive beyond measure. I’ve been practicing yoga for over 20yrs and teaching yoga for over thirteen years. I teach Privates, workshops and teacher trainings. I specialize in Prenatal, Postnatal, Strength, and Therapeutics, and I just started a public Prenatal Yoga/Postnatal Yoga/Baby&Me class.
My other speciality is birth support.I offer my six years experience as a former Birth Doula* in supporting over 100 families in the labor room now into a highly personalized coaching support: Pregnancy Coaching, Childbirth Education, and Birth Prep.
My first love is writing. I’m a freelance writer with a focus on music, health and environmentalism. I’ve been published in Urb, Remix, Flaunt, Detour, Film & Video, Lotus, LA Yoga, Mantra, BPM and more.
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My main goal is to help people maximize their life potential, because that is my life story. By all accounts, I shouldn’t even be here. I should’ve died when I was 14.
My Story: The Highlights
It all began on my fourteenth birthday in 1986, when I was almost killed while walking through a crosswalk by a Suburban speeding over 45mph.
Years later, I would write about this experience. My life story made the cover of LA Yoga magazine in 2011. I wrote about my gratitude towards life, and my reunion with Dr. Richard Carmona, the ER Surgeon who saved my life and later became the Surgeon General of the United States.
My accident taught me many things, above all, how to find gratitude, happiness and joy amidst any circumstance. I talk about this a lot in my weekly newsletters, on my Instagram feed and more. If creating a sense of peace and inner strength appeals to you, I can help guide you with a physical practice (yoga + functional movement + simple qi gong), a meditation practice, and more.
Curious? Wanna know more? About Aria, Detailed
October of 2018 I was invited to be a guest on the Del and Debi Mind Body Soul Radio show. It was my first time on LIVE radio and I loved it! I shared my life story and how that has shaped me into the healer, coach and teacher I am today. The video interview lasts just over 50 minutes. Link below… Enjoy!
Takeaway: To achieve success in any area of life, we must work towards our dreams; not our predictions.
My Car accident on my 14th birthday shifted course of my life. Shifted my entire perspective on spirituality. Shifted me to a place of taking charge of my own healing rather than relying on what doctors told me I was capable of. If you are dealing with an injury or a diagnosis, please remember:
Doctors tend to look at averages and give the worst case scenario.
Doctors can be wrong. They are just human, like you and I.
Doctors can not determine the course of your healing and your future
I believe in myself far more than a doctor’s prediction and I challenge what’s “not possible.”
Doctors told me I’d never walk normally again
Doctors told me I’d be living an immune compromised life
Doctors told me even as recently as last summer, after my knee-reinjury: “I don’t even know how you’re sitting like that…with that knee, you shouldn’t even be walking.”
Healing an injury requires even deeper trips inside our own psyche than it does our physical body.
Trust your intuition, and reclaim your power so you can begin to heal yourself.
*I can no longer be on call, which means I can not be your Birth Doula. If you are looking for someone to be at your birth, I’m happy to connect you with doulas and agencies that I trust and adore.