I’m a Writer, Yoga, Meditation and Breathwork Teacher, Birth Coach, and Energy Worker. I’m also a mom. I love the ocean, animals, and being out in nature. I’m so blessed to be alive.
I’ve recently launched a brand-new site that reflects the fusion of many years of teaching with my role as a healer and energy worker. If energy work resonates with you, I invite you to check it out. This is the future of my practice, though I will still continue to offer “just yoga,” without the energy and healing focus.
I look forward to connecting with you!
My Life Philosophy
Life is a Gift.
By all accounts, I shouldn’t even be here. I should’ve died when I was 14. My accident taught me how to cultivate gratitude, joy, and empowerment amidst all circumstances, and how to view every day, every moment, as a tremendous gift.
My approach to physical training and healing stems from personal experience. If you are dealing with an injury or a diagnosis and have been told that you only have one choice and that no other option is possible, please remember that just because something’s “not possible” doesn’t mean that it can’t happen.
- What’s “impossible” simply hasn’t been seen before.
- Challenge the notion that someone else’s past experience is the only outcome that’s possible for you.
- Doctors tend to look at averages and give the worst-case scenario.
- Doctors can not determine the course of your healing or future without your consent.
- Healing an injury requires deep trips inside your psyche: you must learn to trust your intuition.
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 2018 told me: “I don’t even know how you’re sitting like that…with that knee, you shouldn’t even be walking. I don’t understand it. With that knee, it shouldn’t be possible,”
Well, here I am, living proof that what isn’t possible, actually is!
I’m a seasoned writer with over twenty years’ experience as a freelance journalist. I write features, editorials and reviews on self-improvement, mindfulness, yoga, health, and the power of music, mantra and rhythm on the human mind. My passion for writing began in high school and continued at UCLA, where I was first published. Since then, I’ve been published in Detour, Flaunt, Remix, Film & Video, LA Yoga, Mantra Magazine, Mixer Urb and more. I hold a certificate in Grant Writing and have experience in Web content/copy.
I’m currently helping write, edit and project manage content for the CA chapter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s organization, the Children’s Health Defense.
Yoga, Mindfulness, and Breathwork Teacher/Trainer
Teaching is in my blood. I’ve taught since I was 16 YO. I began sharing yoga in 1998 & formally teaching in 2005. I have worked with people from all walks of life, including A-list actors, entertainers & athletes. I’ve taught kids, moms, school employees in LA’s rough neighborhoods, folks with auto-immune conditions, and folks recovering from injury or surgery.
I thrive on creating joy and use my intuition as my ultimate guide.
I recently moved to San Diego. I offer workshops, trainings and Private, one-on-one sessions. I offer a safe, alignment-grounded practice that infuses yoga, meditation, breathwork, and intelligent movement to help awaken a state of living mindfulness. Living mindfully reduces stress and aids the body in its natural healing process. I embrace Eastern and Western modalities: both are valuable, powerful modes of healing, strengthening, and empowerment.
The greatest gift I offer is empowerment through the awakening of our inner intuition. Once this innate inner intelligence and energy awaken, all things are possible.
Prenatal/Postnatal Yoga + Mindfulness Birth Coach
I worked as an on-call Birth Doula from 2010-2016. I draw wisdom and knowledge from six years of supporting over 100 families in the labor and delivery room as a Birth Doula. All of us deserve to feel empowered during the birth process, even if the birth takes a turn that we wish it didn’t. The key to empowerment is a healthy state of mind and birth preparation, so that your fears and worries are alleviated and so that you can be fully present for the birth of your little one.
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Yoga with Aria on Mind Body Soul Radio
October of 2018 I was invited to share my life story and mission on the Del and Debi Show.
The video interview lasts just over 50 minutes
Credentials and Registrations:
UCLA Honors Program, Cum Laude, 1995: BA Spanish Language and Lit, with Departmental Honors in Spanish. BA Russian
UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting, 1997.
Grantsmanship Center of Los Angeles, Grantsmanship Training Program Certification, 2019
DOULA Education: CD(DONA)
– Certified Birth Doula with Doula Organization of North America CD(DONA) in 2011.
– BINI – Introduction to Childbirth for Doulas.
– BINI – Trained Birth Doula.
– LOOM – Holistic Pregnancy Loss Doula.
– BINI – Rebozo Workshop with Naoli Vinaver Lopez.
– Dr. Michel Odent – Childbirth: Babies Need Love, Microbes and Stress.
– Spinning Babies Workshop with Gail Tully
YOGA Education: E-RYT500, YACEP, RPYT,
– 500hr TT – Ana Forrest. Foundational Yoga Training
– 120hr TT – Shiva Rea – Advanced Prana Vinyasa Flow
– 100hr TT – Maty Ezraty Alignment, Technique, Asana, Meditation
– 300hr TT – Noah Maze, Alignment, Sequencing, Anatomy, Philosophy