Hello, I'm a Writer, Yoga Instructor, Birth Prep Coach and Mom.
As a Yoga Instructor with 25 years' of daily practice in Yoga, I offer private sessions, group workshops and teacher-trainings focused in the art of creating a highly personalized, alignment and energy-driven flow. I supplement classic Yoga studies, which include Breath and Energy techniques, with Reiki, Qi Gong, and Mindfulness training.
As a Birth Prep Coach, I offer tools for an Empowered Birth experience within the lens of my client's preferences. I support all choices, from a Scheduled C-Section, an Epidural Hospital Birth, and a Home Birth. All are valid options. I support women who birth with or without an in-person, on-call Birth Doula.
As a Writer, I focus on Yoga, Health and Music in my writing for LA Yoga Magazine. In my daily job, I am the Managing Editor and Lead Writer for a non-profit focused on Children and Family Health as related to the State of California.
What else? I love the ocean, animals, and being out in nature.
I'm blessed to be alive.
I look forward to connecting with you!
My Life Philosophy
Life is a Gift.
Energy mastery is the key to healing and thriving.
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 am the Managing Editor for the CA chapter of Robert F. Kennedy Jr's organization, Children's Health Defense.
Yoga Instructor and Teacher Trainer
Teaching is in my blood. I began teaching piano at the age of 16, and I now share my passion for yoga and movement as therapy. I work with folks from all walks of life, including A-list actors, entertainers, athletes moms, public school janitors and those with auto-immune conditions.
I offer a strong practice aimed at all physical levels of ability. I specialize in working with the Pregnant Body, and in working with Injuries, including "permanent" physical limitations. Eastern and Western modalities are equally embraced as complementary, powerful modes of healing, strengthening, and empowerment.
After nearly 30 years in Los Angeles, I moved to San Diego in 2019.
The greatest gift I offer is empowerment through the awakening of our inner intuition. Some call this Connection to Source. Whatever your terms may be, once this innate inner intelligence and energy awaken, all things are possible.
Birth Yoga + Birth Prep Coach
My services are aimed at preparing women and families for birth with or without a Birth Doula.
I offer tools for an EMPOWERED birth experience, even if the birth takes a turn that we wish it didn't. The key to empowerment is a healthy mind/body state, coupled with individualized 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.
I LOVED serving over 100 women and families as an on-call, in-person Birth Doula from 2010-2016. I no longer offer on-call, in-person Birth Doula support.
Yoga with Aria on Instagram
Follow me on IG for fun posts, tips, and real life.
The Surgeon and The Yogi
Twenty-five years after she almost died as a pedestrian in a near-fatal car-accident, Aria Morgan visits the man who saved her life, Dr. Richard Carmona, who served as the Surgeon General of the United States of America.
BY ARIA MORGAN
The space between life and death is tenuous. No one knows, from one minute to the next, what might befall them...
Yoga with Aria on YouTube
I started a YouTube channel during the Pandemic!
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
UCLA Honors Program, Cum Laude, 1995: BA Spanish Language and Lit, with Departmental Honors in Spanish. BA Russian
UCLA Professional Program in Screenwriting -1997.
Grants Writer Certification - Grantsmanship Center of Los Angeles - 2019
BIRTH 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
Professional Life Coach and Guide - September, 2020
Mindfulness Life Coach Certification and Mindfulness Blueprint - September, 2020
Reiki Level I, II, III and Master Certification - Energy Healing - October, 2020