Aurora was born in Montreal, Canada, to two parents who hailed from Belgrade. She has been teaching yoga since 2010, and practicing since 2004. Aurora has trained extensively in Yin, Restorative and Hatha yoga, in addition to her foundational 200-hour training in Classical Ashtanga, the eight-limbed path, which included asana, pranayama, meditation, yogic philosophy, shatkarma and ayurveda.
She deepened her meditation practice and yoga philosophy studies through silent meditation retreats and intensive study with yoga and Buddhist teacher Michael Stone, and became a certified Relax and Renew Trainer through Restorative Yoga studies with Judith Hanson Lasater. Her teaching practice combines these influences to create a spacious setting for students to feel into their bodies and breath.
Aurora believes that the role of teacher is to provide a supportive, safe space for students to find their own practice. She aims to guide people towards finding their own postural variations and rhythms, always keeping in mind that change is the constant.
Aurora also writes poetry and creative nonfiction about embodiment, emigration/immigration, memory, ritual, ancestry, gender, inter and transgenerational trauma, health and healing. Her somatic and therapeutic practices also include contemporary improvisational dance and herbal medicine, which she also teaches. In her classes, expect an open, accepting environment, and perhaps some poetry, too.
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