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Aurore has been passionate about health and wellness her whole life. She started ballet lessons at the age of three and continued dancing and performing until she started college. In high school she danced two hours a day, six days a week. She started practicing yoga over 12 years ago when the love of her life (her now husband) was called to duty in Iraq. She found yoga to be a wonderful way to help her let go of the stress of not knowing if he would survive the war or ever come home in one piece.
From her very first yoga class she fell head over heels in love with yoga and knew she would someday be leading classes. In her local community she has taught yoga classes for Linn Benton Community College since 2006, and prior to that she taught ballet and aqua therapy classes in her area. She has brought yoga to hundreds of students over the years by creating several successful new credit and non-credit yoga classes for LBCC including yoga, power yoga with weights, restorative yoga and aqua yoga classes, and she regularly volunteers classes to be able to bring yoga to more people.
She attained her RYT 200 with YogaFit. Over the years she has studied with many amazing teachers including Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruikshank, Baron Baptiste, Kia Miller, Stephanie Adams, Brock & Krista Cahill, Sara Ivanhoe, Rainbeau Mars & Shiva Rea.
What inspired you to become a yoga teacher/practitioner?
The immediate stress relief and health benefits I experienced from doing yoga were incredibly profound. I wanted to be able to share that amazing feeling with as many people as possible. At the time I discovered yoga, I had already taught ballet and so moving on to teaching yoga was a natural progression for me. Unlike ballet, to me yoga was the complete package. Instead of training to perform for someone else, it was like a gift I was able to give myself- to completely focus on my breath, my body, and how I felt. I had never experienced anything else like it and it’s the reason why I still do yoga today. Yoga is so life changing and amazing. Even though I was new to yoga at the time I discovered it, I felt it would have been a disservice to humanity if I had not found the courage and strength within myself to become a yoga teacher and share it with as many people as possible. If everyone on earth did yoga, things would be so much better for all of us!
What goals do you have for your future?
I have so many goals sometimes it can be hard to focus on just one! I would say my two long term goals are to complete my master’s degree in Health Promotion & Education and also to eventually study for and get my RYT-500.
What's the funniest moment or most fun experience you've had as a teacher?
I’ve had many fun experiences as a yoga teacher; one that comes to mind was attending the Hanuman Yoga Festival in Colorado last summer. Taking time to grow as a teacher is so important. My husband and I made a vacation out of the trip, driving there, exploring Boulder together when I wasn’t taking classes, and driving home through the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas & California.
What advice would you give to someone just beginning to practice yoga?
The hardest part can be just finding time for yourself and getting on your mat. Sometimes making time for ourselves gets pushed to the back burner. By investing money in a class you will be way more likely to go. You’ll benefit from the teacher’s adjustments, you’ll learn from other students, and you’ll maybe even make some lifelong friends in the process.
Tell us something most people don't know about you!
I was born in France, have lived in France and I speak French fluently. I have a Bachelor’s degree in French and have taught French classes for my local community college and have been a high school French teacher at the high school I graduated from. I loved college and am proud of the fact that I graduated Cum Laude, with a high GPA. I put myself through college by teaching yoga at the community college where I met my husband. My husband and I love traveling and we have been all over the world together; among our many trips last year we went to France to celebrate my grandmother’s 90th birthday with my family, and also to St. Thomas, Belize, Costa Maya & Cozumel. I love all animals; at home we have three dogs, a cat, and 12 chickens. What makes me most happy other than yoga and spending time with my husband, family & friends is being outside in nature, snowboarding, hiking in the forest, or walking my dogs