Aurora is the owner of Mana Keepers', Dewdrops Images
and Kadan Martial Arts Studios. She is the founder of
In the Flow Studios Arts & Body, Women's Empowerment
and the creative director for PaaMano Eskrima
She is the author of Dewdrops of Inspiration, Arco Iris del Ser, a contributing author to Miracles One at a Time and contributing poet to Complex Allegiances. A career and personal highlight was being interviewed by Dr. Maya Angelou on Oprah Radio regarding her poetry and the immigrant experience.
The body/mind/spirit connection has always fascinated her. She has spent over 20 years as a martial arts practitioner and teacher, working with young children as well as adults and receiving the rank of 3rd degree Black Belt. She has spent the past 15 years studying, researching and practicing Reiki, Pilates, Structural Integration, proprioception and meditation.
Aurora is a certified Reiki Master Teacher under the Reiki system developed by Dr. Mikao Usui Sensei 1865 - 1926. She is an active student of Self Identity Through Ho'oponopono. (SITH is an updated Hawaiian problem solving process. SITH was developed by Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona, a Hawaiian Kahuna Lapa'au that was recognized by the State of Hawaii as a Living Treasure in 1983) Aurora also studies the tribal/native teachings of The Americas, The West Indies, Australia, Polynesia and Africa.
A certified Pilates instructor she has also trained in movement therapy, proprioception and core stability. She teaches her own style of body conditioning/movement called Deep Core Pilates and In the Flow Proprio.
She hosts workshops and classes on a variety of subjects, her most popular are: Energetic Meditation Group, Women's Empowerment Series, Vision Book Workshop, Chakra & Stones Workshop, Pilates Deep Core and In the Flow Proprio.
Aurora is committed to doing her part to help her community and to give back. She organizes and hosts free arts open houses, performing arts open mic nights, poetry circles, music jam sessions and meditation circles. She was honored to be chosen the California Police Athletic Volunteer of the year in 1993 for her work with high-risk youths. She also organizes and hosts fundraisers for charities and nonprofits. Her most successful to date was
One Love ~ Women of the D.R. Congo for Women for Women Int.
Aurora is an advocate for child safety and health as well as women's rights. She has made numerous television and public appearances as a spokes person for Children's Miracle Network and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She has appeared on Spanish television as a special guest sharing information on topics like: Child Development and Movement, The Power of the Spoken Word and Women using the martial arts to find their personal power. A Cuban born American, she is bilingual and offers all of her courses in both English and Spanish.
Thank you, Gracias, Mahalo, Salamat po, Merci for visiting this site.
At In the Flow Studios ~ Arts our mission is to highlight as many artists and art-forms as possible and to share them with the public. We believe that art in its many styles and disciplines is essential for a balanced and enriching life. In the Flow Studios Ars is dedicated to the artist. Artists help awaken our senses and open our minds to possiblity. They shed light where there is darkness and hold us accountable for our realities as well as our dreams. We hope to inspire the young and the young-at-heart alike to fall in love with art.