14. Unlock Your Intuitive Power with Aarona Lea


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Born in LA and brewed in NYC, movement, holistic health and the arts have been at the forefront of Aarona Lea’s healing journey. Inspired by 20 plus years of yoga, 12 years as a yoga teacher and wellness advisor, a BFA in photography and mixed media arts, and a love of writing and globe trotting – she’s deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others. Her classes combine various yoga and meditation disciplines where she invites you to safely explore your edge and enliven the wisdom of your senses. She’s the author and co-creator of ‘The Moon Deck’ (an intuitive oracle deck filled with inspired offerings to stoke the powers of intention and ritual), curates and teaches ‘Yoga Soundscape’ (a live music and sound concert combined with a thoughtfully orchestrated moving meditation practice), and created the music modules for the Kula Yoga and Wanderlust teacher training programs.

Aarona teaches public yoga classes, facilitates global adventure yoga retreats, leads empowering women’s workshops, mentors new yoga teachers and offers private coaching. She’s been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Teach.Yoga, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, AlignYo, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio.

Something else about Aarona is that she creates altars wherever she goes, considers her crystals and stones her wise friends, and is reminded to *trust* when she finds a feather on her path. Her oracle deck, the moon deck, is probably one of the most beautiful and sacred decks that I know of. In our interview, Aarona talks about her experiences with an eating disorder, and how ritual was essential in helping her in her recovery. We also talk a lot about connecting to intuition, about the magical powers that yoga holds, and how self-discovery is a constant journey and a vital component of self-love. Aarona also gives us a powerful reading from her very own Moon Deck, a reading for all of you, so you will want to listen to the very end of the episode.

Discussed in the episode

How Aarona’s spiritually diverse childhood shaped her mystical and spiritual outlook and fearless exploration of her self.

How a deep depression brought Aarona to begin practicing yoga

Is there are true definition of spirituality and if so, what is it?

What are ways to do yoga with an injury?

How yoga influences your perception

What helped Aarona overcome the painful cycle of her eating disorder

Do you always have to be in recovery or can you actually recover from an eating disorder/addiction?

Why eating disorders and addictions can be ritualistic, and how to find new rituals to replace and crowd out unhealthy rituals

What is self love really, and how is self discovery important in learning how to love yourself?

What is the best way to feel your feelings but not get lost in the darkness?

How can you have more accountability for meditation?

What is the healing power of oracle cards and particularly The Moon Deck?

How to have consistency in a chaotic world

Understanding the many facets of feminine energy

How to do an Oracle card reading and how often should you do this?

Aarona gives us our very own card reading


Instagram: @the_moondeck

Instagram: @aarona.lea



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