Aurora Allen, M.A., RYT-500, is a yoga instructor and health coach in Orange County, CA. She specializes in working with prenatal and postpartum mothers. Aurora is a mom to three small children with her her husband who is a chiropractor in Mission Viejo, CA. She began her career with her Master's degree in Psychology working with children as a behavior analyst. Stepping away from her career to start a family of her own was a risk but ultimately led her to her passion, teaching yoga. Aurora underwent yoga teacher training while she was pregnant with her first baby and immediately felt called to share the practice of yoga with other pregnant women as it made such a positive impact in her body and her life. After giving birth to her first child, Aurora experienced severe pelvic floor pain and sought out medical treatment. Her doctor ultimately gave her options with risks too large for her lifestyle so she decided to go on a search for what it would take to rebalance her body. Taking her advanced yoga teacher training and learning the importance of alignment helped her pain tremendously so she knew there was more she could learn about balancing her body through yoga. She moved forward to study with pelvic floor yoga guru, Leslie Howard, who showed Aurora the necessary tools she would need to heal herself. Through years of dedicated self-study, yoga teacher trainings with some of the world's best yoga instructors, and work with a pelvic floor physical therapist during her third pregnancy, Aurora is pain free and feels stronger than ever.
Through her journey to postpartum health and wellness, Aurora started the Well Aligned Woman website to inspire mothers to continue find optimal alignment in their body, mind, and spirit. She created the Core RESTORE workshop to support women in returning to their center mindfully after having a baby. She hopes this slow and simple body work can become the standard of care for new moms who are navigating their own postpartum body for the first time. It is Aurora's goal to help women bridge the gap between having a baby and returning to a supportive exercise routine.