Aarona Lea Pichinson
author & co-creator of The Moon Deck
emotional health advocate, speaker, & author
yoga & ritual wellness teacher
Inspired by 23 years of yoga, 14 years as a yoga teacher and wellness adviser, a past life as a photographer and mixed media artist, and a love of writing and travel - Aarona is deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others. She is influenced by several yoga traditions and personal-development roadmaps which have consistently guided her on an ever-evolving path of healing and purpose through self-love. What started as a personal need for survival, eventually became a passion turned profession.
Starting her healing journey as a child, Aarona had a natural pull towards spirit which helped her to feel safe and connected during unstable times. Her curiosity led her on a life-long journey of study, practice, and ritual where she explored the shadowy depths of healing trauma, recovered from chronic cycles of bulimia, and continues to help normalize conversations around emotional health. As the author and co-creator of the healing oracle set 'The Moon Deck', Aarona teaches practices and rituals to help bring balance and perspective to life's greatest breaths so that each individual can transform and grow with more honesty and ease.
Aarona facilitates empowering workshops and retreats worldwide, teaches yoga classes at Wanderlust in LA and during her visits to her old home of 18 years in NYC, offers private and group Intuitive Oracle Readings, and runs The Moon Deck biz full time. She's been featured in Mind Body Green, Gaia, Free People BLDG25 Blog, New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, Teach.Yoga, The Beauty Book, Well+Good, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Fréttblaðið of Iceland, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, and various podcasts.