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 Performing Arts.
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.
As 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 for 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.
Aurora's Organizations and Links
Women’s Empowerment est. in 1992, is a women’s self-defense program that views the mind, body, emotions and spirit as equally important components in personal growth and safety. Workshops have been taught at colleges, sororities, on local cable, health care companies, women’s groups, city councils and to battered women at the Maravilla Housing Project in East L.A. and the Carmelitos Housing Project in Long Beach. My Woman’s Empowerment program has provided a place for women of all walks of life to come and rediscover their dreams and personal power.
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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. In the Flow Studios Arts' Links:
In the Flow Studios ~ Body is a space to reconnect with our bodies and revitalize our minds. We're dedicated to providing cutting edge health and wellness information by the foremost minds in Western Medicine, Eastern Medicine as well as Alternative Medicine. What if many of the symptoms we attribute to age are actually a result of lifestyle choices such as, diet, lack of mobility, dehydration, not enough sleep, etc.? Perhaps many of these problems can be lessened or completely avoided if we were given the tools to take a more active and better educated role in our health? In the Flow Studios Body's Links:
Our organization’s hopes are that through sharing and teaching our style of Filipino Martial Arts & Performing Arts we can share the beauty and culture of the Philippines with the world. We hope the PaaMano Organization will inspire future generations of Filipinos worldwide to learn more about their history, culture and the natural treasures of The Philippines. We have performed in major Filipino Festivals throughout California like The Pistahan Parade and Festival in San Francisco , The FilAm Festival in San Pedro and the FilAm Street Show and Festival in San Diego.
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Through Mana Keepers and Dewdrops Images we strive to bring the magic of nature back into our everyday lives. We all come from Mother Nature and we will all return to her…but in the meantime She gives us the opportunity to enrich our lives through connection, vitality and balance.
Mana Keepers Links
Kadan Martial Arts was established in 1992 by Roland and Aurora Ferrer. Kadan was originally know for its top level Taekwondo Athletes, ranking in Jr. & Sr. divisions in State, National, U.S. Team Trials and International Competitions. In time, raising their two sons at the studio, gave way to diversifying their programs. They became inspired to help people of all ages and physical abilities enjoy the benefits of the Martial Arts. Kadan became known as a "family school" a place where children from four years old to adults could train and grow together. We strive to make our environment a nurturing and positive place for everyday people to face their fears, overcome their challenges and walk the road to Black Belt.
Kadan Martial Arts' Links
About I Love Shelter Dogs Blog and Pages
This was originally to be a recored of our family's new adventure by volunteering to foster a dog on death row from the shelter. We are not new to Shelter Dogs, as we adopted two beautiful girls from the Dover Shelter in San Bernardino, but we had never fostered a dog. So I thought I'd share my family's first foster experience in hopes that we can encourage others to find a way to help shelter animals. It's growing from sharing our story to including stories of other amazing shelter dogs, organizations helping shelter animals and helpful information on training, nutrition and health. I encourage you to share your positive shelter dog adoption stories on our Facebook or Google+ pages. I'm hoping that through our stories and pictures we can encourage more adoptions and one day end all reasons for our shelter animals to be PTS.
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