Meet the Tribe is an ongoing blog series where you’ll meet women who are leaders in their community and here at YogaClub. Our ambassadors, or Tribe Leaders as we call them, are fitness instructors, wellness professionals and just plain awesome women.
Originally from San Francisco, this Tribe Leader packed her bags and moved to Portland for her education. A few years later and straight out of college, she jumped right into hustling like it’s no biggie! As if working at Nike Women’s HQ wasn’t enough, she also teaches yoga, meditation and mindfulness to her employees. But, wait...we’re not done. She also runs a blog called Rooted & Rising and is about to launch a podcast as a branch of it. Plus, she just launched I&I Outfitters, a clothing line to raise awareness about mental health. What is she doing when she’s not running the world? Working out, freshening up on her knowledge of mindfulness, kicking back at a local tea bar or coffee shop, or working on websites. Ya know...the usual.
Meet Aurora Myers.
Q: Let’s talk overall wellness. How do you integrate healthy eating and mindfulness into your daily life?
A: I teach yoga/mindfulness and meditation classes on a daily basis, so it has really held me accountable for practicing what I teach. That being said, it’s not easy! I have to force myself to take breaks to decompress/step away from technology, etc. There are days when I realize, “Oh wow, I haven’t eaten yet!” I think a lot of us deal with that kind of thing, so the more we talk about it, the more we shatter the illusion of “look, I have it all figured out!”
Q: What are your favorite wellness tips?
A: Motivation waxes and wanes, so try not to rely on that to get things done. Develop habits of consistency and small, baby steps. Everything compounds in the long run! Take the time to rest and recover, both mentally and physically. You can show up more fully for others when you take time to focus on your well-being.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about YogaClub?
A: How accurate all the outfits are styled for me! I would never let someone else pick out my clothes for me, with the exception of YogaClub’s amazing stylists. I get pieces that I personally wouldn’t have picked out, but I end up absolutely loving them. It’s allowed me to step out of my comfort zone, style wise, and try out new brands as well.
Q: What advice can you give to someone looking to begin their fitness or wellness journey?
A: Start small! Go with a friend. Work on consistency instead of focusing how long it’s been since you last worked out, or how little experience you have. Ask questions. If you’re interested in learning a new technique, but don’t know where to start or are intimidated, ask someone who seems to know what they’re doing! People are a lot friendlier than you think.
Q: What motivates you?
A: I love learning and connecting with others. Anything that enables me to do those two things, along with food, which is, of course, my favorite!
Q: What does being a Tribe Leader mean to you?
A: It’s an opportunity for me to connect with other passionate and inspiring athletes around the world. I get to share the mission of a company that is interested in giving back, not only to its customers, but to the greater community.
Q: Alright, let’s mix it up with some fun, quick fire questions. Do you have a quote or mantra that inspires you?
A: Showing up is enough! I tell myself this when I get nervous or anxious before a big class. If courage and transparency are my values, then regardless of the outcome, I can’t fail.
Q: Fave YogaClub brands?
A: Free People & Threads 4 Thought
Q: Favorite yoga pose?
A: Any kind of handstand or hip stretch
Q: Your holiday season weakness?
A: Anything fall-themed from Trader Joe’s, most likely sweet!
Q: Do you open your box right away or wait until you need a pick me up?
A: It depends on the day! But I usually try to wait until the end of the day when I’m relaxed.
Q: Current obsession?
A: Launching my clothing line for mental health awareness, @iandioutfitters