Aurora de Leeuw

@aurora_yoga

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🧘🏼‍♀️ Helping amazing people, reducing their stress through Yoga 🎓 2000+ hours of Teaching Experience ⇟⇟⇟ Flow with me online
ASANA TECHNIQUE⁠
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Tonights Asana Technique class @uscleiden will be all about pigeon pose (including twisting in pigeon & building up to king pigeon).🐦⁠
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We will take a look at the difference between pigeon & swan (the "yin"-pigeon) and we will discover how our hips shape the pose.⁠
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Discover YOUR pigeon tonight.😃 See you at 18:50h at USC Leiden.⁠
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ASANA TECHNIQUE⁠ ⁠ Tonights Asana Technique class @uscleiden will be all about pigeon pose (including twisting in pigeon & building up to king pigeon).🐦⁠ ⁠ We will take a look at the difference between pigeon & swan (the "yin"-pigeon) and we will discover how our hips shape the pose.⁠ ⁠ Discover YOUR pigeon tonight.😃 See you at 18:50h at USC Leiden.⁠ ⁠

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2 days ago
YES, IT'S FRIDAY....⁠
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and that means that another YouTube Yogaclass is waiting for you! 🖥️⁠
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This week I've got a 30 Minute Powerflow for you! Repetition is key - so get ready to move & repeat!🥵⁠
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>> link (to my YouTube channel) is in my bio!⁠
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YES, IT'S FRIDAY....⁠ ⁠ and that means that another YouTube Yogaclass is waiting for you! 🖥️⁠ ⁠ This week I've got a 30 Minute Powerflow for you! Repetition is key - so get ready to move & repeat!🥵⁠ ⁠ >> link (to my YouTube channel) is in my bio!⁠ ⁠

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4 days ago
PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES ARE FOR EVERYONE✨⁠
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Yup, you heard that right! Private yoga classes can be a valuable addition to your yoga practice - it doesn't matter if you are practicing yoga for a long time, or just started.⁠🧘‍♂️⁠
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Over the years I've worked with a lot of amazing people, from construction workers to people recovering from motorcycle- & car-accidents. I've worked with people who had a really busy work schedule, which meant they couldn't come to regular classes and with people who were enjoying their retirement, but wanted to take the yoga practice just a bit slower (while staying mindful in their movements♥️).⁠
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Yoga, and definitely private yoga classes, are for EVERYONE. It's a personal experience, that some of my clients like to describe as "a little gift to themselves".⁠🎁⁠
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If you want to know more about private yoga classes, click the link in my bio (I've made a whole page about it on my website :)) or send me a DM!⁠📧⁠
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Ps. Did you know you can also book a "private yoga class" with your best friend / partner / room mate?👯 I call it a "duo" private class & I'm now offering it (temporarily) for the same price as a "regular" private class! Check the link in my bio to find out more 😃.

PRIVATE YOGA CLASSES ARE FOR EVERYONE✨⁠ ⁠ Yup, you heard that right! Private yoga classes can be a valuable addition to your yoga practice - it doesn't matter if you are practicing yoga for a long time, or just started.⁠🧘‍♂️⁠ ⁠ Over the years I've worked with a lot of amazing people, from construction workers to people recovering from motorcycle- & car-accidents. I've worked with people who had a really busy work schedule, which meant they couldn't come to regular classes and with people who were enjoying their retirement, but wanted to take the yoga practice just a bit slower (while staying mindful in their movements♥️).⁠ ⁠ Yoga, and definitely private yoga classes, are for EVERYONE. It's a personal experience, that some of my clients like to describe as "a little gift to themselves".⁠🎁⁠ ⁠ If you want to know more about private yoga classes, click the link in my bio (I've made a whole page about it on my website :)) or send me a DM!⁠📧⁠ ⁠ Ps. Did you know you can also book a "private yoga class" with your best friend / partner / room mate?👯 I call it a "duo" private class & I'm now offering it (temporarily) for the same price as a "regular" private class! Check the link in my bio to find out more 😃.

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5 days ago
YES! SUMMER IS HERE!☀️⁠⁠
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Which means that I'm taking a break from teaching online Live Classes during July & August.🏖️⁠⁠
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HOWEVER...⁠⁠
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I will keep uploading multiple yoga videos each week so you can keep on practicing at home, in the park, the balcony... wherever you want, anytime you want!🧘‍♂️⁠⁠
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AND...⁠⁠
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Just like last year, I will offer a special price in the form of the SUMMER UNLIMITED Membership!🤑⁠⁠
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Swipe to see all the goodness that is included in this Summer Unlimited Membership (including the Fierce Fire Flow Challenge!🔥) or check the link in my bio!⁠⁠
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Are you ready for summer?⁠⁠
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 #summerunlimited  #unlimitedyoga  #onlineyoga  #yogaathome  #yogaondemand  #aurorayoga  #myaurorayoga  #onlineyogastudio  #fiercefireflow  #yogachallenge  #areyouready  #summer  #summeryoga  #vacation  #holiday  #takingabreak  #availablenow  #discount

YES! SUMMER IS HERE!☀️⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Which means that I'm taking a break from teaching online Live Classes during July & August.🏖️⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ HOWEVER...⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ I will keep uploading multiple yoga videos each week so you can keep on practicing at home, in the park, the balcony... wherever you want, anytime you want!🧘‍♂️⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ AND...⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Just like last year, I will offer a special price in the form of the SUMMER UNLIMITED Membership!🤑⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Swipe to see all the goodness that is included in this Summer Unlimited Membership (including the Fierce Fire Flow Challenge!🔥) or check the link in my bio!⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ Are you ready for summer?⁠⁠ ⁠⁠ ----⁠⁠ #summerunlimited #unlimitedyoga #onlineyoga #yogaathome #yogaondemand #aurorayoga #myaurorayoga #onlineyogastudio #fiercefireflow #yogachallenge #areyouready #summer #summeryoga #vacation #holiday #takingabreak #availablenow #discount

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6 days ago
REST IS IMPORTANT⁠
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Yesterday I woke up in the middle of the night, noticing a consistent pain in my belly. I wasn't feeling unwell or anything, but the pain stayed, no matter how I moved. I noticed that I recognised this pain from a couple of years ago. It was the feeling of my stomach being angry. I still don't know what caused the pain (most of the time it is a certain food), but it didn't go away in the morning.😧⁠
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Stubborn as I can be, I thought, well, I'm not feeling unwell, I just have a pain, it will go away... and I went on teaching an online yin class for one of my lovely clients.🧘🏼‍♀️⁠
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But the pain didn't go away. With every movement in the yin practice, I noticed that thin line between staying professional (as a teacher) and my body screaming that this was not such a good idea. So after my class was finished, I immediately decided to ask my fellow teachers to take over my evening classes. I NEED to practice what I teach (because HELL, why I'm I teaching to take care of yourself and listen to your body, if I would not allow myself to do the same?). So I did, I did listen. 👂🏻⁠
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The pain slowly decreased. It's not totally away still, but I feel my body is grateful for taking that little bit of time to slow down, for my cat to give me lots and lots of love (he was extremely clingy all of the sudden) and to reconnect with what my body was telling me.🙏⁠
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Rest is just as important as action and being active. Your body will tell you what it needs, it's our job to listen.♥️

REST IS IMPORTANT⁠ ⁠ Yesterday I woke up in the middle of the night, noticing a consistent pain in my belly. I wasn't feeling unwell or anything, but the pain stayed, no matter how I moved. I noticed that I recognised this pain from a couple of years ago. It was the feeling of my stomach being angry. I still don't know what caused the pain (most of the time it is a certain food), but it didn't go away in the morning.😧⁠ ⁠ Stubborn as I can be, I thought, well, I'm not feeling unwell, I just have a pain, it will go away... and I went on teaching an online yin class for one of my lovely clients.🧘🏼‍♀️⁠ ⁠ But the pain didn't go away. With every movement in the yin practice, I noticed that thin line between staying professional (as a teacher) and my body screaming that this was not such a good idea. So after my class was finished, I immediately decided to ask my fellow teachers to take over my evening classes. I NEED to practice what I teach (because HELL, why I'm I teaching to take care of yourself and listen to your body, if I would not allow myself to do the same?). So I did, I did listen. 👂🏻⁠ ⁠ The pain slowly decreased. It's not totally away still, but I feel my body is grateful for taking that little bit of time to slow down, for my cat to give me lots and lots of love (he was extremely clingy all of the sudden) and to reconnect with what my body was telling me.🙏⁠ ⁠ Rest is just as important as action and being active. Your body will tell you what it needs, it's our job to listen.♥️

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7 days ago
NEW YOUTUBE CLASS IS OUT🎉⁠
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This weeks class is a relaxing Yin Yoga class, in which we travel through our whole entire body. 💤⁠
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One hour of bliss, coming right up!⁠✨⁠
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Subscribe to stay tuned! (link in bio)🖥️

NEW YOUTUBE CLASS IS OUT🎉⁠ ⁠ This weeks class is a relaxing Yin Yoga class, in which we travel through our whole entire body. 💤⁠ ⁠ One hour of bliss, coming right up!⁠✨⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Subscribe to stay tuned! (link in bio)🖥️

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11 days ago
SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ☀️

I love to have the doors of my home office open while working ♥️. 

What is something you are grateful for? 

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 #homeoffice  #home  #office  #workingfromhome  #thuiswerken  #huis  #thuiskantoor  #balkon  #plants  #balcony  #freshair  #sun  #beautifulweather☀️  #grateful  #thankful

SO GRATEFUL FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER ☀️ I love to have the doors of my home office open while working ♥️. What is something you are grateful for? — #homeoffice #home #Office #workingfromhome #thuiswerken #huis #thuiskantoor #balkon #plants #balcony #freshair #sun #beautifulweather☀️ #grateful #thankful

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12 days ago
SCARY ANIMALS⁠
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Yesterday I met my "taalmaatje" (a language buddy). A beautiful lady from Syria who moved to The Netherlands a couple of years ago and is improving her Dutch along the way. She told me she is scared of both dogs and cats. 🇳🇱⁠
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I told her about my cat, who loves to cuddle and how cats tend to "feel" if people are afraid of them. My cat Rufus was a pro, when it came to people that didn't like cats or were afraid of cats. Rufus always went straight towards them. 😃⁠
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I've never really been afraid of any animal (except for spiders when I was a kid, but I don't find them scary anymore). 🕷️⁠
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Do you have any animals that you are afraid of?

SCARY ANIMALS⁠ ⁠ Yesterday I met my "taalmaatje" (a language buddy). A beautiful lady from Syria who moved to The Netherlands a couple of years ago and is improving her Dutch along the way. She told me she is scared of both dogs and cats. 🇳🇱⁠ ⁠ I told her about my cat, who loves to cuddle and how cats tend to "feel" if people are afraid of them. My cat Rufus was a pro, when it came to people that didn't like cats or were afraid of cats. Rufus always went straight towards them. 😃⁠ ⁠ I've never really been afraid of any animal (except for spiders when I was a kid, but I don't find them scary anymore). 🕷️⁠ ⁠ Do you have any animals that you are afraid of?

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13 days ago
ASANA TECHNIQUE⁠
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Tonight I will teach my first Asana Technique in MONTHS 🤩. I’m so excited to finally dive back into the anatomy & details of specific Yoga poses!

Tonight we start with the theory about hip mobility & movement, while focussing on Lotus (Padmasana) & its variations.

19:00h tonight @uscleiden !

See you there 🙏🏻

ASANA TECHNIQUE⁠ ⁠ Tonight I will teach my first Asana Technique in MONTHS 🤩. I’m so excited to finally dive back into the anatomy & details of specific Yoga poses! Tonight we start with the theory about hip mobility & movement, while focussing on Lotus (Padmasana) & its variations. 19:00h tonight @uscleiden ! See you there 🙏🏻

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15 days ago
NEW FREE YOUTUBE YOGA CLASS 🎉⁠
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This weeks class is all about removing obstacles.💪 Starting with Ganesha mudra we start our journey towards letting go!⁠
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Ps. Did you know that one new yoga class (yin yoga, power / vinyasa flow or 30 Minute Powerflow) is uploaded to my Youtube channel every single week?🤩⁠
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Subscribe to stay tuned! (link in bio)🖥️

NEW FREE YOUTUBE YOGA CLASS 🎉⁠ ⁠ This weeks class is all about removing obstacles.💪 Starting with Ganesha mudra we start our journey towards letting go!⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Ps. Did you know that one new yoga class (yin yoga, power / vinyasa flow or 30 Minute Powerflow) is uploaded to my Youtube channel every single week?🤩⁠ ⁠ Subscribe to stay tuned! (link in bio)🖥️

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18 days ago
FROM ONLINE TO OFFLINE AGAIN⁠
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Yup, I'm so happy with the recent announcements that we can go for both OUTDOOR as well as INDOOR group classes again from the 5th of June onwards.😃⁠
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I've really missed seeing the people in my classes move. Noticing their anatomy, their movement, their yoga!💃⁠
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Don't get me wrong, de lockdown also provided amazing opportunities to try something new within my business; online yoga! 🧘‍♀️I will continue with offering online classes, although the amount of classes I publish each week will gradually go down. ⁠
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For now; I will continue to teach the Live classes & specials in June, and take a little break from Live classes in July & August (with the exception of the Fierce Fire Flow Challenge! - more info about this challenge follows soon!).💪⁠
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Of course I will make a special Summer Membership available as well! So a lot of Yoga classes will stay just "one click away".🖥️⁠
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Did you already join a in person (outdoor or private) yoga class recently?🌳⁠
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I hope to see you soon!

FROM ONLINE TO OFFLINE AGAIN⁠ ⁠ Yup, I'm so happy with the recent announcements that we can go for both OUTDOOR as well as INDOOR group classes again from the 5th of June onwards.😃⁠ ⁠ I've really missed seeing the people in my classes move. Noticing their anatomy, their movement, their yoga!💃⁠ ⁠ Don't get me wrong, de lockdown also provided amazing opportunities to try something new within my business; online yoga! 🧘‍♀️I will continue with offering online classes, although the amount of classes I publish each week will gradually go down. ⁠ ⁠ For now; I will continue to teach the Live classes & specials in June, and take a little break from Live classes in July & August (with the exception of the Fierce Fire Flow Challenge! - more info about this challenge follows soon!).💪⁠ ⁠ Of course I will make a special Summer Membership available as well! So a lot of Yoga classes will stay just "one click away".🖥️⁠ ⁠ Did you already join a in person (outdoor or private) yoga class recently?🌳⁠ ⁠ I hope to see you soon!

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20 days ago
THE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT. ⁠
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Around six years ago, I was enrolled in an academic English class, as part of my philosophy studies. I was really nervous about presenting, in English, in front of a big group of students (while I usually don't tend to get nervous when speaking in public at all). I did step to the front of the class and finished my presentation.⁠👩‍🏫⁠
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Afterwards the teacher came to me and told me that I "did a great job" and my English was perfectly fine. I started listing the reasons why I thought it didn't go that well "but I made a mistake when..., and I was struggling with the pronunciation when talking about....". My teacher stopped me in the middle of my sentence, placed her hand on my shoulder and looked me straight in the eyes. She said: "Aurora, accept the compliment!"⁠😳⁠
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I fell quiet. She was right. She pointed out one of my greatest fears, with just a couple of words.⁠🤯⁠
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We tend to compare ourselves to others. To think that, whatever we do, it's not good enough. Even the people that I looked up to in the past, are now showing me that they have their insecurities as well. We are all just human, which means we make mistakes.⁠❤️⁠
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I can't say that I find it easy to accept compliments, but the advice that my teacher gave me back then, is helping me to judge myself less and focus on the positive stuff that is right in front of me. ⁠💪⁠
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And yes, I've got those days where my anxiety is stronger than these feelings. I am human, after all.⁠😉⁠
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➡️Who's someone in your life who gives great advice? Tag them in a comment below!⁠
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THE BEST ADVICE I EVER GOT. ⁠ ⁠ Around six years ago, I was enrolled in an academic English class, as part of my philosophy studies. I was really nervous about presenting, in English, in front of a big group of students (while I usually don't tend to get nervous when speaking in public at all). I did step to the front of the class and finished my presentation.⁠👩‍🏫⁠ ⁠ Afterwards the teacher came to me and told me that I "did a great job" and my English was perfectly fine. I started listing the reasons why I thought it didn't go that well "but I made a mistake when..., and I was struggling with the pronunciation when talking about....". My teacher stopped me in the middle of my sentence, placed her hand on my shoulder and looked me straight in the eyes. She said: "Aurora, accept the compliment!"⁠😳⁠ ⁠ I fell quiet. She was right. She pointed out one of my greatest fears, with just a couple of words.⁠🤯⁠ ⁠ We tend to compare ourselves to others. To think that, whatever we do, it's not good enough. Even the people that I looked up to in the past, are now showing me that they have their insecurities as well. We are all just human, which means we make mistakes.⁠❤️⁠ ⁠ I can't say that I find it easy to accept compliments, but the advice that my teacher gave me back then, is helping me to judge myself less and focus on the positive stuff that is right in front of me. ⁠💪⁠ ⁠ And yes, I've got those days where my anxiety is stronger than these feelings. I am human, after all.⁠😉⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ➡️Who's someone in your life who gives great advice? Tag them in a comment below!⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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23 days ago