Improv Monday

Improv Your Life

Improv Your Life - Auroa Healing Arts, Gainesville, FL

The intention of this group is to utilize improvisational theatre and its core philosophies to facilitate our personal growth and healing. We will foster deeper levels of community, and have FUN while doing it.

Through an exploration of a wide variety of improv games, we will learn what it is to say “yes, and” to life, and navigate the challenges that arise when we resist that.聽

This group welcomes all experience levels. A common misconception about improv is that it is about being funny, quick witted, and clever. “Yes, and”, is the common core philosophy of improv. Improv is about collaboration, creativity, and learning to accept what comes to you, and carrying it forward in a supportive way. Healing and personal growth is a common bi-product of improv, as it allows us to confront so much within ourselves that we resist, and give it a platform to be revealed and released.

Unlike many improv groups, Improv Your Life will have no director per say. While it has facilitators to establish structure and flow, this is very much about everyone learning together as equals, supporting each other, and providing a safe space to be vulnerable so we can push beyond our traditional comfort zones.聽

This will be the first open gathering of this group, and will start with a meet and greet, and gradually move into a variety of short form improv games. We ask for a donation of $5-10 to support Aurora Healing Arts so that we can maintain its continued supportive presence in the community.聽

Depending on interest after this first open enrollment/info event, we will likely ask for an $60 membership fee, which will cover membership costs for 3 months. We will meet every Monday from 6pm-9pm.

Improv Your Life is co-facilitated by Ceth Ranney, Ember Rohlman and … You.

Parking is in the empty lot next door to Aurora or, if the lot is full, down the street in GRU parking.

We thank you and hope to see you at this unique and transformative event for fun and self-growth. Bring a friend. 馃槈

Togetherness Tuesday

Tuesday’s are currently open and will allow for many different events to have a space on a week night at Aurora. Stay tuned and check out the calendar.

Warm-Hearted Wednesday

Kundalini/Hatha Yoga Flow with Mat Chandler
Wednesday evenings 路 6:00pm-7:15pm
Kundalini Hatha Yoga Flow with Mat Chandler - Aurora Healing Arts Gainesville FL

Find your center with this ancient practice of presence and awareness. Experience your most authentic nature and way of being in this yoga practice of freedom, expression and self-mastery.聽

Yoga is a practice of connecting to your highest self. We flow through the practice of yoga asana (body movement,) pranayama (breathwork,) meditation, mantra (sound) and more. After the yoga practice, lay back and relax to the profound sounds of a gong bath meditation.

Common responses to yoga and meditation include heightened states of clarity, focus, joy, connection to your emotions, your friends, your self, complete relaxation and total gratitude.

About the teacher: Mat Chandler will be guiding this class. He was trained in China 5 years ago in traditional Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan. He also studied Taoist Yoga under Tobe Terrell at the Gainesville Zen Center for 2 years. His movement journey has grown to incorporate dance, primal play, T’ai Chi and other free-form movement. He is also an avid gong player, Native American flute player, as well as other instruments of divine sonic vibration; all of which he incorporates into yoga classes in varying ways.

Please bring water, a yoga mat if you have one, and perhaps a friend!

$10 is the energy exchange of the class.

Parking is in the empty lot next door, or down the street at GRU parking if the lot is full.

We thank you and hope to see you soon!

Transformation Thursday

This day is for one-time events as well! Good things happening like Death Cafe’s and Shakti-Embodied Women’s Yoga Workshops!


Aligned Vinyasa with Nick Utley
Friday evenings 路 5:15pm-6:30pm

Aligned Vinyasa with Nick Utley - Aurora Healing Arts - Gainesville, FL

Nick’s classes are rooted in a modern approach to traditional hatha yoga. Drawing from over a decade of study and practice each class is uniquely crafted for the students who are present.聽

His teaching toolkit includes the physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama), sacred hand gestures (mudra), mythology, and concentrated healing sounds (mantra). Sequences will include both flow and stillness, resistance and flexibility, integration and freedom. Students can plan to leave feeling empowered and grounded, and perhaps a bit sweaty.

Please bring water, a yoga mat if you have one, and perhaps a friend!

$10 is the energy exchange of the class.

Parking is next door in the empty lot to the west, or down the street at GRU parking if the lot is full.

We thank you and hope to see you soon!

Self-Care Saturday

Hatha in the Mornin’ : Postures and Breathwork
Saturday mornings 路 10:00am-11:15am

Hatha in the Mornin' with Jillian - Aurora Healing Arts, Gainesville, FL

Yoga: union of the body, mind and soul.

In order to calm the oceans in our mind it is necessary to first focus on our body. The class will incorporate both flow and isolated asanas to get our energy channels moving and dissolve any blockages within our being. We will also practice pranayama (breathwork) and meditation, as a practice in opening our individual consciousness to the universal consciousness.

Please bring water, a yoga mat if you have one, and perhaps a friend!

$10 is the energy exchange of the class.

Parking is next door in the empty lot to the west, or down the street at GRU parking if the lot is full.

Thank you and see you soon!

Sunday = Day of the SoUl…

Ecstatic Dance 路 11am & 7pm – Times alternate from Sunday to the next

Ecstatic Dance at Aurora Healing Arts - Gainesville, FL

Every Sunday @ Aurora! 7pm night dance, then the next Sunday, an 11am dance we call Ecstatic Dance Church!

Join us in this free-form movement! Lead yourself through a diverse mix of music from different genres, eras and places around the world. Follow your heart to get in the flow and find yourself in the dance!聽Ecstatic Dance is a magical time and place in sacred space to completely let go and be yourself! Listen to your intuition. Let your body and breath, be your guide. Let the music move you.

  • 聽90 minutes of “5-rhythms” style ecstatic dance
  • 聽Culminate the dance by relaxing in a gong bath
  • Followed by a delectable vegan potluck!
  • 聽This is a substance free event – Get in an altered state completely naturally!

Whether you think you can dance or not, please come out!!! This is an opportunity to step into the unknown and find yourself, once again! Feel like it will be uncomftable? This is common, and also a huge opportunity for growth. We promise, this is a safe, sacred container where we do our best to step out of judgement of one another, and ourselves.

Energy Exchange is $5-$10 sliding scale.

Parking is down the street at GRU or possibly next to the building if there is room.

We can’t wait to dance, have fun and be real with you!

Family Yoga! with Jillian Goldstein 路 11am-12pm Every other Sunday
– June 17, July 1st, July 15th, August 1st

Family Yoga with Jillian - Aurora Healing Arts - Gainesville, FL
This Family Yoga Class will blend the teachings and values of traditional yoga (breathwork, mindfulness, postures, self-awareness) with games, activities, music, dancing, laughter and lots of fun! This class is designed with children aged 3.5 to 7 in mind.

Jillian Goldstein is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) who lives in Gainesville and is passionate about encouraging children to become mindful and confident through yoga. In addition to child-focused yoga classes, Jillian teaches a weekly moderate-to-advanced Hatha yoga class at Aurora and works with Baby Gators at the University of Florida.

The energy exchange for you and your little one to attend this one hour class is just $15 per child and caregiver and $5 for additional siblings.

Please address questions to Jillian at