Aurora Hull has been teaching the Pilates Method since 2007 and GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® since 2017. She has been practicing them for over 23 years. She was fully certified by Core Dynamics Pilates in 2009 and the Pilates Method Alliance in 2011. She was certified in the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® Level 1 in 2017 and is currently working on Z-Health® training focusing on the neural components of movement.
Aurora’s passion for movement stems from her childhood. When she was ten years old she was diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
It started hindering her enjoyment of physical activities and had gotten much worse over time, so at age fourteen she elected to undergo spinal surgery. It was a 12 hour process in which they put in two titanium rods on both sides of her spine that are held in place by 14 pins. During rehabilitation Aurora contacted Michele Larsson, a Pilates Master Teacher who also has scoliosis. Through consistent Pilates training and Michele’s guidance, Aurora was able to regain strength and maintain mobility.
After graduating from the University of Hawaii, Aurora moved back to her hometown, Santa Fe, New Mexico and earned her Core Dynamics Pilates certification, training under Michele Larsson for several years. Based on her own experience, Aurora has modified and adapted the Pilates Method to meet the needs of those who have serious ailments.
In 2010 she moved to Vancouver, BC and taught Pilates classes for two years. It was a wonderful challenge to individualize the work in group settings. She was also hired on by different athletic groups to help kids/teens prevent injury and gain integrity in their movements. She then worked in a physical therapy clinic for five years teaching one-on-one. Here she was exposed to many more serious ailments and injuries, using both Pilates and GYROTONIC® to minimize the symptoms.
Aurora’s favorite part of teaching is identifying client needs and applying tools from her background to help them achieve their goals. A lifelong learner, Aurora continues to develop her practice and expand her scope by attending workshops and networking with other professionals around the world. She is currently studying Z-Health® and incorporating a more brain-based approach to training.