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Aurora Bonner is a writing, art, and mindfulness instructor. Aurora grew up in rural America in the Pennsylvania Wilds and Endless Mountain regions, and much of her work reflects experiences and issues in these areas. 


Aurora's writing has been published through the Colorado Review, Assay: Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Brevity, Hippocampus Magazine, Under the Gum Tree, and elsewhere. In addition to other past publications and exhibitions, she has won first place in creative nonfiction at the 2016 Pennsylvania Writers Conference. Her recent essay, "The York Street Diner is Closed," appeared in the anthology Dine in 2019. Aurora has studied at the Tin House Summer Workshops in Portland, Oregon, and at Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, where she received her MFA in Creative Writing.


An energetic problem-solver, Aurora has been committed to the arts and education throughout her life. She speaks regularly at conferences and teaches writing, art, yoga, and wellness practices through workshops, retreats, and classes.

Aurora Bonner is a registered yoga instructor through Yoga Alliance and certified Zen Barre specialist (pilates + barre). After practicing yoga for fifteen years, Aurora received her yoga certification through Power Yoga Works in Philadelphia, PA. When she is not on her mat, she is spending time with her family or outside on the trails.


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