The Moon Deck was borne out of the wisdom and friendship of three artistic Brooklyn yogis with a natural pull to share their growth and creative vision with as many women as possible.
Through our ever-evolving discoveries of balance and purpose, we’ve learned first hand about the healing power of ritual and art in action. There’s a piece of each of us in The Moon Deck and we believe this contribution will bring as much insight, joy and inspiration to other women as it has brought to us in the process of creating it.
Aarona Lea Pichinson
Born in LA and brewed in NYC, movement, holistic health and the arts has been at the forefront of Aarona's healing journey. As the author and co-creator of The Moon Deck, bringing this vision to life is a dream come true and a culmination of her personal and professional work.
Inspired by 20 plus years of yoga study, 15 years as a wellness advisor and yoga teacher, a BFA in photography and mixed media arts, and a love of writing and globe trotting - Aarona shares her passion and growth as a teacher and forever student both on and off the mat. In class, she teaches a steady aligning Vinyasa practice where she invites you to safely explore your edge and enliven the wisdom of your senses. She also strives to share honest emotion and experience in her blog to help others find healing tools and inspiration while working to dissolve the stigma around highly-sensitive personality types.
Aarona teaches public yoga classes, facilitates adventure yoga retreats globally, leads empowering women’s workshops, mentors new yoga teachers, offers private coaching, and is a writer and guest blogger. She's been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine, Free People BLDG25 Blog, Healthy Travel Mag, National Geographic Traveler UK, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Fréttblaðið of Iceland, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, AlignYo, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio. To learn more find Aarona at: www.AaronaLea.com
Andrea (Andi) is the illustrator of The Moon Deck, a certified Yoga Teacher and a proud mama of two. She grew up in Indiana and moved to NYC in 2003. She was awarded a scholarship from the Home Fashion Products Association and received a degree in Textile/Surface design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2005.
Her spiritual journey and creative pursuits weave together and explore curiosities of nature, energy, love and beyond. Life inspires her! Andi is especially passionate about silk painting and the free flowing organic beauty that takes shape when colors dance together.
For The Moon Deck, she blended pencil drawings on coffee stained paper. Silk paintings were created separately and then married with the drawings on Photoshop to create the final illustrations.
Andi channels the love, support, guidance and wisdom she receives from yoga, her community and her family into her art. She is honored to be a creator of the The Moon Deck and share her love with you in this way. Andi and her family reside in Brooklyn, NY. For Art inquiries, check out: www.AndiKeh.com
One part skeptical New Yorker, two parts openhearted free spirit.
Born among the redwoods of California and raised in the Texas Hill Country, Ashley has a deep connection with nature. She returns to the wisdom of the earth and of her own bones when questions need answering and the going gets tough, so co-creating and producing a product that leverages the power of female intuition is a dream project.
Ashley has an Advertising degree from the University of Texas and has been steeped in the marketing world for 10+ years. After working for hothouse agencies like Saatchi & Saatchi and Mother New York, she focused on in-house branding for the yoga festival Wanderlust and Manhattan's progressive university: The New School. As a strategist fascinated by what motivates people, she has a unique perspective on the influence that design and storytelling have on our society.
As a girl, Ashley prayed to find her tribe. Her relationships have shaped her into the woman she is today and she is now thrilled to share The Moon Deck's potent mantras and rituals with all her sisters, new and old.