Morgana Wallace Cooper is committed to creating and fostering relationships and does so through the practice of yoga and art.
A certified yoga instructor seasoned in Hatha, Vinyasa, and Restorative yoga, she has been practicing and teaching yoga for more than nine years and is certified through Tiffany Cruikshank’s Yoga Medicine program. Morgana brings to her practice an educational background and work history in public school teaching and studio arts, as well as a Master’s Degree in Community Based Arts.
She was the lead artist and organizer for a project titled Skins, which uses art to support and enhance the burgeoning food and gardening movement in Ajo, AZ. The Border Project, a traveling art exhibition sharing youth perspective on border issues, was her first community arts endeavor begun in 2007 and is to this day utilized to inform the social issue through its aesthetics. Her multimedia series The Intimacy Shift, addresses the role of sex in the institution of marriage and its opening reception drew the largest audience in the exhibiting gallery's history. Her work has been reviewed in Globalization and Borders: Death at the Global Frontier and in Voices Heard, journal of the Heard Museum. She has exhibited at the Plaza Gallery Ajo, Monorchid Gallery Phoenix, Art Gallery at Sam Hill Warehouse Prescott, the Arizona State Museum Tucson, and the Tohono O’odham Cultural Center and Museum in Topawa. Morgana's most recent arts endeavors include directing the first bi-annual Community Arts Gathering in Ajo, AZ and the Sonoran Cultural Exchange, a multicultural artists' residency in Puerto Penasco, Mexico.
She thrives happily in southern Arizona with her growing family, continuing to explore relationships across cultures and borders through arts engagement. She currently teaches multiple group and private yoga classes weekly in Ajo, AZ. She believes yoga is for everyone and desires to share with others the ways in which she knows yoga can heal, by creating body awareness and loving acceptance.