Nora was born in Buenos Aires, Agentina and came to Richmond in 1982. Graduated as an architect from the School of Architecture and Urbån Planning at the Universtiy of Buenos Aires. She worked as an architect in Richmond for Ben R. Johns,
Jr, AIA between 1982-1996. She has served as director of the Integral Yoga Center of Richmond since 1993 and director of the Teacher Trainer Program, afilitated to Yogaville, since 1999. She is also a certified Yoga Therapist with trainings in both, Phoenix
Rising Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Applications of Integral Yoga, specializing with people with cancer, chronic illnesses and mental health conditions, such as PSTD, anxiety, depression, and more.
She started practicing photography in her teens in
1969 (although she assisted her dad, a professional photographer since she was 6yrs old) receiving several awards. In 1973, three of her works were accepted at the National Salon of Tapestries in Buenos Aires. Having worked in different media -tapestry, batik,
silkscreen, acrylic on canvas, and most recently mandala drawings using color pencil on black paper, elements of her designs frequently reappear as an expression of an inner world, which Carl Jung called "active imagination".
Nora has travelled to Europe
and Latin America, being exposed since early age to the original works of great artists who inspired her in her artistic career, as well as broadened her understanding of art through the ages in their own settings.
Her independent study on "The Spiritual
Life of Artists", offered her an opportunity to delve deeply into the creativity process of several artists she admired such as Joan MIro, Picasso, Matisse, Bracque, Monet, Manet, Toulosse Lautrec, Renoir, Kandinsky, Chagall, Pierre Mondrian, Van Gogh, Gaugin,
Pizarro, Klee and many others, whose personal life stories she studied from their original writings, journals and memos.
Discovering the personal challenges that each of them had to face, and how their art was affected by ther own individual responses
to them, their personality traits, family where they were raised and time and place where they lived, was a very interesting journey she enjoyed and learned a great deal.
Integrating art and spirit, as a vehicle to learn more about oneself, has been
a lifetime process which she has shared in her Mandala workshops, using this tool as a mediation practice with therapeutic value.