she's so super grateful for her teachers and intends to be a lifetime student of this practice; always learning, constantly striving to improve herself. her mission is to inspire others to realize their full potential; encouraging them to take their newfound confidence and clarity off the mat and into everyday life.
Some of her teachers include, Andrey Lappa of Universal Yoga, Kula Yoga Project, Sankalpah College of Yoga (Yoga), Sadhvi Abha Saraswatiji and Raghunath Cappo (Mantra), Vaidya Ravi of Poonthottam Ayurvedasram, the California College of Ayurveda, and BCD (Ayurveda). Her teachers of touch include those at Sunshine School (Chiang Mai, Thailand) and Ohm (Omsala Chiang Mai, Thailand) for the wisdom of Thai Massage and Chi Nei Tsang.
Each of her teachers has forever moved her to be more observant, respectful, humble, and sincere - qualities ever present in yoga and its teachings.
In classes we will focus on the science behind the relationships between the body, the mind, and their bridges . We are concerned with the flow of prana, how and where it moves and does not move in posture, in nadi, with consciousness. Using the paradigms of Ha-tha Yoga and Ayurveda we will explore our capacity to be both strong and flexible, moving and still, Ha and Tha, and of course, migrating in the direction of steady appreciation and awareness.
I quickly fast-tracked my practice by taking a private lesson, began training and competed in my first competition in October 2013 and left for teacher training in April 2014!
I love that I can share this incredible "medicine" through teaching. I am inspired everyday by the changes, struggles and progress I see my students make.
In 2014, I found myself coaching students for both the New England Regional Yoga Asana Championships and National Championships and it has become another amazing step in my career as a Bikram Yoga teacher.
I had another new journey begin in 2015 when I took my first Yoga Sculpt class followed shortly by my first Inferno Hot Pilates class. I fell immediately in love with the blend of yoga, weight training and cardio and found myself back in teacher training mode. Today I am a certified instructor of both Yoga Sculpt and Inferno Hot Pilates.
Although my formal background is in marketing, I'm happy to say today that I am a wife, full-time mom of two, yoga & fitness instructor and lifetime student!
Alison received her B.A in Philosophy from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo in 2011. After graduation, she went on to study massage at California Holistic Institute, Esalen Institute and The Academy of Clinical Massage. In 2016, Alison completed her yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, North America’s largest residential center for holistic health education.
In her yoga teaching, Alison approaches each person as an individual. It is her strong belief that yoga is for everyone. Her teaching is based in Kripalu yoga; often described as mindful hatha practice or meditation in motion, Kripalu yoga moves at a moderate pace, with room for both quiet and fiery approaches within the same session. Kripalu yoga places a special emphasis on using the wisdom of your own body, breath, and inner voice to find the right combination of exertion, release and restoration for each individual. Alison takes care to teach classes that can accommodate a wide variety of experiences; she is committed to helping others connect to their own bodies and experiences through breath and meditative movement. Always learning more, Alison is currently working towards a masters degree in Occupational Therapy."