Why do you teach Yoga? Yoga makes me a better athlete and human being and that's the gift I want to share. Yoga brings much needed balance to my life. My practice has been a mirror, a comforter, a motivator, a guide, and so much more - always there to be whatever is necessary for each stage of my life.
Something surprising about you: In the not-so-distant past, I was super unhealthy, totally inactive and very overweight but I turned it all around. I quit smoking, ate real food, become an ultra-marathoner and triathlete, dropped 70 pounds, and gained a happy, healthy life in the process.
What inspires you? Courage, tenacity and authenticity in others.
What's the scariest thing on your bucket list? Hang-gliding
Training/Certifications: I completed my RYT200 Yoga Teacher Training at Thrive. I’m also an RRCA-Certified Running Coach, NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist and Women's Fitness Specialist. In January 2017, I’ll complete my Yoga for Athletes advanced teaching immersion with Sage Rountree.
Alison believes in working with your body, not against it. Her approach to teaching is compassionate and grounding. She encourages students to explore and experience movement in new ways in order to build body awareness, confidence and just generally be more comfortable in their own skin. In her classes — as well as in her own practice — she uses asana, breath and meditation as a means to develop greater strength, mobility and endurance for the body, mind and spirit.
- Hatha Yoga - Beginner/Intermediate
- Hatha Yoga - Beginner
- Flight School: Strength-Building Playshop
Sweat Factor: 7
Chill Factor: 7
Join Alison for this 4-week series full of specialized drills and simple hacks that you can incorporate into your regular practice to build the strength and integration necessary for taking off confidently into arm balances and inversions.
Each class will include a warm-up flow, targeted breath work, specific drills designed to activate and strengthen all the right muscles, along with in-depth alignment instruction. Plus, you’ll even get time at the end of each class to play independently and explore any arm balances or inversions you'd like with Alison standing close by to offer in-flight assistance and support to help your grow your practice.
Come strengthen your wings and play with us!