"I aim to be an educator, rather than an instructor."

I came to yoga not-so-bendy and very broken. I couldn’t touch my toes, bridge made my eyes water, and I only stayed because after class I felt relief from what had become a crippling mental/emotional disorder.

Fast forward 15 years and I still practice every day. I’ve been teaching for 12 years. And I love the practice more than ever.

I love the practice more than ever because I get to share yoga with a wide range of students from 17 to 70s, from cirque-du-soliel-back-bendy-types to help-me-tie-my-own-shoes-stiff. Whatever condition you’re in, yoga has something to offer.

I’m known for my playful fire, inquisitive nature, and technical expertise. I have training that has taken me far outside the realm “yoga poses” but always brings me back to the eternal goal of how to get more connected in body, mind, and spirit.

I’m the teacher for you if:

  • you want to learn yoga, rather than just do yoga poses.

  • you need 1-1 attention or a home yoga practice

  • you’re ready to reach deeper into the physical, mental, and spiritual realms of practice

Alison truly sees the potential in all of her students. And for someone like me, or anyone who maybe doesn’t fit the typical yoga body type...or yoga age, or yoga ability....that acceptance and encouragement means the world.
— Heather Richardson

Background:

I was initially certified in Anusara Yoga and have spent many years under the tutelage and mentorship of Noah Maze. I continue to draw inspiration from Ashtanga, Shadow Yoga, Tias Little, classical texts of the Yoga Tradition, and my study of Jyotish.