MY APPROACH TO YOGA

My approach to yoga is that it's a beautiful way to connect with our spirit, breath, and body. I don't believe in "perfect" postures, because shapes will look different for each person. I focus on self-compassion, mental health, and conscious breathing through movement and awareness.

I know first-hand the healing power of these ancient technologies, and thus do my best to hold both truths at the same time: the way in which yoga has been white-washed and taken out of context, and the ways in which it's an incredible healing tool for personal and collective transformation.

 

My first experiences in yoga were in the tradition of kundalini yoga + meditation. It's a practice that's based on set sequences of yogic exercises that draw energy up through the spine to promote nervous and glandular system attunement and conscious living. Kundalini yoga involves meditation, and there is an emphasis on breath awareness. I've recently started learning that the origins of kundalini yoga in particular are a bit dubious, with Yogi Bhajan, who brought it to the west from India in the 1960s, likely having created the practice himself. While I still honor all that I've learned from kundalini yoga, in recent years my own personal practice and teaching has veered away from the more set practice of kundalini as I've participated more and more in vinyasa and restorative approaches.

 

I now often teach a vinyasa-kundalini-restorative medley that incorporates flow sequences like sun salutations and warrior poses, Kundalini warm ups, deep relaxation, and meditation. I also teach chair yoga, and am passionate about making yoga accessible for a multiplicity of people and experiences. 

I redistribute10% of the profits from my group and private yoga teaching to abcdyogi, a platform for South Asian yoga and mindfulness teachers to share their stories and teachings with students worldwide. To learn more about abcdyogi, visit their website, follow them on Instagram, and support them via Patreon.

PRIVATE YOGA SESSIONS

I love working with people one-to-one as a way of personalizing my students’ yoga practice. A private session is a great option if you’re a first timer too intimidated to try classes at a studio and afraid to injure yourself or if you have specific accessibility or health concerns that make group classes difficult. It's also excellent for those who are eager to deepen a longtime practice

 through customization of poses and other techniques.

Meditation instruction included upon request.

Standard Price: $100 / 75 minute session 

Sliding Scale available upon request.

GROUP YOGA + MEDITATION CLASSES

Join me in (re)connecting to your breath and body.

All classes occur weekly and are hosted online via Zoom.

Creative Yoga + Meditative Movement

Wednesdays, 6-7pm Eastern Time

Drawing from kundalini, vinyasa, and restorative yoga, this class takes a creative and playful twist. Expect breath exercises, dynamic body movement, deep stretching, and time for relaxation and meditation. I teach with a focus on self-compassion and student choice. Suitable for all practitioners, including beginners. 

I'm honored to be partnering with Brooklyn Bridge Flow for this class!

Please see their website for pricing information.

As a virtual beginner to yoga, I wanted a private instructor to teach me the basics, help me build a strong foundation of knowledge about yoga practice, and most importantly, to work with me at my own pace and make sure I wouldn't injure myself. From our very first lesson together, Alison has been a wonderfully patient, focused and deeply knowledgeable teacher. She is able to adapt her teaching to my level while still challenging me in meaningful ways, and she fosters an atmosphere of mindfulness in every session.

I look forward to our sessions every week!

-Donna B., private yoga student

Alison was wonderful; I was nervous to have a private yoga session because I'd never done that before, but she spent a lot of time listening to my needs and designing a session that was perfect for me and my abilities. She taught me some new stretches and techniques that I am already incorporating into my life.

-Amy A., private yoga student

During each session with Alison, I’m able to calm my mind and build my strength. I recently hurt my knee and shoulder while biking and am grateful that Alison offers modifications to make poses and movement accessible. I was still able to attend classes while injured and feel supported in the poses. Not only does Alison have a passion for healing, but she has the skills to guide students in a way that is both challenging and safe.

- Riki R., group yoga student

I really really enjoyed taking a class with Alison. It was great she made a virtual class available, and still made it feel intimate and comfortable. Alison is great at setting the pace of the class and giving clear instructions. I felt like I got a great stretch and was very relaxed by the end.

-Sara S., virtual group yoga student

Alison's class fosters a unique welcoming and relaxing experience. I always leave feeling at ease and centered. 

She offers a beautiful balance of breathing, movement

and meditation! Kundalini yoga is wonderful with her!

                                     -Undine G., group yoga student

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