200 HOUR CERTIFIED
Allison completed her 200-hour vinyasa certification through Ra Yoga in 2015, and has been practicing since 2009. She was brought to yoga through her extensive dancing background, which she's done since age 3, and was a dance instructor for 6 years. She brings this experience to every class in her teaching style. Allison started practicing yoga to feel peace during times of chaos and noise, and she guides her students through this in every class. Allison also teaches yoga at Nordstrom South Coast Plaza and uses her knowledge to teach classes at various treatment centers throughout Orange County. Allison also holds an AA Merchandise Marketing degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
Favorite Yoga Move:
Svarga Dvijasana (Bird of Paradise). I love the way it takes me back to my dancing days. It challenges flexibility and balance at the same time which helps me stay truly present in the pose.
How Has Yoga Benefited You The Most:
The yoga community has been the biggest benefit for me. Getting to watch others continuously strive to better themselves is inspiring and helps me strive to be better every day. I have found this is especially true in the Ra family/community.
Reason Started Doing Yoga:
I was going through a very lonely time and needed something to help me step outside myself and help me detach from everything, yet feel the most connected to me. I have found that yoga, and every branch of yoga, has become my safe place. My solace. My go to.
5 Words That Describe Your Teaching Style:
Compassionate. Encouraging. Flowing. Euphonic. Carefree.