Allison found yoga to be exactly what she needed when life became too busy. With a 17 year background in dance training, the sequences and movements of the asanas felt soothing, grounding, and familiar to her. Her work as a mental health counselor made her especially interested in the healing power of the breath, and the multitude of benefits provided by mindfulness and meditation. She began researching the effects of meditation and breathing in the scientific literature and as she found more and more research that supported its use to improve mental health she began to integrate it into her work.
After the birth of her first child, Allison expanded her passion for yoga by completing her teacher training at the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo. The training provided education that complimented her Masters degree in Mental Health, by promoting wellness of the body, mind and soul together.
The training and the regular practice of yoga was deeply therapeutic for Allisonwho was experiencing the reeling effects of post partum anxiety. In the training and in the yoga community she found not only a deepened physical practice, and broader understanding of yogic philosophy, she also found a "satsang," a community of support.
Allison is excited to introduce people to yoga in its wholeness, and all of the associated benefits. In particular she hopes to create a welcoming space of support and togetherness in her beginners and prenatal classes, encouraging students to create their own "satsang," and grow into their most peaceful, shining selves.
Beginning December 1st, Allison will teach pre/post natal yoga on Saturdays at 2pm and Beginners/gentle classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2:00.