Since childhood, Alison has been fascinated by art in all its many forms. She graduated from Ithaca College with dual BAs in Art History and the Fine Arts with a concentration on Figure Drawing. Through an artist's eye she fell in love with the intricacy and beauty of the human form. Yoga was a logical next step. She received her initial 200-hour teaching certification from the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts. She is currently in pursuit of her 500-hours of certification, studying under her teacher and friend Tiffany Cruikshank. She considers her education ongoing and her practice and teaching are constantly evolving in style and content. From her varied interests and pursuits, Alison weaves influence from all corners of her experience together to create an intricate web of ideas and to provide her students with flowing, comprehensive classes and sequencing.
Alison offers a challenging but accessible, sweet and sweaty practice to all levels. In general she teaches an open-level vinyasa which is heart-oriented, spiritually inspiring, and yet grounded in deep knowledge of optimal body awareness and alignment. She can be known to teach sweeter-than-honey restorative and therapeutic classes as well. She also caters to more individual needs via workshops, private and semi-private sessions, corporate yoga, and more.
Living in Boonton, New Jersey, she can be found at a multitude of local studios, and has an expanding calendar of workshops and retreats happening around the country and globe. She is currently a student at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine in pursuit of her licensure to practice Acupuncture. Visit her website at www.alison-yoga.com.