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Whether experienced or a complete newbie to yoga there is a shift in perspective which happens post practice for everyone. Often tiny, occasionally huge, but always there in the background amongst the downward dogs, warriors and savasanas. With 16 years of teaching practice Alison will encourage you to embrace the awareness and recognise the shifts, however large or small. Her style is eclectic and her teaching ethos is inclusive. She pays attention to the sustainability of yoga practice, teaching with humour, warmth and compassion
Yoga has been part of Alison’s life for over 30 years. She began her yoga journey in a little school hall in South Wales with Pauline Mead in 1989 and it was the spiritual aspect that drew her in. She was intrigued by the sense of calm and stillness that yoga and meditation could offer. Many years of experience have taken her all over the world, resulting in her practice taking a rich and varied path experiencing several traditions; Iyengar, Sivananda, Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. More recently the Yin and Scaravelli schools of yoga have influenced her.
Alison qualified to teach with the British Wheel of Yoga certification in 2004 and has continued to deepen her studies and practice ever since the first moment on the mat. Here you can find a list of training to date:
2001 BWY Foundation with Nigel Jones 2004 BWY Teacher training with Lesley Issacson 2013 BWY Pregnancy Module with Judy Cameron 2013 Calm for kids – teacher training for children aged 2-12 2013 Teenyoga with Charlotta Martinus – teacher training for teens 11+ 2018-2019 Anatomy of Movement with Gary Carter 2020 Traumas Sensitive Yoga with Alexander Cat from the TSY Trauma Center 2020 Yin yoga teacher training with Norman Blair 2020 Classical Yoga & Buddhism at yogicstudies.com
The result of extensive training and yoga practice is a style fused with mindfulness, breath awareness and a connection with mind and body. Alison has a very contemporary approach to this amazing tradition steeped in history. She embraces the physical health benefits of yoga such as increased strength, vitality and flexibility whilst also invoking a sense of self-examination both on and off the mat. She loves to include poetry in her classes and draws on classical and modern literature.
Alison runs retreats in Wales and Greece and teaches online, in corporate settings and in small groups. She also teaches yoga in education and mental health facilities to provide coping strategies and relaxation tools to young people. She aims that students leave her sessions with a renewed sense of purpose and value in their lives.
Alison has a BA in American Literature and Art and is about to embark on a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy – she will graduate at the perfect age of 50. Proving that learning is a lifelong adventure and you are never to old to start something new.