Pilates and YOGA
Alison is a certified Pilates and Yoga instructor with over fourteen years of teaching experience. She began her movement studies dancing and practicing yoga at the age of three with her mother who taught creative movement. She received her BA in History at Brown University where she was also awarded the Weston Fine Arts Award in Dance. After graduating, she moved to New York City and studied and danced with many masters of the craft. She went on to complete her Pilates certification at BodyTonic Gymnasium in Brooklyn. In 2009, she completed her Master’s Degree in Somatic Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. She additionally holds two yoga teacher certifications: one through Ana Forrest and the other through Laughing Lotus SF. Throughout this lifetime of movement studies, she has worked with many different populations including those working with rehabilitation issues, expectant and new mothers, the elderly, athletes, and children dealing with developmental issues. Since the birth of her son, she loves to help expectant and new mothers navigate the pre and post-natal process. She continues to be fascinated with questions of embodiment and strives through her work to inspire people to have richer experiences of their own aliveness.