Hey, there. I’m Alison. I started practicing yoga sporadically in 2012 as a way to mix up my exercise routine, but very quickly discovered that yoga is far more than a good workout. Four years later, in the midst of a depressive episode and desperate to feel better, I made the decision to commit myself to a daily practice. What started out as a forced practice soon became the highlight of my days, buoyed by the positive changes it was bringing to my life: more energy, greater self-awareness, less severe mood swings, a desire to serve, and the strength to end a nearly 20-year problematic relationship with alcohol (proud teetotaler since 5/15/16). Today, my practice—which includes asana (physical postures), pranayama (breath work), meditation, and the study of philosophical texts—is a non-negotiable in my life. It is at the very heart of what keeps me grounded and somewhat sane in this beautiful, mad world. I completed my 200-hour training at the Yoga Seed and am beyond thrilled to now be a part of the team. I believe whole-heartedly in the Yoga Seed’s mission of making yoga accessible to ALL and derive great joy from teaching, particularly to those who may not consider themselves the type of person who “can” do yoga. Anyone can do yoga! My husband and I are raising two rad kids together and also share our home with four feline companions. In my free time, I enjoy camping, hiking, reading, writing, photography, drawing, dancing, and volunteering with Mercy Hospice as a patient companion. I’d love to meet you on the mat; come breathe with me!