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Alison has been practicing yoga in San Francisco since 1997 and teaching since 2000. She currently practices the yoga of BKS Iyengar at the San Francisco Iyengar Yoga Institute. She was certified in hatha yoga by Tony Sanchez in 2003 and has been teaching yoga to toddlers, children, youth, adults and senior adults individually and in group classes since then. She integrates yoga into groups, classrooms, retreats, and prenatal and postnatal groups. She taught yoga at Convent of the Sacred Heart High School world history, theology and P.E. classes, as well as retreats. She has taught and subbed classes at many San Francisco locations: Aha Yoga, Blue Sparrow Pilates, Body Temp Yoga, Sanchez Street Studios, Spring Pilates and Yoga, St. Luke’s Hospital, The Mindful Body, Thrivability Yoga, Yoga Tree, and 24 Hr. Fitness clubs. She is certified Group Exercise instructor through AFAA.

Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga
Showing pregnant women and their partners options for a calm and safe pregnancy and birth continues to be a passion for Alison as she hopes that yoga will foster health and bonding between parent and child. She loved teaching the postnatal yoga class to the moms and babies who had attended her prior prenatal yoga classes at Blue Sparrow, Sanchez Street Studios and St. Luke’s Hospital. Alison took doula classes at Natural Resources in addition to her prenatal yoga teacher training in 2006 with Britt Fohrman and Katie Louderback. She continues to work with pre and postnatal yoga teachers on the San Francisco Prenatal Yoga website.

“Alison has a wonderful teaching manner — she is calm, relaxed and knowledgable. She is happy to listen in depth to those in her class, to understand more about where they are in their pregnancy and adapt the class to suit their needs. Since taking her classes I have gotten to know Alison and her family as friends.” — Happy Mom

Restorative Yoga and Nonviolent Communication
Alison values focusing on restorative yoga and nonviolent communication practices in order to find rest, healing, empathetic thought and speech, and deep quiet of the body and mind. She has learned much from Judith Hanson Lasater and is certified to teach restorative yoga with the Relax and Renew Trainer® course and has completed a three day training on Nonviolent Communication (NVC) with Judith Hanson Lasater, author of the book What We Say Matters: Practicing Nonviolent Communication.

Photo by Liz Daly