“To me, yoga is a pilgrimage on the quest to self-discovery. My yoga practice has been a vehicle for change and growth and ultimately a tool for achieving balance in my life. As soon as I began teaching, I knew I had found my calling.”
In addition to teaching at yoga studios, over the past few years Allie has worked with Street Yoga, an organization dedicated to providing yoga for homeless and at-risk youth. She completed the Street Yoga teacher training in San Francisco in 2005 and then began using Yoga Therapy as a healing modality for the children at Morrison Family Services Outpatient Clinic. She has also been a guest lecturer for the Corepower Yoga teacher training program, giving presentations on yoga therapy, ayurveda and also guiding posture clinics. Allie is currently the lead of the Corepoweryoga Extensions program.
In 2007, Allie traveled to Chennai, India where she studied with A.G. Mohan and his wife Indra in their home. This experience deeply affected her teaching and brought her into a new realm of yoga. In India, she studied the art and science of yoga as well as yoga therapy drawn from the teachings of Sri T. Krishnamacharya. Yoga therapy has given Allie the tools to help design individual practices for my students, which effectively address mental, physical, and emotional imbalances.
In 2008, she attended the International Yoga Therapy Conference in San Rafael, CA and also participated in Partner Deep Tissue and Thai Massage training at the Naga Institute. In 2011, Allie studied at the Center of Mind Body Medicine in Washington D.C. and learned a number of tools to help facilitate the mind body connection in her students. Her intention is to contribute to the growing field of yoga research in the hopes that someday yoga may be prescribed by physicians and covered by insurance. Allie continues to grow with her yoga practice and is passionate about helping others connect with their own practice.
Allie has completed over 500+ hours of yoga certification and currently teaches in Portland OR.
“I have taken classes from Allie for several years now, and at the end of every class I find myself feeling better than I did at the beginning, especially if I did not feel like doing yoga that day. Allie’s voice brings a clarity and understanding to the postures that has taken me from a guy looking to get a workout in, to what I hope may be a true yogi in the making. I have taken Vinyasa, Yin, and Partner Yoga classes from Allie and you can tell she always puts thought, effort and feeling into whatever she is teaching. I am very grateful that Allie is willing to share her gifts with myself and others.” – Mark Johnson , Handyman/Jack of all trades
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