'Self-care is more than brushing your hair and wiping the sleep from your eyes. Self-care is keeping your inner spark alive.'
Hi I'm Alison, creator and teacher of Body Wisdom Yoga. I'm also an Interfaith Minister and voracious searcher of meaning, truth and peace.
I have been teaching yoga to students from 4 years old to 94 years old for thirteen years and without exception I have found their wisdom is always true.
As I’m sure you know ‘yoga’ is a very broad term so I wanted to let you know what my classes focus on
- mobility, strength and flexibility- I imagine you’re looking for a class that enhances your life and well-being not a class that prepares you for the life of a gymnast. So whilst I’ll always offer the opportunity to challenge yourself my classes tend to swerve the more difficult poses, or I adjust them so that everyone can do a version. That said, if you’d like to wrap your leg around your head I’ll never stop you!
-good alignment and posture- the way we carry ourself affects our spine and our spine affects everything else in the body. If you want proof of this try sitting slouched for a minute and then straighten up your spine and sit tall for a minute- which makes your mind and body feel better?
-a connection to the deep peace and wisdom within- meditation is in every class I run. You don’t need any sort of ‘training ‘to meditate- peace and wisdom is your natural state- meditation is simply removing everything that’s in the way.
-freedom- I’m not the kind of teacher to come over and physically adjust students (even pre-covid). I will always help you if you’re struggling or you’re doing something that looks like it might injure you, but I believe that we find our own way in each pose because nobody knows your body and capabilities better than you do.
-kindness- there is no standard to meet in my classes- come however you are.
See you on the mat?