Get to know your Teachers...Allie!
Sharing who we are one teacher at a time.
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How would you describe your teaching style?
Focus on alignment, cues and connecting breath to movement. I hope to create a light, open
and positive experience for students.
What has teaching yoga taught you about yourself?
Yoga has taught me that I need to slow down in life, take a deep breath and think first. It has taught me that I am stronger and more disciplined than I thought I could be. That everyone’s interpretation and practice of yoga is different; which is awesome and I am always fascinated to learn about someone else’s practice. It has taught me patience, growth both physical and mental. Facing yourself isn’t always easy but it is worth it. It has helped me become a better person for myself and my family.
What are your favorite and least favorite yoga poses?
Oh my goodness. Tough question- I love wild thing. It feels so open, yet strengthening and I feel so free! I also love Uttanasana or Forward Fold and Malasana/yogi squat, both help to release any tension in my lower back. As a hairdresser and mom, I am on my feet a lot and my lower back always feels crunchy. These poses have always helped me.
Least favorite pose? Shoulder stand. I am not exactly sure why, it just doesn’t feel right for me. I try to love it and incorporate it in my classes; this is still a work in progress.
What are you doing when you’re not teaching yoga?
I am a hairdresser, mom and wife. So I work, play with my little man, Hunter and hangout with my husband, Jeff and my small family/friend pod. Pandemic life has very much altered everyones norm and I am adapting as best as possible. I recently got my son and I roller skates and I am currently trying to teach him and relearn to skate!
What song do you never get sick of?
I totally have different songs for different genres but the first that came to mind was Shake Ya Tail-feather P. Diddy with Nelly + Murphy Lee
What advice would you give for someone just starting their yoga practice?
Not to give up; stretching, strengthening and flexibility come in time. Props are great, use them! Your practice is yours, don’t compare it to others. 10 minutes of practice is better than no practice at all!
If you could teach any celebrity, living or dead, who would it be and why?
Oh boy; I have no idea! Maybe Reese Witherspoon? She seems fun and I always love her movies!