Allison joyfully began her yoga practice in 2000 after years training as a professional ballet dancer in Oregon and New York City. On a trip home to Portland, she took her first vinyasa class and was immediately struck by yoga’s ability to connect mind, breath and movement. Throughout college and into her professional life, Allison’s yoga practice was an increasingly healing and settling influence amidst a relatively pressured environment.
Allison later deepened her yoga practice while living in London and completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training through the Power Yoga Company under the experienced tutelage of Erin Prichard, Pete Cherry, and Becky Farbstein. She is in process of completing her additional 300-hour training in Jason Crandell’s advanced teacher training program.
Allison recently returned to Portland and teaches a strong and invigorating vinyasa class with particular emphasis on breathing and the mind / body connection. She strives to make her classes interesting and accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners, strongly believing that yoga should be for everyone.