Alison has been practising yoga for over ten years and teaching yoga since 2009. Over the years she has studied many styles of yoga.
Alison's passion is teaching Yin and Restorative yoga. She has followed extensive Yin teacher trainings with different international teachers.
Alison also has a specialization in teaching yoga to cancer patients and those recovering after serious illness.
Alison's other main interest is Vipassana meditation. She has sat several Vipassana meditation retreats and trained in Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga at Spirit Rock Vipassana Meditation Centre in California in 2011/12. She has recently completed a training to become a Mindfulness trainer (2015).
"I encourage students to use their yoga practice to look inwards and to find a connection within themselves. This connection with our body, quietness in our mind and peace in our heart is easily lost due to the stress of our daily life. My practice and what I teach is how to integrate yoga with mindfulness meditation so that the postures become a meditation in motion
Alison teaches the following workshops in the Johan Noorloos Teacher Training
- Asana technique
Observing bodies and Yin yoga postures from an anatomical persective, effectively adjusting yogaposes, learning how to create and conduct a class keeping an open body, heart and mind.
- Yin and mindfulness
Opening a yoga class with a guided meditiation, mindfulness of the breath, body, emotions/feelings, mind, on our mat and in our life.