5 Questions With Alison

Feb 27, 2018 | Instructors

Alison holds a special place in our heart as she taught Rebel’s very first yoga class!
Our teachers are the glue to our community and Alison is a rock star.

How did you get into Yoga? 

I went to yoga on and off in college. Years went by until one (particularly stressful) day at work, going to a yoga class just occurred to me — seemingly out of nowhere. After one class, I membered up at a local studio and never looked back. I wouldn’t say I was suddenly zen, I just felt better in my body and more connected to myself. I noticed when my thinking-mind and emotions would get out of control and I would take a few deep breaths that I felt more conscious and more alive. From there, my whole life just fell into place. My initial yoga experience was so awakening! I’m so grateful for the practice and the gifts it keeps on giving.

How did you get into Yoga? 

I went to yoga on and off in college. Years went by until one (particularly stressful) day at work, going to a yoga class just occurred to me — seemingly out of nowhere. After one class, I membered up at a local studio and never looked back. I wouldn’t say I was suddenly zen, I just felt better in my body and more connected to myself. I noticed when my thinking-mind and emotions would get out of control and I would take a few deep breaths that I felt more conscious and more alive. From there, my whole life just fell into place. My initial yoga experience was so awakening! I’m so grateful for the practice and the gifts it keeps on giving.

What’s your guilty pleasure?

I watch a little too much Keeping Up With The Kardashians. Not sorry!

If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?

I have longed to go to India! (Big surprise coming from a yoga teacher…) There are so many pilgrimages, volunteer opportunities, trainings and retreats I’m interested in. I just can’t chose! I see myself going in the near future but for several weeks or perhaps a month to immerse in ashram life.

If you could master one skill you don’t have what would it be?

I’m fascinated by languages. I studied French, dabbled in Italian and Spanish… but I wish I could pick languages up quickly! I would love to master the romance languages and then shift to the major languages of India, Arabic, and more… no end in sight.

If you could time travel would you go to the past or the future and why?

I would totally visit my young self and tell her get into yoga as soon as possible. I always coasted through life, always had a boyfriend, it took me a long time to take myself seriously. It wasn’t until I pursued yoga with diligence that I realized my passions, potential and value!

If you could live in a book, tv show or movie what would it be? Why?

Hm, I’m pretty mood-driven when it comes to these things. But consistently, I love anything free-spirited having to do with adventure and nature. I grew up loving Indiana Jones, The Secret Garden and Fern Gully; these movies planted the seeds for my love for history, adventure, nature and environmental conservation.

Photography Tami Seymour

Alison’s Schedule

Alison’s Schedule