aaahhh...the journey of a yoga practice.
Each of ours is unique and powerful...empowering enough to bring us to teach and share with others. This space, know yoga know peace, organically grows and evolves from the energy of all who enter. In 1998, I walked into a Bikram studio in order to try to heal my lower back pain.....years later I trained and became certified under Bikram Choudhury. I love this practice, the power and healing aspects of it can not be ignored. My thirst for more led me to the lineage of Dharma Mittra with certification in Traditional Hatha Raja Yoga. So much gratitude for this opportunity ~to see people open to yoga, heal through yoga and brighten! with this beautiful art and science of yoga. ~peace
Allison has been teaching yoga in Bloomington since 2006 and is pursuing certification in the Rolf Method of Structural Integration (Rolfing). She’s studied the Hakomi Method with Ron Kurtz and Body-Mind Centering with Bonnie Bainbridge-Cohen. She has a background in Soto Zen meditation, Aikido, and other movement arts. In conjunction with teaching, she maintains her own private practice in yogic and somatic counseling. She is the founder of the Movement School and enjoys embodied learning. More information about Allison and her practice can be found at www.theharmonioushome.net
My yogic journey began at a Bikram studio in Spokane, Washington. I signed up for a 30-day trial, attended all 30 days, and became hooked. I worked the front desk of the studio in exchange for monthly unlimited yoga for the next three years.
When I arrived in Bloomington , I found Know Yoga Know Peace, and felt the same "at home" feeling I had felt at my previous studio. I attended Bamboo Moves 200-hour certification and now delight in the balance my body experiences while practicing Bikram paired with vinyasa-style classes.
Looking back, different limbs of yoga have always run through my life. As a child I began my journey as a protector of animals as I cared for local strays and wildlife. In college, I became a vegetarian, traveled, and found myself interested in spiritual practices of other cultures. As an adult, I worked to bring peace and shelter to children and families in their communities. Along the way, I have experienced several styles of asana practice and I love how each of them offer a unique way to join mind, body and spirit. I believe there is yoga for everyone and I am filled with joy to be at Know Yoga Know Peace where I can share and encourage others on their journeys.
I have been a Crossfit trainer for the past four years, and taught Pilates classes before that. Though I have enjoyed both of these healthy endeavors, something seemed to be missing. A fellow crossfitter invited me to a "bring a friend" yoga class at KYKP. It was there, on a borrowed mat, that I found the missing element.
Combining mindfulness, breath, and movement, yoga transforms more than just the body. This has been true for me. Practicing yoga, especially at KYKP, has brought me peace and rejuvenation on a level previously unknown to me. This is why I attended a YA certified 200 hour teacher training through Bamboo Moves. I simply can't imagine life without sharing the gift of yoga with all who are interested.
I can't wait to meet you.