I'm Alison. I've been teaching yoga since 2004. I discovered the practice just a few years before that when I limped into my first yoga class with an injured body and a broken heart. After weeping my way through that first savasana, I thought to myself, "THIS is what I want to do with my WHOLE LIFE. And here we are. 

My classes blend physical alignment cues with guided inquiry into the metaphorical nature of the embodied experience -- a combination I find to be both powerful and deeply humanizing. Participants explore various aspects of asana practice (postures) including breath-based movement, strengthening holds and strategies for pose improvement. Expect to work hard and learn, and to laugh, too. You can read about my yoga training and background here.

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I teach weeky drop-in classes in Pdx, OR

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Series, workshops, retreats -- I offer many ways for you to deepen your study and practice of Yoga.


loom school

The Loom School of Hatha yoga has been training and certifying teachers since 2014. 

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private yoga

Private lessons are a great way to begin a practice or to get back on track after a hiatus or injury. 



Myth, Multitudes, and Matter - Yoga and Biodiversity Retreat with Whale and Sea Life Excursion

Biodiversity awaits you - the Multiverse is all around us! Come on a whale research excursion with scientists, relax on the beach with the herons and pelicans, take a day trip into town to shop, explore the simple fishing village. The food is divine, the company exquisite - make this the year you do this for yourself!

February 22nd to February 29th, 2020

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Before I was a yoga teacher, I was a painter, and before that I was a member of a family for whom music is both profession and way of life. I still draw and paint whenever I can, and currently perform with my father as vocalist for his extraordinary jazz sextet. Most recently I have expanded my love of storytelling to include the study and pratice of writing, with an emphasis on memoir and personal essay. You can keep up with me on social media or by subscribing to my newsletter, or sending me an email using the contact form below. Until I figure out what to do with it, you can read more about me at my old website.

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“I trust Alison deeply. I know from long study that she wrestles with her own challenges and limitations and lives through to the current answers for her via yoga. (There's a) clarity and  throughline. She’s got a special calling..."

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