Alison began practicing yoga in 2012. At first, she was drawn to the athleticism of the practice, but over time came to cherish the union of body, mind, and breath. Yoga has helped Alison cultivate patience both on and off the mat, and has been an important part of her injury (herniated disc) acceptance and recovery. Alison proudly graduated from The Giving Room’s 200-hour Teacher Training program in March 2018, and has been grateful to teach Beginners, All Levels, and Sunrise vinyasa classes over the past year. To expand her teaching abilities and personal practice, she recently became certified as a Kripalu Restorative Yoga Teacher through the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in the Berkshires. Alison believes that yoga is a gift available to anyone, regardless of experience or ability, as long as they come to the mat with an open heart and mind that delight in the possibility of the present. Alison enjoys experiencing the beauty of the North Fork across all four seasons, spending as much time as possible on our local farms, beaches, and woods. She is excited to share the depth of a restorative yoga practice at the Giving Room.