Yoga Is for Every Body

 
 
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Alison's teaching is based in Kripalu yoga. 

Kripalu yoga is designed for all ages, body types and energy levels. Often described as “meditation in motion,” Kripalu yoga moves at a moderate pace, with room for both quiet and fiery approaches within the same session. 

As beautifully explained by Ann Pizer in “An Introduction to Kripalu Yoga”, "Kripalu is a gentle hatha yoga practice with a compassionate approach and emphasis on meditation, physical healing and spiritual transformation that overflows from the yoga mat into daily life.

Over time, students are taught to observe their thoughts without judging and to accept and love themselves as they are. In a Kripalu class, each student learns to find their own level of practice on a given day by looking inward. 

In classes for beginners, poses are held for a short time as students begin to feel the effects of prana in the body. More advanced classes include longer hold times and, eventually, flow.

Because of Kripalu's emphasis on adaptability and acceptance, it is a style that is welcoming to people who feel like they are outside the norm, people who are looking for transformation during difficult times of life, and people who have injuries or other physical limitations.”

Kripalu yoga places a special emphasis on using the wisdom of your own body, breath, and inner voice to find the right combination of exertion, release and restoration for you.


Alison is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and a member of the Kripalu Yoga and Ayurveda Association. 


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A Kripalu Yoga Class includes:

  • Welcoming

  • Opening Meditation

  • Guided Breathing 

  • Warm-ups and Poses (Asanas)

  • Relaxation and Closing

 


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Want to learn more?

Established in 1974, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health is the largest and most established yoga, holistic retreat and educational center in North America. It is world-renowned for its training and retreat programs. For more information, visit the Kripalu site here