As a professionally trained ballet dancer originally from Portland, Allison started practicing yoga in 2000, which taught her to breath properly and work with, rather than against, her body. At the time, Allison was dancing and an undergraduate at Harvard University and found her yoga practice an increasingly healing and settling influence amidst a relatively pressured environment.
She later deepened her yoga practice while living in London and trained at the Power Yoga Company, Indaba, the Life Centre and Triyoga. She completed her 200-hour Yoga Alliance certified teacher training through the Power Yoga Company in London under the experienced tutelage of Erin Prichard, Pete Cherry, and Becky Farbstein.
Allison recently returned to Portland and teaches an invigorating power yogasana class with particular emphasis on breathing and the mind / body connection. She strives to make her classes interesting and accessible to all levels of yoga practitioners, strongly believing that yoga should be for everyone.