My Yoga Story
I began my practice of yoga in 2006, after I was involved in a traumatic car accident. I found that yoga and meditation was an excellent way to handle pain both physically and emotionally.
It was on a trip to Thailand, the following year, that solidified my interest in yoga for therapeutic healing. In 2011 I left the corporate world and moved to Switzerland with my husband and two dogs. I began to pursue my passion here. After meeting my teacher, Stephen Thomas, in Zurich, Switzerland I began to take an in depth look at my practice and accompanied Stephen on a retreat to Bali.
In Bali, I decided to pursue this passion not only for myself, but to teach to others. The following November I completed a 200- hour intensive teacher training program at Samahita Retreat Center in Koh Samui, Thailand. I became pregnant in early 2013 and began looking for complementary practices.
I enrolled in an 80 hour prenatal yoga training with Sue Elkind, founder of DIG yoga. The journey through pregnancy and birth brought me closest to my practice. I was able to nurture the changes occurring in my body, but also truly understood my limitations.
My passion for therapeutics in yoga was truly nourished when I found my current teacher, Tiffany Cruickshank, founder of Yoga Medicine. I completed my 500 hour Advanced Training Certification in 2018. I’m a Yoga Medicine® Registered Therapeutic Specialist. I am currently enrolled in the Yoga Medicine 1000 hour advanced teacher certification, and I assist Yoga Medicine 500 hour trainings all over the world.
Allie bridges the gap between Eastern and Western philosophy and principles. Using her extensive experience and knowledge she offers a deep understanding of the human body. She applies a combination of therapeutic techniques to treat pain and dysfunction in the body. Meeting her clients where they are is paramount to her creating a well rounded and balanced plan of action or “Yoga Prescription” to achieve results. Clients receive much more than a yoga session with Allie. They will be empowered to take charge of their wellness plan.