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Alison Coulter


Alison's yoga journey began in Portland Maine in 1990. Tired of running at the gym and lifting weights, Alison sought a gentler way of gaining strength, flexibility, and peace of mind. She discovered Kripalu yoga, a gentle form of yoga described as ̈meditation in motion. After making several extended trips to the Kripalu retreat in Lenox Massachusetts and taking a weekend workshop there called Life In Transformation ̈, she knew that this practice offered what she was looking for, in both the body and the mind.In 2007 after moving to South Carolina, she attended 4 or more classes per week under the teaching of Stacey Milner Collins at City Yoga of Columbia. There she completed a 100-hour training in Anusara yoga which focuses on optimal alignment to support the systems of the body. Alison completed her 200-hour yoga teacher certification in 2016 and 500-hour certification in 2019. She has been teaching yoga 3 to 6 times per week since 2016. Alison enjoys continuing to grow her own practice by taking workshops and trainings from many nationally known yoga teachers such as Noah Maze, Jason Crandall, Amy Apolliti, Christina Sell,  Betsy Downing, Bill Mahoney, Douglas Brooks, Deseree Rumbaugh, John Freind, Doug Keller among others. When not on her yoga mat, Alison enjoys walks with her dogs, gardening, paddleboarding, teaching Spanish and traveling. When asked what her belief is about yoga, Alison says, “yoga is for everyone, there is no competition in yoga. We do yoga to become the best version of ourselves."

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