A certified registered Hatha Yoga teacher with over 200 hours of training (RYT-200) with Rasika Yoga School (City Yoga of Columbia), Jeff began practicing yoga 15 years ago to help keep his body and mind in good physical condition while in recovery. After receiving the therapeutic benefits of yoga and becoming more grounded in all areas of his life, he was convinced that transformation through yoga is not only possible but also empowering and enjoyable.
Jeff believes that yoga is most beneficial when applied to practical, everyday life experiences. This philosophy means he presents his classes in a way that best serves his students and simplifies a seemingly complicated practice. He offers a challenging yet accessible yoga class that is infused with philosophy, breathing, anatomy and alignment. He is continually growing both as a teacher and a student. His training is ongoing and constantly evolving. His dedication and passion for yoga allows him to continually grow while sharing all of his knowledge and enthusiasm with his students.
Heal Your Body. Heal Your Soul.™
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."