Healing, Breath work, Reiki, Gong Therapy, Yoga, Aromatherapy
Alison is here to help people connect with their essence/the light/the God within them. To help them return to their true being, to returning to love. She is committed to helping people release their fears, their baggage, and their blocks so that they can be their authentic self. So that they can see the beautiful soul that they are!
Alison has been studying Yoga and Pranayama for over a decade. She is naturally warm, enthusiastic and nurturing. Her clients feel safe and cared for in her presence. And her joy of life is contagious.
Alison instinctively knew that there were other ways of healing emotional distress and physical ailments than the standard western medicine but initially she did not know how to do it. In her quest for understanding, Alison has traveled the world, studied yoga extensively in India and the United States, and created a homestead for her family.
When Alison found the” breath work” she knew she had finally found what she had been looking for her whole life. The breath work opened her up to connect with her essence and soul in a profound way, connecting her with the Divine that is within. Through simple practices of self-love and healing Alison was able to recover her inner strength and light. She personally has experienced incredible healing from the breath work and is excited to share that knowledge with her clients. This breath work allowed her to heal her heart in a way that other forms of pranayama, and meditation did not.
Just as importantly, Alison also has the personality, the skills and the training for this work. Her preparations have included completing all of the healer training courses offered by world-renowned healer David Elliott. She has also trained with breath work healers Dan Brule and Michael Brian Baker of the Breath Center. Alison is an Auromatherapist with Wisdom of the Earth essential oils, a Reiki practitioner and a Kauit Yoga teacher. Alison has also studied the Taoist Priestess Trainings with Beth Leone. Alison has been practicing yoga asana and pranayama for over 15 years.
Alison grew up in Washington, DC attending the Sidwell Friends School. After high school she went to Colorado College and remained in Colorado for 16 years. While in college she studied small-scale organic agriculture and taught herself how to turn deer hides into buckskin. For Alison, it was important to learn how to feed, clothe, and provide shelter for herself.
After college she moved to India and completed asana and pranayama training with B.N.S. Iynegar and Sharat Arora. She then returned to Colorado, where she founded Bella Farm in Paonia, Colorado. While developing the farm, Alison learned how to steward mother earth, provide healthy food for her family and community and how to connect more deeply with the plants and animals. Her homestead lifestyle included 3 homebirths in the cabin that she build by hand, milking the cows, growing and cooking 90% of her families food (fruit, vegetables, grains, dairy and meat), and homeschooling with a Waldorf influenced curriculum.
Alison was called to leave the farm and move her family to Ojai in order to bring the breath work to more people. She loves living in California now where her children are in the school founded by Krishnamurti, and the whole family surfs. She has committed her life to bringing healing to the world. She sees herself as a spiritual midwife- helping people birth into their spirituality, reconnecting them with their true essence, and the divine within.