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Dr. Alison Aiken, PT, DPT, CYT

Alison began practicing yoga in 1999 to achieve grounding and stability. As a distance runner interested in emotional and cardiovascular health, she found yoga practice to be a nice complement to the repetitive stress that running places on the body. In 2005 she completed her yoga teacher training through The Yoga Institute with a concentration in Viniyoga. This style of teaching, which focuses on adapting and modifying postures for the individual rather than expecting the individual to conform to a certain ideal has expanded from her yoga teaching into her practice as a physical therapist.

Alison’s classes include special attention to alignment, breath, and awareness. She includes vinyasa flow – linking movement with breath, pranayama with special attention to breathing patterns and metta practice. She will demonstrate how yoga postures and consciousness carry over into everyday life. Classes are taught with consideration of individual needs allowing the student to embrace yoga with curiosity and without judgment.