After 17 years of urban living, Allie returned to the place that has always provided peacefulness and balance: her Northern Michigan hometown, Sault Ste. Marie. Allie brings her decade of yoga experience from New York, Boston and San Francisco, where she practiced a variety of styles of hatha yoga, including Anusara, Restorative, PranaVayu, Forrest, and Vinyasa yoga. Recognizing an opportunity to develop a yoga practice in Sault Ste. Marie, Allie moved home to live closer to her family and offer yoga to the community. She launched Northern Life Yoga in March 2010, and opened Northern Life Studio for Healing Arts in September 2011.
Allie is pleased to serve the Sault Ste. Marie community with yoga classes to cater to a variety of levels. All of her classes are designed to be a challenging yet playful experience, as she strives to help students develop a strong body, peaceful mind, and healthy spirit.
Allie earned her 200-hour teacher training certification through Yoga Tree in San Francisco. This rigorous six month program included daily yoga practice, and consisted of training in anatomy, physiology, asana, pranayama, meditation, alignment principles, yoga philosophy, Sanskrit, teaching methodology, teacher ethics, business skills and practice teaching. She continues to learn from both her teachers and students. Allie also completed a 50 hour Yin Yoga Teacher Training Program with Bernie Clark at Semperviva Yoga in Vancouver, British Columbia. She has also started pursuing her 500-hour teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health.
In addition to teaching yoga, Allie works as an independent contractor on market research, strategy and business development projects for clients in healthcare, financial services and higher education. She is a 1997 graduate of Boston University's School of Management. Allie also serves on the Board of Directors for Girls on the Run of the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Photography by Angel Jimenez de Luis,
Telegraph Hill, San Francisco