Alison Buchanan is a Power Vinyasa Yoga Teacher now based in Seattle (E-RYT-200). Previously, Alison was in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, where she taught studio classes, and also worked one-on-one with many private clients. She still returns to the Bay Area on a monthly basis to teach her beloved students.
When it comes to teaching yoga, Alison's approach is the same as her approach to life - quite simply, lead from the heart. Her journey into yoga began more than a decade ago in an attempt to try a new fitness regime. But yoga quickly became more than just a great physical practice in Alison's life. She began to experience so many positive benefits that she was ultimately inspired to teach and bring the joy and transformative practice of yoga to others.
Alison has completed more than 300 hours of training with her teacher Baron Baptiste, and is a Certified Baptiste Teacher. She also teaches Yoga Tune Up and Inferno Hot Pilates. She combines her knowledge of anatomy and functional movement with strength and cardio training in her classes. Alison is legacy ambassador for lululemon athletica. She is a teacher with The Art of Yoga Project, a non-profit organization that brings the mindfulness of yoga to teenage girls in the California Justice System, and has completed training with the Prison Yoga Project. She initiated a yoga program at the San Mateo County Women's Jail, where she taught a yoga/meditation class weekly to a group of female inmates for three years.
Prior to teaching yoga, Alison worked as a TV news reporter, and holds a Master's Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Spanish from The University of British Columbia.
Through her challenging and uplifting classes, Alison energizes people to live from their heart. Her hope is to empower students to reach their full potential both on and off the mat. You can expect to work hard, laugh and sweat in Alison's yoga classes.