Alex began practicing Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi in a friend’s back yard over twenty years ago. Since then, her love for yoga has only kept growing. She finds that the joy and humility she experiences on the mat to be an invaluable asset when off the mat and out in the world. Not only has Yoga helped Alex increase her physical strength and flexibility it has helped her enhance her emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Alex believes that Yoga has prepared her to weather life with balance, grace and a compassionate heart.
Alex has taught Yoga for over ten years and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She successfully creates a supportive and encouraging environment in all of her classes where everyone is welcome, regardless of your level of experience. Her students learn how to move their body with greater awareness, cultivating stability while increasing strength and flexibility. In addition to the physical practice (Asana) Alex also teaches her students how to connect deeper to their breath through Pranayamas (breathing techniques) and meditations, which are designed to promote a relaxed mind while decreasing stress and anxiety. During her classes she enjoys weaving together insights from the Yoga Sutras as well as information from the science of Ayurveda. Alex has found that these ancient teachings and practices are means to help practitioners function optimally and holistically throughout the aging process and within the cycles of the seasons.
In addition to her weekly drop in classes, Alex provides private sessions where she will help you build and refine a Yoga practice that is designed to meet your individual needs and goals. She also offers a variety of Retreats and Workshops throughout the year in destination locations around the world. The content of Alex’s Retreats and Workshops seek to elevate your level of knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda (known as the “Two Sister Sciences”) and promise to leave you inspired.
In addition to her love for Yoga, Alex is an herbalist and an accomplished photographer and poet. Her creative pursuits are deeply inspired by nature, ancient cultural traditions, world religions, art, and the incredible people she has encountered and befriended from around the world. When Alex isn’t teaching or traveling she enjoys getting out into nature for her daily walks and extended hikes. Time immersed in nature enhances Alex’s spiritual wellbeing, reminding her just how beautiful and precious life is. She strives everyday to maintain that perspective and enjoys creating a meaningful life with her family, friends, and students.
Alex is a 2009 graduate from the nationally-accredited 8 Limbs 200 hour Teacher Training Program of Seattle, WA. In addition to her RTY 200hr certification she has accrued hundreds of hours for Continuing Education credit. Her passion for learning is infectious and inspires her students to explore new depths within their practice. She maintains her studies and practice with internationally acclaimed Yoga and Ayurvedic teachers, Dr. Vasant Lad, Donna Farhi, Gary Kraftsow, Dr. Robert Svoboda, Sarah Powers, Marina Zaleski and several of the 8 Limbs Senior Teachers.