Alex began practicing Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi in a friend’s back yard over twenty five 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 helped to prepare her to weather life with balance, grace and a compassionate heart. Alex has taught Yoga for over fifteen years and currently resides in Seattle, WA. She successfully creates a supportive, inclusive, and encouraging environment in all of her classes where everyone is welcome and she prioritizes offering Yoga to historically marginalized communities.
Alex skillfully teaches her students how to move their body with greater awareness with focus on cultivating stability and comfort. In addition to the physical poses (asana) Alex also teaches her students how to connect deeper to their breath through various therapeutic breathing techniques (pranayamas) and guided mindful meditations, which help to promote a relaxed mind while decreasing stress and anxiety. Alex also weaves Yoga Philosophy into her classes, providing insights from the Yoga Sutras as well as information from the science of Ayurveda – The Science of Life. Alex has experienced how these ancient teachings help to support balance while living in the modern, high tech world and how Yoga supports body, mind, and spiritual wellness throughout the aging process.
In addition, Alex teaches Trauma Informed Yoga and Mindful Meditation in various clinical settings. Presently, Alex teaches Yoga and Mindful Meditation at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry Department where she collaborates with esteemed Psychotherapists involved with various Intensive Out Patient Programs (IOP’s). These include, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eating Disorder Programs for Teenagers with high suicidal ideation, mental health imbalances, and addiction issues. Alex believes in the value of integrating together modern medical treatments and ancient mindful techniques to adapt a holistic approach designed to support the healing process.
Alex also provides private sessions where she will help you build and refine a Yoga practice that will complement 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 will elevate your level of knowledge of Yoga and Ayurveda (known as the “Two Sister Sciences”) and promise to leave you inspired.
All of Alex’s professional and creative pursuits are deeply inspired by nature, ancient holistic and spiritual traditions, art, and all of the incredible people she has encountered and befriended from around the world. When Alex isn’t teaching she enjoys getting out into nature for her daily walks, extended hikes, and gardening. Time immersed in nature enhances Alex’s spiritual wellbeing, reminding her how interconnected we all are to one another and mother nature. She strives everyday to maintain this perspective and enjoys creating a meaningful and loving life with her family, friends, colleagues, and students.