My yoga journey began on a bitter cold, grey winter afternoon 25 years ago. Three months earlier, I’d moved over 2,500 miles away from my Palm Springs home to begin my first “real” job in Binghamton, New York. I was waiting out a snowstorm in the “fitness” section at Barnes and Noble, browsing the shelves and hoping something on indoor work outs would pique my interest. I found a copy of B.K.S. Iyengar’s Light on Yoga, and couldn’t put it down. I used Iyengar’s instructions to learn Tādāsana (Mountain) and Uttihita Trikonāsana (Extended Triangle) that evening, and have practiced yoga nearly every day since. My practice has helped me to weather job changes and moves, break-ups and anniversaries, births—of my four children, in particular—and deaths with an open heart and a commitment to serenity.
I have been sharing my yoga practice since 2001—teaching in local studios and incorporating asana into my contemplative courses UC Riverside. I continue to study Iyengar yoga and my classes reflect the emphasis on alignment associated with that tradition, especially with beginner students. My classes are challenging, but also a lot of fun.
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Private Sessions by Appointment: email Juliann Allison
Yoga for Athletes TBA
Yoga is for everyone, especially athletes seeking to improve their strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance, and core. Whether you’re a yogi who runs or a weight-lifter who’s feeling tight, this workshop is for you. Participants will (1) learn about and discuss key principles for getting the most out of a cross-training that includes yoga, and (2) practice yoga sequences designed to complement their sports of choice: running, biking, swimming, rock-climbing, lifting weights, etc. After you register, I will contact you to determine which sport you practice, so it can be emphasized in the workshop.