[click "Play", Allison English talks about her path to Yoga]
Allison English among the top tier list of presenters scheduled to teach at the 4th annual Telluride Yoga Festival, July 14 – July 17
Allison is a certified Forrest Yoga instructor and faculty teacher trainer at Pure Yoga. She has completed over 1000 hours of training through the Foundation and Advanced Forrest Yoga Teacher Certification programs and was voted “Best Yoga Instructor – Chicago” in 2008. Nevertheless, Allison is not content to rest on her laurels: she continues to deepen her teaching skills and intensify her personal practice by attending workshops, teacher trainings, and intensive practices with her guru, Ana Forrest.
Ana Forrest’s life is grist for the daytime soap opera mill: She was born crippled, and grew up experiencing physical abuse, drug addiction, epilepsy, and bulimia. Forrest took her first yoga class at age 14, and became an instructor at 18. Over the years, a passion for healing herself and others led to complementary studies in Native American medicine/ceremony, homeopathy, martial arts, and psychotherapy. In the end, Forrest came to embody a spirit who has overcome trauma and chosen the warrior’s path of compassion.
Forrest Yoga classes such as Allison’s challenge students to access their whole being in support of physical, mental, and emotional growth. The idea is to clear emotional and mental blocks that dictate and limit our lives using deep breathing and vigorous sequences to generate heat and eliminate toxins. Long holds in the pose progression flush out the system, oxygenating and rejuvenating every cell of the body.
Allison English, who came to Forrest Yoga following a serious back injury from figure skating, has experience and compassion to teach to a wide variety of levels, assess physical limitations, and tailor a sequence to prevent and treat a variety of illnesses and injuries.
To learn more, click the “play” button and listen to her interview.