Alison Buchanan’s motto has always been “lead from the heart.” Through authenticity, she believes we can all live a more joyful life.
Alison brings this philosophy to her teaching. She predominantly teaches Power Vinyasa Yoga, where she aims to create challenging, yet thoughtful and playful sequences. Her classes are holistic and mindful, and always tuned to what students need in the moment. Deep down, Alison is an alignment and anatomy nerd who loves to share her knowledge with the aim of helping people move better in their bodies. She is known to share massage therapy balls, which help with myofascial release, or to instruct strengthening exercises to target blind spots.
Before moving to Seattle, Alison was a longtime teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a certified Baptiste Yoga Teacher, a Yoga Tune Up Teacher, and a Hot Pilates instructor. She continues to advance her yogic studies with dynamic asana and mediation teachers nationwide. During yoga retreats with Alison, you can expect her to be an engaged leader who offers a strength-focused yoga class in the morning, and a restorative/meditation class in the evening. She’ll be a person with whom you can authentically connect with on-and-off the mat. She’ll also be an active participant, who’ll happily go snorkeling, hiking or wine-tasting with you, and then reminisce about all the adventures when the day is done.
Come experience adventure, excitement, restoration and all-around fun with Alison on a life-changing retreat.