Let me introduce myself, my name is Alison and this is my yoga journey.
It could be said that my mother was my inspiration to start my yoga journey. She started yoga in the sixties, before I was born, and continued whilst I was a baby and throughout my childhood. Yoga was not popular in the west at this time; I didn’t really know what it was as a child, but I was accustomed to her attending regular classes.
It was her who took me off to my first yoga class in my late teens and her, who continuously told me to do a yoga pose whenever I was tired, sore, emotional, or something was wrong. As a typical teenager I thought I knew best and attended aerobic classes instead! However, I did attend a few more yoga classes and eventually it weaved its threads back into my life about 18 years ago and has never left since, nor could I ever imagine life without it.
In 2004 I started my yoga teacher training Level 1 with My Health Yoga institute, learning all aspects of Traditional Hatha yoga. When I had finished this course and had a baby, I was asked to teach for them, (yes, it was only 3 months after my son’s birth), which I did for about 18 months, as well as private yoga classes. I then moved from the Gold Coast to the Sunshine Coast, which allowed me to start my own yoga studio, called “Rainbow Bridge Yoga Studio”. I taught general traditional hatha yoga, women’s yoga, pregnancy yoga, mum & bub yoga, kids yoga and private classes for 2 1/2 years. Helping to bring bring yoga into the lives of so many wonderful people, from the journey of pregnancy right through to the elderly was an absolute joy.