Ten years ago I left Santa Cruz for a relationship and ended up in the Rocky Mountains. They say that once people come to Colorado they never leave. After almost a decade here I understand the appeal with its crisp blue skies, stunning peak views, wide open spaces and mountain friendly folk. I have tried to leave over the years, even took a 6-month road trip up the Pacific coast in search of our new home and where did we end up? Back in Colorado!
Over the years since our departure from Santa Cruz, we have visited a few times and each time we have dreamed of moving back. We find reasons why not-it's too expensive, too crowded, too hard to get a job but once we hit the beach with a burrito from Vallarta's and a chai from the Bagelry we are hooked and can't imagine making the trip back to Colorado. Yes it's too expensive, too crowded and hard to get a job but nobody's perfect right? We've lived in affordable places that aren't crowded and didn't feel at home like we do in Santa Cruz.
So the moving truck is reserved, new lease is signed, yoga mats are packed and it feels like we are really leaving Colorado this time! We will miss these rocky peaks, aspen groves, dear friends and the many amazing connections we've made here. We love you Colorado! We'll be back...but just to visit!
Turns out it was a good move for me to leave Santa Cruz for the relationship! We're still together, married, and looking forward to celebrating our 5-year anniversary this September in Santa Cruz!
Allison’s teaching style embraces all levels and abilities. "I love seeing the radiance and light that emerges from students when they experience shifts in their life through their yoga practice. This is accessible to all of us regardless of our conditions or body type."
Since 1999, Allison has had the opportunity to study with many masterful teachers from several yoga traditions including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Anusara. This is reflected in her classes which incorporate alignment, flowing sequences, therapeutics, pranayama-breath work, meditation and yoga philosophy. Allison received her 200hr. Yoga Teacher Certification through the Heartwood Institute in Northern California and is registered with the Yoga Alliance. She recently completed an Anusara Yoga Immersion with Jeanie Manchester in Boulder, CO. She is currently pursueing studies in Ayurveda, the sister science of yoga which emphasizes alignment with nature through lifestyle, diet and spiritual practice. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA with her husband Marc and loves to prepare delicious food for loved ones.