Meditation through Movement is a practice of vinyasa, pranayama and meditation. There is a strong emphasis on teaching students the relationship between mind, body and breath. The class moves at a slower pace, allowing students to feel and notice; assess and reassess; change and improve their practice. Poses are held for longer periods of time, allowing strength and stamina to build, adjustments to be made, give space for emotions to arise, and through the process, stabilize the mind.
Allie Townsend is a 200-hour registered Vinyasa yoga teacher. Allie has dedicated much of her life to challenging her mind and body through long distance running and mountain biking. When her body began signaling that it could not sustain the rigorous impact of these high-intensity sports, she began to explore other means to practice being present, to still the currents in her mind and to move her body with maximum efficiency. Yoga has been her tool to achieve not only this, but so much more. It has allowed her to peel away layers of herself to find her true nature, and to love herself.
Allie teaches yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to help clients cultivate a mind-body connection. Allie understands that with so much external noise and chaos in our modern world, it is often challenging. She believes that the human body and mind have all of the answers, and through yoga, meditation and breathwork, practitioners can harness the transforming power of their minds in order to improve their body’s functions.