The most important relationship you’ll ever have is the one with your body. Ditch the drudgery of “exercise.” Move with JOY. Get INTO your body, and energize your life with confidence.
When was the last time you moved with JOY? When was the last time you felt LOVE for your body?
Welcome! I’m Allison and I’m thrilled you're here. 😊
As a certified First Degree Black Belt Nia instructor, I offer dynamic movement classes that combine dance, martial arts, and healing arts (like yoga and mindfulness) in easy-to-follow steps.
Before I found Nia in 2008, exercising and sweating felt like something I had to do, rather than something I wanted to do.
Now, in my Nia classes, I have so much fun that I don’t realize that I’m doing those things too. Hooray for side benefits!
Here’s what I invite you to do in my classes (scroll down for the schedule):
Join me for fabulous workouts that feel more like play time than drudgery!
P.S. Scroll down for my current class schedule, to sign up, and to see what some of my wonderful students say about my classes.
"Allison’s classes are a great way to get a boost of energy, whole body workout, increase stamina, burn a lot of calories, and get on with your day. I always walk out with a smile on my face and feel like I can accomplish anything I want to for the rest of the day."
"I love dancing with Allison; her dedication and knowledge of the Nia approach allows me to sink into a deeper connection with my body. Often, after her classes I experience heightened emotional and mental clarity, plus I get an awesome and intelligent cardio workout!"
"I always feel elevated in body, mind, and spirit after Allison’s classes. She challenges me to sweat, offers the perfect focus or phrase to work with even after class, and she makes me laugh! Her passion, creativity, and joy are absolutely contagious. So much Fun, So much Yes!!"
Classes offered online only Tuesdays + Thursdays at 10am Pacific.
"I’ve been attending various Nia classes since 2008, and while the modality of dance, martial arts, and yoga is in itself a brilliant discipline, an instructor such as Allison endows the practice with grace, beauty and insight. Along with all these stellar attributes, Allison always brings to her classes playfulness and just plain fun!"
"Moving, dancing, stretching, taking care of body and spirit—it’s always fresh, pleasurable, and challenging when Allison is guiding us. Besides inviting us to an excellent workout, she gives just the right amount of reminders about alignment, adapting for what is right for each body, and bringing awareness to how we are engaged—all without missing a beat."
"I love Nia, and Allison’s classes are loads of fun. Her guidance is easy to follow and offers a personalized challenge as she encourages each dancer to follow their body’s way of moving. When I can’t go, I miss moving to the music, smiling at friends on the dance floor, and using my body to keep it young. Barefoot dancing on the padded floor at Shine is not-to-be-missed!"
Tell me a little about where you are and where you want to be so that we can explore how we will work together to help you prioritize yourself, create authentic happiness, and live your life “on purpose.”