Sharing the teachings of yoga and mindfulness is one of Ali’s greatest joys and devoted passion. She feels blessed to have had experienced many incredible teachers offering their wisdom and guidance over her 20 years practice.
Ali’s yoga and meditation journey began properly in India in 1993 where she went to visit after completing her arts degree. It was an unexpected and transformational time, discovering ashram life and meeting her guru on the banks of the river Ganges in Varanasi. She dived deep into spiritual India where she studied on a one to one basis with her teacher and lived there for 2 years.
Since 1998 she trained as a yoga teacher exploring many different traditions of yoga including Sivananda, Ashtanga vinyasa, Iyengar, vinyasa flow and restorative. Completing a 10 day silent ‘vipassana’ meditation retreat, navigating the quiet inner space and concentrating the mind, although challenging from there she was hooked to explore more profound breathing exercises through meditation to stay well in both body and mind.
Ali describes yoga and mindfulness as a way of life and living in present moment awareness. Her teaching brings meditative insight as she weaves in mindfulness principles for reflection and self-exploration through the asana practice.