Alison Waldman (she/her) is a movement artist and wellness educator. She has a superpower for getting even the most skeptical to center into their bodies and minds. She believes that access to wellness is a foundational human right, and wearing leggings or being flexible is not required to harness it.
An artist at heart, Alison brings her training in dance and music to her work. Her perception of an inextricable connection between creativity and wellness is at the core of her approach. She serves as an advisor and on-the-ground facilitator for leaders across industry to foster cultures of community building and radical inclusiveness to their spaces through movement.
Alison holds a BA in Interpersonal Communication and Dance. She is RYT-200 certified and her training includes trauma-informed yoga, chair yoga, and bed yoga as well as Dance for PD, Movement for MS, and Gaga movement technique.
Alison serves as a Movement Artist in Residence at the Georgetown Arts and Humanities Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she leads staff wellness and patient mindfulness programming, on-site dance encounters, and their Movement for MS collaboration with the Department of Neurology. She is a regular collaborator with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue and the Jewish Mindfulness Center of Washington.
In her free time Alison can be found tinkering with her sourdough starter, preparing to defend her two-time win of the DC State Fair baking contest, and taking walks with her dog, Sesame.