Alison Waldman (she/her) is a trained yoga teacher, movement artist and wellness educator. She has a superpower for getting even the most skeptical to get moving. 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 industries to foster cultures of community building and radical inclusivity to their spaces through movement.
Alison is a certified teacher in yoga4cancer, Accessible Yoga and her RYT-200 training includes trauma-informed yoga, chair yoga, and bed yoga as well as Dance for PD, Movement for MS, and Gaga movement technique.
Through Available Wellness, Alison serves as a Movement Artist in Residence at the Georgetown Arts and Humanities Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital where she leads onsite dance encounters, adaptive yoga and mindfulness sessions, and the award-winning Movement for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) dance class in collaboration with the Department of Neurology.
In her free time she 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 around Washington, D.C. with her dog, Sesame.