Alison Waldman (she/her) is a movement artist, wellness educator and thought leader. She has a superpower for getting even the most skeptical people moving. She believes that access to wellness is a foundational human right, and wearing leggings or being flexible is not required to harness it.
A trained artist, Alison brings the spirit of dance and music to her work. At the core of her approach as leader and facilitator is a perception of an inextricable connection between creativity and wellness. She serves as an advisor and on-the-ground facilitator for healthcare leaders across industries to foster cultures of community building and radical inclusivity to their spaces through creative wellness.
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.
Alison serves as a Resident 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; an advisor and founding provider at Mili Health; and the architect of community wellness initiatives.
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 with her dog Sesame in Washington, D.C.