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Read what students and teachers have to say about Allison’s approach and teaching.
“Thank you Allison for another great session this Sunday in mindful communication
and awareness. I learned so much today (and in the past two weeks). It is funny how
we go through life without ever asking ourselves the questions that reveal the
building blocks of who we are. I never wondered how the way the family
communication was at home impacted me and how it continues to so much. We are
the fabric woven from the threads of who we feel we are and our experiences.”
“Allison Ulan embodies the qualities we all hope to find in a yoga teacher. The
attributes she embodies are patience, insightfulness and curiosity to name a few.
With a wealth of experience and knowledge at her fingertips, each class has its own
sense of adventure. But these are not the things that make her stand out as a teacher
to me. The level of dedication that Allison brings to her practice and teaching is
inspiring. In fact, I would have to call it devotion. It is amazing to be in the presence
of a person who is devoted to their work.”
Allison embodies the qualities we all hope to find in a yoga teacher. The common
things, patience, insightfulness and curiosity to name a few. With a wealth of
experience and knowledge at her fingertips, each class has its own sense of
adventure. But these are not the things that make her stand out as a teacher to me.
The level of dedication that Allison brings to her practice and teaching is inspiring.
In fact, I would have to call it devotion. It is amazing to be in the presence of a
person who is devoted to their work.
Matt Deyoung, Designer and Builder
“Allison’s teaching transforms any space into sacred space. Her teaching and
presence allows me to go in, touch what needs attention and come back to the world
refreshed & centered.”
Chantal Czerednikow, Dentist
Les cours d’Allison sont rigoureux, intéressants et plaisants. Son approche permet
à chacun d’explorer les postures en respectant son niveau de contrainte physique.
Sa vision « intégrale » et sa culture générale facilitent la compréhension des liens
entre le travail des postures, l’amélioration de la connaissance et le bienêtre. J’ai eu
la chance de rencontrer d’excellents enseignants-tes en 40 ans de karatédo, 15 ans
de danse sociale et 9 ans de yoga. Pour moi, Allison brille parmi celles et ceux auprès
de qui j’ai eu le plaisir d’apprendre. Et je compte bien continuer à jouir de ce
privilège au cours des années à venir, ne serait-ce que pour apprécier encore son
sens de l’humour.
Dalil Maschino, Ph.D.
“Time spent on the practice mat with Allison, as a guide, is time for individual growth and discovery. Her classes offer pathways to know the language of the body and work with the complexities of the mind.”
Markella Mallecki, Artist
“Her classes simply clarified why we do yoga and how. From her classes, I now know how to deal with stress at school. Plus I know how to access creative space when I need to. Thank you, Allison.”
Brandy Lee, Engineering Student
“Allison, you have a very subtle but effective way of transmitting deep spiritual knowledge in a simple way that speaks directly to the unconscious and soothes the soul. From your spontaneous inspiring stories, your lists of deep meaningful spiritual insights or your inviting and grounded attention when you listen, a person can’t leave your presence without growing a little or a lot. Thanks for sharing your kindness and spiritual gifts with the rest of us one day at a time.“
Joseph Broide, entrepreneur
« Backbends were a big mental challenge for me and in the past, they caused me back pain. In Allison’s class, though, she deconstructs these postures into clear body exercises, essential alignment principles and dynamic awareness that created a step-by-step learning process for me. Her approach allowed me to enjoy backbends and access deeper confidence in my practice. Thank you. »
Caroline Charbonneau, Translator and Yogi Practitioner
Allison brings a wealth of information (professional accurate) to each teaching session. She genuinely empowers her students, as she teaches. Her understanding of the body on a medical conventional level and also metaphysical level (ancient philosophies) accents which contributes greatly to the motivation she transfers to students and future teachers. Plus, she teaches her students about their own body, which is a valued tool for the journey each person has in using Yoga for self awareness. Allison exhibits a gentle sincere mindfulness to her explanations and helps the students to acquire their own awareness and mindful understanding of the poses/positions and the core purpose behind the process.
She is also so very refreshing, and honest and unconditional in her everyday talk.
We all have teachers and guides that come into our lives. Allison is a gift.
Lawrence Feldman, Social Worker
Awesome, wise teacher. I recommend!
Dominic Tambuzzo , Ayurvedic Practitioner and Yoga Teacher
Allison offers in depth teaching. Her approach is respectful of the Yogic tradition with an actualized and brilliant approach to the body and spirit.
Leonie Therrien, Yoga Teacher
« I have been attending Allison’s meditation classes for a couple of years now. Allison’s classes are amazing and I never stop learning with Allison. Allison’s calm presence, insights, stories, teaching method, compassion, friendship, and humour are the reasons why I have always enjoyed her classes (and continue to attend). The classes have helped me recognize and acknowledge my stress. Her teachings have helped me learn to live more in the present and address my worries. I always leave her classes feeling refreshed, energized, and just with greater optimism. I have become more forgiving and compassionate towards myself and others. Allison’s openness in sharing her life stories and daily experiences makes the content more applicable and relatable. She provides us with the necessary tools and support to make our practice at home more achievable. Allison has been offering her support and experience at my workplace, which has made a difference in the work environment. She is my informal mentor, coach, and a great friend. Thank you Allison. »