Online Yoga & Pilates Teacher Training and Development Course
Reveal the compelling, creative, successful teacher you’ve always been inside!
In this 12-week course you’ll learn my proven, step-by-step roadmap to building a resilient teaching practice, build a fantastic workshop you can offer over and over again and get my personal feedback so you find your teaching sweet spot and never get lost in the crowd.
I know you’re excited to move forward in your teaching and your business, ready to take advantage of what you’ve learned over the course of the pandemic and forge a path to your successful, creative future.
Let’s do it together, starting February 15!
Here’s what we’re going to do over our 12-week journey:
- We’ll meet up on Zoom every week so you get to ask your questions and explore your discoveries
- Explore exactly who you are as a teacher and what your passions and strengths are
- Target your perfect clients and have skills to manage your less-than-perfect clients
- Have a vision for your perfect practice over the next 1, 3 and 5 years
- Brainstorm a workshop that sings to you, develop it, practice it with your fellow students and get feedback from me
- Hone your class planning skills
- Refine your communication and teaching skills
- Solidify your boundaries
- Get comfortable with social media and marketing
- Build your sustainable practice plan that makes sure you keep teaching with love, passion and energy for as long as you want to practice!
The Roadmap is a longer, more comprehensive program than THRIVE, but my philosophy is the same: we learn best together and I will ALWAYS be here with you as we create a community and journey towards our most rewarding, successful teaching.
“I can’t believe that just a few short weeks ago, I was so daunted by the idea of teaching an online group class. Thanks to your clear guidance via the weekly lessons, and the encouraging, inspiring energy of our group, I made that transition.
Every element of the program worked in a magical, symbiotic way to build/reinforce/lead to the next step. Last night, I taught my 3rd online class, with 10 participants in it! :)”
“This program creates an environment for you to be both productive and reflective. Alison takes you seamlessly through a sequence of concepts that helps you debunk the “stuck” areas in your life and start to create moves and shifts that propel you forward.
Through Thrive, I was able to recognize and start to overcome blocks within myself – some of which I didn’t even know were there – in an environment that was entirely supportive of each stage of my moving through these blocks. We were able to take restrictions and barriers that seemed HUGE and break them down into small, manageable bits to overcome one-at-a-time so that they didn’t feel so debilitating and all-encompassing anymore.”
Study with Alison
Alison teaches privates and drop-in classes at her studio, Boomerang Pilates in Toronto.
Since we opened in 2011, we’ve expanded our teaching team to include some of the best instructors in both Pilates and Restorative Exercise. You can explore movement in ways that build you from the inside out and address your need for healthy movement AND your craving for a workout!
During COVID-19 we’re offering online classes and private sessions along with in-person private sessions. Get in touch for more info!
“Alison has a well developed and all too rare “teacher’s eye”. She could see the misalignments and compensations I was engaging in to get around the pain and we worked out adjustments I could make to begin to change my patterns. Alison has a deep knowledge of anatomy (she would say geeky) and is able to get me to see and feel the connections between the physical limits I may be experiencing just from day to day living and how I can address these.”
Study with Alison
Mentoring & Coaching
Are you feeling lost in your teaching? Or ready to take off but not sure where the runway is?
Invest in some time for you and your teaching!
Alison will tailor your time to exactly what you want and need to progress your teaching and your career.
You might want to build an online course or improve your cueing. You might want to streamline your offerings or figure out how to combine multiple modalities for a fantastic class that really speaks to your perfect clients.
You might want to figure out how to build a class or private session that runs smoothly and intuitively and serves every student on the mat.
You might be burned out and wondering if you’re still in the right place.
You might be a new teacher, a little overwhelmed by realising just how much you don’t know yet!
In any case, Alison offers the perspective of her almost 20 years of teaching to help you get confident, clear and excited to teach.
Alison has an approach to movement and health that includes exercise-specific movement, natural everyday movement, somatic body and brain exploration and a deep conviction that how our brains and bodies get together makes all the difference to how we feel.
Combining functional, exploratory details and alignment with fluid, intuitive movement and an emphasis on acceptance and fun leads to sustainable change that helps you feel better for life!
"Experienced, nuanced and generous with her knowledge for all things movement. Alison is truly a gifted teacher and communicator and allows you to look at the complex human body in a totally different light. I'm grateful for any opportunity I get to learn from her!"
Yoga & Pilates Teacher
"You are a great translator and communicator Alison, so warm and relate-able but also clearly very very knowledgeable too. A rare mix."
Pilates and Restorative Movement Teacher
"Alison is a wonderful teacher and teaching mentor. Her deep knowledge of movement and bodies is only matched by her empathy, warmth and enthusiasm. Alison has helped shape my teaching in many ways, ranging from helping me understand technical issues to supporting my confidence when I was struggling. She's creative, resourceful, thorough and always focused on exploring for ways to help me help my own body and my students, and she's the person I call to this day when there's something I can't figure out."
Movement Coach and Business Owner
"I appreciate the gift of Alison's teaching on both a personal and professional level."
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner
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