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
Musings about movement
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