I’ve spent much of the last 20 years figuring out how best to communicate with all different kinds of clients, how to really see bodies and how they move.
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!
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Online courses, resources including free content for students of all life stages and abilities. Work with Alison online or in person at her studio Boomerang Pilates in Toronto.
Dedicated content for movement teachers! Yoga, Pilates, Restorative Exercise or Personal Training, you’ll find resources catered to life on and off the mat.
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“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
Musings about movement
Hip Clunking: simple series for better hip mobility
Do you notice that your hip makes a clunking noise when you move your leg? I have some simple exercises to help you get rid of hip clunking and get more slide and glide in your mobility! Sometimes when I move my legs I can hear/feel a clicky kind of...
Improve your balance with these easy exercises
Do you worry about your balance? Does your sense of balance (or lack of it) stop you from doing things you love? Read on… I have some simple steps to help you! TL;DR: Don’t love reading and want to head straight for the exercises? Click here to go straight to the...
5 Magic Moves for Back Pain Relief
Whether it’s from shoveling snow, hauling laundry, lifting kids or sitting all day, we’ve all experienced that tired, tweaky back feeling. Fortunately, movement helps. The good news is that gentle movement is one of the best, most easily accessible, free ways to get...