Hello and welcome to Alison Foster Yoga and The Streetly Yoga Shala. I’m Alison, an experienced and passionate Yoga Teacher offering a range of yoga classes, from gentle yoga classes for beginners to more advanced classes and one to ones. I look forward to sharing with you the wonderful benefits that yoga can provide.
From the age of 19 I was a dedicated practitioner of T’ai Chi Ch’uan (Lee family Style) for 10 years. After which, my life-path changed and I turned towards yoga. Over the following 20 years or so, yoga has helped me physically, helping to overcome injuries and general wear and tear. But more importantly, it has helped me mentally. Especially through times of hormonal imbalance, mood swings, episodes of anxiety, depression and the menopause.
Over the years I have practiced many different styles of yoga with wonderful and incredibly knowledgeable teachers, developing a committed and continuous practice that includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama), deep relaxation (yoga nidra), chanting (mantra) and meditation. My practice also includes yoga retreats, workshops, courses, satsangs (gatherings with Q&A) and kirtans (music & chanting). I am a qualified yoga teacher and have been teaching yoga since 2015. My teaching focuses largely on the importance of breathing techniques and linking it with each posture. In time, this becomes a moving meditation; creating emotional balance, mental clarity and well-being.