Did you hear the news?!?!? I finally opened my own yoga studio in Huntington Beach, CA. - On April 1, 2022 I opened The Zen Den HB A space for people to heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I have a great team of teachers, reiki masters, and sound healers working along side of me. Come join us for some classes.
The LA TIMES came to class and wrote at article about The Zen Den HB. Read the full article HERE
About Alison Zimmer
My name is Alison Zimmer and I am a RYT 500 hour certified yoga instructor in Huntington Beach, CA. I believe yoga is a balance of ease and effort. My classes help prevent injuries, improve flexibility, and quiet the mind. I took my first yoga class in 2008 at California State University Long Beach and found it to be very hard and uncomfortable. After a couple months I fell in love with the calmness, balance, and flexibility it brought to my life. Yoga did something to my life that no sport, no teacher, no friend had ever done. I completed Yoga Shakti's 200-hour teacher training program in 2011 and completed their 300-hour training in 2014. Teaching yoga connects me with people on a whole different level. The love and compassion shared has no words. Seeing my students show up day after day inspires me to be creative and authentic with my teaching!
What Is Yoga?
Yoga is a 5000 year old science designed to bring health and wellness to the body. This ancient practice is so much more than a workout. By doing the asanas (postures) a person can give their internal organs exercise, improve their circulation, reduce their stress and increase mental focus. Incorporating breath work and meditation allows the yoga practice to quiet the mind and deepen the stretch. Yoga connects you to your physical body in a whole new way. Yoga is for everyone! Literally, anyone can do it. The most important part is to listen to your body and to not be competitive. It's all about what feels good to you in that very moment.
What do you love about teaching yoga? Everything! I seriously loveeeeee teaching yoga. I am so grateful for the people who come to my classes and enjoy witnessing their healthy transformations. It's so special to be part of something that makes people feel happier and healthier in their lives. I always leave my classes feeling appreciated and filled with gratitude. Who introduced you to yoga? My Dad was the first person to suggest I try yoga. He had started taking classes and knew it would be good for me. It just took me a long time to take his advice. Before I became a yoga teacher, he and I would go to class together once a week at Murdy Park. Now he comes and takes my classes. He was also the person who introduced me to Yoga Shakti (where I did my trainings and currently teach). Inspirational teachers? Susan Holden was the teacher who suggested I consider becoming a yoga teacher. She has encouraged me and supported me in so many ways. also, my mentors and fellow teachers at Yoga Shakti taught me so much. Favorite pose? Crow Pose. It was the first time I felt strong and connected to my body during yoga. It first appeared to be a pose that I would 'never' be able to do. Once I realized I was able to balance on my hands, my practice changed completely. I trusted myself more and felt more confident about my body. Goal pose? Scorpion. Favorite yoga moment? I love when I have couples in my classes and I see them holding hands while in easy spinal twist. It just melts my heart every time! Describe yoga in 1 word? Connection
Education and Trainings
CSULB BA Sociology- completed 2008 Study Abroad, Costa Rica- completed 2010 Yoga Shakti 200 hour Teacher Training- completed 2011 Mini Yogis Teacher Training- completed 2013 Susan Holden Chair Yoga Teacher Training- completed 2013 Yoga Shakti 300 hour Advanced Teacher Training- completed 2014 Level 1 Reiki Training- 2022
I have designed a 15 class online series that is appropriate for everyone, no matter where you are located. - All levels. All ages. Join Anytime! - Classes were recorded LIVE on a private facebook and instagram page. If you would like access to these classes, please send me an email LoveLifeYogi@gmail.com