Certified Yoga Instructor & Office Manager
Alissa is grateful to be a part of the team of amazing healers and the world of holistic medicine at Health and Human Performance! She brings with her 16+ years of management experience, and has been teaching yoga since 2012.
Alissa came to find yoga in 2008, when her then Chiropractor diagnosed her with shingles due to stress, and suggested she try yoga to relax. It had such a positive effect on her, in 2012 she traveled to India to immerse herself in the birthplace of yoga. She became certified with a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate at the accredited Arhanta Yoga Ashram in Khajuraho.
Since then, Alissa has had experience teaching Hatha, Restorative, Vinyasa, Limited Movement, and Prenatal yoga in both group and private settings. She has also volunteered and worked with male youth in foster care, as well as at a recovery center for people with addictions, eating disorders, chronic pain, and dual diagnoses. She has recently been trained in Trauma-Informed Yoga, and helps people with traumas, new and old, PTSD, and high anxiety to return to their bodies safely after disconnecting due to trauma. Since 2014, Alissa has worked with patients at Health & Human Performance, beginners and experienced alike, and specializes in rehabilitating patients with injuries to safely get them back to their daily routines.
Alissa believes that health should be a proactive part of life and that if we take care of our bodies and minds, we will spend less time trying to “fix” and more time enjoying life!