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Allison English | Yoga Instructor




Allison English hails from Chicago and grew up in a nearby suburb. A lifelong competitive figure skater and runner, she has always been very active and fit. But when a serious back injury in her teens sidelined her ability to move freely, she turned to yoga as a form of physical therapy. What she ended up discovering was a modality of movement and focus unlike anything else and, as a result, Allison has practiced yoga for the past 15 years and taught for the last 10. She finds that her practice is always evolving, and she loves having the opportunity to help others reap the healing benefits of yoga— mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. She was voted Best Yoga Instructor in Chicago by the Chicago Reader in 2008 and has regularly appeared in publications and blogs and at fund-raising events.

Though yoga is a huge part of Allison's daily life, she also enjoys reading and writing, keeping regular journals and a blog. She is fascinated by physics and science but also cultivates a love of languages. She speaks both Spanish and Italian—and has a degree in the latter—and hopes to add more languages to her internal dictionary every year! Allison can regularly be found teaching Forrest Yoga all over Chicago and Forrest Yoga-based workshops, retreats and teacher trainings throughout the United States and around the world.

PRE WORKOUT RITUAL: Functional mobility work, water, a good breakfast, meditation and setting my intent for the day.

GUILTY PLEASURE: Chocolate

STYLE SENSIBILITY: Colorful, funky, chic.

IN MY PAST LIFE: I was a healer.

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