Soulplay is keeping me strong and centered in this challenging time for the world. The daily selection of livestream classes provides a much-needed link to my community and contributes greatly to my health (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual). Thank you, Nathania and team, for shifting with the times so quickly and effectively. And special shout outs to Brooke, Maire-Rose and Alex for being such positive lights and for sharing your knowledge and mad yogi skills with us. xo, Kathleen
An old soul with a young spirit, Alex believes in living life in the moment, guided by intuition and rooted in compassion. She fosters a non-dogmatic approach to yoga, movement, and life. Her classes are creative, mindfully sequenced, and always allow space for personal exploration and limitations. You can expect to challenge your mental and physical barriers, smile, and walk away feeling harmonized.
Growing up as a jazz and ballet dancer, Alex always appreciated the self-expression and discipline of movement. Though she noticed many athletes, especially dancers, were injured, even immobilized, she accepted pain as a natural component of sport. However, in high school, complications from a peripheral neuropathy made an aggressive approach to movement unsuccessful. Heartbroken, she gave up dance and spent years searching for a new form of expression. When she discovered yoga, she was surprised that her body was receptive and the poses offered the mental freedom that dance once had. Breath work eased tension on her nerves, and practicing non-attachment taught her to seek something deeper than results. Yoga helped her let go of the fear of falling and the need to be perfect, ultimately inspiring her to help others overcome their own fears and weaknesses, on and off the mat.
Alex began teaching in 2011 and has been blessed to study with incredible teachers, including Bianca Fearon and Liz Arch. She is an EYT200 and is currently working toward her 300HR advanced certification under Annie Carpenter (SmartFLOW® Yoga). More importantly, considers herself a lifelong learner. For her, yoga is about more than handstands and putting your feet on your head; It is about connecting mind and body, and that is unique to each individual. We all come to the mat with different challenges, and by honoring where we are each day, we grow stronger.