Allison Parks Dugas
Allison Parks Dugas began practicing Classical, vinyasa and Ashtanga style yoga in 1999 and viewed her practice as a “meditation in motion”. She was drawn to the benefits of physical practice, connecting the mind and body through the breath, becoming more present, gaining strength and flexibility and reducing stress. Her curiosity was piqued and she wanted to learn more about yoga and yoga philosophy. When she discovered the YogaLife Institute’s Classical Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2009, she was able to expand her understanding and her practice to embrace a lifestyle approach that includes the mental, spiritual and philosophical elements. She completed her 200-hour training, Advanced 300-hour training, as well as an additional Advanced 300-hour training in Comprehensive Yoga Therapy. Allison has been teaching for over 10 years and believes yoga has been a gift in her life and enjoys sharing that gift. She currently co-owns the Yogalife Institute Teacher Training Program (www.yogalifeteach.com) which is a Yoga Alliance registered yoga school (RYT). She also carries the Yoga Alliance Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher certification at the 500 level (E-RYT 500) and the Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider designation (YACEP). Off the mat, she likes to hike, cycle, sail, downhill ski, cross country ski, embrace minimalism, live simply, and spend time with her husband, two sons, and their kitty, Carson.