Alessandra's love for yoga blossomed in her late teens, fresh into college. She studied yoga, meditation, tai chi, eastern philosophies & religions at the University of Tampa & New Mexico. She spent her time living in Taos visiting spiritual centers & deepening her asana practice. She completed her schooling with a Political Science degree from Colorado State in Fort Collins. Alessandra met her partner Ford from Texas, though mutual friends at CSU and spark of passion for health and wellness began, they embarked on a conscious eating & living journey together. After graduating, Ale moved to Texas to complete her Yoga Teacher Training at CorePower in Austin as well as lead the Tarleton State University Varsity Football team in yoga four times a week. Shortly after discovering they were expecting, Ale and Ford moved to Ale’s hometown Naples, Florida where their eldest son Ivan Ray was born. When Ivan turned 6 months the family loaded up and drove to Cotopaxi, Colorado and bought their first home together in 2014! After learning they were pregnant again, the decided to move closer to Salida and bought a home in Howard in 2016 where they welcomed their youngest son, Rafe, into the world. They enjoy living tucked away in the mountains, farming their land, and connecting to nature.
As a former competitive cheerleader and dancer, Alessandra finds that yoga helps her stay engaged and aligned in poses she already has the flexibility for. Alignment and breath are the main focuses in her classes and she believes we can deepen into even the most uncomfortable moments in life when we use the breath. As a mama, she has a great understanding of the female body and proper pregnancy/postpartum poses & exercises. Ale’s classes are great for those new to yoga or seeking more symmetry in their bodies. A student in all aspects, Alessandra enjoys learning about everything from traditions of her Peruvian ancestors and herbalism to finding more ways to sustainably farm and live off of their land. Ale and Rita Flemming successfully led the New Year, True You Winter 2018 Detox & Cleanse and look forward to continuing to offer these cleanses as well as other workshops & events focused on health and wellness of the body, mind & spirit.