Ali is as zen as it gets. That's why her nickname, Ali "OM" is so fitting. And we love the calm, yet challenging vibe she brings to her classes.
Ali was first introduced to yoga while studying in the World Arts & Cultures program at UCLA. She spent her youth performing professionally as a dancer, but instantly became hooked on all the benefits of a yoga practice.
After graduating, she enrolled in a teacher-training program at the Yoga Collective in Santa Monica, CA. Since then, she has taught at numerous studios around Los Angeles including Bryan Kest’s Power Yoga, Yogis Anonymous, Cycleates, and The Hub. She is an accredited instructor for Ocean Yoga as well as the pioneer for the web based yoga series, Breaking Down Dog.
Ali has also modeled internationally for various yoga products including the Ocean Yoga Board and Lotus Yoga. Aside from teaching, she enjoys traveling and regularly coordinates workshops and yoga retreats to destinations around the world.
Ali Owens's Latest Classes
Everything a mama needs! Join us for this postnatal practice that focuses on stability and building strength in the body. You will be guided to include your little one in the practice if you choose to do so. This practice focuses on building strength in the upper body, reintegrating core muscles, and opening up the neck and shoulders. Enjoy a little time to nourish your body and mind.
Zen out during this restorative practice to bring your mind and body into a state of calm and equanimity. We will open up the hamstrings to release the lower back before moving into gentle hip stretches and a restorative inversion. Restorative yoga enables deep relaxation as you hold poses for longer periods of time with the help of props to completely support you. This allows you to lengthen your muscles on the deepest level. Our parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated when we relax into poses, which promotes a relaxation response and reduces stress in our bodies. The parasympathetic nervous system is responsible for slowing your heart rate and breath and increasing blood flow to your vital organs, among other things. Props: Blanket, strap, 2 blocks, bolster/pillow
Get ready and get moving during this intermediate practice that gives you a little bit of everything, priming your mind and preparing the body for a great day. We will warm up the body through sun salutations, balance both on hands and feet, before settling into some nice stretches that will leave you feeling open and blissed out. Enjoy!