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
In this meditation practice, we will lie down to restore harmony to our nervous system and rest our bodies, preparing us for deep relaxation. This meditation will scan the body to bring awareness to tight or tense areas and hopefully find some spaciousness and release.
In this short video, we will learn and practice Nadi Shodhana, alternate nostril breathing. This breathing technique is known to calm the mind, ease anxiety, balance the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and bring about an overall sense of balance and ease.
We all need a slow flow from time to time to slow down our breath and breathe into our bodies to release tightness and tension. This practice is perfect for those new to yoga as we will move mindfully through the sequence and pause to feel the subtle actions that create a strong and stable pose. This practice is for anyone, beginner to advanced, as we incorporate poses that help to open the hips, lower back, shoulders and hamstrings. Enjoy!