Bio

I’m a creative & compassionate yoga & fitness teacher with precise & innovative style. It gives me great joy to guide people towards achieving strength, grace, & peace of mind, so they can live their best lives.

Since the late 80’s starting at Spa Lady as a teen, I’ve guided people to move, breathe, & heal. My knowledge of the mind, body, & emotional connection is drawn from a lifetime of dance training as well as body building with New Jersey’s best. In the early 90’s, I successfully competed as a lightweight in natural bodybuilding competitions & was featured in ESPN’s fitness show “Body Stars.” I was a personal trainer and group fitness instructor certified with the American Council of Exercise. Finding a new way to heal and serve after 9/11, I received my yoga teacher training from Cyndi Lee’s Buddhist inspired school, Om Yoga. Seeking yoga’s wisdom, I’ve studied with numerous gurus such as Dada JP Vaswani, Art of Living’s Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, & many others who share the sentiment of going into your heart to find the answer to anything.

My students range from the domestic Goddess to the CEO. In addition to the many lovely people I work with each week, I’ve coached by way of yoga, Joshua Bell, the violinist. I also rehabilitated the NBA’s Alonzo Mourning post kidney transplant. Zo then went onto victoriously play with the Miami Heat. I’ve worked with the home shopping channel QVC, where I created fitness & Pilates video content to sell products as well as taught internationally with QVC to promote sales. At this time I created & produced a DVD series called “Yoga Wisdom for Tight Hips & Shoulders.” I have also been a wellness consultant for the “Today Show” & featured on Infomercials promoting health such as “Exercise Right for Your Blood Type, CableFlex, & Urban Rebounding.”

Today I’m happily raising my 2 sons with my husband as I teach livestream yoga & body sculpting classes at my online studio. Classes are immediately stored to my on demand class reply library, so you can enjoy class at your convenience. I also lead weekly livestream zoom yoga classes at BambooMoves Yoga in Englewood, NJ as well as train aspiring teachers in yoga teacher trainings at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I am a featured teacher at Yoga International & at Union.fit. Being an artist & writer, I fondly create artwork & write weekly posts in my lifestyle blog, Glamorous Yogini as well as share Mini 10-20min Yoga + BodySculpting videos on YouTube.

Website

allisonegandatwani.com

Get to know allison

What are your goals as a teacher?
My goals as a yoga teacher are to teach everyone one in the room. Meaning that my teaching style is not limited to beginner, intermediate and advanced but is all embracing to children, seniors and people with special needs.
What keeps you practicing?
What keeps me practicing yoga is that I see it works. It opens me on days I'm down and calms me when I'm overflowing with energy. It makes those not so exciting days just perfect in my eyes.
Besides yoga, what do you do to keep a healthy lifestyle?
I cook. Due to my lifestyle I don't get to cook every meal I eat but when I do, I cook. I buy as local as I can organic produce and let the seasonal fruits and vegetables lead me to my culinary creations.
What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
The best piece of advice I've ever received is to balance giving and receiving. Sounds easy but when you're a service oriented people pleasing person like I am, it takes diligent practice to balance the giving and receiving energies of the heart. Life is easy when the giving I do is equal to the receiving I experience.