With a background in synchronized skating and dance, Ali started practicing yoga out of a love for movement and flow. She began teaching in 2013 and specialized in power vinyasa at CorePower Yoga. She thrived in leading classes and helping students develop their own practice. She parted from a promising restaurant industry career to quench her thirst for enlightenment.
In 2017, Ali traveled in India for two months, and completed a 300-hour teacher training course in the yoga capital of the world, Rishikesh. What began as a physical practice right in her hometown of Lexington, started taking root as a deep spiritual practice and lifestyle philosophy that would influence every aspect of her being. Yoga taught Ali how to navigate the stressful turmoil of starting and running a business, and manage the chaos that comes along with a yoga teachers’ schedule. Ali aims to impart this knowledge upon students, so that they may experience happiness and fulfillment on a day to day basis.
Ali teaches public group yoga classes for beginners and advanced levels at Equinox, Lynx Fitness, and many companies around Boston. Her power vinyasa classes emphasize yoga as a form of fitness; this style works for practitioners who enjoy physical intensity and fast-paced movement- exactly the characteristics that drew her to the practice. Ali also teaches beginners’ classes at hotels, offices, and residences, and for the City of Boston’s Summer Fitness Series.
Ali is committed to the students she teaches in one-on-one yoga lessons, fulfilling unique objectives through comprehensive lessons. She works with clients who practice for various reasons from stress relief, to physical conditioning, and injury recovery. She draws upon knowledge of various yoga styles to tailor the practice for individuals so they may progress toward their goals. Her teaching philosophy is that each student must find their personal yoga practice; she helps them accomplish this by teaching fundamental concepts and yogic knowledge so they understand how this practice works and ways they can adapt the practice for their needs.
Ali is passionate about teaching yoga because she has seen and experienced incredible transformation through working with students. In her quest to spread peace and love around the world through yoga, she has organized a number of free classes and programs to purvey the benefits of yoga for all. These classes include Hyatt Regency Downtown’s yoga program, yoga in Post Office Square in partnership with the Friends of Norman B. Leventhal Park, Yoga for Runners (in partnership with Asics), Boston Marathon Fundraising (donation-based class for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute), free yoga on the Esplanade, and collaborative education and professional development for instructors through her startup, YogaHub.