Ali Nolan

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I began my yoga journey in 2013 after graduating college and moving back to Upstate NY to live with my parents. In an attempt to avoid a quarter-life crisis, I found yoga. Yoga was a reliable escape and brought balance to an otherwise chaotic time of working non-stop and caring for my mom who was recovering from brain surgery. When I first began my practice, yoga was the only true “me” time in my schedule and the ultimate form of self-care. Over the years, I was able to devote more and more of my time to yoga and the transformation that occurred truly saved me. I learned how to handle my stress and my (sometimes) controlling-nature to become a more grounded and centered human. 

One of the most important lessons yoga has taught me in the last few years is that we must always stay curious. We must always ask questions. We must always push the boundaries of what we think we can or should do. In the spring of 2017, I completed my 200 hour training through Bliss Body Yoga in Raleigh, North Carolina to receive my RYT-200 certification. It was through my training that I became a bit of an anatomy nerd and learned to appreciate the beauty of proper alignment. In my classes you will find a focus on linking body + breath to release tension and expand the mind. I am a firm believer that working out the kinks in your physical body will eventually work out any kinks in your mind & soul. 

Since moving to Columbus in Fall of 2017, I have called River Flow Yoga & Wellness my home. I am so blessed to be a part of this magical community! When I’m not teaching yoga at River Flow, you can find me drinking a big ol’ cup of matcha at home or hiking local trails with my rescue pup, Liberty.