Bloomington, Indiana -- United States
Gentle Somatic Yoga Certifications:
GSY Practitioner ~ Level 1
Allison Distler is a certified Rolfer™, Gentle Somatic Yoga Practitioner (GSYP1), somatic educator, and group process leader. She started her yoga journey through an apprentice to teach program in 2008 and taught prenatal yoga for several years after. As a birth and postpartum doula, she also trained to serve clients through Infant Massage. Simultaneously, she was introduced to Ron Kurtz, an embodied psychotherapist and founder of the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness Based Self-Discovery. She studied the Refined Method of Hakomi with Ron until his passing in 2011, and soon after became a certified Rolfer™ at the Dr. Ida Rolf Institute. She is a current student of Body Mind Centering® enrolled in the somatic movement educator program. Outside her private practice, she is a certified writing circle facilitator through Women Writing for (a) Change Bloomington and a graduate of the Conscious Feminine Leadership Academy (CFLA 2013). Her joy is nature, bodywork, and facilitating group embodied learning opportunities. She is currently developing material at the intersection of ancestry and somatics, and interbeingness with nature. She is available to teach at integrative retreats, yoga teacher trainings, and in mindfulness-based self-study circles.
Credentials: Certified Rolfer™, GSYP1
YouTube: Allison Distler
What I Offer in Classes and Workshops
Allison offers Gentle Somatic Yoga classes in person and online. Each class has a theme which highlights a section of the body OR full body integration classes. She seamlessly weaves in elements learned in the process of Structural Integration and Body Mind Centering to speak to the total body. During longer workshops, Allison facilitates group sense/perception processes to augment understanding and embodiment of the mind body/nature connection. She is committed to help facilitate somatic education to be accessible, relatable, and reachable to all who are seeking. And to keep in heart elements of somatics, culture, and social justice.