Alison Crouch, Owner
Group classes, Workshops, Private instruction & Teacher Training
You: curious about how your body moves and wanting develop a loving, positive relationship with yourself, your body and a sustainable approach to movement.
Also you: strong & healthy and looking for a deeper Pilates experience or maybe managing pelvic floor issues, back pain, fatigue and stress or hypermobility.
Me: totally excited to teach you, share with you and learn from you!
I love movement education and believe that everyone can benefit from an understanding of how and why the body moves. My teaching is detailed and nuanced (with a dash of humour and a bit of sass) because I want to share that understanding with all my clients while they have fun!
Everybody has their own movement history and that narrative informs what I teach and how I teach it whether that means using different movement modalities or a different instructional narrative that respects injury or previous life experiences. As a trauma-informed practitioner it is my honour to create a safe space for clients to move and learn.
Whether you are an elite athlete or a weekend walker, whether you manage chronic pain or want to get the most out of your vibrant active lifestyle, you will thrive with a movement practice that includes choreographed and functional movement and a healthy dose of what/ how/why!
I started out teaching Pilates and continued to evolve my teaching as a Nutritious Movement Centre-certified Restorative Exercise Specialist-CPT and Movement for Trauma practitioner. I learn from and communicate with leading professionals in the movement world regularly so that my practice never stops growing!
I mentor and coach other teachers both privately and in groups and have now created the Move SMART program. Sustainable Movement & Authentic Teaching is for all modalities of teachers and for therapeutic body-work professionals who prescribe exercise, because good teaching skills surpass all the boundaries of style and content.
Movement and exercise are not the same things....
All exercise is movement but not all movement is exercise. My approach goes beyond the studio; take pleasure in learning to incorporate Pilates and Restorative Exercise principles in your daily life for better balance, strength, flexibility and trust in your amazing body! Use the work you do with me to enhance your joy in movement through all the rest of your life!