Allaine Stricklen has been practicing Yoga for over 40 years, has studied with many incredible teachers all over the world, and is Certified by the Yoga Alliance as a Master Yoga Instructor. Allaine believes that Yoga is for every body and everybody, and her mission is to help her Students recognize and release old patterns that do not serve a higher purpose. Allaine blends her extensive knowledge of Iyengar, Pre-Natal and Restorative Yoga into well-rounded classes. Allaine is a Certified Scoliosis Specialist and has studied with Yoga Teacher Elise Browning-Miller, a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher.
Allaine offers traditional teachings that address each person’s individual needs, with a joyous and open heart. Allaine’s presence will immediately make you feel welcome and at ease.
Allaine has created her own unique style of Yoga, called “Gentle Therapeutics Yoga,”which is a safe and detailed method using various props to restore the body’s balance and vitality. As a Mother, who naturally birthed her son in the water, Allaine is passionate about teaching Pre-Natal Yoga, and focuses on healing the Spine. Originally from London, England, Allaine leads Meditation Sessions, Workshops and Teacher Training programs all over the world, including Miami. She is looking forward to helping you discover your full potential to live a long, healthy life.
Gwen has suffered from severe neck and upper back pain since she was approximately 18 years of age. During her years as a music major she often practiced 3-4 hours a day. The pain was exasperated during this period and she said it often felt like a knife was being stabbed in her left shoulder area.
After gwen had her second child, she could no longer effectively function without constant pain and she began to practice yoga to try and find relief. Gwen has had a major shift in her alignment and some relief of pain from practicing with allaine. Although gwen had an established yoga practice prior to allaine's guidance, she realized after practicing with allaine that she was reinforcing bad alignment in her practice.
Allaine helped Gwen to recognize which asanas needed modification in order to effectively help with her specific pain and curvature. Allaine also helped Gwen to understand how some of her asana practice reflected stressors in her life and helped her to see how working through positive affirmations could help her on and off the mat. Gwen greatly benefited from her work with Allaine and is excited to pass on her knowledge as a recent registered yoga teacher of gentle therapeutics yoga.
Prior to working with Allaine, Deborah felt pinching in her right shoulder, protrusion in her left rib cage, and was feeling mild lower back discomfort. Deborah benefited from Allaine’s guidance in her Yoga practice. She also felt that Allaine’s positive affirmations and therapeutic approach to healing was critical to her improvement. Allaine is a gifted instructor with a caring heart and healing hands.