About The Teacher

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Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. “In 2009, Yoga found me. Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about Peace dropping into the heart.”

With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that she had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life”

In 2012, her journey took her to India for 3 months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She knew that when she returned from the East, she would begin in creating a life as a teacher of yoga to help others journey to find whole health and well-being in the mind, body, and soul. She has been teaching ever since all over the world and is currently in Costa Rica to spread the light of yoga there.

CYT and E-RYT certified in Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga and her personal studies of energy work, yoga theory, and style ranging from restorative to power and everything in between. With over 1,000 hours of teaching experience, Alana teaches all levels and all ages. “I want to reach you at the level of your needs, and I try to communicate with you on a mind, body, soul level to find out what that is. We co-create a beautiful practice together. My students are my best teachers. In that light, we are co-teaching each other in every moment. It is really a beautiful experience.”

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  • Fred dolbow   November 20, 2014

      My favorite classes

    I have been practicing yoga for roughly 5 years. Alana’s classes are some of my favorite. She has a gift for making you feel comfortable wherever you are at with your practice and at the same challenges to reach for your personal goals. She is an extremely warm and kind woman, very genuine, these traits carry over quite well into her teaching style. Often times in her class you will here her say “no judgment”, for me this really helps me to let go of my own struggle with comparing my practice, or should I say where my practice is not, to others around me and allows me to focus on the present moment. As a result I have more confidence in my practice and have never felt anything put peace in her class.

  • Alana Roach   October 24, 2014

      A student of mine who would rather stay anonymous

    Alana has the yogic essence which is a rare quality In yoga teachers.When taking her yoga classes I knew I was with someone who loved teaching and had so much knowledge on the postures and understanding of how the positions work on your body. Alana's teachings is in tune with all three aspects of yoga: body,mind and spirit. She brings the wonderful energy to her classes that exudes warmth and makes yoga a relaxing and challenging experience. I miss her but I know wherever she goes she will bring joy with her teachings -Anonymous

  • Elizabeth Vaughn   October 24, 2014

      Alana Roach--An Old Soul

    Alana's love for mind, body, and spiritual health is evident in every yoga pose. She's passionate about mind/body connection and conveys this with ease to beginners as well as advanced yogis. Alana is able to teach and inspire, while staying grounded and down to earth. She is encouraging and always reminds her students to smile. Alana showed me how to love yoga--it will always be a part of my life because of her!

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