Cultivate calm

Cultivate calm


I live, work, and play with family, friends, and my dogs in the Snoqualmie Valley, WA. Twice a graduate of the University of Edinburgh, I have a PhD in medical sociology and have been teaching adults in higher and continuing education settings for many years. Prior to teaching, I was a trauma and orthopedics operating room nurse in a regional trauma center in Scotland. Now I use that expertise to teach yoga and create education materials for healthcare professionals through Thistle Editorial, LLC.

I have always been active—swimming, running, hiking, kayaking—but only began practicing yoga in my mid 40s. A decade later, I am stronger, more energetic, and calmer, than ever.

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What people are saying

Alex is my all-time favorite yoga instructor. She brings an amazing, calm, gentle, and nurturing energy to all of her classes. Often, she will use poetry or prose to create a theme for that practice that she then weaves throughout the practice and returns to during the final Savasana. Alex is also creative and innovative in changing up her classes, so that no two practices are ever exactly alike, although they maintain the integrity of the intended practice (whether it is Hatha or Vinyasa or similar). This both keeps one on one’s toes, but also challenges different muscle groups so that one truly gets a holistic practice with Alex. I cannot recommend her highly enough. – Lara