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Welcome to Yoga Union Online with Alison West!
The Yoga Union location on W 37th has closed, but classes continue online!
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Online Slings and Ropes on Wall or Door

Basic Certification Program w/ Recording will soon be available ON DEMAND.

This is a rare opportunity to methodically discover the wonderful world of wall-ropes and wall-slings. You will be able to do this work on a door as well.


Classic Workshops by Alison: Yoga for Depression and Your Amazing Shoulder!

Stay up to date with Alison's workshops!



Yoga Workshops Via Zoom



Come explore this light, versatile tool, which you can easily add to your daily practice. 



This three-session Yoga for Scoliosis Basics series with Alison West, international backcare and scoliosis expert, offers you a methodical approach to working with your spinal asymmetries.



Discover exercises in supported Yoga poses and how to practice safely while maintaining balance in the joints.




w/ Alison West for

Yoga Journal

Thank you so much Alison - I sustained an injury to my left SI after years of practicing vinyasa flow, and backbending beyond a sustainable position. The dowel has been so therapeutic for taking me out of compression. I saw your instagram a few months ago and have admired your use of props from afar, so the silver lining to this global pandemic is that I can practice with you whilst being in Scotland. I will be joining you for your hypermobility workshop in May. 

- Demelza F., Scotland

Thank you very much for amazing class Alison.. Love it absolutely.. It was nice to meet you.. Today morning I woke up so light with no head or neck stiffness.. Just very happy.. Really really happy.

- Leyla A., Singapore

And thank you very much for the inspirational content in your dowel workshop. I have been using dowels in my Iyengar yoga teaching and in mobility and pilates teaching for years. [..] I got so much inspiration by studying with you. I think the content was pure gold and I respect your proficiency and I really loved your open-minded attitude and encouragement to explore and to be creative.  The workshop worked really well as an online-course. [...] Your voice and instructions were clear and the rhythm of the course was good. I just loved every moment!

- Katha L., Helsinki

THE yoga studio to go to for intelligent, illuminating teaching. I’ve been going for several years now, after many years of practice and teacher training in vinyasa yoga. The focus on alignment has transformed my practice, enabling me to correct imbalances and practice with a deeper awareness. Alison’s teaching is a continuous source of delightful insights and inventive use of props to help students develop their practice in whatever way is best for them. The classes are rigorous and require students to think about and fully integrate what is being taught, not just imitate the teacher or go through the motions. Truly a complete mind-body practice!​


- Susie Marples

February 1, I will have been taking weekly classes with Alison for three years. Her classes are always vigorous and demanding. My own moniker for Alison is that she conducts the “Oxford"classes of Yoga. Alison combines the architecture, geometry, physics, anatomy, soft tissue and philosophy of Yoga in every class. She teaches seriously, but with joy.  She wants us to, “Have FUN!" Each Yoga class usually has a specific focus, targeting a particular part of the body. I have back “issues” which make me wary of classes that focus on the back. Last week we had a particularly strenuous back class. However, to my amazement and pleasure, in all of the classes I have taken that study the back, including last week, I have never had so much as a scintilla of pain or discomfort.  It is credit to Alison that no one in her classes exceeds his/her individual capabilities. Her hawk eyes keep everyone honest. For me, at age 84, it is a pleasure to show up on time, do my very best and try to exceed expectations.  I have constant goals, good supervision and instruction as I try to achieve those classic poses.


- Nancy B Hoffman

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