"One of the most difficult aspects of getting sober is the ability to quiet the mind and ultimately to learn the skill of controlling thoughts. Alysa has an uncanny ability to meet you where you currently are, and then gently guide you to where you didn't even know you needed to be. She is an incredible asset in obtaining mindfulness. "
- Mark Mandersen, owner Pacific Shores Recovery, Newport Beach
"Alysa has brought so much richness to the girls at Casa Capri that she works with on a weekly basis. They're learning to slow down, be in their bodies, try new things and most importantly be gentle with themselves. Her ability to adapt to the group each week is very powerful; some weeks they practice yoga, other weeks it's a combination yoga and meditation some days it's just simply teaching them how to remain present. Alysa's compassion allows the girls to feel safe as they navigate their way through early recovery. We're lucky to have her as part of our curriculum each week."
- Melissa Holmes Goodmon, owner Casa Capri Recovery, Costa Mesa
LOVED Alysa’s teaching from the depth of her own experience, Alysa’s clarity, passion and certainly is tangible. Shadow to Seva was immeasurably informative and provided a wealth of tools to help bring the gifts of yoga and meditation to the recovery community. Alison B.
"Alysa has a beautiful Gypsy soul. She walks through life creatively, intelligently, and energetically lightly. She knows how to help others illuminate their shadow so that they are able to find their Seva or selfless service to the world. She has demonstrated this in her own life. I love co-creating with her as a friend and in business. She is a gift and asset to anyone she encounters."
- Dr. Kay Corpus MD, Center for Integrative Wellness, Henderson Kentucky
Every time is meet with Alysa she is able to teach me exactly what I need to shift through something, like physically in my back, yet even deeper she explains possible reasons for the tension in the back, energetically. Then we don’t talk about it, and work on the hips and twists and releasing a lot of exhales, by the end my back is better. I also appreciate how she gives me ‘homework’ Alysa heals in so many ways. Victoria M.
I met Alysa during a very troubling time in my life– I was facing very intense shifts in energy in my body often causing what felt like symptoms of physical illness. I reached out to a local yoga studio sharing what was happening, asking if anyone had any experience or recommendations. Alysa was referred to me. I have to admit I was very skeptical, mostly because in this New Age era we live in, there's so much hype about this technique or that along with countless glorified claims of success that have yet to actually deliver as promised. I know because I've tried them. Alysa was not that. She understood where I was coming from, having gone through similar experiences in her own life journey. In my experience with her, yoga wasn't used as a means of avoiding life or reaching some altered state, but learning how to relate to life as it came, energetically or otherwise. Spontaneously in one of our sessions, I blurted out "oh, I get it, you're helping me understand life as an energetic being." She laughed, replying "Well, yes!, I hadn't looked at it that way but that's it!" I am very grateful for our time together and her humanness. Her love for herself, others, and life is beautifully expressed through her passion for yoga.- Adam B.
"Without a doubt Alysa practices what she preaches, which makes her teaching clear and authentic. Not sure how she manages to teach a private session to an entire room, yet I feel and hear other students agree they were able to get from her class exactly what they needed, and that is why we continue coming back. She keeps it fresh, too no classes are the same, always great and I am grateful." Margarette
"My first yoga experience was with Alysa, and I had no idea what we were doing, she kept telling us to inhale and exhale, as we stretched. I wasn't worrying about other stuff, it went by so fast and at the end I felt amazing!". Brad K.