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Alissa Nelson

Alissa Nelson

Los Angeles, CA, United States


I never thought I'd be a yoga person. I listen to abrasive music, I'm outspoken about social justice issues, and I was never very physical as a kid. But after I quit a neuroscience PhD program in 2005 and was working in a record store, I found a beginners Iyengar series and haven't looked back since. I've been teaching black metal yoga classes since 2014 and have been cultivating a teaching style that centers consent, is welcoming to all bodies, and will still challenge the experienced yogi.