Hi, I'm Alison Hughes
Here's a little about my background.
I began my Yoga journey in 2004, when I was searching for natural therapies to assist me in coping with the challenges of living with chronic pain. I will be forever grateful to have found Dru Yoga and more recently, Gentle Somatic Yoga and Qigong.
I have enjoyed teaching Dru Yoga since 2008 in various settings, including Health Clubs, the NHS, Mental Health Charites and Collages in Glasgow.
Since moving to the beautiful village of Symington in 2013, I enjoy teaching weekly classes in the village hall, as well as in Loans village hall and weekend Events in local Hotels and Wellbeing Centres.
It is my passion to help others improve their quality of life physically, mentally and emotionally, as this is what my Yoga and Qigong practice has done for me.
My classes are suitable for all ages and levels of flexibility. Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Shine Brighter from the Inside Out with Mindful Movement Practices
Dru Yoga is based on gentle flowing movements, directed breathing, visualisation and affirmations. Energy Block Release Sequences have been carefully designed to release tension in every part of the body, rejuvenating your whole being.
Gentle Somatic Yoga
Gentle Somatic Yoga engages the Soma (Whole Self) in a manner that assists it with unwinding from deep patterns of holding stress and pain within the body. Specifically, Somatics goes to the root cause of muscular pain by repatterning the brain-to-muscle connection. The result is freedom of movement and complete restoration from head to toe.
Qigong (pronounced chi gong) literally means "life energy work". It is a system of self healing that combines slow, gentle movements with breath and mindfulness, to encourage free flow of Qi through our meridians (energy pathways).
The combination of Alison’s energy,
enthusiasm and dedication to her classes will motivate, inspire and energise you.
Classes are well organised and accommodate everyone, allowing each person to work at their own level of flexibility.
Alison's knowledge and teaching will give you a sense of general wellbeing and positivity.
Alison Alan - Prestwick
I have been doing Alison's Yoga classes whilst i have been recovering from a back injury. Alison has been fantastic at giving advice and encouraging me throughout my recovery. I am now feeling stronger and in turn this has helped my pain management and movement.
I would highly recommend Alison's class to anyone in a similar situation and to everybody really, as she has such a lovely way of explaining, reassuring and encouraging all class participants.
Angela Smillie - Kilmarnock
Highly recommend Alison's yoga classes. Having health issues, I was unsure to start with, but I needn't have worried. I have been doing them since last year and feel recharged and chilled at the same time after every session. Alison is very experienced with boundless enthusiasm, very encouraging and empathetic. Your body will thank you!!!
Ray Houston -Troon
Alison's mix of 'Dru Yoga' along with Qigong has suited me perfectly, particularly during this period of lockdown.
I have noted over the last few weeks my flexibility has greatly improved!
Linda Lawrie - Troon
I have been enjoying Alison's Symington classes for almost 5 years.
I joined after a serious ankle break, when I needed to develop some flexibility and balance and generally boost my confidence.
The mixture of Dru Yoga, Hatha Yoga and Qigong is excellent.
The classes are friendly and people can develop at their own pace.
Alison's enthusiasm, expertise, encouragement and guidance provide a wonderful, positive feeling of wellbeing.
Helen Walker - Symington
Alison is a fabulous teacher, she has a beautiful energy that permeates her classes.
She is very encouraging and offer options in poses depending on level of skill and ability.
Taking her classes online via 'Zoom' has been such a support to me and I am very thankful to her for this, and all she brings to our Yoga Community.
Joanne Atkinson - Ayr
Training & Qualifications
2005-2009, Dru Yoga Teacher Diploma, International School of Dru Yoga
2007-2008, Diploma in Holistic Therapies, Cardonald College
2008, Diploma in Non Medical Nutritional Advice, Cardonald College
2014-To Date, Hatha Yoga Training, Yogi Kaivalyananda
2015, Reiki Level 1, Yogi Kaivalyananda
2016-2019, One to One Qigong Training, Donald MacInnes
2020 - March 2021 Qigong Teacher Certificate, Holden Qigong
April 2021 - Gentle Somatic Yoga Teacher Certificate, James Knight
"Let the beauty of what you love be what you do"