The Sligo Creek Photographer | Maryland small business photographer | Yogi Alison Grass | Be at peace with Alison
So often we think of spring as the time for change, but for my dear friend Alison, fall is that time. Alison recently quit her day job to focus full time on the small business she is growing and I could not be more proud of her.
Since I’ve known Alison, I’ve understood two clear things about her: she loves yoga and she loves helping people. After a recent health scare, Alison decided to combine these two passions through a spiritual wellness, yoga, and coaching business called Be At Peace With Alison.
Through her business Alison helps overwhelmed and exhausted women boost their energy levels, raise their vibration, and live low-stress lifestyles. She is a certified Spiritual Life Coach, breathwork coach and yoga instructor.
For those reading who may feel skeptical of these kinds of Eastern medicine traditions, let me be the first to tell you that Alison has helped me. As part of her business, she teaches a quarterly three-hour yoga and meditation workshop which I’ve participated in numerous times. Even though I don’t practice yoga regularly, I always look forward to these workshops. They are a time for me to unwind, relax, and focus on living in the moment.
To help Alison reach clients and grow her small business, she and I did two photo sessions together – one in the spring and one in the fall. Our fall session focused on meditation and yoga poses while our spring session focused on lifestyle shots.
The photos I’m showcasing here are only a sample of the images we created together. If you want to see more, be sure to follow Alison on Instagram.
In the meantime, I’m going to let Alison tell you about her business and coaching program in her own words:
I have always loved helping people, and felt called to do so. But it wasn't until I healed from chronic stress that I knew HOW I was supposed to help people. You could say I was inspired to start my coaching business after suffering from chronic stress. I was fatigued, had brain fog, suffered from eczema and skin issues, and even digestion problems.
One of the biggest things that changed my life was a daily mindfulness practice - this includes meditation and breathwork. So all of my coaching programs include mindfulness to a certain degree (or focus solely on mindfulness!)
Everyone should have a coach. I have one, myself! Coaches help keep you accountable, move you forward, and reach your goals. They help you identify blocks holding you back in life, and make breakthrough. I love seeing how my clients transform. Through my coaching, I have helped clients reduce the amount of anxiety medication they take, get rid of anxiety-induced night terrors, boost their confidence, boost their energy levels, and so much more. It's an honor and a blessing to help with and witness.
Hey there! I'm Jonna! I'm a family photographer serving Silver Spring, Maryland and beyond. During the Covid-19 crisis, I'm using my free time to document the lives of friends and neighbors as we live through a pandemic. Learn more.