Ali Lipson

Ali Lipson

Broadcasting from: Toronto, Ontario
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alil376/

My passion for movement and Yoga began over 25 years ago with an Ashtanga vinyasa practice. I completed my first YTT in 2001 and started teaching Vinyasa style classes. It didn't take long before I began to feel the weight of sharing a dogmatic, rigid practice. As I became curious about moving in new and different ways, it became clear that the physical practice of yoga is really just one form of movement expression amongst many others. With that in mind, I went on to study and train in multiple other movement modalities including kettlebell training, natural movement, Pilates and somatics. When I walked into Cecily's class the first time, it was like all the puzzle pieces came together. This is what I had been looking for, a way to blend and distill all of these disciplines into a creative, educational, and empowering experience.

As a Registered Yoga Detourâ„¢ Instructor, I am still on that same path today, continually working to enrich and expand my capacities as a movement facilitator/yoga teacher. I'm broadcasting to you from my Toronto "movement attic", amongst my various training toys, sharing my passion for play and exploration both on and off the mat. Join me in class to ignite your curiosity and experience a liberated approach where there's never only one way to move. Together, we'll walk away feeling embodied, strong, and resilient.

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Ali Lipson
  • No Dogs Allowed

    A slow moving class that allows you to put your own stamp on it. Use this blend of mobility work and flow to ramp up your energy or to ground you in your body. A pair of blocks might be useful.

  • I Wake Up Like This

    Lay down a blanket and clear some extra space for yourself. This class will methodically mobilize your whole body to prepare you for the day ahead or decompress you before tucking in for the night.

  • Strength & Conditioning Supersets

    Grab your heaviest weights, a resistance band and a chair/ottoman. This session is all about pairing slow heavy resistance with a lighter more explosive exercise to challenge your power and muscle endurance. We begin with a warm-up, hit 3 rounds of 3 supersets and finish with a brief cool-down. P...

  • Release for Relief

    Stop gripping and start softening. If you're a bum clencher or have soreness around your low back, this relaxing class is for you. A block / small ball and a stool/ottoman will come in handy.

  • CorePlay

    Grab a couple of blocks, some floor space and let's get rolling, literally! Let's play with some kinetic block drills and variations on familiar flows to explore and experience the wonder of your responsive and dynamic core.

  • Loaded Strength Circuit 2.0

    Begin with a dynamic warmup, build your strength with 3 sets of 3 strengthening exercises and then finish up with some soothing stretches and familiar yoga poses. Props recommended : stretchy band,1 light &1 med/heavy weight, yoga block or sandbag.

  • Windup to Winddown

    Get up and get back down again, and again. This dynamic class will help you to build your strength, coordination, and balance.

  • Have Blanket Will Travel

    During this playful class we use our blanket in a variety of ways to explore R.O.M, strength, control, coordination and balance. This class will leave your hIps, shoulders, legs and core feeling the love.

  • Primal Movement Sweat Session

    Let's use all that agility we've been working on and get sweaty. This class is full on fun. Mobility drills, coordination, control, and conditioning all in less than an hour. Grab a dowel or strap and a block. We'll cycle through 4 circuits, including a warmup, mobilization/ activation, and con...

  • Loaded Strength Circuit

    Begin with a dynamic full body warmup, work your way through 3 rounds of 4 compound strength exercises and then finish off with some easy stretches to smooth things out. This class has options for experienced lifters and beginners too. Props required: 1 set of lighter weights, 1 single med/heavy...

  • Feelin' Good Flow

    Find ease and fluidity with this simple practice. Focus less on alignment and take your cue from within. Move organically and intuitivly through familiar shapes and find novelty in the moment.

  • Somatic Scorpion Play

    Ever feel like you want to move your whole body but you want to take it easy? Explore and play with the more subtle aspects of scorpion rolls and low lunge variations before putting it together in a dynamic flow. This class is easy on the shoulders and wrists and gets your hips moving in all th...

  • Wind it Down Pyjama Flow

    This class strikes a balance between effort and ease. A full body class that pays extra attention to getting your lower body moving. Relieve tension in your lumbar spine, pelvis and hips and set yourself up for a relaxing evening. Also great as a post workout cool down.

  • Strong and Supple Core

    Have a pair of blocks and a small towel on hand. This hour + class is a steady, sweaty exploration of reflexive core strength. A full body class that will leave you feeling like you just did a bunch of ab exercises with out ever doing a single crunch.

  • Netflix & Move

    This class has some of my favorite mobility drills woven into a steady paced flowing practice. Starting gently in a prone position, we mobilise and move our hips, spines, upper and lower limbs in a fun and dynamic way that will leave you feeling invigorated and restored.