Alissa Firth-Eagland

Alissa Firth-Eagland

Broadcasting from: Guelph, Ontario, Canada (Traditional Territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit)

I’m a movement and asana teacher of white settler descent (British, Scottish, Polish, Czechoslovakian) living with disabilities. I gratefully live and work in the Dish With One Spoon Treaty area, between the Great Lakes. I come from families of caregivers, orchardists, gardeners, florists, artists, and teachers. Lived experience with traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-concussion syndrome, and mental illness informs my teaching. My training has encouraged me to question everything I think I know about yoga, movement, and safety. I am fortunate to count as my teachers Myriam Khouzam, Leena Miller-Cressman, Emma Dines, Leslie Stokman, and Cecily Milne.

Folks practicing with me can expect to question what they have heard about movement and actively co-create safety for themselves. My purpose is to nurture embodied learning, genuine curiosity, and personal choice for those who wish to move with more ease. My ultimate goal is to facilitate movement practices for others like myself who might benefit from biomechanically sound, trauma-informed asana. As a teacher, I cultivate a safety mindset and am committed to continually expanding my skills in trauma-informed teaching.

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Alissa Firth-Eagland
  • Bow Pose AKA Tummy Time

    Adults don’t spend much time on our bellies, extending our backs and floating our limbs, but babies sure do. What can we learn from tummy time? Short, sweet, and steady, this practice offers lots of prep for easeful prone back extension to get you ready for Bow, as well as Camel and Bridge. A bla...