In-Person Events

Roll & Release: Head-to-Toe Myofascial Work for Tension Relief

Saturday, June 22, 2019 at 2PM at Yoga Bliss Studios, Gaithersburg, MD

Do you experience tightness, discomfort, or stuckness in your body that doesn’t seem to go away despite all your best efforts to stretch your muscles? It’s time for a new approach.

Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that wraps around, runs through, and supports every muscle and organ in the body. The cumulative effects of your posture and the repetitive motions of life and physical activity can result in tension, achiness, and restriction that may not be improved by simply stretching your muscles.

In this workshop, you’ll get a brief introduction to the fascia and its functions within the body as well as how it affects your range of motion and feelings of overall well-being. Then, you’ll learn simple self-massage techniques that target the trigger points of pain and common areas of tightness to promote a greater sense of ease.

We’ll use myofascial release balls to facilitate deep tissue release, improve range of motion, restore tissue pliability and resilience, improve circulation and tissue hydration, prevent injury, and help stimulate your body’s own natural healing and repair processes to aid in muscle recovery and efficient muscle function.

You can expect to leave this workshop with improved awareness and insight about your body and its very specific needs. You’ll learn effective techniques and develop a simple routine that you can do at home in just a few minutes per day to help ease tightness, discomfort, and tissue restriction in your whole body.

Myofascial release balls will be available for your use during the workshop. No prior experience with yoga or myofascial release is required. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your physician before signing up.

PRICING: $45 for early registration (through June 15th) and $50 thereafter. Sign up HERE.


Sugarloaf Mountain Hike & Myofascial Release

Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 2PM at Sugarloaf Mountain, Dickerson, MD

Join me for a hike to the White Rocks overlook and back followed by a sweet outdoor recovery practice of myofascial release and gentle stretching.

2:00PM Meet at the base of the Mountain
2:30 – 4PM Hike to White Rocks Overlook
4PM – 4:30PM Meditation & enjoy the view
4:30 – 6:00PM Hike back to the base
6:15 – 7:00PM Stretching and myofascial release

$25 per person

Space is limited. Register by emailing me at alison@alisonheilig.com.

The hike is close to 7 miles (round-trip). Dress for the weather both for hiking and for yoga after. Bring water, snacks, yoga mat, and a blanket (if you’d like one for yoga). I’ll supply the myofascial balls. Park only in designated areas. In the event of inclement weather, refunds will be issued.


Roll & Release: Myofascial Work for Your Neck & Shoulders

Sunday, August 11, 2019 at 2PM at Thrive Yoga, Rockville, MD

Feeling tense in your neck and shoulders? Does it seem like you’ve tried everything to loosen them up? Have you spent a ton of time stretching but still not getting any relief? Are you ready for a new approach?

Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that wraps around, runs through, and supports every muscle and organ in the body. The cumulative effects of your posture and the repetitive motions of life and physical activity can result in tension, achiness, and restriction that may not be improved by simply stretching your muscles.

In this workshop, you’ll get a brief introduction to the fascia and its functions within the body as well as how it affects your range of motion and feelings of overall well-being. Then, you’ll learn simple self-massage techniques that target the trigger points of pain and common areas of tightness in and around your your neck and shoulders to promote a greater sense of ease.

We’ll use myofascial release balls to facilitate deep tissue release, improve range of motion, restore tissue pliability and resilience, improve circulation and tissue hydration, prevent injury, and help stimulate your body’s own natural healing and repair processes to aid in muscle recovery and efficient muscle function.

You can expect to leave this workshop with improved awareness and insight about your body and its very specific needs. You’ll learn effective techniques and develop a simple routine that you can do at home in just a few minutes per day to help ease tightness, discomfort, and tissue restriction in your whole body.

Myofascial release balls will be available for your use during the workshop. No prior experience with yoga or myofascial release is required. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your physician before signing up.

PRICING: $39 for early registration (through July 28th) and $45 thereafter. Sign up HERE.


Functional Anatomy & Injury Management in Yoga: Hip Module

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2PM at Thrive Yoga, Rockville, MD

$125 | Yoga Alliance Continuing Education: 5 hours

Empower your practice and teaching with concepts from anatomy, physiology and biomechanics.

Learning anatomy can be incredibly overwhelming, and while the training offered at the 200-hour level provides a solid foundation, it isn’t always enough to give teachers the ability to lead their students confidently and adapt the asana practice to accommodate students with pain and injury concerns.

Using a combination of lecture, discussion, demonstration, and practice, you’ll learn the most up-to-date ways to cue and adapt poses and your sequences for optimal accessibility and sustainability.

In this training, we will:

  • Break down the functional anatomy of the hip in a way that’s useful, clear, and accessible;
  • Explore the latest information on how to prevent and manage the most common hip injuries;
  • Learn to teach your students how to manage their own injuries and discomfort in order to practice yoga; and
  • Gain a working knowledge of the relevant physiological concepts that will enable you to guide your students to the safe and efficient development of greater strength, stability, and mobility within their practice.

This workshop is appropriate for teachers of all styles of yoga and other movement modalities, as well as dedicated students of yoga.

Sign up HERE.



Yoga & Myofascial Release fro Runners

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 2PM at Thrive Yoga, Rockville, MD

The repetitive nature of running can often cause your body to feel a bit unbalanced as you develop tightness in some areas and weakness in others. If left unchecked, this dynamic can make running uncomfortable and ultimately lead to injury. In this workshop, we’ll explore how the tools of yoga can help you restore balance and improve your durability so you can continue to run well for years to come.

Join ultra-marathoner, triathlete, coach, and Thrive Yoga teacher, Alison, and learn how yoga can compliment your training and improve your athletic performance. Expect to leave with a solid understanding of the specific yoga postures and self-massage techniques you can use to supplement your running in order to maintain the health and function of your joints, increase flexibility and range of motion, ease muscular tension, improve your strength and stability, lower your risk of overuse injuries, and maximize your recovery time.

This workshop is suitable for all types of runners at any level of experience — including those just getting started, weekend warriors, as well as both recreational and competitive athletes. No prior experience with yoga or myofascial release — or prerequisite amount of flexibility — are required. Myofascial release balls will be available for your use during the workshop.

PRICING: $39 for early registration (through August 8th) and $45 thereafter. Sign up HERE.


Roll & Release: Head-to-Toe Myofascial Work for Tension Relief

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 2PM at Thrive Yoga, Rockville, MD

Do you experience tightness, discomfort, or stuckness in your body that doesn’t seem to go away despite all your best efforts to stretch your muscles? It’s time for a new approach.

Fascia is a continuous web of connective tissue that wraps around, runs through, and supports every muscle and organ in the body. The cumulative effects of your posture and the repetitive motions of life and physical activity can result in tension, achiness, and restriction that may not be improved by simply stretching your muscles.

In this workshop, you’ll get a brief introduction to the fascia and its functions within the body as well as how it affects your range of motion and feelings of overall well-being. Then, you’ll learn simple self-massage techniques that target the trigger points of pain and common areas of tightness to promote a greater sense of ease.

We’ll use myofascial release balls to facilitate deep tissue release, improve range of motion, restore tissue pliability and resilience, improve circulation and tissue hydration, prevent injury, and help stimulate your body’s own natural healing and repair processes to aid in muscle recovery and efficient muscle function.

You can expect to leave this workshop with improved awareness and insight about your body and its very specific needs. You’ll learn effective techniques and develop a simple routine that you can do at home in just a few minutes per day to help ease tightness, discomfort, and tissue restriction in your whole body.

Myofascial release balls will be available for your use during the workshop. No prior experience with yoga or myofascial release is required. If you have any serious medical conditions, please consult your physician before signing up.

PRICING: $39 for early registration (through September 1st) and $45 thereafter. Sign up HERE.