Alison, an experienced teacher for many years started her love for fitness during her school-days, taking part in All Ireland athletic finals. After studying health and fitness in Bedfordshire UK , her first job was to overview the exercise regimes’ of clients in Henlow Grange Heath Farm, now part of the Champneys group, U.K., following on to teach in Johannesburg South Africa, then returning to Ireland work in Slenderhealth, Stillorgan.
She became a Yoga teacher after being introduced to yoga by one of Ireland's leading Yoga teachers Orla Punch and has had instruction from international yoga guru David Swensen.
Alison qualified in PPI (Pilates Performance Ireland) Mat Pilates/International Balanced Body and has built on this knowledge with First Generation Pilates Elder, Mary Bowen who was a friend and pupil of Joseph Pilates.
Upgrading workshops in:
She has taken further workshops in Somatic Movement with Somatic Educator, Lisa Petersen.
Alison is known for her accessible and welcoming approach to fitness, creating an environment where pupils learn their exercise principles correctly with enjoyment and fun.
While working in the creative industry which can be very demanding and requires a lot of energy and effort, Dagmara discovered Yoga and meditation which allowed her to find more work-life balance. At first it allowed her to find some quiet space within the mind and gradually she discovered that daily yoga and meditation practice helped with overcoming daily stress. It also allowed for coming back to the present moment and it brought more joy to everyday life.
Dagmara teaches variety of movement based classes and workshops in contemporary dance, Hatha Yoga, Pilates and mindful movement. Dagmara draws from her vast experience to create unique classes that blend movement, breath and body-mind connection. Her focus is on alignment that supports healthy body, working within the limitations of our bodies and encouraging opening up of restricted spaces within the body in a kind and supportive environment. Dagmara's classes are creative, challenging and fun, sprinkled with flowing breath and sense of freedom within the mind and body.