Aleksandra Townsend (E-RYT 200 h, MS in Recreation, ,BS in Health Science)found yoga in 2001 during her first visit to Maine from Poland and she was drawn instantly into this
transformative & healing practice. She completed her initial 200 h Vinyasa teacher training with Jennifer Cooper and Sandra Pleasant in Richmond, Virginia through Yoga Source and since then studied with many teachers including Sean Corn, Daniel Orlansky Jacqui Bonwell, Amy Wren, Nicole Clark. She also holds 40 h Prenatal Training with Still Point Healing Method, Kids Yoga Teacher Training with ChildLight Yoga, Yin Training with Josh Sumner and is a certified Personal Trainer. Additionally she has training in Pilates, Ayurveda and is a Usui Reiki Master.
Currently she is advancing her studies of yoga through 500 h teacher training with Yoga of Energy Flow. Her teaching style is heart driven and based in alignment while allowing for creativity and intuitive sequencing. She encourages students to breathe into their space on the mat and educates them about ways of incorporating the practice of mindfulness and holistic health into their daily lives. She strives to create a safe space for healing to occur across all ages and enjoys sharing yoga with kids, families and adults at Spiral Tree Yoga& Wellness Studio and in the surrounding community. When not teaching Aleksandra enjoys being active in nature with her two children Natalia and Konrad, her husband Brian and their dog Shelly.