Alona Smith


Alona began practicing Yoga over ten years ago. A knee injury received after running a marathon led her to her first class. There she received more than just a workout. It was spiritual and emotional and a sure introduction into what would then become her way of life.

Alona’s intentions as a teacher and as founder of the Anam Cara studio are to be compassionate, empowering, and inspiring, and to create a safe and fun environment where students can learn to listen to, honor and respect their bodies, achieve more balance in life, reduce stress, and increase flexibility. She holds true that continual physical movement, meditation, mind/body awareness and good nutrition are the road to well being and happiness.

Her classes emphasize a balance of strength and ease in the body, with attention to alignment and safety. Alona’s personal style is Vinyasa flow with an influence of the various styles she has practiced over the years. She enjoys working with people of all ages, body sizes, shapes, abilities and genders, helping them feel comfortable with yoga and themselves.

Alona will be offering a beginner to intermediate Vinyasa Flow class at this years festival. Alona’s classes are spirited, energetic and flowing – synchronizing breath with movement while emphasizing  strength and flexibility, breathe, sweat and invigorate your mind and body! Alona is the beautiful owner of Anam Cara.