Allan took his first yoga class in 2003, shortly before beginning Massage Therapy School. His first studios were influenced by Anusara and Iyengar, where Allan developed an appreciation of the subtlety of alignment and the depth to which any pose can be explored. For three years Allan lived in Phoenix, where he attended the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, practiced massage in a day spa, and studied Yoga and Capoeira. After returning to the Triangle in 2005, Allan began taking Power Vinyasa classes and the rest, so goes the cliche, is history. Power Vinyasa allowed Allan both to explore his limits, and to discover that the body is capable of more than we generally give it credit for. It is this ability that Yoga has to show us our strength that Allan brings to his classes. His background in bodywork lends his classes a strong anatomical focus, and his experience with Vinyasa and Capoeira make him unafraid to ask students to explore their own limits. In addition to teaching Yoga, Allan teaches Capoeira at the Terreiro de Arte e Cultura, operates Massage for Pain Relief, his private bodywork practice, and is part of a co-op preschool for his three year old daughter.