I am a certified Yoga Therapist, Artist and Chef based in Portland, Oregon. I’ve studied Yoga Therapy with Sarahjoy Marsh at Portland's DAYA Foundation, Hatha Yoga with Ritam Healing Arts' Saul David Raye in Ojai, CA, Plant Spirit Medicine with Scott Kloos at The School of Forest Medicine in Portland, Herbalism at The School of Traditional Western Herbalism in Portland, Magic and Ritual at the Blue Iris Mystery School in Portland, Flower Essences with Catherine Abby Rich in Larkspur, CA, Restorative Yoga with Judith Hanson Lasater in San Francisco, CA, Painting and Drawing at at l’Accademia di Belle Arti in Florence, Italy, and Art and Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA.
I'm currently a graduate student of Counseling Psychology at Meridian University in Petaluma, CA. I am deeply inspired by the work of C.G. Jung, Marie-Louise von Franz, Marion Woodman, Joseph Campbell and James Hillman. I'm also currently studying Hakomi—a somatic, mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy—at M.E.T.A. Institute in Portland, OR.
My work combines yoga therapy, holistic cooking, and creative practice as ceremonial interrelated healing modalities. I encourage slowness and spaciousness, cultivating fertile ground for transformation. Connection to the earthly body permeates my life and powerfully guides my work.
"Allison Riegel is quite simply the most elegantly creative woman I have ever had the pleasure to witness. Whether she is dancing in the kitchen, imaginatively designing a deliciously nourishing dish, baking obscure delicacies in the oven, or hand crafting an herbal concoction born of her witchy wisdom, she is always led by two key ingredients: Intention and Beauty. What amazes me most is that not only is Allison so attuned to the earthly aesthetics and pleasures of this plane, she is also intuitively gifted in honing into the internal realms, honoring the precious subtleties where mind, body and spirit intersect. Her innate curiosity in the interconnectedness of all things embodies her uniquely expansive library for natural medicine and healing wisdom. With self care as her ultimate prescription, Allison is driven by her own healing process and continues to share her findings on this path so that others may learn to heal themselves."