About Alex

About Alex

Adventure Yoga: August 2-10, 2014
Women’s Yoga + Goal Writing: August 17-23, 2014 (NEW!)

AlexAdjustOriginally from Northern VA, Alex is a graduate from Appalachian State in Creative Writing.  With her Master’s in Education from the University of Virginia and work experience at both U.Va. and UNC Asheville as a career counselor, Alex is happy to blend two of her passions: yoga and career exploration to create Align Yoga and Wellness, offering yoga therapy and career counseling in addition to her weekly yoga classes.

Alex earned her 500 hour Yoga Therapy certification at Asheville Yoga Center, where she also currently teaches. She began practicing yoga during graduate school because she was suffering from chronic migraine headaches due to stress. Years later, she cannot imagine her life without yoga and is grateful for discovering this expansive, amazing practice! She loves to keep her classes light-hearted and fun (it’s yoga after all, right?) with a different mix of music every week (Neil Young fans: she’s obsessed). She strives to keep the practice fresh and creative while also including themes and inspiration for your life off of the mat.

What is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga Therapy is an approachable, healing 1on1 work that can assist anyone dealing with some sort of ailment.  From depression to lower back pain to a specific athletic injury, I will work with you for 1-4 sessions to design a few (3-5) exercises that will work to find the root of the pain.

What is Career Consulting?
I work with clients from resume writing to career exploration to undergraduate and graduate applications to interview prep.  Got questions about your career life?  I can work with you!

What past Retreat Participants are saying about Alex:

“I felt comfortable sitting out of yoga if necessary. Alex did a great job of tailoring the practice to our day’s activity.”

“Alex was awesome. She worked with me where I was at (beginner) and made me feel so comfortable.”

“Best. Retreat. EVER!”

For more information about Alex, visit her website or blog.

Questions for Alex?

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Yoga Adventure: 9 Days

A Yoga Adventure in the Andes
August 2-10, 2014

Day 3, Cotopaxi Horseback Ride (8)Need a break from the daily grind? Want to experience a beautiful balance of adventure and relaxation? Thinking of taking your yoga or wellness practice on the road? Our team at Amazon-Andes-Sky is thrilled to introduce you to a truly unique approach to the traditional retreat experience. We recognize that you want to relax on vacation while deepening your yoga, meditation, and/or wellness practice. On the other hand, you want to truly experience the area’s rich culture, to meet the local Quechua speakers, to explore the breathtaking heights of the Andes Mountains, and to immerse yourself in the region’s highlights. You want to see what Ecuador has to offer. You want it all and we think you should have it!

Experience:Day 5, Equator (6)

  • the world’s highest active volcano
  • a tropical cloud forest paradise
  • a remote community surrounded by dramatic landscapes
  • Quito’s bustling historic center
  • a stunning volcanic crater lake
  • the equator
  • and more…

Our wellness, meditation, and yoga retreats are designed to explore all of the above. We aren’t inviting you here just to sit in one breathtaking paradise…we’ve got 3-4 in mind! Traveling at a relaxed pace throughout the Avenue of Volcanoes, we incorporate the balanced elements of relaxation + exhilaration, serenity + rejuvenation, and adventure + focused practice into every retreat experience. From a tropical cloud forest paradise to the windswept plains of the paramo highlands, you will have the opportunity to truly experience the rich culture and breathtaking landscapes of the Ecuadorian Andes without sacrificing your focus and dedication to your practice. In fact, we believe that seeing more of our world is a wonderful way to deepen your personal growth…why not start with one of the most bio-diverse countries on the planet?!

Adventure Highlights:
Wild open spaces

  • Horseback Riding
  • Zip Lining
  • Hiking on the windswept highland plains and in the tropical cloud forest
  • Volcanic Glaciers
  • Historic Old Town Quito
  • The Equator!
  • Cable Car rides to 13,300ft
  • Waterfalls
  • Bird Watching
  • And more…

Sit back and relax; delve into your meditation and yoga practice without worrying about what to do next. Spend your time connecting with nature, immersing yourself in the culture and enjoying the camaraderie of your small group. We take care of the logistics, activities, meals, transportation and lodging, leaving you free to enjoy the scenery and culture of Ecuador while concentrating on the meditation and yoga practices that help you feel at peace. All levels of practice, beginner to advanced are welcome!

Maximum Group Size=10

See the full Retreat Description, Contact Us anytime. We’d love to talk to you!

Women’s Retreat: 7 Days

Unlock Your Highest Potential: Women’s Yoga + Goal Writing Retreat
August 13-23, 2014

Ecuador Meditation Retreat (28)Join instructor Alex Moody for an inspiring, transformative retreat tucked away in the Ecuadorian Andes. Enjoy the camaraderie of a small group of like-minded women as you adventure out into the Avenue of Volcanoes each day and balance your exhilaration with introspection through goal-writing exercises and daily yoga. Retreat into a peaceful haven each night as we relax into the brand new Sacha Ji retreat center with panoramic views, stunning sunsets, crackling fires, and gourmet meals. This retreat is suitable for both novice and advanced yogis and goal-writers.

Ecuador Meditation Retreat (1)Visit the world’s first city to be declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, relax by a crackling fire as the Avenue of Volcanoes provides a powerful scenic background, and breathe in the fresh mountain air as stars twinkle above. Throughout this journey, cultivate your adventurous spirit as you explore your inner landscapes. You can expect the perfect balance between embracing the silence and experiencing exhilaration. Join us for this unique approach to expansive travel on the EQUATOR and immerse yourself in every moment!

Yoga + Goal Writing Overview:

  • Daily Wake Up and Go Vinyasa Flow followed by “morning pages” for brainstorming
  • Evening Align and Flow Yoga followed by guided meditation, goal-writing exercises, and sharing with the group
  • Build throughout the week from a blank page to a full heart open to the possibilities of our future
  • Gain the tools to learn what speaks to you when it comes to yoga and goal-writing!

Retreat Highlights:

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  • 6  Nights Accommodation at Sacha Ji Ecological Resort in double occupancy
  • Horseback Riding at an historic hacienda
  • Hiking to volcanic crater lakes
  • Medicinal Plants Course + Cleansing Ceremony with a local shaman
  • One hour of equine therapy complementing your goals for personal growth & introspection
  • Visit to the largest indigenous market in South America
  • Strolling tour along cobblestone streets in Quito’s historic district
  • And so much more…

Experience the beauty, serenity, exhilaration and inspiration of the Andes as you explore your inner landscapes.
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Reserve: 9-Day Retreat

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