Alexandra (Allie) has worked in education for almost ten years in a wide range of schools and a variety of grade-levels. Her experience as a behavioral therapist for children on the Autism Spectrum, an instructional aide, and an elementary school teacher has shown her that children of all ages and backgrounds suffer from widespread social and emotional turmoil. Anxiety, stress and depression plague the daily lives of schoolchildren and teens, affecting their academic performance and their overall well-being.
Allie began implementing relaxation and mindfulness practices into her own lesson plans and quickly noticed the positive effects they had on her students’ attention spans and moods- and even on her own teaching practices! After partnering with Brian, she developed original awareness practices designed specifically for educational environments, which has since become the foundation of our curriculum. Allie received her BA from Loyola Marymount University and her MA and Teaching Credential from California State University Long Beach. In addition to working with the Illumination Institute, Allie teaches full-time at an elementary school in Orange County.