2024 Sessions

Figure 8 Practices
Morning movements with the elements

45 minutes  •  6:30am daily

Prepare yourself for a day on the Playground with body-based meditations. Our bodies are the connection between earth and sky. By grounding in the morning we can stay present to all the energies, from earth up, during our day.

Allie Middleton
Albany, NY
An experienced somatic coach and creative trainer/facilitator with a local and global clientele, Allie loves offering embodiment practices, using Theory U process, Social Presencing Theatre and ancient yoga and energy medicine practices. Allie has been meditating and practicing yoga for over 45 years, grateful for growing up in a family immersed in the wisdom traditions.

Strongly committed to creativity and contemplative inquiry in her work as a conscious change-maker, Allie enjoyed a long career as an inside innovative leader in business and healthcare. She continues to mentor leaders in systems transformation projects. Allie migrated from NYC up the Hudson River Valley with 20 years of rural homesteading and lots of work travel, landing and finally finding love in Albany NY.

A licensed psychotherapist in NY and a professional level yoga teacher, Allie earned the International Yoga Therapists Association advanced certification in yoga therapy, is a master energy medicine practitioner certified by the Four Winds Society and trainer certification from the the NLP Center of New York.


Allie is a returning presenter.

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  • Share the Toys in Our Attic to advance in your personal and professional creative development (Clara Kluk, Sylvain Rouillard)
  • Time for Recess! Tricks, tools and improv games to set you apart and make you and your work more memorable (Rich DiGirolamo, Beth Slazak)
  • The Well-Being Playground Support your health and wellness through play (Ginny Santos, Dan Bigonesse)
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