What People Are Saying... "I have been doing regular Feldenkrais sessions with Alison for back pain that began during the pandemic, as I am sitting for long periods of time. Recently, before the session I had so much pain in my lower back that I couldn't lie on my back with my legs straight. In standing, my shoulders were hunched, and I couldn't move one shoulder without pain. Within ten minutes of working with Alison I could lie on my back with my legs long, easily, pain-free! It was astounding. By the end of the session my shoulder tension was gone, I could stand up with a new sense of stability, and I could even move my shoulder smoothly. As I live in Wisconsin, all my work with Alison has been on Zoom. I am a huge fan of Feldenkrais and Alison's expertise!"--Shoko Miyagi, Human Resources Learning Experience Designer, Feldenkrais client
" Alison's work is marvelous! She has so much experience and knowledge that she brings to every moment, and she is thoughtful and compassionate! Over the last four years, I have been fortunate to experience her work, both Feldenkrais and Soul Lightening Acupressure, and I look forward to returning soon! Don't miss a chance to work with her, either one-on-one, or in a group, on-line, or in person. I have done all of these and been very grateful every time. Most recently she helped me with back pain, and it was so helpful in bringing immediate relief and relaxation." --C.L., Soul Lightening Acupressure and Feldenkrais client
"I have been doing Feldenkrais with Alison for 8 sessions and I've found it to be very powerful. For example, in one of my sessions I walked into her office hunched over with tightness in my shoulders and stiffness in my neck. Through the gentle micro movements of Alison's hands doing Feldenkrais, my neck and shoulders loosened. After one hour, I walked out with no stiffness or tightness and I easily stood a 1/2 inch taller. Alison will ensure you feel comfortable every step of the way by checking in. If you're someone who has been injured, is struggling with pain, or simply wants to improve some aspect of your physical health, I highly recommend working with Alison. Often with physical therapy, yoga, Pilates, or other somatic methods, you're encouraged to do large movements, which is not for everyone (and indeed could lead to further injury). It's amazing how working with Alison and through the micro movements of Feldenkrais, you can achieve the same results and protect your body. " --Danielle Roessle, Feldenkrais client, LCSW, Certified Career Coach
"Alison Babil is an amazing person and practitioner! Working with her doing Feldenkrais my body has changed in a enormous way. I stand straighter, my walking has greatly improved, and I feel much more comfortable with my body and within myself. I HIGHLY recommend Alison for her variety of talents and skills, and most of all, her deep listening. My experience has been wonderful each time!!" -- Nancy Jenkins, Licensed Acupuncturist
"I am so grateful for the Feldenkrais sessions I have had with Alison! I began before a hip replacement, and Alison helped to reduce my pain with online sessions thought brought greater alignment in my sacrum and hip. Immediately post-op the virtual sessions were highly effective for bringing freedom of movement. Before the post-op Feldenkrais sessions, I was tense with fear that I was going to do something and hurt myself. Through the Feldenkrais with Alison I found softening and could feel the goodness in my body. Once I could drive for in-person sessions, it was amazing that with small, guided movements and extremely gentle touch, my alignment shifted to bring more ease. And suddenly there was this "rightness", like dropping into some naturalness I didn’t know was missing. Prior to working with Alison, I didn’t like walking. Walking for exercise felt like a drag. Now I get pleasure, in my body, physiological pleasure from walking. What a fabulous surprise! Truly I didn’t know walking could feel so different and good! Thank you Alison!" -- Susanne Miller, Feldenkrais client, Licensed Massage Therapist, Registered Craniosacral Therapist®
"I've had about countless sessions with Alison since 2015; Soul Lightening Acupressure, Alchemical Alignment, Reiki, and Feldenkrais. Recently I broke my arm and the Feldenkrais sessions with Alison were amazing. I had been in constant pain for three months and had difficulty sleeping with the arm pain. I had also done physical therapy religiously. After one Feldenkrais session with Alison the pain dissipated, I slept better, and I could wash my hair with that arm for the first time! My physical therapist noticed the difference too; she was very impressed! Also, I've been struggling with TMJ dysfunction for months. After just one Feldenkrais session focusing on my jaw, the TMJ pain disappeared and I haven't felt it since. Feldenkrais ROCKS!!!" -- Melissa Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor, Feldenkrais, Reiki, Soul Lightening Acupressure, and Alchemical Alignment client.
"Alison's skills and her techniques are truly healing. I've seen her for Alchemical Alignment and it has been a life changing experience in the best way. She is knowledgeable about the body's energy systems and she was able to assist me in releasing so much pent up "stuff" that was holding me back. Her intuition is spot on; she identified many issues and themes within my life that affirmed what I already knew and deeply resonated within me. I highly recommend Alison and am so glad I found this wonderful healer." -- H.F., Alchemical Alignment client
"Alison's wisdom touched me deeply. I was struggling with a few issues -- a big move to a foreign country and some health issues. What Alison said gave me guidance but more importantly some calm, like I could access my own inner resources for more insights. The big shift happened that night, though. I had vivid dreams and on waking in the middle of the night, had a clear inner knowing about what I had to do and how. When I awoke in the morning, I felt a shift around my health issues. The only way I could describe it was that Alison had somehow channelled my spirit guides into more alignment with my being so I could heal. She had facilitated an opening so that healing could happen. Over time I was able to listen within with higher acuity to determine the right outcome for the questions I had brought to Alison. I highly recommend consulting with her." -- L. D., Energy healing client.
"That was impactful!" --C.B., Feldenkrais client.
"I was amazed because I was pain-free for four days, and I was in such agony before. When the pain has returned, it has not been as strongly. Most days I am functioning pain-free, which is a drastic difference. And when you get to be my age, and you can have pain-free days, especially in your back, and you can walk and move, it is wonderful." -- M.C., massage therapy client.
"I was privileged to attend one of Alison's presentations. Lucky for me, I volunteered to be on the receiving end of her acupressure demonstration. Wow! She was awesome...using gentle words while applying gentle pressure to various points, resulting in a state of complete relaxation and comfort. When it was time to wrap up the demo aspect of the presentation, I grudgingly got up and returned to my chair. :0) If you have an opportunity to be on the receiving end of Alison's magic hands, give it a try...you just might love it! -- Bonnie Tarone, retired Public Health Nurse, Seva Acupressure for Stress Release class participant
"Alison Babil is driven from her heart. She is warm and compassionate. I’ve been a Feldenkrais student and received massage therapy and Soul Lightening Acupressure from Alison. Feldenkrais works from the inside out and I’ve found it to be an extremely beneficial mentally, physically and emotionally. The movements are slow and easy and bring a sense of calm. The massage therapy and Soul Lightening Acupressure sessions have been focused around improved health and seasonal allergies and are very effective. Alison is very intuitive and a great listener; my state of being is always improved after a session with her. I highly recommend Alison for self care, life care and care of the Soul." -- Barbara Gallagher, Owner, Spiritual Silks
"I am having AMAZING results from the Sounder Sleep System course!! I am falling asleep without sleep aids, and it is deep sleep. I feel great! -- Joni Bury, Life Coach, Sounder Sleep System® class participant
"This class changed my life. I no longer stress about sleep. I no longer have any nights lying in bed awake and wondering why I am not asleep. It is a miracle!" --S.M., Registered Craniosacral Therapist (RCST), Sounder Sleep System® class participant
"Alison is incredibly supportive and attuned to the unique needs and experience of each student. She offers many methods and ideas for calming the nervous system before and during the night to allow for rest. Alison creates an environment that feels safe and welcoming." -- Alicia Clarke, Sounder Sleep System® class participant
"I've gotten so much out of attending Alison's Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement (ATM) classes. She is a calm, clear guide who creates a safe space for the thoughtful exploration of movement. With her support, I've discovered how to work with my body in ways that generate a lightness of movement and is a sheer delight." -- Jen Miller, Health and Wellness Coach, Feldenkrais class participant
"Alison has presented two workshops for my personal development group, The Sage Sisters, to teach the Seva Stress Release Sequence as well as share about and offer group energy healing. She is an incredible presenter, wise teacher, and gifted healer. Her calming demeanor instantly puts participants at ease, she carefully guides them to understand the concepts and practices she’s teaching, and thoroughly answers questions. She makes the techniques easy to apply to your everyday life. It is an absolute delight to work with her, and a blessing to receive and benefit from her knowledge, expertise, and healing power." -- Janet Tamassia, Founder, The Sage Sisters, A Self-Development Community, Seva workshop and Intro to Energy Healing and Group Reiki participant
"An acupressure session with Alison had my ten year old son feeling, in his own words, 'quiet and relaxed' -- an impressive feat given that just before the session he was stir crazy and wild from being cooped up in the house all day. Not only did his siblings begin to request sessions, as well, but he asked for more in order to help him sleep better at night. Alison is professional and talented with both adults and children." -- E.L., Soul Lightening Acupressure client.
"I have been receiving massage and acupressure from Alison since 2013. Her bodywork and acupressure studies are evident in her work. I leave feeling relaxed and more in tune with my body. I suffer from chronic migraines and they have reduced since starting with Alison. One day I came in for my scheduled session despite having a migraine. By the end of the session, the migraine had disappeared. I fully recommend Alison." -- C.B. Massage therapy & Acupressure client and Seva Acupressure Workshop participant.
"Being a Licensed Massage Therapist and Body/Energy Worker, I know how important it is for my clients to reduce their stress levels in order to attain their optimal health and wellness. I found the Seva Acupressure technique to be a simple, quick, and effective way to help my clients release their stress. Alison Babil is an Excellent teacher and I highly recommend her Seva classes for both practitioners and non-practitioners." -- N.K. Seva Acupressure Workshop participant.
"My first experience with group Reiki was profound and moving. Not only did Alison provide insight into my own life and current challenges, but being able to feel the group energy and witness her interactions with other guests was spiritually uplifting and soothing to my soul. I would highly recommend it to all!" -- Becky Reickel, Licensed Massage Therapist, Group Reiki participant.