Over Forty Wellness Podcast

"Live In Love" with Alison Drake

April 25, 2021 vincent Season 1 Episode 37
Over Forty Wellness Podcast
"Live In Love" with Alison Drake
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Over Forty Wellness Podcast
"Live In Love" with Alison Drake
Apr 25, 2021 Season 1 Episode 37
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Alison Drake is the Founder of “Omskool Yoga”, offering yoga and mindfulness classes to children and teenagers all over Hong Kong in a variety of settings ranging from private classes to schools to outdoors. She is passionate about empowering young people to love themselves and live authentic happy lives.

Originally from England, Alison has been living in Hong Kong for 13 and a half years.
Born to an English father and Sri-Lankan mother, she spent most her early years growing up in the North East of England, which will explain her accent! 

Away from her yoga mat, she can be found running up and down the waterfront with the run/yoga club she set up or sat at her piano trying to figure out alternative versions of pop and Nordic house music.

Timings
2:58 I was born in Watford to a British father and a Sri Lankan Mother ......... Later I moved to a small town called Stockton-on-Tees just south of Newcastle ......
3:52 The two Years I spent in Germany were two defining years.......
6:08 To live in London was my big dream ........ It was not my idea to live to Hong Kong.....
8:40 I loved my job in Hong Kong ...... a motivation for staying .....the staff was like family.....
10:25 I got into Yoga.... I adapted ....it took time....
11:00 I am the founder of OMSKOOL YOGA.......... main focus is young people......
12:19 My passion shifted to supporting emotional and mental health ......
14:00 Practicing gratitude for our bodies ....navigating the changes ... we are all unique
15:54 My dream is that will exist as a job .....in every school there will be a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher... we need to prioritise mental health .....
18:50 How can we integrate some form of self esteem....self love .....mindfulness....
20:32 Age appropriate..... meeting the children exactly where they are......
22:50 Child-centred.... we have to meet them on their level ...... I am there for them......
24:41 I love having a relationship with the parents....... We need to take the pressure off the parents ......
26:42 In my adult classes there are so many elements of kids yoga.....
28:07 The kids will love to go home and teach the yoga.....
29:33 I resigned but I didn't really have a plan....... Things fall into place .....
33:08 I love being in a school environment ....... Feeling of motivation, knowledge.... More of the same please ....
34:33 After every Covid wave I just waited for cancellations....
35:26 Suffering is a part of life accept that, let go....
36:55 I'm very much about keeping things real...
38:41 I got married in 2014 ...It was short lived ...it was tricky for me....There is life on the other side.....
41:58 And just listening to our inner narrative ... I'm doing my best here ......
42:45 Book :The Power of Now - Ekhart Tolle
44:14 A gratitude practice .... always be grateful .... Every night I list my gratitudes.... Ideally just 10 ..... If we are going to focus on something let it be gratitude......
MTR Quote: Love .......... What else do you need?

Books :
The Power of Now - Ekhart Tolle

Contact Alison
Website:www.omskool.com
Instagram: omskool_yoga


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Podcast: https://overfortywellness.buzzsprout.com
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Show Notes

Alison Drake is the Founder of “Omskool Yoga”, offering yoga and mindfulness classes to children and teenagers all over Hong Kong in a variety of settings ranging from private classes to schools to outdoors. She is passionate about empowering young people to love themselves and live authentic happy lives.

Originally from England, Alison has been living in Hong Kong for 13 and a half years.
Born to an English father and Sri-Lankan mother, she spent most her early years growing up in the North East of England, which will explain her accent! 

Away from her yoga mat, she can be found running up and down the waterfront with the run/yoga club she set up or sat at her piano trying to figure out alternative versions of pop and Nordic house music.

Timings
2:58 I was born in Watford to a British father and a Sri Lankan Mother ......... Later I moved to a small town called Stockton-on-Tees just south of Newcastle ......
3:52 The two Years I spent in Germany were two defining years.......
6:08 To live in London was my big dream ........ It was not my idea to live to Hong Kong.....
8:40 I loved my job in Hong Kong ...... a motivation for staying .....the staff was like family.....
10:25 I got into Yoga.... I adapted ....it took time....
11:00 I am the founder of OMSKOOL YOGA.......... main focus is young people......
12:19 My passion shifted to supporting emotional and mental health ......
14:00 Practicing gratitude for our bodies ....navigating the changes ... we are all unique
15:54 My dream is that will exist as a job .....in every school there will be a Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher... we need to prioritise mental health .....
18:50 How can we integrate some form of self esteem....self love .....mindfulness....
20:32 Age appropriate..... meeting the children exactly where they are......
22:50 Child-centred.... we have to meet them on their level ...... I am there for them......
24:41 I love having a relationship with the parents....... We need to take the pressure off the parents ......
26:42 In my adult classes there are so many elements of kids yoga.....
28:07 The kids will love to go home and teach the yoga.....
29:33 I resigned but I didn't really have a plan....... Things fall into place .....
33:08 I love being in a school environment ....... Feeling of motivation, knowledge.... More of the same please ....
34:33 After every Covid wave I just waited for cancellations....
35:26 Suffering is a part of life accept that, let go....
36:55 I'm very much about keeping things real...
38:41 I got married in 2014 ...It was short lived ...it was tricky for me....There is life on the other side.....
41:58 And just listening to our inner narrative ... I'm doing my best here ......
42:45 Book :The Power of Now - Ekhart Tolle
44:14 A gratitude practice .... always be grateful .... Every night I list my gratitudes.... Ideally just 10 ..... If we are going to focus on something let it be gratitude......
MTR Quote: Love .......... What else do you need?

Books :
The Power of Now - Ekhart Tolle

Contact Alison
Website:www.omskool.com
Instagram: omskool_yoga


Contact Vincent
Newsletter: https://vincent1cd.substack.com
Podcast: https://overfortywellness.buzzsprout.com
Pro Coach: https://procoach.app/vincent-hiscox
Email: [email protected]
LinkedIn: Vincent Hiscox