Aly has long engaged in the creative arts as part of her personal healing practice, with collage and journaling being her favorite modes of self-expression. Aly’s young artist classes provide her students with expert guidance in the use of collage and journaling as potent tools for creative expansion, self-expression and personal healing work.
Aly received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA in 2004 and became a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California in 2008. Aly’s professional expertise is in working with young people healing from trauma and she is committed to the safety, education and empowerment of girls and women.
She is currently pursuing her certification as an iRest Yoga Nidra Teacher and excited to offer classes through the ACS on a monthly basis. She participated in June 2017’s Level One Teacher Training with Richard Miller, Ph.D. in Scotts Valley, CA and continues to learn and grow as a student. Aly also holds a certification as a Kundalini Yoga Teacher, obtained in 2001 from Yogi Bhajan.
In 2019, Aly completed Level One and Two training with Cathy Maldochi, Ph.D. of The Trauma-Informed Practices and Expressive Arts Therapy Institute and just completed a certification course with Cornelia Elbrecht,Ph.D., through her Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy’s unique “Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing” program.
Aly moved to this area in late 2017 to be closer to family and farther away from traffic. She has been working as Program Manager at the Arkansas Craft School, enjoying the creative community and opportunity to further develop her own art-making skills. Aly looks forward to bringing the arts into the various other professional services she offers. She is a founding member of Ozark Crystal Vibes, a traveling yoga and sound healing group and is a beginning metalsmith and dry-needle felter. She spends most of her free time with her best friend, her senior Doberman, Buddy.
Instructor’s Upcoming Events
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Aug 2020Introduction to Woodturning - 08/07/2020 - 08/09/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 08/10/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Sep 2020Beginning Small Metals for Jewelry - 09/05/2020 - 09/06/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Box Turning Design - Wood Turning - 09/10/2020 - 09/13/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 09/14/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Oct 2020Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 10/03/2020 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Beginner's Outdoor Digital Photography - 10/10/2020 - 10/11/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 10/10/2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 10/12/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 10/17/2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Forging Damascus Steel - One Day Workshop - 10/24/2020 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 10/24/2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 10/31/2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nov 2020Introduction to Damascus Steel - 11/06/2020 - 11/08/2020 at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Six Weeks of Weaving (4-H Loom) - 11/07/2020 at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Painting With Panache -- Monthly Painting Class - 11/09/2020 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm