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
Mar 20214 Weeks of Clay Session 1 - 03/06/2021 - 03/27/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Kitchen Table Silversmithing with Brandy Boyd (Session 1) - 03/13/2021 - 03/14/2021 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Apr 2021Camp PMC Certification with Brandy Boyd - 04/09/2021 - 04/11/2021 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
4 Weeks of Clay Session 2 - 04/17/2021 - 05/08/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
4 Weeks of Clay Sessions 1 & 2 (March 6-27 + April 17-May 8) - 04/17/2021 at 10:00 am - 3:00 pm