As a military child, Ally has called many locations home but the place that drew her heart, and has held it the longest, is New Bern, NC. Since 2000, she has called it home and is now raising her own family here. It was in New Bern that she met her husband, who serves in the USMC, and here they welcomed their son a few years later. A significant back injury in 2012 led Ally to yoga as a method to heal and strengthen her back. After experiencing yoga's beneficial results for herself, she felt called to share it with others. Certification was the obvious next step so Ally began her training as a yoga instructor. When the opportunity to teach Barre presented itself, Ally knew it was a perfect fit. Having studied ballet for 9+ years she felt right at home at the barre. She completed her Barre certification with Open Studio at A Hopeful Balance. When she's not teaching, Ally fills her free time by staying active with running and hanging out with her son.