About Me

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Hello, fellow animals- I’m Alison Zak! I am an author, yoga teacher, and wildlife conservationist. I live in northern Virginia with my husband Vishu, Meeko the dog, and Monkey & Gus the adopted budgies. In addition to my writing and spiritual practices, I run the Human-Beaver Coexistence Fund and regret that there is no yoga pose named after the incredible ecosystem engineer, the beaver!

Wild Asana: Animals, Yoga, and Connecting Our Practice to the Natural World is my first book.

Favorite yoga pose: Anything forward-foldy! Preferably with a blanket over
my head 🙂

Favorite animals: Beavers, monkeys, and turtles (oh my!)

Favorite books: Wild Form & Savage Grammar by Andrew Schelling; Shadow Mountain by Renee Askins

Favorite cryptids: Skunk ape, Mothman, and Yeti (oh my again!)

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Photo by Vishu Thummalapally