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Soul Train Yoga

About us

At Soul Train Yoga we are passionate about life and yoga and believe that yoga and wellbeing is accessible to everyone, regardless of age, flexibility or body condition.  Our mission is to create a nurturing community, rich in compassion, fun, love and laughter, where together we can grow and become inspired to be the best we can be.

Alison Ritchie  - Registered Yoga Teacher & Health Coach

What we do


  • Yoga


We run a range private and semi-private yoga classes online. We have yoga for beginners and experienced students and also offer pranayama (yoga breathing classes).


As well as online classes we offer workplace yoga, school yoga classes, wedding & hen's day yoga, and also run yoga retreats in Australia and Thailand.


  • Personalised Health Coaching Programs


As well as yoga classes Soul Train Yoga offer a 90 day Whole New You wellbeing program. 


This 90 day program is a transformational program that looks at each area of your life, nourishing your body, moving your body, bringing peace & clarity on a mental/emotional level, connecting you to you dreams and life purpose and quite simply setting up an achievable action plan to support you in creating the life you dream of and support you in your journey to optimal health. 

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About the teacher


Alison Ritchie - Registered Yoga Teacher & Health Coach


Alison has been teaching yoga for over 9 years, she is passionate about life and yoga and believes that yoga and wellness should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, flexibility or body condition. 


With a positive and friendly teaching style, Alison teaches yoga and pranayama (yoga breathing) from the heart, drawing on her own direct experience of dedicated practice. With the ability to put across both technical and subtle points in a simple and easy-going manner, Alison supports each student, ensuring they get the most they can out of each class. 


Alison creates a nurturing atmosphere in her classes, using a combination of theory and practice, plus her Scottish sense of humor to keep the classes refreshing and light!

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Teacher Qualifications

Alison is a registered senior yoga teacher with Yoga Australia and has a 500+ hour Advanced Diploma in Yoga Teaching from The Australian Yoga Academy and additional 700+ hours Intermediate teacher training certificates including Pre & Post-natal yoga, Yoga for Kids, Yoga for Seniors, Yoga Therapy and Pranayama. Alison is also a qualified health coach having completed a 13 month Diploma in Holistic Nutrition from SWIHA Institute.


Originally from Scotland,  Alison is based in Melbourne, but travels interstate and overseas to run yoga and wellness workshops, courses & retreats.


Alison's own asana practise is Ashtanga from Sri K Pattabhi Jois lineage and she has a pranayama practice as instructed by Sri OP Tiwariji.


Dedicated to the lifelong learning journey of yoga, Alison's main teacher is Paul Dallaghan at Samahita Retreat in Thailand, where she continues to study each year. 




  • Registered Senior Yoga Teacher with Yoga Australia

  • Over 3500 hours of teaching experience

  • Adv Diploma of Yoga Teaching, Australian Yoga Academy,  2006

  • Specialist subjects: Qualified to teach prenatal & postnatal, kids & seniors yoga.

  • Intermediate Teaching Certificate inc Yoga Therapy 2009

  • Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training - Samahita Retreat Paul Dallaghan 2012

  • Richard Freeman & Mary Taylor - Samahita Retreat 2013

  • Assistant teacher to Paul Dallaghan December Training 2015



  • 10 day silent meditation retreat - Suan Mokkh 2010



  • Advanced Pranayama Training Samahita Retreat - Sri O.P. Tiwari 2012

  • Advanced Pranayama Training Samahita Retreat - Paul Dallaghan & Sri O.P. Tiwari 2013


Health Coaching

  • Diploma in Holistic Nutrition - Qualified Health Coach - SWIHA Institute - 2013

  • Tyler Tolman Heal Thy Self Academy Graduate - 2019


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"Each day I practice, I discover something new about myself, I chip away at another old habit and I am constantly re-inventing myself.  I am grateful and humbled both by what is revealed, and to those who have walked this path before me."  Alison Ritchie

Fire Ceremony with Sri O.P. Tiwari and Paul Dallaghan, Thailand 

"My experience of the process of yoga is: Tapas;  cleaning off the conditioning, emotions, baggage, followed by Svadhyaya; self study, reflection, enquiring within and finally Ishvara Pranidhana; letting go and seeing yourself and things as they really are. Then the process starts all over again on a deeper level... Evolution and Involution." Alison Ritchie

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