Alison Bernasco is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Yoga Instructor (E-RYT 500), practicing and teaching in the state of New Jersey. She is nationally board certified as a Diplomate of Acupuncture by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Alison graduated her undergraduate program at Ithaca College in 2010, obtaining dual BAs in Art History and the Fine Arts with a concentration in Figure Drawing. Through an artist's eye she fell in love with the intricacy and beauty of the human form. Biomechanics and the musculoskeletal system became her next passion. She received her initial 200-hour teaching certification from the renowned Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, Massachusetts.
She has since obtained her 500-hours of Yoga teaching certification, with a specialization in anatomy and orthopedics. She has now been teaching yoga for over a decade. A strong background in meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) can be attributed to her experience with Vipassana retreats at Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and her multiple visits to India for different areas of study.
Alison obtained her Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Eastern School in Bloomfield, NJ. Though acupuncture is broad and far reaching in its scope, Alison herself specializes in helping patients with their musculoskeletal pains and orthopedic disorders, as well as anxiety and depression. She believes in a whole-body approach to healing, one which includes the physical body as well as the mind and spirit.