About Ali

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I’m Ali Mischke, and I’m a Board Certified Structural Integrator and a Registered Yoga Teacher.

I hold a BA from Brown University, where I studied linguistic anthropology and completed the first four years of the Program in Liberal Medical Education (PLME). A year off before medical school turned into 12 years as a user experience designer in the world of tech startups. Although I decided not to pursue medicine, I maintained a strong desire to study and heal the mind-body.

In 2009, I completed a 500-hour yoga teacher training with David Vendetti of South Boston Yoga. David introduced me to Structural Integration, which helped liberate me from long-standing depression and physical discomfort. I quickly realized I had found my life’s purpose.

I studied Structural Integration with Tom Myers, director and creator of Anatomy Trains. I completed my basic training in 2011, and my advanced training, also with Tom, in 2013.

Also in 2013, I began to realize that work with the connective tissue and muscles is not enough. To realize full ease and balance, we must address restrictions in and around the nerves (the neuromyofascia), the arteries, and the organsI began to study with Rolfer Jon Martine, whose work in Neural Mobilization informs what I do on a daily basis. My work is also heavily influenced by my study of osteopathic techniques with Rolfer Jeffrey Burch.

I practice Structural Integration in North Cambridge.

My life centers around continuous learning, compassion for animals (human and otherwise), and a deeply ingrained sense of wonder and play. When I am not working, I lead an active lifestyle including running, yoga, and hiking.

Affiliations

Certification Board for Structural IntegrationYoga Alliance: Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT-200Anatomy Trains Structural IntegrationInternational Association of Structural Integrators