Alli Houseworth, Executive Director, comes to Warriors at Ease with nearly 20 years of experience in marketing and communications, a decade of being a military spouse and yogi, and a lifetime of being a military family member, dog lover, and creative entrepreneur. She holds a masters degree in Producing and Theatre Management from Columbia University in New York City where she studied the inner-workings of some of the largest for-profit and nonprofit performing arts institutions in the country. Always leading with an entrepreneurial mind and a heart for the consumer, Alli founded the TKTS Patron Service Representative Program in New York City, ran a $135,000 digital installation program at Woolly Mammoth Theatre company deemed by the Washington Post as “a glimpse to the future,” and has been a thought-leader and public speaker on the power of social and digital media since the early 2000s. Her work has taken her across the US, to England, and Australia. She has served as an adjunct faculty member at George Mason University, American University, and Columbia University. Alli is also a graduate of the Dog Tag Fellowship program, a highly-selective, full-time, five-month fellowship program for transitioning veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and caregivers run by Dog Tag Bakery.
Alli is the spouse of an active duty Coast Guardsman, sister of a firefighter, daughter of an Army veteran, granddaughter of career Air Force and Army veterans, and great-granddaughter of a WWI Army veteran. Two years into life as a military spouse, Alli found her way back to yoga as a means to reduce heightened stress, anxiety, and depression triggered by life in the military. Alli received her 200-hour certification from CorePower Yoga, a 250 Hot 26/2 certification from Evolation Yoga, Level 1 and 2 iRest Certifications, and is in the process of completing her C-IAYT. Today she holds her RYT 500 and E-RYT 200 designations from Yoga Alliance.
Within months of completing her initial yoga training Alli began studying with Warriors at Ease and for the last six years has taught yoga and iRest at MWR military fitness centers; the Army Recovery Care Program at Schofield Barracks, Ft. Belvoir, and Walter Reed; at an in-patient treatment center for substance use disorder; for unit PT; with O2X Human Performance; and with individual service members who are struggling with PTSD, anxiety, depression, physical pain, and cancer diagnoses.