About


Welcome to the Journey Junkie Community!

This is a place where creativity, intentions, positivity, and passion are encouraged and embraced.

A place where questions can be asked, relationships created, and loads of information can be learned.

This is a place for YOU to find inspiration and then weave into your personal practice of life – YOUR JOURNEY!

What you will find here:

  • Yoga Tutorials – Sequences, pose break downs,how to use props, basically anything yoga that can be explained.
  • Yoga Videos -Full length classes, tutorials, and guided meditations.
  • Yoga Teacher Talk – Discussions on facing our fears, learning how to teach, sequencing tips, finding your tribe, teaching at festivals, creating workshops, and everything else in-between.
  • The Yoga Practice – Yoga traditions, the history behind it, ancient texts, current texts, and a whole lotta more.
  • Meditation Tips – How to meditate, helpful props and programs, different styles, and much more.
  • Personal Goal Setting + Reflections.
  • Travel Tips and Guides to help you explore this beautiful, big badass world.
  • Life Inspirations – DIY tutorials, health and fitness, recipe goodness, and anything else that lights your fire.

Who Am I:

  • I’m a born & raised FL girl who loves the ocean, outdoors and all types of adventure.
  • I live in St. Petersburg, FL and absolutely adore it here! I’m truly blessed to live in such a great community.
  • I’m a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance (so official).
  • I teach vinyasa/ power flow style classes, but truly enjoy all types of yoga.
  • I’m a marketing girl by day. Yes, I have a full-time job and sit in a cubicle. Hopefully, not for too much longer!
  • I’m an avid health nut who loves to make home cooked meals, practice yoga, spend time with friends & family, attend music festivals, travel as much as possible, and enjoy a glass of wine & some pasta here and there!

Life or the journey is one opportunity, a brief blip in time, for us to practice and pursue our every heart desire – so let’s take full advantage and responsibility for it!

Let’s come together as a community and live our dreams!


That’s a bit about me and what you will find here on The Journey Junkie. Take a peek around, find something that interests you, feel free to comment or send me personal questions, and thanks again for stopping by!

Because of you, the readers, I’m encouraged and motivated to keep this journey going.

It’s you that lights my inner fire!

Namaste friends.

29 Discussion to this page

  1. Where did you get your teacher training cert from? I’m looking for good places to get certified for Yoga Alliance, but I’m asking around to get a good idea. I love the way you teach, so I’d love to know where you learned!

  2. Katie says:

    Ali, you’re amazing. Thank you for all your videos, tutorials, guidance and worksheets πŸ™‚ You rock!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      You’re so welcome Katie, appreciate the love sister and thanks for being part of the journey, xoxo.

  3. Tangila Kelly says:

    Hello Allie,
    I was just strolling through Pinterest and reading about you. I tried yoga once but didn’t stick with it. I’m thinking of trying it again. I have an easy question for you. I love, love your yoga outfits. Can you please tell me where you get them from. They are soooo cute!!! Anyway keep doing what you do and be blessedπŸ˜€.

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi love, my yoga outfits really come from all over, but the most common places are Onzie, Teeki, Alo Yoga, and Glyder Apparel πŸ™‚

  4. Wendy Poltorek says:

    Love this lived in Treasure island for a couple years and grew up with a vacation home there. It’s my second home. Thank you for sharing your journey with ours

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Ohhh nice, I love the West Coast and Florida in general, born and raised, never leaving the sunshine state! And thanks for being here alongside me while I share it πŸ™‚

  5. Pavani says:

    I am glad I found your blog. Amazing posts πŸ™‚
    I am sharing yoga here
    https://spinalcordyoga.wordpress.com/

    hope you all appreciate it πŸ™‚

  6. Dan says:

    Love the page. Btw, I assume dudes are allowed here too. ?? Yoga is a life changer. Has helped me in so many ways. Are your book ideas only on Pinterest?? Thanks for the inspiration ?

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Thanks Dan! Dudes are definitely allowed here, always!

      I couldn’t agree with you more on that “life changer” statement, it’s brought my whole world upside down (in a good way)! For books, I have a blog post where I list my yoga favs, you can read it here.

      Thanks for stopping by and please keep following the journey!

  7. Anil Mokamsingh says:

    The black and white pic on this page displays the art of yoga. So serene, so peaceful and yet full of (green) pwer … Absolutely beautiful…

    Keep on doing what you do!

    Kind regards,

    Anil

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Anil – thank you for the kind words, so kind of you! Have a beautiful weekend ahead and please keep stopping by πŸ™‚

  8. anne says:

    Reading about you reminds me a lot of myself! Ha! I have a feeling we’d get along well and be great friends. πŸ™‚ Thanks for following our journey – and keep posting about yours! Your yoga YouTube videos are on point! We are in the midst of creating some ourselves. πŸ˜‰ xx

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      I couldn’t agree more babe, hopefully our journeys cross at some point! And if not, I’ll keep creeping on you via the online world, LOL. And thank you for the sweet words, the videos are new to me, but definitely a great learning experience + offering for everyone!

      Safe travels to you two, wherever you are in the world – xoxo!

  9. alethia says:

    …enamored with your site and philosophy and thrilled to have found you (via pinterest)!
    Continued blessings as you continue to bless others!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Alethia, Good Morning! So happy you’ve found me (thank the lord for Pinterest) and thank you for the kind words! Please keep coming back to visit and reach out whenever your heart desires. Have a great day πŸ™‚

  10. Hi, I found your site through Pinterest and im hooked πŸ™‚ I live in the south of Sweden, and Im starting my 200 hour YTT in mid January and Im so exited! Looks like your site will help me prepare and enjoy loads of good yogic (if thats a word) reads. Thank you!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Johanna. I’m so happy you found me! And that’s amazing you’re starting your training, what a blessing and great opportunity, please soak it up! And yes, dive into the site, there’s lots of yoga goodness on here for you to enjoy and learn from. And don’t worry, I make up words all the time, it’s allowed! Have a great weekend – xoxo.

  11. Jazz says:

    Hi there! Just ran into your site on Pinterest and I’m hooked. I live in Orlando and frequent St. Pete and have seriously been playing with the thought of moving there! My question for you is how do you keep up your motivation? I always manage to stick with it for a few days then life comes around and gives me an unpleasant hello.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Jazz

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Jazz.
      Yayyy a fellow Floridian, and a close one at that! I used to live in Orlando for 7 years (went to UCF), then I moved to St. Pete about 2 years ago. I love it here, truly love it. The community is awesome, always so much great stuff happening.

      Now regarding yoga and sticking to a practice, that’s a hard one babe. I struggle with it always, it’s never an easy peasy thing for me. I go through periods where I religiously practice and then sometimes I only practice 2x a week, or even less. I used to think I had to practice a serious amount to be a yogi or advance, and yes consistent practice will advance you, but it’s also okay to take your time.

      And regarding motivation in general, I am constantly writing down my goals, following other inspirational people’s journey’s, reading books, and so on. I find that the more in tune I am with my goals, the more I can stay attracted and attached to them.

      I hope this helps! I have two posts for New Year’s coming out that might help you in the goal department πŸ™‚

      Happy Holidays, have a great day – xoxo!

  12. Alie says:

    Hey Allie with two L’s!
    First, love your name. It’s awesome. Second, I think your blog is truly inspiring. I’ve been practicing yoga on and off for the past few years but I’ve decided to truly devote myself to the practice and lifestyle. I ran across your book selection on Pinterest and think they would be a fantastic addition to my library. As you said, the internet is a mecca for information but the texts you recommended are exactly what I was looking for! I’m originally from Virginia, outside the DC area and currently reside in Ireland to pursue my masters. Yoga is going to be my sanctuary for this upcoming year, both for the stress of school and being away from friends and family. You’re an inspiration and can’t wait to see what else you post on your blog!

    Cheers!

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Alie with one L – I love your name too! Thank you so much for the kind words, it’s truly appreciated and warms my heart. All of the books I listed are so great to reconnect with the practice of yoga, learn something you didn’t know, and simply to just read a real book again! Doesn’t it feel so good to hold a book in your hands? Anyway, stay warm in Ireland this winter and keep coming back to your yoga practice to keep you grounded and stress free! Thanks for reading xxoo

  13. Dominique says:

    Hi Allie!
    i found your site by Pinterest, i really love it. I started yoga by myself a few weeks ago but i was wandering how you started with it and how do you get into the poses.. did you learn them one at the time or did you a whole routine and just became better in it?
    I follow yoga class once a week and i want it to do more at home often… Im also thinking about a yoga teacher training.. not to become a teacher maybe but just for myself..

    keep on going!

    xo

    • The Journey Junkie says:

      Hi Dominique. So happy you found me, Pinterest is so helpful πŸ™‚
      My yoga journey started about 3 years ago. I joined a local studio for one of those $30 for 30 days deals, and totally got hooked! I primarily practice at local studios but also do a mixture of online classes & home practice. To be honest, it’s quite difficult to create your own yoga practice at first. I recommend seeking out a studio and try a few different ones until you find your home, where you feel comfortable and inspired. A great online resource is Yogaglo.com, it’s $18 a month and has an insane amount of classes with internationally known yogis & tutorials and meditation type stuff. Once you feel comfortable and know the poses, then start venturing into your personal home practice. A home practice can be whatever you want, a made up routine or just a spontaneous flow. It’s your practice πŸ™‚

      Yoga teacher training is an amazing experience whether you want to teach or not. I just highly suggest you practice for a solid year. The first year will shed light on what styles you like, what type of teacher, the setting, etc. I hope all of this helps. Let me know if you have any other questions πŸ™‚

  14. Danee Chavez says:

    Thanks girlfriend! I appreciate the info and look forward to researching places with your tips! I will definitely reach out as my trip nears for more Asia advice! Thank you <3

  15. Danee Chavez says:

    Hi there love!

    I have been out of touch since our glorious encounters in Florence but I have seen so many of your wonderful adventures via instagram. I wasn’t sure the best way to get ahold of ya but I found your link through your insta! I wanted to reach out for some possible advice, connections, tips, etc. as I am planning to leave in November to travel Southeast Asia (and more) for 4 months or longer. I am interested in doing yoga teacher training/retreats of some sort for 2 weeks-month or so while I am abroad. I will be in Thailand, India, Cambodia, Vietnam, Croatia, Indonesia, etc. My end goal is to really deepen my practice more than anything else but not to necessarily go forward with teaching. Thank you so much for any advice ya have!!

    D

    • alcourt says:

      Hi Danee.

      I’m so happy you found my site – it’s still a work in progress but hopefully can one day provide all that information you just asked me about! Your trip sounds amazing and I wish I could join along πŸ™‚ A lot of people do teacher trainings or retreats simply for the experience and like you said – to deepen the practice. And maybe you’ll change your mind and decide to teach anyway! If you check out my page on Yoga Teacher Training under the yoga section, I think you could find some good stuff on there about styles of programs but not specific programs in those countries. There are a lot of great programs in Bali, Thailand, and India but none that I could personally recommend. I would do a Google search and spend time researching the studios & teachers that come up! Let me know any other questions you have about traveling through Asia or yoga in general. I’m happy to help!

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