Alison Jose :

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

From left: old me to new me.
Alison is a Nutrition & Wellness Coach plus Meditation Teacher. She is currently doing an Bachelor of Nutritional Medicine at the Australian College of Natural Therapies and recently completed a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition at the T Colin Campbell Center, Cornell University, New York.

In 2013 she completed a Cert III in Nutrition & Dietetic Assistance and the year prior completed a Cert IV in Lifestyle and Health and has worked as a Recreation Activities Officer in Aged Care and high needs disability care.

Alison formerly worked as a Meeting Leader for Weight Watchersfollowing a 17kg weight loss in 2013 (not through WW but through having an Ayurveda Panchakarma treatment to detox and then good nutrition and exercise).

She has practiced meditation for 13 years and taught for 3 years after receiving an IVHHD Certificate as a Meditation Teacher and is an Accredited Member of the International Meditation Teachers Associationand Associate of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists.

She is also a Holistic Counsellor, plus a qualified Chair Yoga Instructor. Alison formerly held Meditation for Busy Minds classes on the Central Coast, and testimonials have shown that these non-religious forms of meditation help to produce positive changes in the wellbeing of people who come to her class.

In 2011 Alison launched her own CD Meditation for Busy Minds which is now also available on iTunes.

Formerly a Public Relations and Marketing Consultant for 20 years plus a Fine Art Curator and Gallery owner in Sydney and New York, Alison has focussed on health sector work since in 2009.

One of the reasons why Alison is interested in teaching people, is that she grew up observing and being around her older sister, whose lives with mental and physical disabilities.

Her sister is an inspiration to many as a Silver and Bronze medalist winner at the World Blind Ten Pin Bowling Championships. She regularly travels the world to compete and is representing Australia in the 2015 World Blind Championships in South Korea.

Through this, Alison has been part of an incredibly wonderful sporting activity that embraces people with different abilities allowing everyone to compete equally and to enjoy all aspects of the sport, plus benefit from the community and friendship building.