Alana Burton


Alana has experienced debilitating pain firsthand. Through the practice of SomaYoga Therapy (a blending of Therapeutic Yoga, Hanna Somatics and Classic Asana) tools were provided to her to reduce and resolve the pain in her own body. She became a Yoga Therapist because she wanted to share this powerful practice with others empowering them to relieve themselves of pain.

Alana is on a continual journey to increase and share the knowledge gained through her Clinical Somatic and Yoga Therapy training. She feels so grateful to provide the tools through this practice to individuals who experience health issues so that they may also lead their lives with the freedom of movement they envision for themselves… fulfilling lives where they can enjoy all that they want to do. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to say “I can and I will and I did!!”

Alana feels so blessed to absolutely love what she does for her occupation. It is incredibly gratifying to see people move in less tension and pain.   

Yoga Style

Hatha, Restorative Yoga

Theraputic Focus

Yoga for Back Pain, Yoga for Chronic Pain, Yoga for Lower Back Pain, Yoga for Sports Injuries, Yoga iRest, Yoga Therapy


Essential Somatics - Clinical Somatic Practitioner - November 2018 - Present

Somatic Systems Institute – Clinical Somatic Educator in Training – May/June 2018

Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – Mentor, 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification – May 2016-2018

Healing Trauma Through Yoga – July 2016

SomaYoga Therapy Intensive – Teacher, March 2016

Yoga North International SomaYoga Institute – 1000 hour Yoga Therapy Certification – February 2016

Essential Somatics - Somatic Exercise Coach Level 1 – April 2015

Critical Alignment Therapy Teacher Training with Gert van Leeuwan - Levels 1 & 2 – May 2014

Functional Synergy – 400 hour Yoga Therapy Certification – December 2011

Yoga for Cancer Survivors Teacher Training – April 2010

Gaiatri Yoga – 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Certification – January 2010

Calgary, AB