Alicia is co-founder of Boston Ashtanga Shala and was first introduced to the practice during her last few months of college. After graduation she moved to the North End of Boston for her Dietetic internship at MGH. She has been devoted to teaching Ashtanga in Boston since 2004 and co-founded North End Yoga in 2007. She had the privilege of meeting Guruji in '02, '03 and '05 in NYC, and travels to Mysore, India to study with her teacher R. Sharath Jois. Alicia is Authorized (Level 2) by her teacher Sharath Jois to teach Primary and Intermediate Series of Ashtanga.
Alessandra, a native Italian, moved to the United States with her family as a teenager. Shortly after graduating from college she found her way to the North End and has been a resident of this neighborhood since 2004. While pursuing a career in Immigration Law, she had her first experience with yoga in April 2005. It was a guided Primary Series class taught by Alicia Orr; she knew ever since that day that she wanted to explore the magic behind this experience and continued to practice with Alicia as her teacher. She has been fortunate enough over the years to travel throughout the US and study with many senior teachers and in 2007 co-founded North End Yoga. In the fall of 2011 she made her first trip to Mysore, India to study with R. Sharath Jois.