Mindful Strength Training

Strenghten your Muscles, Deepen your Being

with Allyson Woodrooffe
TEPP Co-Director and CPCC

Experience the Joy of a Mindful Strength Training to Failure Workout

Mindful Strength Training to Failure (MSTF) offers a dramatic paradigm shift into how we approach fitness. Instead of dominating the body and willing it through a predetermined number of reps, a MSTF workout offers the body's intelligence an invitation to emerge and be deeply experienced. This encounter with the self can be life-changing.

  • Discover new ways of releasing your body to the breath, ways that are supportive, sustainable and that help you in your everyday life, including your workouts.
  • Discover what it is to do your workout, or anything, while staying in connection with your core – that deep well of strength and clarity within.
  • Feel connected to the world in your workout and life by expanding your awareness beyond the ‘boundary’ of yourself.

Build resilience, aliveness and connection in your everyday life.


Be supported and witnessed as you discover and develop strength within.


Experience the aliveness of your being in your workout, and in your life.

"I am struck by the gentle, loving presence I feel from Allyson during each session. This kind of holding space is exactly what my soul needs to emerge with its fullest expression in the world."

–  Sunday Muse, Canada

Not your typical workout

Drawing on the research and exercises in Philip Shepherd and Andrei Yakovenko's new book Deep Fitness, our Mindful Strength Training and Embodiment Sessions blend slow and mindful strength training with the groundbreaking embodiment practices of TEPP.

Together we’ll clarify and define your goals around strength training; we’ll explore gentle embodiment practices; and you'll discover the support of a body released to the breath and that is alive and open to the world.

In each session we'll explore breath/embodiment practices as well as strength training exercises. You’ll leave with tools to explore, principles with which to apply to a custom workout plan we created for the coming week.

The principles and practices we share can support you during both a gym workout with machines and an at-home using body-weight and resistance bands.

About Allyson

Allyson is a devoted practitioner of MSTF, a co-director and facilitator of The Embodied Present Process and a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach.

She has also completed many relevant movement trainings and workshops such as Katy Bowman’s Move Your DNA weekend workshop and a five-day movement intensive with Yoga Detour. She has great passion for supporting women in deepening not just their physical strength but their inner resources.

Book a session today!


One-on-One Mindful Strength Training

Experience the aliveness of your being in your workout, and in your life.