About

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Hi. My name is Alison Chino.

I am a writer and a yoga instructor.

On this blog I tell stories and share photos of places I wander.

I even wrote a little book. It’s called Letters from Alison.

I’ve also done a good bit of travel writing.

But my day job is copywriting. I write, edit and proofread blog posts, sales pages, eCourses, and eBooks.

I’ve been writing internet copy for over ten years.

 If you need a copywriter or editor, head over here for more details.

I would love to help you tell your story!

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I’ve been a yogi for many years, but have only recently started teaching yoga.

I’m doing some pop up yoga classes and recently led my first restorative yoga retreat.

I’m excited about combining my two passions of being outdoors and practicing yoga in order to create transformative experiences.

If you want to be on my yoga email list, you can sign up for that right here.

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Want to know little more about me?

I’m a preacher’s daughter, which might explain why I hold sacred the ritual of going to church every Sunday. I usually cry at some point in the service, because after over forty-five years, I still find the concept of grace to be amazing.

I spend a lot of time on my yoga mat, but Jesus will always be my guru.

I’m a 4 on the Enneagram. So I have all the feelings.

I want to live in a world where the refugee is always welcome, black and brown folks walk the streets of America without fear, and children play outside until the sun goes down.

I spend as much time outside as possible, praying, walking and just being.

Sometimes one of my kids asks me for a recipe, so I keep posting them even though there are plenty of other fancy places on the internet to find recipes. Also I record family recipes because I believe that sitting around the table with people who look and sound different from you is the best way I know to make the world a better place. It doesn’t matter if you serve chicken pot pie or simple black-eyed peas, rice and cornbread. Breaking bread with others lets in the light.

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In 2013, my husband and I packed up our four kids and moved to Scotland.

(Here’s the story about how we ended up there.)

Then we moved to Germany.

Chino Family

We’ve also lived in Chicago and Seattle, but a sleepy community across the Arkansas River from Little Rock will always be home to me.

Now I’m back in Central Arkansas for a season, I spend my days writing, feeding my people, teaching yoga, going to church and trying to carefully measure how often I point out the differences between the US and Europe.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wanna be internet friends? You can subscribe to my blog right here

XO

Alison