Ali Fassbender

Ali Fassbender grew up in Saskatchewan and has lived on the West Coast for over 25 years.


She has spent her early work life supporting people through dental transitions and, during that time, became a Counsellor and Yoga Therapist (YTI, 2019) focusing on grief and loss. Somatic Experiencing has created the conditions for personal healing and growth that compelled her to become a somatic practitioner.


For the last 8 years, she has supported folks in the areas of addiction, grief, trauma, and bereavement. Ali volunteers at her local Hospice, the book club at FVI Women’s Prison, and a crisis line. 


Ali finds joy in spending time with her family and grandson, appreciating and connecting in nature and taking time to notice even the smallest of creatures.


As a specialist faculty member for YTI, she teaches about Somatic Experiencing and Grief.