Alison Potts

Principal Teacher and Founder, Innate Meditation

Alison Potts is a meditation teacher, teacher trainer, mentor, teacher and writer who has dedicated the last decade to developing and sharing practices for greater self-connection, self-worth and thriving.

Alison is a regular presenter of workshops and courses in Brisbane and runs wellness retreats in Australia and internationally. Her library of audio guided meditations – available on her website, via SoundCloud and through the meditation ap Insight Timer – has over 200,000 listens, supporting users in self-care and inner thriving, including increasing vitality, managing anxiety and enhancing sleep.

Alison writes extensively on self-care and wellbeing. Her articles have appeared in numerous publications including BBC Online, Australian Yoga Journal, Elephant Journal and The Mighty. She is a member of the writers’ collective at Shut Up Yoga and is a regular contributor of blogs and guided meditations to the global organization Overcoming Multiple Sclerosis. She has appeared on several podcasts.

Alison was the first meditation teacher in Australia to be certified in Instinctive Meditation by Dr Lorin Roche, the key developer of instinctive meditation in the western world. This training built on her university studies in comparative religion which focused on ancient spirituality and the idea of an intuitive impulse in humans for perceiving and connecting to the bigger energies of life’s mystery. Her honours degree dissertation was on the sacred in everyday life.

She has strong interest in mental health and how this is supported via neuro-plasticity, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic healing, trauma-sensitive approaches and Emotional Freedom Technique.

Alison’s work is also influenced by own healing journey with Multiple Sclerosis. She is passionate about developing and sharing inner practices to optimize emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing. She offers personal mentoring from her workspace the Innate Being Meditation Lounge and internationally by Skype, facilitating her clients to reconnect to the currents of guidance, inspiration, wisdom and intuition which live inside them and to cultivate the art of being themselves.

Above all, Alison teaches from the heart of her own experience, the wisdom of her brilliant students and a passion for individuality and individual embodiment. Her work facilitates people of all kinds to renew their love of life, thrive in their individuality and reclaim their innate sense of freedom, spontaneity and joy.

Experience and qualifications

  • Meditation coach and presenter of meditation workshops and courses

  • Runs wellness retreats in Australia and internationally

  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Yoga Alliance 200 hours)

  • Certified Meditation Teacher following over 300 hours private mentoring under

    Lorin Roche, PhD (Yoga Alliance 200 hours)

  • Graduate of Camille Maurine’s “Meditation Secrets for Women” training

  • Faculty member (meditation component) of the “Live Your Bliss” 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • Faculty member of the international Radiance Sutras Teacher Training

  • Registered Senior Teacher with Meditation Australia

  • Holds a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion and a Post Graduate

  • Certificate in Anthropology and Social Sciences