Alison Waldman

Alison Waldman will share her experiences re-imagining hospitals as places of community building, creativity, and care through movement.

Alison Waldman is a movement artist and wellness educator in healthcare spaces. She works with staff, patients, and caregivers to incorporate movement practices into their diagnoses and to enhance community building and compassionate relationships between providers and patients. Alison is a Resident Artist at the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. where she leads onsite dance encounters, adaptive yoga and mindfulness sessions, and the award-winning Movement for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) dance class in collaboration with the Department of Neurology. As the Founder and Lead Facilitator of Available Wellness she serves as an advisor to providers and telehealth developers on designing the future of patient and staff care in their clinics. Her engagements also extend to faith communities and corporate offices where she and her team bust myths of the wellness industry and promote organizational cultures of dance breaks, mindful communication, embodied study, and body positivity. Learn more at and join her community on Instagram at @alisoninmotion.