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Ashley


I love this quote, “Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self”. Yoga came into my life first through a DVD home practice because I was too nervous to step foot into a studio; that lasted 5 years. Then, I branched out and did two private sessions in a studio where I loved the ambiance but was still too fearful to stick it out. It wasn’t until a new friend told me how amazing yoga is, she even told me where to go, who to see, and that I would be welcomed with open arms, no judging. I was, and then I was hooked. I loved everything yoga offered: connection, nurturing and cleansing of mind, body, and spirit. After becoming a mother to my first born, I felt myself wanting something different than corporate America and the home business I was working – it was my husband that told me I should be pursuing something within the yoga world. And that’s all it took.

I signed up for my first 200 hour YTT and attended training while I was pregnant with our second baby girl; I did this training at my very first yoga home. Immediately after training ended, I had my second baby. Then just 5 short months after that, my mother unexpectedly passed away. I hit my emotional rock bottom, my heart was shattered. I went through a period of months that are a blur where was so sad and depressed that I didn’t take care of myself other than still dedicating myself to my yoga practice. We joined a new studio. And it was there life unveiled my next 200 hour YTT home. Not only was my heart ready for healing but I was ready for growth and transformation. It was through my mothers passing that I found myself start to transform. Dots connecting through grief and growth, led me to my second YTT where I left with so many things but the most important is the courage to open my heart to teaching. Spreading love, light, healing, and good vibes. I’m grateful to be a yoga teacher and excited to share our yoga journey’s. Namaste