"The joy of freedom in the body brings peace to the mind." ~ Ashleigh
Growing up with a yoga teacher as her mother, Ashleigh began her exploration of yoga at an early age, dedicated to the pursuit of healing a lifelong spine condition. Now, living a pain free and spiritually empowered life, Ashleigh is dedicated to sharing the healing power of yoga with the world.
Co-founder of The Ālaya Yoga School, Director of Yoga and Movement for The Envision Festival in Costa Rica, Ashleigh also spent five years as the Global Yoga Trainer for Adidas, was the former Head of Yoga Content for Gaia.com, and was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world. Ashleigh’s yoga videos are featured on Gaia.com, Grokker and ShriTV. A regular presenter at the Wanderlust Festival, Ashleigh’s work can also be seen on Mind Body Green, YOGANONYMOUS, Latin Women’s Health and German Yoga Journal.
Ashleigh is an exquisite embodiment of rare beauty and pure fire. Her beauty emanates from within and enhances everything that falls in her presence. Her fire is one of passion, clarity, discernment and love. Her honesty will undo you, her authenticity will liberate you, her light will guide you, and the brilliance of her presence will inspire you. To know her is pure magic. To walk with her is true grace. To be in her company is to experience the truth of love.
I feel infinitely blessed in this life to call Ashleigh my soul sister, trusted confidant, co-teacher and
spiritual ally. If you get the chance to be in her light, I promise, your life will be forever changed.
- MEG MCCRAKEN
Ashleigh’s life is a true embodiment of the teachings of yoga. Her life, presence and vibrant way of being in this world are shining examples of her dedicated practice. Steeped in a breadth of knowledge and depth of experience, she has the unique gift of being able to guide her students in a clear, effective and inspiring way. Grounded in a solid foundation of the ancient teachings, Ashleigh continues to be on the leading edge of yoga's evolution. Her revolutionary approach to the practices breathes new life into the tradition, helping her students thrive in today’s ever-changing world.
Ashleigh’s first teachers include Bryan Kest and Baron Baptiste. She received her first 200-HR teaching certification at the Himalayan Institute, strongly influenced by Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga, something she continues to study. Today, Ashleigh brings thousands of hours of experience to her teaching, including the knowledge of therapeutic asana gained from traveling with and assisting John Friend, the founder of Anusara Yoga. Ashleigh’s present passion is the deep exploration of the mystical and energetic side of yoga practices. For this her primary teacher and long time inspiration is the great Sally Kempton.
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