When I met power yoga in 2011, I was instantly drawn to the way moving with breath made me feel. On my mat, everything in my head synced up. For the first time, I felt strong and capable in my own body - and that I belonged. Yoga quickly became my safe space to commune with other people who were on their own journeys into self-exploration. The people in my home studio have been present for many chapters of my life so far, and they are the reason I decided to teach.
Making the transition from student to teacher pushed me to a level of visibility that scared me at first. I realized that if I was going to hold space for others, my own practice needed to grow and personal inquiry would be the fuel for my teaching.
Exploring movement has given me an endless fascination for the human body, so much of my continuing education has been about crafting a practice that supports modern lifestyles. My goal is to teach classes that empower students to be curious, meet their edges and explore what lies past them - whether it’s in different vinyasa flows or a meditative yin-based setting.
When I’m not immersed in yoga, you can find me studying, cultivating and crafting herbal preparations, cooking, and writing.
Ashlie is 200-hour certified through Community Soul Yoga Studio and has attended training through Yoga Tune Up and Soleil Lune Yoga. She is dedicated to self-study and researches anatomy and physiology, energetics of movement and yoga lifestyle applications.