About The Grateful Yogi

Ashley is in deep gratitude to all of her teachers both in and out of the “classroom.” She began dancing when she was 3 years old and has been studying yoga since she was 15. Over the past decade, Ashley has studied many aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga described by Patanjali as well as other forms of eastern and western philosophies. It is Bhakti yoga, the yoga of the heart, which has spoken to her the loudest. Visiting the Santosh Puri Ashram in India was Ashley’s deepest personal experience to date. That experience created the foundation of her personal practice. “I feel being a student, and always being aware that I am indeed a student, even when I teach allows for oneness and union that embodies yoga and takes the experience way beyond a mat.” Her teaching philosophy is also based on Krishnamacharya’s fundamental principle that yoga must always be adapted to an individual’s changing needs in order to derive the maximum therapeutic benefits. She began with her first teacher training in 2003 and has never stopped studying. While Ashley’s class format is always different, you can expect that her classes will include elements of bhakti & hatha vinyasa, dance, meditation, pranayama, self-love, community-building exercises like kirtan and devotion, as well as gratitude. Her commitment, self-love and her own truth can be felt in each class she teaches. Come to Ashley’s class to let go of stress, have fun, be inspired, and dive into any fears that have prevented you from living your truth. “Love and honor this body it’s your temple, treat it the way you would treat a lover! The body, mind, heart, and soul are all ours to enjoy. Live life passionately, and CONNECT…yoga is a tool to apply to our – REAL LIFE not just something we do 90 min. on a mat in a studio. But something that just blends into our entire being and existence and just becomes part of who we are.”