My name is Ashley and I love sharing my passion for yoga and life with others. When I first started practicing yoga I had many challenges with my mind, body, and I even felt like I didn’t breathe the same way the class did or was instructed to.
On the inside I was timid, shy, insecure, and even held back when the teacher said “make a loud exhale” (I didn’t want anyone to hear me, to judge me) – basically, I felt like a fish out of water! I thought this could not be for me, I am too inflexible, too heavy, too busy, too in my head and if I’m going to “work out” I’ll go for a run or cardio at the gym. But after 2 weeks of attending classes, I found more peace, more calmness, more strength, I was no longer “angry” when stuck in bumper- to bumper traffic, I had more understanding and patience with those around me and most importantly myself.
I found that every time I created the body- mind- breathe connection I would travel deeper inside myself, healing old wounds, and seeing life more clearly and optimistically. It became a physical work out and a mental, spiritual, & emotional work-in. Soon, I began to drop the expectations that others and society had placed on me, I cared less and less of how others saw me, and aligned with my head heart and gut. Soon after TT, I quit my corporate job and pursued my passion for yoga and connecting with like minded people. It is so fulfilling and meaningful to hear my students share how much my classes have healed, inspired, and transformed their lives in ways they never imagined.
Now, Yoga has been a part of my life for over 15 years and my practice has helped me grow stronger, more flexible, and fearless on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to live life mindfully and to the fullest.
Over the last few years, I have been so blessed with the opportunity to teach over 1,500 classes at my home studio in Southern California, Newport Beach, Radiant Hot Yoga. Yoga is my passion. I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the loving wisdom my teachers have shared with me.
In my classes, I encourage growth of the physical and spiritual self in a fun, upbeat environment balanced with a deep connection to inner peace and the heart center. Calming the mind through the interconnectedness to the self, to each other, to the world, and to the universe.