Ashley’s Californian-style Vinyasa classes are playful, fun and build stamina. ‘Vinyasa’ means ‘placing with awareness’. In these open level classes you will synchronise breath and movement as you flow through the postures and transitions. Ashley’s class will challenge you in their dynamic nature but also encourage you to smile as you move.

Focusing the mind, building strength, flexibility to leave you feeling energised and inspired. The classes are set to modern music you can groove to, lifting the spirit to enjoy each moment. Ashley calls her classes a ‘gateway’ to Yoga – teaching without using unfamiliar Sanskrit names for those less accustomed to the traditional aspects of the practice.

Join Ashley if you’re looking to challenge yourself, to pick up your energy and find positivity. Ashley’s intention is to inspire people to dig deep and engage the warrior that resides within. This is not your average Yoga Class!

My Yoga Journey

I was about to turn 30, I was working in marketing in Los Angeles, and I was miserable. I remember during this time tearful calling my mother and telling her that all I wanted to do was become a yoga instructor. She told me to follow my heart. So I did.

There was a yoga and indoor cycling studio two doors down from my home in Venice Beach. They were hiring for the front desk, and one of the perks of working at the front desk was getting to take teacher training. 🙋‍♀️ So naturally, applied and began working part-time at the studio while still working my day job.

After about six months I was invited to take the teacher training. Now, in order to teach at this studio, I had to become an indoor cycling instructor as well. At the time I wasn’t too excited about that as I didn’t like spin! After successfully completing my training and falling in love with spin, I was invited to teach both spin and yoga classes at some modest time slots.

What happened in the months to follow was pure magic. You know when you just know you are doing the right thing? That is what teaching was for me. I found my flow and it felt so good.

In less than a year I went from being a green instructor to having some of the most popular classes at the studio. The fire had been lit. I loved watching people grow in their practice and facilitate them in that growth. I loved watching as people forged friendships over the common bond of sweating in my classes.

This was about 10 years ago, a few big moves and a couple of children later. I took about two years off from teaching as we moved continents and had a second baby. But I missed teaching, so about a year ago with a little 6 month old, I decided it was time to teach again. With no studios in the area, I rented space a village hall and held the first-ever Class & Glass. Bringing people together over yoga and kombucha.

It has a wonderful success, and very fulfilling. Since then the gorgeous @avalonwellbeing and I teach there as well as at my own studio The Movement Lab.

I will always be a teacher and a student of movement.