Hello and thank you for taking the time to learn more about me!
My name is Ashleigh and I love learning, exploring and digging deep into many topics. I am a multi passionate person with many hobbies and interests. This is something I hope to pass down to my daughter, how to love life and enjoy all that is has to offer. In my experience, life is not linear and moves and changes as quickly as the flow of the river downstream. Yoga has helped me learn to navigate the ebs and flows of my life’s river.
In my early twenties, a roller derby injury during practice left me very hurt and very angry. After months of no relief, chronic pain set in and I found myself confused, frustrated and outraged with my new physical body, feeling overwhelmed with the current of my life’s flow. I knew there had to be an easier way, a path of least resistance.
My new mission in life was to find peace, to heal my spirit and be happy. I have been consciously cultivating a life of love since and found yoga could heal not only my body but also my heart. When I do feel pain or stress, living my yoga provides me an opportunity to not suffer, but to learn, grow and discover ways of moving forward with new perspective and insights.
I have been practicing yoga since 2010 and in 2015 completed my 200 hr Integral Awakening Yoga Teacher & Advanced Studies Certification (RYT200) from Seaside Yoga Sanctuary, which has been voted best yoga studio in Monterey California for 7 years in a row, with Laura McKinnon and Mahindra Briksha. I enjoy blending hatha, yin and restorative yoga postures for a full mind-body-spirit connection. My classes build upon the core belief that foundation come first, then strength, endurance and lastly flexibility. I emphasize alignment and breath awareness while inviting time to dig deep and connect within. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling restored, balanced and connected to your center. My classes are open to all levels and all body types.
I took an interest in prenatal yoga during my teacher training when I discovered I was pregnant! Since then, I has studied prenatal and postnatal yoga at the Mt Madonna Center and prenatal Kriya yoga. I’ve trained as a pregnancy health coach, birth/postpartum doula and placenta encapsulation specialist to empower, educate and support moms at any stage of motherhood. My classes are powerful, balancing and playful while creating a supportive environment that allows for a deeper understanding of the magical relationship between mother and baby. I utilize guided mediation, healing sound, light touch, gentle asana, and aromatherapy to bring awareness to the breath and womb space.
I am also a crystal healer with the Love and Light School of Crystal Therapy and often bring crystals or my own magical blend of crystal essence sprays to class. I started North County Women’s Circle in North County San Luis Obispo in October 2016. Our sisterhood meets once a month to dive deep into the divine wild wombyn inside us all.
I graduated Cum Laude with my Bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University Monterey Bay in 2011 and quickly continued on to become certified as a Holistic Health Coach (CHC) from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a Gluten Free Practitioner.
I live on the beautiful Central Coast of California with my fiancé, daughter and posy of fur babies. I am the owner and designer of Rae Rose Jewelry and Design and can be found at local events and festivals showcasing my handcrafted jewelry, crystal and other healing items. I enjoy hula hooping, being outside, the river, spending time with my family and sisterhood, and creating things.
Check out my current teaching schedule for classes and workshops and I’ll see you on the mat!