Ashley began practicing yoga as a broken down, life long runner. Knee pain with every step slowly subsided as she was introduced to the Iyengar method of yoga. Iyengar yoga is Hatha yoga as taught by BKS Iyengar and develops strength, coordination, and flexibility of the body and mind. Practitioners learn how to use their embodiment as an anchor – a way to find peace, stability and inner strength during busy and difficult times.
Every class is different with a unique sequence based on the theme of the class and the needs of the students. Using physical alignment as a starting point, Iyengar yoga encourages the spread of intelligence throughout the body, the growth of self awareness, and using asana as a form of meditation.
Ashley has studied with Patricia Walden and Jarvis Chen since 2006, and became a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher (CIYT) and Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) in 2015. Ashley teaches weekly classes for Community Wellness at MIT Medical and MIT School of Architecture + Planning. She also offers a class on Sunday mornings at 10:30am which is open to the public.