'Yoga will always be transformational, even when it stops being cool'
- Victoria Moran
A yogi with the soul of a poet, Ash believes that yoga is the steady fire that fuels the body and inspires the mind. In yoga Ash has found a tool for liberation, a means to heal and to awaken our deeper authentic selves.
After spending a number of years as a secondary school teacher, Ash turned to yoga as a full time path, one that she has now been following for more than a decade. She has taught and travelled internationally, including five years teaching in Malaysia, China and Thailand and on the Freedom through Movement project in Palestine.
Believing fully that presence is nurtured beyond the mat, Ash embraces influences from many movement patterns in her yoga teaching: rock climbing, running and freediving are woven into dynamic vinyasa, steady bodywork and peaceful breath-centric restorative practices. Inspiration for her classes is rooted in the Earth’s elements and in the bodies and stories of the students that she welcomes.
Ash lives a full life, teaching in Bristol and also working with future teachers on the celebrated Yoga Like Water training courses in Devon and London.
As one half of the duo HandstandYogi, Ash is currently completing her first book The Handstanding Yogi which will be published later this year. She is also largely credited with bringing Acroyoga to Bristol via Flying Monkey Yoga and is a current yoga ambassador for Soul Circus. You’ll find her teaching in various studios (and parks!) in Bristol and at the Om Yoga Show in London in October.
This is a time of wild transition and she looks forward to starting new chapters with you.
“Yoga for me is a chance to remember what I have forgotten; to allow myself to feel.”
Hatha & Ashtanga Yoga Training | Indian Association of Yoga & Meditation | Rishikesh, India
Thai Yoga Massage | Sunshine School of Thai Massage | Lahu, Thailand
Osteo Thai | David Lutt | Bristol, UK
Dynamic Thai | Krishnatakis | London, UK
Vinyasa Yoga Training | Les Leventhal | Bali, Indonesia
AcroYoga Immersions | Acroyoga.org | London & NYC
Advanced Forrest Yoga Training | Ana Forrest | Peterborough, UK
Restorative & Yoga Therapy | Melissa Smith | Koh Samui, Thailand
Rocket Yoga Training | The Yoga People | Glastonbury, UK
Forrest Yoga CET | Sandra Robinson & Jambo Truong | UK
In honour of my teachers Sarah Perry, Bex Tyrer, Denise Payne & Made Murni who have guided me as mentors on my journey.