As a dance artist, Ashlee’s love of yoga emerges from a fascination with embodied knowledge and expression, and an appreciation for hatha yoga’s use of embodied intelligence as a tool to cultivate spiritual awakening. From this premise, Ashlee practices and teaches yoga as a methodology to clarify one’s inner atlas, experience divine self-awareness, develop fullness of presence and connect deeply with our living community. Via studies in challenge, pleasure, focus, surrender and vulnerability, Ashlee’s yoga classes seek to hold space for fellow yogis to research their inner and outer universe and discover inner and outer truths.
Ashlee first began practicing yoga via the lens of Iyengar at Triad Yoga in Greensboro, NC. Since then, Ashlee has encountered a variety of styles that influence her personal practice and teaching philosophy including Vinyasa Flow, Power and Ashtanga Yoga; Sivananda Yoga Vedanta which she studied at Dhanvantari Ashram in Kerala, India; and Kundalini Yoga. Ashlee’s practice and teaching also draw inspiration and knowledge from Ayurveda and Kalaripayattu, sister sciences to yoga that Ashlee has researched under the guidance of Dr. Lal Krishnan, M. Radhika Gurukkal, and other teachers at Hindustan Kalari Sangam in Kerala, India. Ashlee has had the honor to teach yoga courses in higher education at Wake Forest University, Salem College, Elon University and Winthrop Universtiy; in various studios including Village Yoga in NC and YogaWorks; at the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina and in private settings. Ashlee looks forward to practicing yoga with you!