Ashley Sharp, E-RYT began teaching yoga at the turn of the century. She is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She grew up dancing, and brings to her classes a lifetime of body-knowledge and wisdom. She has studied yoga asana and philosophy in the United States and in India with Swami Dayananda, Erich Schiffmann, Patricia Sullivan and Sat Santokh Sing. She has trained in yoga asana, yoga therapy and yoga nidra (a reclining meditation practice). She completed the "Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training," an 18 month program integrating Buddhism and yoga asana. Ashley's ongoing practice of Vipassana meditation leads naturally to her unique weaving of mindfulness themes into each yoga class, simultaneously deepening her students' physical and spiritual practice.
Ashley teaches meditation and wisdom around the Bay Area including at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She founded Insight Richmond, a community based meditation group. In addition to completing the "Dedicated Practioner Program," and the "Community Dharma Leader" training, she has sat in silent meditation for just about a full year.
She teaches retreats internationally and leads yoga teacher trainings in the Bay Area.