Ashley Sharp, E-RYT, is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She has been teaching yoga and meditation for 20 years while continuing to study with various teachers such as Swami Dayananda, Erich Schiffmann, Patricia Sullivan and Sat Santokh Sing in the United States and in India. Also trained in yoga therapy and yoga nidra (a reclining meditation practice), her classes and trainings integrate many yogic techniques and modalities.
Ashley's ongoing practice of Vipassana meditation leads naturally to her unique weaving of mindfulness and dharma (wisdom) themes into each yoga class, simultaneously deepening her students' physical and spiritual practice. In addition to completing the "Dedicated Practioner Program," and the "Community Dharma Leader" trainings (both are 2 year invitational trainings through Spirit Rock Meditation Center), she has sat in silent meditation for a total of a full year.
Ashley teaches yoga, meditation and wisdom around the Bay Area including at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She founded Insight Richmond, a community based meditation group. She teaches retreats internationally and leads yoga teacher trainings in the Bay Area.