Ashley Martin

Yoga Teacher

Why teach yoga?

I love helping people learn new things and experience growth, so what better avenue for that than yoga!

Hometown

Ochelata, OK

3 Favorite Book(s) or Movie(s)

The Ender Quartet by Orson Scott Card

Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan

The Space Trilogy by C.S. Lewis

(Yup, I’m an ultra nerd)

Favorite Yoga Pose - Why?

I always come back to triangle pose, where I get the beautiful sensation of body stretching  and joint stacking that I don’t get anywhere else.

When I am not teaching or practicing yoga:

I am trying new craft beer or whiskey, petting my cats (Laverne and Shirley, they’re the best), spending time with people I love, reading books, binge watching TV shows and talking to strangers.

When I was little, I dreamed of:

Being a Janet Jackson backup dancer.

Now I dream of:

Finding ways to love people really well.

What else I want you to know about me:

Yoga has changed me in a multitude of ways, but the simplest and most profound change has been the acknowledgement of breath. Taking a moment in everyday life to disconnect from what’s going on in your mind and around you to focus on your next inhale and exhale; this is an incredibly powerful tool for generating calm and focus, one I probably wouldn’t have found without yoga.

Yoga Certifications/Other Credentials

200 RYT Power Yoga Teacher Certification- 405 Yoga, OKC

50 Hour Rocket Power Yoga Certification- 405 Yoga, DC

60 Hour Power Up Advanced Certification- New Angle Yoga, OKC

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