Ashley Ludman is an international Yoga teacher educator and therapist. Graduating magna cum laude in 1995 with a degree in occupational therapy, she began her profession life working in all areas of traditional rehabilitation. By 1999, Ashley was immersed in a yoga practice that helped her to understand the healing power of working preventatively with her students and clients. In 2001, she made the jump from the world of medicine to the practice of alternative healing, and opened Seaside Yoga in 2002. This studio housed a thriving community, where Ashley developed her unique teaching approach and supported a larger community of teachers, students and support staff for 8 years. In that time, she facilitated Yoga Teacher Training programs regionally and nationally, mentored many new teachers, and sustained a full private practice of Yoga therapy, while returning to graduate school in clinical counseling. A leader in her local community, she offered service through her yoga practice to underserved populations, teaching weekly to children, teens and their grandparents in the Grandparents Support Network.
After 8 years of successful business and growth, Ashley closed the studio, sold her house and began living in Central America, splitting time between the Pacific coast and the cloud forest of Costa Rica and the Mayan Highlands of Guatemala, where she offers 21 day Yoga Teacher Training immersions.
Ashley has been guided by many teachers, healers and shamans on her personal journey to healing and transformation. Known for her witty and down-to-earth storytelling practices, she is completing her memoir chronicling a journey of physical and spiritual transformation in the upcoming book, F*** You, Namaste. She is a contributing author to the newly released book, The Vital Psoas Muscle: Connecting Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Well-Being.
Every practice Ashley guides is a journey. She blends her deep wisdom of anatomy, alignment and energetics with a love of storytelling as a window into the body’s potential for transformation. Her students call her grounded and accessible. Ashley has an ability to bring her experience of life, yoga and healing practice to her teaching in a way that inspires her students to see new possibilities within themselves. You will emerge from your time with her accessing many tools and new potential in your own body and life. She sees the body as a reflection of life’s gifts, challenges and choices. Her intention as a teacher is to tell her own story, share her experience and listen deeply as others do the same, realizing that we are all taking our unique journey to greater understanding while creating action towards the next best step.
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