Ashley’s JOGA Story
Movement has always been a huge part of my journey. As someone partial to the world of athletics, I value being coached because a coach helps you bring greater understanding and mastery to the task at hand. As a movement coach, I recognize that the mind and body interrelated. However, what I often see in those I coach — as a result of our high pace, high-stress lifestyles — is mind-body disconnect. What I love about JOGA is that it brings the athlete/mover into a greater awareness of their mind and body in space through movements that are carefully guided to keep the body safe but physically and mentally challenged. In movement it isn’t always enough to know ‘how’, but to know and feel ‘why’. JOGA answers the ‘how’ and ‘why’ through the use of fundamental concepts (like integrating breath and movement) to help us feel more connected to ourselves in motion.
I aspire to help others fine-tune their connections with their internal selves in their external movements and environments. We become better movers when our mind and our body are on the same page. For me, JOGA is the ultimate practice in bridging mind-body awareness.