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Ashley Rideaux is a Los Angeles based, 500 E-RYT YogaWorks Certified Teacher Trainer. In addition to the strong following she has built in LA, she also leads trainings, workshops, and retreats all over the world.
She was first introduced to yoga while studying acting at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. It was during these 4 years of movement classes and breathing exercises that she found herself drawn to the practice. After graduating she worked as an actress, performing in regional theaters throughout the country. Somehow, everywhere she worked she was housed with a yoga instructor, or near a yoga studio. Basically, yoga was stalking her for years ;-).
After settling in LA, she began practicing at YogaWorks, and was fortunate to receive a scholarship to take a 200hr teacher training with Jeanne Heileman and Carmen Fitzgibbon. Ashley taught her first class a week after finishing her first training, and hasn't stopped since! She went on to apprentice Jeanne Heileman for 6 months as part of the YogaWorks 300hr Professional Program, and after assisting several trainings, she now leads 200-Hr Teacher Trainings for YogaWorks, and is a mentor in the 500-Hr Professional Program.
Ashley's classes are challenging and playful, ranging from therapeutic work to advanced vinyasa flow. She has experience working with seniors with neurological disorders, clients with eating disorders, and has also been the featured yoga instructor for NBA player, Jordan Farmar's, Hoop Farm basketball camp for the past 4 years. She is an brand ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and has been featured in yoga ad campaigns in Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, and Om Yoga Magazine. All of her classes are a balance of the physical and the philosophical, inviting the body and mind to unfold through her detail to alignment, breath, and meditation.
"Yoga with Ashley is transformational. Her energy creates a safe and loving environment for my yoga practice to unfold naturally, allowing me to be comfortable where I am. And where I'm not. There are many yoga instructors, but there's something extra special about Ashley. She has really done her work-and it illuminates."
"Ashley's inspired yoga instruction has led me on a transformative journey both on and off the mat. Her verbal cues are impeccable, her knowledge unparalleled, and her sense of humor...just makes the work feel like fun."
"Ashley is one of the most patient, kind, and inspirational teachers I have ever had. As soon as I am around her, I begin to slow down and just breathe. I have a special bond to her as she is my mentor teacher. I am forever grateful for her encouragement, advice, teachings', and of course love. She always makes time for questions and is a very good listener. I am honored to be able to share my yoga journey with her and I highly recommend her classes and/or teacher trainings."
"Having Ashley as my yoga mentor has been such as blessing in my life. Her inspirational classes are the perfect blend of asana sequencing and spiritual insights. Ashley's sweet spirit yet firm encouragement challenge my practice in yoga AND life to keep going deeper to reside in my true self."