I know how hard it is to let yourself be seen.
Putting yourself 'out there' with new ideas, classes and offerings makes you feel vulnerable and exposed.
What will people think?
What if you fail?
What if people judge you?
When your offerings come from the heart, it feels like YOU are putting your soul on the line.
It may seem easier to try to be like everyone else, to teach like everyone else, so you can feel safe and never even show up. I know first hand, that keeping your gifts hidden from the world and doing exactly what is expected of you, will eventually lead to frustration and burnout.
Hi, I'm Ashley
I help struggling yoga instructors find their voice, build confidence, and let their true selves be seen. Not for who they think you should be, but for who they really are.
So why am I doing this?
(Honestly, it wasn't in my plan to start a mentorship program during a pandemic.)
But, I've been where you are, hustling for classes and trying to be what everyone expects you to be, and now we have studios closing, smaller class sizes and even more unknowns!
I know it can be difficult and at times you may feel like you are less than because you figure out what to do next
There are people looking for what you do, for your voice or compassionate approach. The more you embrace what makes you, you, the easier it becomes.
I'm here because I've done it. I'm here to be a helping hand and offer some step-by-step guidance
Hi, I'm Ashley and I help struggling yoga instructors find their voice, build confidence, and let their true selves be seen. Not for who you think you should be, but for who you really are.
So why am I doing this?
Honestly, it wasn't in my plan to start a mentorship program during a pandemic. But I know that the yoga business model is a fragile one, so to consider fewer students, the possibility of future closures and less income overall I wasn't surprised to hear about studios starting to close their doors. I wanted to create a way to help other instructors pivot and show up in a new way, with confidence so they can thrive.
I know how hard it is to get started and keep your momentum when the world is normal, and now there are even more challenges.
I spent several years in the early part of my career trying to be like my Ashtanga yoga counterparts, with their one-armed handstands and their legs behind their heads. My body just wouldn't do those things...or I wondered at what cost?
I ignored my natural gifts and strengths. I felt like my intuition and sensitivity were weaknesses, so I ignored any calling I had to share or show up in a different way.
It can be challenging watching you peers with their confidence and their, 'just do it attitude' seem to make it look easy
A few things you should know about me
1. I know what it feels like to be afraid to show up and be seen. Some days I feel really confident, some days I want to hide from the world.
2. My personality somewhere between 'Love and Light' and 'I'll tell you how it is'.
2. I have been may things in my life, from a corporate interior designer in Toronto, a Yoga Instructor (obv), a Holistic Nutririonist, an Organic Farmer, not to mention some random jobs in between.
3. I still struggle with self-worth and have failed more times than I can count, but I've learned to accept who I am.
4. If I could do anything in life, I would travel. When I got tired of that I would start an organic farm, brunch bistro, yoga/healing studio commune -tpe place. I'm pretty practical, but a granola hippy and idealist at heart.
5. I have had struggles with anxiety and depression thoughrout my life. I'm really good at appearing fine when I'm not. I'm learning to express what I feel and also set boundaries.
6. I identify as an empath and HSP (highly sensitive person). I know what its like to feel everything and sometimes nothing at all.
4. I love coffee