Change is in the air this holiday season when you practice withÂ Ashley Turner.Â Change for our bodies, our thoughts, our daily habits and tendencies, whatever they may be.
Last night I took a 3-hour master class in Chattanooga with yoga and meditation teacher and mind-body psychotherapist Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI, which included a dharma talk about the fiveÂ kleshas, or habits that can hold us back from living our truth.
Presented byÂ North Shore Yoga, we talked about the importance of developing a plan to deal with emotions.
â€œThose places in our lives that hold us backâ€”where maybe we keep falling, or maybe we become the victim for a little bitâ€”those are the places we want to heal,” said Ashley.
Finding those places can help us take action for change.
Ashley has a private practice in Los Angeles, specializing inÂ Yoga Psychology, an innovative synthesis of psychology, spirituality, yoga and modern science.
On the day of this post, December 7th, her new DVD, Element Yoga DVDâ€™sÂ â€˜Yoga for Stress Relief and Flexibility,â€™ was released and is available for those looking to give yoga as a gift this holiday season.
Last night, we focused on our breath, we focused on our core and we explored some of those places that need healing.
Ashley is also the creator ofÂ Element Yoga DVDâ€™sÂ â€˜Power Yoga,â€™ coming in February, 2011. Â It is available for pre-order now onÂ Amazon.
Ashley holds a Masterâ€™s in Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and she serves on the faculty at Kripalu and Loyloa Marymount Universityâ€™s Yoga Philosophy Program.Â She teaches yoga and offers therapy and coaching in Los Angeles.
VisitÂ Ashleyâ€™s website for special workshop listings, events and retreats. Â Hopefully she will visit us in the southeast again soon!
VisitÂ North Shore Yoga in Chattanooga for more upcoming workshops and classes, hosted by world-class teachers.