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Ashley Hardee

Hometown: Norfolk, VA

Trainings: Teacher Assistant Training (Yoga One), Art of Assisting, Advanced Art of Assisting, Foundations in Action, Level One and Level Two teacher trainings (Baptiste), Certified Baptiste 200 hour Teacher, Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training (Amani Murray)

When I'm not at the studio, you can find me: managing Human Resources employee life events at work, navigating new motherhood, relaxing at the beach with my family and traveling the world.

My journey with Yoga One and Baptiste Yoga

My journey with Yoga One and Baptiste Yoga began one Sunday at a Yoga One Karma class in the Fall of 2010. I was looking for a workout that would help me to de-stress during a period of intense overseas travel with my job. After the class ended, I was blown away by the feeling of lightness and peace I had, and quite frankly that I'd survived the class. I didn't have a clue what I was doing or how to do many of the poses, but I loved it, so I just kept coming back for more. As much as I loved the classes and the teachers at Yoga One, what really drew me in was the sense of community that I found there. The way everyone said hello, smiled, asked how I was doing and actually wanted to hear the answer. I wanted to be closer to this community and quickly found myself in the 40 Days program, becoming a teacher assistant and eventually a teacher in 2014.

Through my practice, assisting and teaching I learn something new about myself every day and always feel less stressed than when I walked in the door. I also continue to find peace from yoga as well as increased strength and flexibility. Most recently I have enjoyed prenatal and deep stretch yoga throughout pregnancy and beyond. Whatever season of life and however my practice looks, I can't stop coming back to Yoga One to meet my needs!

I am empathy, leadership and love.

Personal motto/ words I live by: Prior preparation prevents poor performance

Favorite treat: Pizza

Favorite destination: Any Caribbean beach!

“There is no greater honor and no greater responsibility than to be there on the worst day of someone’s life.” - Unknown