ashley erwin

Ashley's New Class: Monday Night Delight


I am so excited to start teaching Form & Function on Monday nights from 6:45-7:45pm. One thing we’ll be working on is balancing the feeling of peace and delight while working our bodies in the poses.

I know my practice is going well when a gentle smile arrives on my face while holding a pose. This has not been happening while taking photos for my upcoming yoga website. In some of the pictures, my face is so tense and I kind of look miserable. I think it’s related to trying to perfect the pose for the picture. So, now in my practice I’m working on just feeling the benefits of what I am able to do at the moment and not forcing myself to perfect the pose.

The yoga sutras define asana as follows:

Whatever asana is performed, it should be done with a feeling of firmness, steadiness and endurance in the body, goodwill in the intelligence of the head, and awareness and delight in the intelligence of the heart. This is how each asana should be understood, practiced and experienced. Performance of the asana should be nourishing and illuminative.
— B.K.S. Iyengar's Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

I read this passage often and will read it to you all pretty regularly. I'm looking forward to starting this class in March! 


Meet Ashley Erwin - 200 Hour Certified Purna Yoga Teacher

Ashley Erwin began practicing yoga in 2001. She attended various studios in Atlanta and finally felt at home when she found All Life is Yoga. She has been a student of Rutu's since 2011 and completed her 200 hour training at All Life is Yoga in May of 2015. Ashley loves yoga and meditation and her enthusiasm and conviction in Purna yoga's potential to change lives shines through her teaching. Along with being a new part time yoga teacher, she is a new full time mother and part time CPA. When she's not doing yoga, Ashley enjoys reading, listening to music and taking long walks and runs with her daughter, Sally, in the stroller and her dog Toni Collette by her side.

Ashley is one of our most committed students. I especially love the bond we have with meditation. It has been instrumental for her and I've had the pleasure of watching her move through some intense life challenges using the meditation techniques as her rock, and though she make not think so, she was quite graceful through it all.

Join her on Friday mornings from 10-11am for an invigorating and inspiring practice. Her one regular student would also love you to join in!

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