Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley Turner, M.A., MFTI (#62103) is a yoga/meditation teacher, registered Marriage + Family Therapist Intern, writer, speaker and Initiated Priestess.
She has graced such lists as:
- MindBodyGreen – 100 Women to Watch in Wellness
- DETAILS magazine – Top 6 Personal Trainers in 2014
- Dr. Oz’s Share Care.com – #2 Online Influencer for Stress Relief
- Wall Street’s M+A Associates – 40 Under 40 (Health/Wellness industry)
- Yoga Journal – Who’s Who in Power Yoga
Ashley is the creator of:
- 10 best-selling yoga dvd’s
- Meditation 101 – An Online Conference (over 25,000 participants in 2014). 30+ interviews with leaders in neuroscience, meditation, psychotherapy + mindfulness
- Co-author of Aroma Yoga: Using Essential Oils in Yoga + Life
- Women Ignite Online Conference
- Co-Founder of Urban Priestess
- How to Meditate Online Course
Deep, witty, and laser focused, she draws on the source texts of yoga while incorporating the best of neurobiology, Jungian Psychology, ayurveda, tantra, shamanism and priestess work – vigorously challenging students and clients from the inside out. She is known for her ability to translate complex themes into practical, real-life tools accessible to all.
As the Artist-in-Residence at Montage Laguna Beach, Ashley launched Montage’s signature monthly yoga–mind–body workshops.
Ashley is a sought after presenter at international events and conferences and contributor to top tier media publications including Self, Shape, Mantra, Origin, Women’s Health, Yoga Journal and Natural Health.
She focuses on a dynamic vinyasa style of yoga infused with nuggets of wisdom from the roots of Yoga Psychology and philosophy, deep self-inquiry, devotion and humor.
While completing a Masters in Counseling Psychology with a concentration in Depth (Jungian) Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Ashley wrote her Master’s thesis on the integration of yoga and psychology.
Ashley completed a 13-month Priestess Training with Ariel Spilsbury to become an Ordained Priestess and continues to emphasize reclaiming and empowering the feminine (in women and men). She co-founded the Urban Priestess yearlong apprenticeship and certification program with Sianna Sherman and leads an annual Avalon Priestess Pilgrimage to Glastonbury and the Chalice Well.
She is passionate about leading events to power points around the globe as a gateway to awaken consciousness through community, adventure and the power of pilgrimage – rooted in her studies and undergraduate degree in International Relations from University of Southern California.
Her original and most profound yoga teacher is Ram Dass and she began her formal training in classical Ashtanga Yoga with his Hatha Yoga teacher, Baba Hari Das at the Mt. Madonna Yoga Center near Watsonville, CA. Subsequently, she studied extensively with Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga, Mark Whitwell, Seane Corn, Mona Miller, Dr. Ron Alexander, Govindas and Krishna Das – but recognizes the ultimate teacher is life itself.
Ashley consults Hollywood creatives, distinguished CEO’s, couples, adolescents and individuals. With a diverse palate and ability to speak directly to her audience, Ashley has toured with rock stars, lectured in academic settings and led transformational events worldwide.
She lives by the beach in Marina Del Rey, California.
For details regarding private yoga and worldwide SKYPE or phone sessions, please contact Ashley here.