Namaste! My name is Ashley Cruz. I offer Hatha & Integral Yoga classes in the tradition of Sri Swami Satyananda from the Bihar School of Yoga as well as Ashtanga Yoga classes in the tradition of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of KPJAYI.
I embrace both Ayurveda and Yoga's traditional teachings and practices as a universal path to cultivate and realize our full potential. Vinyasa is a natural sequence unfolding with creative intelligence - a conscious evolution connecting each moment with unifying breath; a form of moving meditation. Within it, we explore embodying and living yoga in full spectrum - sun to moon, wild to sublime, fullness to simplicity, action and being. There is yoga for everyone. Let me know how I can serve your path.
May all beings flourish and peace prevail on earth...
Om Shanti Shanti Shanti ~ Ashley,
E-RYT 200 (Hatha/Kriya) & RYT 500 (Yoga Therapist) & Ashtanga Student of Sri K. Pattabhi Jois of KPJAYI in Mysore, India.
"The energy that holds up the mountains is the energy that I bow to."
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"Your practice is your way to reconnect directly with the intimacy that is life. It is a whole body prayer, a celebration of that which beats the heart and moves the breath. My dynamic and inspiring teachers have taught me to live with compassion for my students and to have a sincere regard for their healing. As a catalyst for transformation they have encouraged my own self–empowerment and self–awareness, helping me to love and thrive through life’s many challenges. As a result my attention is focused on interweaving prana with physical alignment, mental wellness and an energetic flow to support a full and complete living sadhana, spiritual practice; within myself and within my students, on and off the mat. I teach and learn based on intelligent intuitive sequencing and applied spiritual wisdom.
My intention in teaching is to hold space for others’ awakening and healing. On a path lit by mentors in sacred wisdom traditions and a community of radically awakening spirit, I bow to my teachers in all forms."