Ashley is one of the beautiful soul that did the Yoga Teacher Training at Power Living Adelaide this year. She accepted gracefully to answer to some questions that I made up for her…
Can you introduce yourself quickly?
My name is Ashley Grant, I am a passionate, nerdy, and easily excitable yogi from the US.
When did you start practicing yoga?
First introduced to yoga in 2012 and have been maintaining and commited practiced for 3 years When did you decide to take the leap with your Yoga Teacher Training? I was really inspired by the teachers who first taught me. I felt like they relit a spark inside of me that seemed to have gone out and I wanted to be a teacher that could do that for someone else ! Upon arriving in Australia I became passionate about Power Living as a yoga studio and knew that was where I was meant to complete my teaching.
Tell us about your yoga teacher training journey.
It was unlike anything I could have expected. The group of 18 of us who worked together in Adelaide were so loving, supportive and accepting. The training was full on, long 4 day weekends and we worked hard together to master each section that was thrown at us. Then we ventured off to Bali together and had a transformation experience both as a group and at the individual level. We really dug deep inside of ourselves to find what made us tick and what made us relatable and vulnerable for our future students. Then upon returning it was like life hit fast forward and all of a sudden we were finished and officially able to teach our own cohort of students !
What is yoga for you?
Yoga is meditation in movement. I come to my mat when I need to connect with my true self and just breathe. What did you do after the teacher training course? I am now teaching at 2 studios in Adelaide and loving he journey !
What did you implement from the YTT in your life?
Do you see your job, things or people differently? I see the whole world different. The yogic philosophy is so beautiful and learning about it helped me feel as though I could relate to others better. I really like the concepts of non-attachment to the results and stirtha sukha which is strength and ease. Life should be like that, doing the best we can, working hard for a goal but not being too focused on where we end up along the way because it’s part of our journey. The journey should be strong and a bit difficult but also easeful and fun !
And finally, what’s next?
Who knows ! Just taking this life one day at a time.
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