ASHLEY’S SCHEDULE IN FARGO, ND
I’ve been teaching yoga and building my own yoga business since 2013 when I got my first 200-hr yoga training at American Power Yoga in Dallas, TX. (Don’t look it up, it doesn’t exist anymore.) Since then I’ve taken many trainings to enhance my yoga teaching career including my current favorite, Budokon yoga. I teach workshops, specialty classes, private and group lessons. My regular class schedule for the Fargo area and descriptions are listed below.
Mojo Fit Studios
Monday 5:30 a.m. Hot Yoga
Tuesday 5:30 p.m. Hot Yoga Level 2
Wednesday 5:30 a.m. Hot Yoga, 5:30 p.m. Hot Yoga
Thursday 5:30 p.m. Heated Yoga Level 2
Friday 5:30 a.m. Hot Yoga
MSUM Wellness Center
May 15-June 30 Schedule
Tuesday/Thursday Noon 45-min Bodypump
Wednesday Noon Yoga
MPX Fitness (May)
Tuesday 9 a.m. Budokon
Friday 9 a.m. Budokon
Monday 6:35 p.m. Budokon
Lots of availability
This is the primary style of yoga that I teach when it says “yoga” on my schedule. Vinyasa (pronounced “vin-yah-sah”) is a Sanskrit word for a phrase that roughly translates as “to place in a special way,” referring—in hatha yoga—to a sequence of poses. Vinyasa classes are known for their fluid, movement-intensive practices. Vinyasa teachers choreograph their classes to smoothly transition from pose to pose, and often play music to keep things lively. The intensity of the practice is similar to Ashtanga, but no two vinyasa classes are the same. If you hate routine and love to test your physical limits, vinyasa may be just your ticket.
Typically hot yoga is similar to the Bikram series but with variations. However, my heated or hot yoga classes are simply vinyasa classes done in 90 to 99 degree temperatures.
BUDOKON YOGA PRIMARY SERIES
Budokon Yoga is a style of yoga codified and popularized by martial arts and yoga master Cameron Shayne beginning in 2001. The foundation of this style is the Budokon Yoga Primary Series. This series consists of 7 intelligently assembled sections of slow and controlled movements designed to improve mobility, agility, flexibility and strength. The techniques are learned through repetition and precision, the emphasis being on the transitions from posture to posture, rather than the holding of postures. The purpose of this class is to gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, as well as joint mobility and familiarize the student with the Series.
BUDOKON YOGA & MOBILITY
During the class a creative sequence of Budokon Yoga signature moves and elements are choreographed by the instructor as he/she sees fit for the students present in class. In the sequence you will find stretching, strengthening and balancing poses, including handstands and inversion. mobility, agility, flexibility and strength. The techniques are learned through repetition and precision, the emphasis being on the transitions from posture to posture, rather than the holding of postures. The purpose of this class is to gain muscular strength, cardiovascular stamina, and joint mobility.
The word calisthenics comes from the ancient Greek words kalos, which means “beauty”, and sthenos, meaning “strength”. It is the art of using one’s body weight and qualities of inertia as a means to develop one’s physical and mental strength. The unique BDK approach to Calisthenics which combines yoga, animal locomotion, bars, rings, and parallettes dramatically improves mobility, agility, strength, and stamina for both new movers and professional athletes.
BUDOKON MARTIAL ARTS
BDK is taught as a “non-classical” style suggesting that BDK is built from traditional Japanese Karate-Do, Korean Taekwondo, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, yet without attachment any specific style. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Budokon has no fixed striking style and is focused on self defense application. As well as being a combat system it is a philosophy with guiding universal principles, specifically that all mental activity (beliefs, thoughts, consciousness) is subjective and temporary.
FLOAT AND INVERT (WORKSHOP)
Are you stuck, frustrated and ready to break through the fear of inverting off the wall? Do you love to play upside down, defy gravity and transition from posture to posture while inverted? Learn the mechanics and psychology of inversion and deceleration so that you can gain the tools and confidence to play upside down on your mat anytime anywhere.
Ashtanga is based on ancient yoga teachings, but it was popularized and brought to the West by Pattabhi Jois (pronounced “pah-tah-bee joyce”) in the 1970s. It’s a rigorous style of yoga that follows a specific sequence of postures and is similar to vinyasa yoga, as each style links every movement to a breath. The difference is that Ashtanga always performs the exact same poses in the exact same order. This is a hot, sweaty, physically demanding practice.
Yoga Sculpt is a combination of yoga and muscle conditioning. It is practiced in a slightly heated studio and includes free weights, toning exercises, cardio and basic yoga postures to reshape the body.
Ashley’s classes have helped me tremendously both physically and mentally. She is inspiring and motivating- I actually want to go to class. One of the first things I learned from her is to love myself and let go. To quit caring about what others think of me and to also quit judging others.Amber T.
Ashley’s classes are fun and sometimes a mixed bag! Ashley teaches yoga each day based on what her mood is, or the feels of the yogis in class. She is spunky and reminds us that we’re practicing yoga for ourselves, not for anyone else. She keeps our practice mindful and spiritual, like in a Hot Detox class, or she’ll pep it up in a Sculpt class. She has a full range of meeting a yogi’s needs.Bre S.