Jess is the founder and owner of Ashtanga Yoga Kentucky. She started practicing yoga in 2009 and has spent years developing her practice. She is a RYT 200 and has attended numerous workshops and trainings to continue her education. Jess is a dedicated Ashtanga practitioner who continues her studies under her teacher, Taylor Hunt.
She has studied with master teachers, such as, Taylor Hunt, Tim Feldmann, David Garrigues, and Doug Keller. Education and versatility are important to Jess, and that can be seen in her classes.
Jess is a partner teacher for Trini Foundation, a non profit that offers scholarships and support to those in recovery.
Ashley started practicing yoga consistently in 2018. She was introduced to Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, quickly falling in love with the sequence of postures. For her it provides a moving meditation while building strength, and allows for independence or room to grow with a teacher.
Ashley is a warrant officer with 17+ years in the Army reserves. She has a bachelors in Organizational Leadership and Development from University of Louisville and an associates in Business Administration from Central Texas College.
Ashley's community involvement includes leading a Girl Scout Troop and serving as treasurer for the Hardin County Girl Scout Service Unit.
A Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance (RYT-200), she completed her training in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, pranayama practice, meditation, yoga sutras, and the classical 8-limbs of yoga, under the instruction of Christina Martini. Ashley is dedicated to her daily practice of Ashtanga Yoga and continues her independent studies of meditation, yoga sutras, aryuveda, and chakras. Forever a student, she seeks out to further her training whenever possible from master teachers such as Taylor Hunt and Tim Feldmann. She practices with her teacher in Maui (Christina) virtually and will visit her to continue her education. Her goals include pursuing her authorization in Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga from Manju Jois starting in February 2021.
Pat tried yoga for the first time when she was a young child and she continued coming back to her mat through the years. When she had her first daughter, she knew she needed something to help maintain her emotional, spiritual, and physical health. That’s when she found her mediation practice, which later brought her to her asana (physical) practice.
Her family relocated from Las Vegas to Kentucky, where she enrolled and completed a 200 hour yoga teacher training. She met master teacher, Taylor Hunt and “Ashtanga Yoga sparked a true passion for yoga asana.” Pat is driven to yoga as a whole accessible and balanced for everyone.
She is continuing her studies of Yin Yoga in the style of Paul Grilley, Sarah Powers, and Bernie Clark.