Nikki began practicing yoga when she was 14 years old as a bit of flexibility training as a competitive athlete, and found her life irreversibly transformed through practice. Through physical and personal transformation via the yoga vehicle, she was inspired to begin her teaching career in 2008. The classes she discovered through Baptiste Power yoga has maintained and strengthened the sense of balance in her life, through the flow and uniting of breath and asana, the practice has opened her to possibility in all areas of her life.
"Baptiste yoga has shown me how yoga and my body are constantly evolving, to never expect any routine and to truly enjoy the unexpected in the classes I take and the classes I teach. I love yoga for the inner strength yoga inevitably bestows upon its practictioners. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable, because growth only happens outside the comfort zone!"
Certifications and Degrees
CrossFit Kettlebell Certification, Edward "Eddie" Ramirez, Steel Edge CF
CrossFit Advanced Kettlebell Certification, Eddie Ramirez, Steel Edge CrossFit
CrossFit Mobility Certification, Kelly Starrett
CrossFit Goal Setting Certification, Greg Amundson, CrossFit Amundson, Santa Cruz, CA
Crossfit L-1 Certificate, Russell Berger
Crossfit Gymnastics, Charles "Chuck" Bennington, Seaward CrossFit
Exercise Physiology, B.S.E.D., University Of Miami
CrossFit Soul's Red Cheetah Yoga instructor is Crystal Long. She started doing CrossFit in December of 2013. She has since adjusted her work schedule to accommodate her wodding and yoga schedule. The variety and intensity of wodding and yoga both humbles and empowers her. She has been practicing yoga for 13 years, and believes yoga is more essential than ever when wodding consistently. Teaching yoga to CrossFitters is one of her passions because it completes and rounds out her training.
200 hour Baptiste-inspired Power Vinyasa
ISSA Certified Personal Trainer
Mad Dogg Spinning certified
AFAA Certified Group Exercise Instructor
National Olympic- style TKD Champion 2011
Ashley discovered the depths and sustainability of yoga practices in 2013. Since then, it has become her passion and lifestyle. Inspired and motivated by the beautiful teachers who continue to change and enrich her life. She is passionate about yoga and hopes to inspire others to love and connect to the practice as well. As a student of yoga, she practices daily and continues to deepen her understanding of the various aspects of yoga. Ashley's classes incorporate practical application of yoga philosophy and intelligent sequencing building up to challenging postures. She strives to help students stretch their idea of what's possible by using their body and breath in a safe, welcoming environment