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ENHANCE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCIENCE OF YOGA AND HOW IT RELATES TO YOUR HEALTH

 
 

ABOUT ME

Registered Yoga Teacher and Family Nurse Practitioner

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MY STORY

In 2010, I began my yoga journey when a friend recommended Yoga to the People podcasts as a way to exercise while I was volunteering in Lima, Peru. As a former gymnast, I was naturally hooked on the physical practice. When I returned to Washington, D.C. in 2011, I fortuitously discovered Yoga District where my teachers Marie Belle and Mike Graglia inspired me to grow my practice to strengthen and expand my body and mind through asana, pranayama, and meditation. In 2012, after receiving a Yoga Activist Outreach certification, I started to volunteer teach chair yoga at a D.C. women's shelter. When I saw the impact that yoga had on the physical and mental state of these women, I knew it was time to shift my professional endeavors towards a career in health and wellness. In early 2014, I left my job in renewable energy, completed my 200-hour teacher training at Yoga District, and started my nursing education. I have since become a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and hope to one day marry my passions for yoga and healthcare in a private practice.


Find me on the 'gram- @ashleyshraderyoga

 
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The Yoga

My core philosophy is centered on creating balance between the sympathetic (fight/flight) and parasympathetic (rest/digest) nervous systems. Evidence shows we are empowered to reprogram our brains and alter the body's stress response in a healthier way through yoga.  My classes are designed to reflect this notion. If you are interested in the science of yoga, CHECK OUT MY RESEARCH BLOG, which translates the latest medical and scientific evidence on the benefits of yoga.  

Classes integrate meditation on movement, sensation, breath, and mind.  Deep core work is incorporated through warming standing sequences and optional inversions.  Pauses for stillness to observe shifts in the nervous system are offered throughout class.  Pranayama (breath work) is frequently included to further harness the power of our parasympathetic response.

New to yoga?  No problem- classes are all levels.  Seasoned yoga teacher?  I got ya- I offer options to expand your asana and meditation practice throughout class.  

I am available outside of the studio for corporate and private sessions.  You can email me at ashley@ashleyshraderyoga.com.

Events

2/26/2020 - 3/1/2020

WINTER ESCAPE RETREAT

 Escape DC this Winter and Head for the Caribbean

LOCATION: LUQUILLO, PUERTO RICO WITH: ASHLEY SHRADER & ANDREA DIRADDO

Escape DC this winter to Luquillo, Puerto Rico for 5 days and 4 nights of sun and relaxation with Andrea DiRaddo and Ashley Shrader. Treat yourself to optional yoga and meditation twice per day at our luxury villa equipped with pool and plenty of lounging areas. Spend your days surfing at La Pared, snorkeling or SUPing at Playa Azul, or browsing the Farmer’s Market and famous food kiosks at Luquillo Beach, just a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the house. Nearby (15 minutes) is el Yunque Rainforest, known for its hiking trails and waterfalls. Option to participate in a local volunteer opportunity that is designed to facilitate the development of the local community (more details on this to come).

TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE:

Tentative Schedule:
Wednesday 2/26
Arrivals-Transportation from airport included
Evening practice (start time depending on arrivals)
Dinner

Thursday
7:30am Optional Meditation Practice
8:00am-10:00am Asana Practice
11am-5pm Optional Snorkeling and boat tour to Culebra (not included in retreat price-$99/person lunch/snacks/gear included)
6-7pm Asana Practice
7pm Dinner

Friday
7:30am Optional Meditation Practice
8:00am-10:00am Asana Practice
11am-Brunch
Free time
6pm Restorative and Yoga Nidra Practice
7pm Dinner

Saturday
7:30am Optional Meditation Practice
8:00am-10:00am Asana Practice
11am-Brunch
Free time
6pm Asana Practice
7pm Dinner

Sunday
7:30am Optional Meditation Practice
8:00am-9:30am Asana Practice
Departures-Transportation to airport included

WHAT’S INCLUDED:
* Transportation to and from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU)
* Twice daily yoga practices ranging from vinyasa to yin and yoga nidra
* Guided morning meditation
* Two optional workshops (topics based on requests)
* Breakfast and brunch/lunch daily
* 4 dinners (see schedule)
* Free time to enjoy on the beach or to head out on an excursion of your choice (additional fees apply)

What’s not included:
* Airfare
* Additional excursions (prices vary depending on excursion type, ie daily snorkeling tour $99/person)
* Spa and Body Treatments
* Gratuities

Email ashley@ashleyshraderyoga.com for more information and to be added on the waitlist.