Ashley Turner

About Ashley Turner

Elevating personal growth as a lifestyle, Ashley Turner, M.A., MFT registered intern and yoga-meditation teacher, brings a fresh approach to yoga as a modern day psychotherapist with a soulful bent on celebrating the body’s wisdom and inner spirit.

Ashley is an innovator in personal development bridging yoga, psychology and neuroscience. She is an acclaimed yoga–meditation instructor, registered Marriage + Family Psychotherapy Intern, writer and Ordained Priestess. DETAILS magazine recently named Ashley Turner “1 of the Top 6 Trainers to watch in 2014” and Dr. Oz’s ShareCare.com calls her"the #2 Online Influencer for Stress Relief”.

Ashley is the creator of the annual MEDITATION 101 FREE Virtual Conference: tinyurl.com/Meditate101 + 7 best-selling yoga dvds and co-author of ”Aroma Yoga”. Known for her charisma, depth, and accessibility, she is a sought after speaker, coach and presenter. Practice yoga with her anytime at MyYogaOnline. She works with clients worldwide via Skype and leads transformative events to power points around the globe.

Ashley lives by the ocean in Marina Del Rey, CA and in the mountains of Aspen, CO. www.AshleyTurner.org

How Do You Know When You Need To Let Go?

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For many of us, the emotions that hold the tightest grip on our hearts are disappointment, resentment, blame and anger. They place a stranglehold on our happiness and the only person who can release them is YOU! Although forgiving someone (or ourselves) can happen in an instant, my experience is that it is usually a… Continue Reading →

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Overcoming The Most Common Mind Traps Of Meditation

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In talking with clients about their meditation practice, I find that there are several common (almost universal) challenges that arise. Some of these have to do with common “myths” of meditation. Others are common negative habit patterns of the mind – “mind traps”. If we are not aware of these – we may become easily discouraged and… Continue Reading →

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How To Set Boundaries For Healthy Relationships

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Are you depleted, irritable or overwhelmed? It may be time to reset your boundaries. Setting healthy boundaries is the foundation for having positive, fulfilling and uplifting relationships. Many years ago, I “broke up” with my best friend. I was devastated, sad and depressed. Like any other gut-wrenching heartbreak, it took me months to garner the… Continue Reading →

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Setting Intentions + Manifesting: Live The Life You Want!

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Earlier this month, I celebrated my birthday – which I share with my incredible, identical twin sister, Christine! Here’s a photo of us at 3-years-old. I like to celebrate my birthday for about a week (starting with gluten-free, vegan chocolate raspberry cupcakes for breakfast) – and turn my actual birthday into a poignant threshold of… Continue Reading →

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The Science Of Surrender…

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My favorite definition of surrender comes from the website TinyBuddha: “Surrender is complete acceptance of what is, knowing it will all be okay, even without my input.” That last line seals the deal. “…without my input.” Deep sigh. You mean, I don’t have to figure it out, try to “fix”, understand or meddle? There is… Continue Reading →

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Keeping Romance Alive!

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One of the biggest pitfalls of being in a long term romantic relationship is slipping into routine and creating false assumptions of how your partner will show up or how a specific circumstance/conversation/situation will unfold based on previous interactions. We trap ourselves in the past – stifling any chance for growth, improvement or evolution. This… Continue Reading →

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The Power Of Time Off!

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Tears. Low tide. Empty. Ebbing. Quietude and space for the deeper waters to rise. The power of time off. In September, heartache drew my life to a sublime halt. “Stop. Do nothing. Slow down. Be. Feel. Cry. Breathe…Breathe in this pain,” it beckoned. Some days the sadness was overwhelming. I would ask myself, “What must be done?”… Continue Reading →

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Tips For Breakups, Heartache, And Sadness!

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What to do when the going gets tough? Keep going. This post goes out to all of you who are navigating the tricky waters of transition, heartbreak, loneliness, disappointment or loss. I’m right there with you this month! Both my parents grew up on corn and soybean farms in central Illinois. I come from grounded,… Continue Reading →

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Be Patient, Adapt The Timing Of Nature!

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PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE (that I’m working on!) Last week, I stumbled upon a most unlikely breed of secret ninjas who taught me more about stealth patience than anyone else in my life ever has. Enter the technical staff, managers and customer service providers at Apple Care. Yes, an IT department and an anonymous voice… Continue Reading →

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The Forgiveness Triangle: How To Ask For Forgiveness!

I’ve been up against some constructive criticism lately. Ouch! One thing’s for sure—I typically don’t take criticism well. My first instinct is to get sensitive and defensive when confronted. (Just ask my sisters or boyfriend.) Knowing how to humbly own our mistakes and faults is one of the biggest keys to creating and maintaining successful… Continue Reading →

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Overcoming Self-Sabotage!

In the last 24 hours, I’ve had two different clients come to me with searing stories of self-sabotage. One of the women in my Prevention Magazine Yoga Weightloss test group posted that after five straight weeks of disciplined eating and exercising, right as we’re nearing the final round, she slipped back into old habits with… Continue Reading →

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Pleasure Is a Discipline!

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mama Gena, founder of the School of the Womanly Arts in NYC. I’ve been hearing about this legendary goddess for over a decade! She rocks women’s (and men’s) worlds—teaching them to reclaim their innate sensuality and female power through radical pleasure. Yes, all kinds of… Continue Reading →

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