Meet Ashton August: YA Lessons Founder + Instructor

This instructor spotlight is with YouAligned’s very personal founder, Ashton August. In our YA Lessons Instructor Highlights, we function considered one of our superb instructors and interview them so our members and readers can get to know them.

Ashton is a motivational creator, speaker and distinguished yoga teacher with over a decade of instructing expertise. She is the founding father of YouAligned and creator of – and instructor! – on YA Lessons.

Ashton August shares her yoga journey:

“Whereas these first few months had been actually difficult for somebody who by no means stretched, I rapidly fell in love with the numerous advantages.”

Ashton provides dwell and digital yoga courses, occasions, workshops and retreats and has reached tens of millions of scholars worldwide. She is thought for her welcoming and inventive but accessible courses which are enjoyable, difficult and up-lifting. In her writing and her instructing, she infuses inspirational and motivational messages of empowerment.

I consider that cultivating empowering self-talk and a wholesome mindset opens the door to residing an abundantly fulfilling life! – Ashton August

Wish to be taught extra about this unbelievable instructor, chief, and founder? Learn on.


Get to Know Your YA Lessons Instructor: Ashton August

ashton 01We sat down with our beloved visionary, chief, and passionate yoga instructor, Ashton for a Q+A session so YA Lessons members and YouAligned readers can be taught extra about her.

YA: What’s your favourite self-care follow you may’t dwell with out?

Ashton: My each day morning meditation! I’ve sat in meditation most mornings for the previous decade and it immensely helps my psychological well being, readability and confidence as I am going into my day. After I miss a day, it exhibits!

YA: What’s your go-to track or music style if you train (or follow)?

Ashton: I’m at present actually into home music. I like discovering DJs on YouTube and listening to their mixes throughout my private follow. In my courses, I like providing a soulful mix of upbeat, feel-good music throughout genres. Making a playlist for my courses is considered one of my favourite components of instructing!

YA: What’s your favourite motivational quote?

Ashton: Effectively, I’m so obsessed with motivational quotes that I wrote a whole guide, A Year of Self Motivation for Women: Daily Inspiration, Courage, and Confidence (A Year of Daily Reflections), that includes my 75 favorites! So it’s laborious to choose only one.

However considered one of my long-time favourite quotes is, “The way you do something in life is the way you do all the things.” It embodies the integrity that I dwell by.

Need a peek of Ashton’s favourite quotes? Try: A 12 months of Self-Motivation for Ladies: YouAligned Founder Ashton August’s New Guide Is Right here!

YA: What’s your favourite yoga pose? Least favourite?

ashton dancerAshton: Dancer Pose is my absolute favourite! My grandfather and I used to journey world wide, and we created a practice of me doing Dancer Pose each place we visited. That was so enjoyable!

My least favourite pose is Revolved Pyramid Pose as a result of it’s so difficult in my physique (which additionally signifies that I ought to follow it extra typically!).

YA: The place’s your favourite place on the earth you’ve ever been to, and why?

Ashton: Arms down, Kauai!! I’ve been everywhere in the world and have seen some actually unbelievable locations. But nothing can contact lovely, magical, Kauai Hawaii. Do you know there’s a spot on that island by means of which it’s believed all souls enter and go away this earth? That’s why the Dalai Lama visits every year.


YA: What’s your #1 piece of recommendation for sustaining an empowered mindset?

Ashton: Set an intention for what you need particularly. Let’s say it’s extra self-confidence. Subsequent, craft an affirmation primarily based on that intention. Affirmations are highly effective “I’m” statements that assist affirm a specific perception or state of being that you simply search.

Repeat your affirmation each time you see it.

For instance, “I’m assured, highly effective and absolutely able to attaining something I set my thoughts to.” Then – and that is the important thing step – write it down on a sticky be aware (bonus: write it down on a number of sticky notes) after which place it the place you’ll see it typically (lavatory mirror, laptop computer display screen, steering wheel) and repeat your affirmation each time you see it.

I am Worthy

Yoga Class

With Ashton August

Observe this I Am Worthy class on YA Classes with Ashton the place she works with affirmations that she weaves all through a dynamic Hatha follow.

What’s one thing individuals can be shocked to study you?

Ashton: Many, many issues. Haha!! Listed here are just a few enjoyable ones: I used to have my head shaved, and through that point I acquired a head tattoo. Now that my hair’s grown again, no one can inform!

Earlier than I created YouAligned, I used to be an English Professor. After I needed to make the choice to go away instructing to pursue YouAligned full time, it was one of the crucial tough choices I ever made – and I’m SO pleased I did!!!

For a lot of of you who follow yoga with me on YouAligned Lessons, it’s possible you’ll not know that I’m additionally a motivational creator! I’ve two printed books: Learn Grow Shift. 30 Days of Personal Growth), and A Year of Self Motivation for Women: Daily Inspiration, Courage, and Confidence (A Year of Daily Reflections), and I simply completed writing my third.

YA: Other than your individual, what’s your favourite class or instructor on YA Lessons?

Ashton: Because the founding father of the platform and the content material producer, I like each single instructor and providing we have now on YA Lessons!! Nonetheless, I do have just a few go-to’s for my private follow, primarily based on their fashion or codecs.

If I would like my butt kicked to a killer playlist: Katie Kasten. After I need a difficult, intelligently sequenced energy circulate: Alba Avella. After I must get my thoughts proper and a dose of inspiration: Youmie Jean Francois. After I’m craving a guided meditation: Yogi Bryan.

Wish to Join Extra With Ashton August?

ashton 03A Colorado native, Ashton now lives in sunny Arizona together with her husband, their two rescue canines, and their desert tortoise. When she’s not writing or producing content material for YA Lessons, you’ll find Ashton studying a terrific guide, working towards sizzling yoga, mountaineering or van-lifing together with her husband and their pups.

Join together with her on social: @iamashtonaugust and go to her web site to be taught extra:

Take an On-line Yoga Class With Ashton August

Slow Mo Flow

Yoga Class

With Ashton August

Get grounded, targeted, and current with this gradual vinyasa circulate by Ashton on YA Lessons. This gradual circulate is ideal for calming the rushed thoughts and works wonderful as a mid-day break for a busy work day. So seize your mat and discover your centered and aware self.

Ashton provides dozens of on-line courses and full packages on YA Lessons, starting from light Hatha courses to difficult Vinyasa flows and all the things in between.

Not but a YA Lessons member? You may strive it free for 14 days.