Ashley Chandler/ Ash Willow: Director/Creator

I found yoga when I first moved to the hill country 13 years ago while attending University at Texas State. Little did I know then, this would lead me on such a rewarding and fruitful path.  I was intrigued by Indian Philosophy and Eastern medicine. After graduating, the door was opened to Bikram Yoga.

My Bikram practice was very different from anything else I had done before. The heat, sweat, and daily cleanse opened my body and mind up to the unlimited possibilities. I felt better after every class. The more I practiced, the more I began to really love and understand what the yoga path is all about; patience, humility, discipline, persistence, consistency, practice and a lot of self love. I found myself at Bikram’s Yoga College of India Teacher Training in spring 2009.  Since then, I have acquired thousands of hours teaching as well as hands on practical experience. I have grown my understanding within the practice, by traveling around the world and working with well renowned yogi’s in Texas, California, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Philippines & Singapore. Traveling was not only a time for me to really grow my yoga practice, but it was a time of healing, transformation, and self- realization. 

After my travels, I opened myself up to other methods of yoga. Each one offering my practice something different, and each one being very beneficial to me. I have trained, traveled and taught with great yogi’s around the world. I am so happy to be home, back in the hill country, sharing the greatest passion in my life, Yoga.  It is my intention to offer you a variety of styles. My hope is that you find a solid practice, and grow with us each and every day. 

 

“Because you are alive, everything is possible.”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
 

Stephanie Hite: teacher 

Stephanie’s classes are inspired by honesty, authenticity and a pragmatic and sensible approach to yoga. She teaches hot and flow classes that are rooted in breath, alignment and a playful, lighthearted delivery. Students in her classes will leave feeling calm, relaxed and challenged. She intends to bring yoga down to earth so that anyone and everyone can enjoy the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of the practice.

Stephanie grew up moving all over the country and found those new experiences molded her into the “introvert disguising as extrovert” that she is today. She discovered yoga in 2007 and has been a devoted practitioner ever since. Yoga enabled her to grow physically, gaining both strength and flexibility, eliminated joint pain and alleviated anxiety and panic attacks. She has been so overwhelmed by the healing power of yoga that she wishes to pay it forward by bringing yoga to others. Stephanie completed her (RYT200) certified training at YogaOne in 2014. When not teaching or practicing yoga, you can find Stephanie dancing like no one is watching, making art and jewelry, baking and spending time with her chosen family (human and animal).

 

 

Currently seeking 500 hr trained Hot Yoga teacher, 2 year minimum teaching experience at a yoga studio.  Must be dependable, reliable, enthusiastic, passionate, kind, personable, and ready to learn and grow with the Buda community. Knowledge of Mindbody is a plus. 6-8 classes weekly. Send Resume to:  ash@willowgardenshotyoga.com