RYN Founder Ashly Fox
To offer a more holistic or ‘whole person’ approach to relapse prevention, Ashly incorporates yoga as a tool to provide a healthy outlet to cope with potential triggers and daily life stressors.
FOUNDER, RECOVERY YOGA NETWORK
Ashly Fox demonstrates the healing attributes of yoga and meditation to her students, teaching inspiring creative, classes that encourage both physical and mental health.
She is a Certified Trauma Yoga instructor with a focus in addiction and recovery. Ashly is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor trained and specializing in Vinyasa, Hatha, Restorative, and Yin Yoga.
‘Changing the shape of your body is great, but this practice is far more about changing the shape of your mind and how you show up in the world around you. What made me fall in love with yoga is that it helped me to fall in love with myself. It taught me how to be brave and deal with the parts of my life I had hidden from for years.’
Ashly took her first yoga class in 2003 at the Bikram studio in Laguna Beach, but it wasn’t until 2008 when she came back to her mat for health reasons that she was able to fully realize the healing benefits of her yoga practice.
Following her diagnosis of an incurable Autoimmune Illness, which forced her to examine her own addictive behaviors, and dealing with an immediate family member’s struggle with addiction, Ashly quickly began to realize the healing power of a consistent practice.
After spending countless hours on her mat as a student, Ashly decided to share her practice with others in January of 2015 when she completed her 200 hour certification through Jamie Hanson’s Empowered Yoga Teacher Training.
Since that time Ashly has continued to expand her skills with a Yoga for 12 Steps certification through Nikki Meyers and Y12SR, and a Yin certification through Love, Light, Yoga and Danielle Hoogenboom.
Ashly is currently working on her 500 Hour Yoga Therapy certification through Loyola Marymount University and is completing her Drug and Alcohol Counseling certification.
While the physical benefits of Yoga are undeniable, Ashly’s training and focus on and off her mat are on the mental health benefits of yoga. Whether it is a strong, powerful Vinyasa class, or a sweet slow Yin practice, Ashly’s mental and physical therapeutic approach includes options for practitioners of all levels and ages.
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Ashly is an asset at Whole Life Recovery, First Light Recovery, Shanti Recovery, and Stone River Group. Ashley remains dedicated and passionate helping those struggling with co-occurring disorders.
Ashly has remained open to changes in documentation and demonstrates making attempts at continuing to improve group documentation and utilizing feedback provided.
Ashly is a fantastic facilitator and we continued to provide excellent service with the assistance of Ashly.
Ashly, I don’ know if you would remember me … I was at Sovereign late summer of 2016. I went to every yoga class I could. I remember I was captivated … it was a rough patch in my life, and you made a difference for me. Thank you. It’s been almost a year since you helped me through one of the most difficult decisions of my life, and I can’t wait to update you on the unforgettable impact you had on my life. I appreciate you so much.