Ashley Sharp, E-RYT 500 is known for her wit, practicality, and tenderness as an instructor. She has trained in yoga asana, yoga therapy and yoga nidra (a reclining meditation practice) and has been teaching yoga since the turn of the century. Ashley's ongoing practice of Vipassana meditation leads naturally to her unique weaving of mindfulness themes into each yoga class, simultaneously deepening her students' physical and spiritual practice. She teaches meditation and wisdom around the Bay Area including at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. She founded Insight Richmond, a community based meditation group. In addition to completing the "Dedicated Practitioner Program," and the "Community Dharma Leader" training, she has sat in silent meditation for just about a full year.