Ashley Platz

About The Teacher

To me, yoga is the practice of being ok with being uncomfortable, on and off the mat. I am the most unlikely of yoga teachers. As a young child, I developed scoliosis and was told that the only fix would be steel rods along my spine. Thankfully, my parents refused. I was a track and field athlete as a teenager and fought my stubborn spine the whole way. My first exposure to yoga was in a college acting class that I felt was ridiculous. Then I moved to LA to continue the hustle in better weather and was sleeping on a futon, yet still couldn’t put together why my back pain was persisting. Still didn’t give yoga a chance. I blamed it on everything – my competitive nature, not wanting to drink the “LA Kool-Aid,” I’m too A.D.D. Then I noticed I had moved into an apartment that was 2 blocks from a yoga studio. The universe was giving me a sign. One I didn’t want. I reluctantly stepped into a yoga class, and a month later, back pain was no longer in my life. Floored, blown away, and desperate to know more, I took a teacher training. The next thing I know, I’m teaching all over Los Angeles, and my scoliosis is nearly completely gone.


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