Her passion for health and fitness extends beyond the yoga mat with her intrinsic desire to learn more about food and nutrition, and share this knowledge with others who are seeking to improve their overall health. Ashlea spends a great deal of time in the kitchen creating new recipes to try out on her family. You may even find some of her successful recipes on social media.
Ashlea has completed her AFAA Group Fitness Certification, as well as her Physical Mind Institute Pilates Matwork Initiation 101, G.E.A.R Cycling Training, and her Aura Wellness 300 hr. Power Yoga Certification.
You are sure to be challenged on the bike with her fun loving personality, as well as grounded on the mat with a consistent, strong and well rounded approach to the practice. "It is my hope that when a student walks into my class they feel welcome. As they practice they feel challenged, and when they leave they feel balanced."
The first time Katie stepped on a mat was in 2010. She had strong encouragement from a very good friend, who was also her first yoga teacher. Shortly after, in May of 2013, she completed her 200 hour RYT certification at the Ashtanga Yoga Studio in Norman, OK. She enrolled in search of personal growth and development, but instead, learned how to become aware of the growth and development that naturally takes place in life. Katie has been teaching full time since January, 2014. She teaches and studies a variety of styles and methods, but keeps Ashtanga as her personal practice and main area of study.
Katie says, "Yoga demands patience, which has influenced my understanding and approach to life on and off the mat. Every moment has the potential to create a learning experience, and every day offers new challenges. So, each day, I try to fall in love with my breath, watch it, and listen to it, because each breath gives way to the next moment."
Hillary Bragg, owner, has been teaching group fitness and dance classes for over 25 years. She began her career as a dancer in NYC and found a love for teaching even before. She has a Bachelors of Arts, and a Masters in Human Relations from OU. She worked as a personal and guidance counselor until her daughter was born, specializing in addictions counseling, eating disorders, depression, and child therapy. She is a certified group fitness, pilates, and yoga instructor (200 RYT) and brings a blend of all disciplines to her classes. She is passionate about fitness, nutrition for wellness, and personal growth and is excited to bring all of these things to the community. Whether you are jamming to the beats and putting the pedal to the metal in her cycling classes, or restoring and energizing your mind and body through her yoga classes, you are sure to be challenged in a safe and fun environment. Hillary will teach you to accept and love yourself for who you are right where you are.