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Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux


Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux

Ashley Rideaux
Ashley Rideaux is a Los Angeles–based, 500 E-RYT YogaWorks Certified Teacher Trainer, lover of life, and professional giggler who rocks big hair, a big smile, and an even bigger heart. In addition to the strong following she has built in LA, she also leads trainings, workshops, and retreats all over the world.
Ashley was first introduced to yoga while studying acting at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts. It was during these four years of movement classes and breathing exercises that she found herself drawn to the practice. After graduating she worked as an actress, performing in regional theaters throughout the country. Somehow, everywhere she worked, she was housed with a yoga instructor or near a yoga studio. Basically, yoga stalked her for years.
After settling in LA, she began practicing at YogaWorks, and was fortunate to receive a scholarship to take a 200-hour teacher training. Ashley taught her first class a week after finishing her first training, and hasn't stopped since! She went on to apprentice with Jeanne Heileman for six months as part of the YogaWorks 300-hour Professional Program, and after assisting several trainings, has spent the last six years leading 200-hour teacher trainings for YogaWorks as well as serving as a mentor for them in the 500-hour Professional Program.
Ashley's classes are challenging and playful, ranging from therapeutic work to advanced Vinyasa flow. She has experience teaching chair yoga to seniors with neurological disorders and six years of work with clients with eating disorders at Monte Nido Vista, and has also been the featured yoga instructor for NBA player Jordan Farmar's Hoop Farm basketball camp for the past four years. She is a brand ambassador for Lululemon Athletica and has been featured in yoga ad campaigns in Yoga Journal, LA Yoga, and Om Yoga Magazine. All of her classes are a balance of the physical and the philosophical, inviting the body and mind to unfold through her detail to alignment, breath, and meditation.

Years Teaching

10+ years


Vinyasa, therapeutic, meditation, and philosophy





What inspired you to teach yoga?

Yoga helped me to have a more positive relationship with myself, and that is a gift I hope to share with others.

Who are some of your most influential teachers?

Jeanne Heileman, and if a book counts, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are two of my greatest teachers.

How would you describe your style?

Challenging and nurturing

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

Travel has a magical way of inviting you to be present. All of our senses become alert in a way that they often are not in the routine of our day-to-day lives. This is the same work of yoga. It is a practice that has the power to bring us peace through the work of being present, of being now. That being said, I think the combination of travel and yoga gives us the gift of awareness of the world around us and the world within us.

What is your favorite pose to teach?

I have so many, but if I could narrow it down to a category of poses, arm balances would win. I love breaking down things that many think are impossible to do in ways that are accessible to everyone.

What is your favorite pose to practice?


What are your favorite places to travel?

Italy and Peru, but if I'm being honest, there are very few places in this world that I've been to that I didn't absolutely love for one reason or another.