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.