Ashley grew up as a competitive swimmer and playing every sport available at the time, but her love for fitness began in high school when a friend’s mom took her to her first step aerobics class! After graduating from IU, getting married and moving away Ashley was disappointed with the quality of group fitness offered in her area, so she decided to turn her love of fitness into instructing. Ashley discovered Yoga 17 years ago while stationed at Ft Leonard Wood, Missouri with her husband. After her first class something resonated. The focus on breath and movement, and the mental and physical strength it took to consciously slow down and calm the mind was hard for her, but she was fascinated. She knew it was something she wanted to incorporate into her life. As an Army wife, dealing with moves and constant deployments, Ashley always found peace and comfort on her mat and she began to deeply appreciate the calming effects of being able to slow down and connect back to the self.
In 2010, after 2 children, and countless moves Ashley and her husband knew it was time to come home to Indianapolis and be closer to family. After trying many different studios and developing a regular home practice Ashley decided to take the next step and received her 200 hour teacher training in 2017 at Invoke Studio with Cheryl Milton. She received her Prenatal Yoga certification in the summer of 2017.
Ashley is very active volunteer with her kiddos school and also coaches girls kickball and both boys and girls volleyball.
Ashley Dirks instructs the following:
Prenatal Yoga (Separate class pricing)
Gracefully flow through guided meditation, breathing and movement that cultivates your ability to relax while strengthening the muscles that support your growing baby. This class balances the physical, spiritual and emotional bodies through a flowing series of postures, offering modifications for different stages of pregnancy. All levels welcome. You can drop in to a class for $20 or purchase of 5 for $75.