Join ASHES Academy!
Online membership to help yoga teachers build their business
from zero to *your version* of success, and beyond!
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Virtual Vinyasa Academy and The Confident Yogi Club have merged together!
ASHES Academy is now an all-in-one online membership to help new yoga teachers looking to go from zero students, zero teaching confidence, and zero income to filling classes and programs with happy, repeat students.
It’s the framework for building a solid foundation in your yoga business (after YTT), whether you’re doing it online, in person, or both.
Enroll today OR book a free 30 minute call with Ashley to see if ASHES Academy is the right fit for you. 😉🎉🧘🏻♀️
Yes, you can make a living as a yoga teacher.
Better yet, you can build a profitable yoga business that you love from HOME.
(Hint: That’s exactly what I help you do inside ASHES Academy. )
ASHES Academy includes a group coaching and month-to-month access to our intensive online academy for those who are ready to go beyond YTT and make an impact and income by building your online yoga business foundation.
Who is ideal for
ASHES Academy is ideal for three types of people:
1. Experienced Yoga Teachers who need help transitioning from in-person studio classes to the world of online yoga teaching, and create additional or supplemental income.
2. New Yoga Teachers who are serious about starting a successful and profitable yoga teaching business, and don’t have a lot of time to waste.
3. Yoga Teacher Trainees who are working towards their YTT certification and need extra support and accountability to get out and actually teach their first yoga class and build their own brand.
So, whether you’re and experienced yoga teacher or a teacher in the making, you’ll be right at home in this program.
Who is NOT ideal for
ASHES Academy is not ideal for you if:
You are approaching yoga teaching as a hobby and not actually looking to earn money teaching yoga. If you’re just dabbling or wanting a deeper dive in yoga philosophy and history as just a student, Virtual Vinyasa Academy might not be the right fit for you.
To be clear, you do not need to be an experienced yoga teacher or have a big audience to be a good fit for Virtual Vinyasa Academy.
However, you do need commitment with serious goals in mind.
In the back of my mind, I have always thought that I would do some sort of online yoga offering and I wasn’t sure how to begin. Ashley’s VVA program has helped me discover my online niche, gain clarity and begin to develop my yoga business. The biggest shift for me was learning about digital course creation, which was something that I had never really thought about. I highly recommend Ashley’s VVA, she offers incredible value, continuous mentorship, tech help and so much more all at an affordable price point. It’s the best business development program that I have ever taken.
Essentially, if you’re committed to your success as a yoga teacher and want the fast-track to getting started with building an online yoga business, ASHES Academy is for you.
I have been so impressed with [ASHES Academy] and the level of support and attention that Ashley gives to all members. There are so many things that I have learned from her that I didn’t even know I needed to know. I think, above all, I have learned that you can learn the technical skills, but the accountability of a group going through the same things as you are, as you start your business, is just so important to your development as a YT and business owner.
Who is Ashley?
If you’ve read this far and you don’t know me, hi! I’m Ashley.
I’m a yoga teacher, YTT lead trainer, studio owner, online course creator, entrepreneur, and media communications expert.
I graduated from my first YTT in 2013, immediately quit my full-time job and set out to be a full-time yoga teacher.😅 I can’t say the path has been easy, but I’ve learned a thing or two (or 500 things) that would have seriously helped me in the process.
Using what I’ve learned after years of trial and error in the yoga industry, I’ve packaged up all the tips, tricks and short-cuts into an all-encompassing academy and coaching program. That’s exactly what Virtual Vinyasa Academy is all about.
Ashley’s timeline of events:
2011 – Student athlete, graduated 4.0 with a 4-year degree in Graphic Communications.
2012 – Working full-time as a graphic designer, I started teaching group fitness classes on the side. I also joined an online fitness coaching business & community. This is the year I dove DEEP into personal and professional development.
2013 – Attended 200 hr YTT in Dallas TX and learned to teach power vinyasa yoga. Quit my full-time graphic design job to pursue yoga teaching. This is the year my dad passed away and I realized life is too short to not do what you love.
2015 – Started practicing Ashtanga yoga and attended first of several live Budokon® Yoga trainings.
2016 – Started my online yoga business, investing in business coaching to streamline my growth.
2017 – Co-led my first 200 hr YTT in Fargo, ND.
2018 – Moved across the country to Washington state, and had a baby (totally random). I mention this because I had to start completely over. I also co-led my second 200 hr YTT in Wisconsin when I was 5 months pregnant.
2019 – Purchased a local yoga studio. Led 3rd 200 hr YTT (sold out) on my own.
2020 – Led my 4th YTT (sold out), finished up in June. Studio temporarily shuts down. Moved all classes and offerings online within 24 hours. The year of Virtual Yoga Teaching!
2021 – Roller coaster of re-opening and closing my physical yoga studio. Decided in the end to let go of the studio and go full-time with online yoga business coaching.
2022 – And here we are. Can’t wait to see what we can do this year. A retreat, perhaps?!
I’ve known since 2016 that I wanted to create a platform that helps yoga teachers beyond YTT.
I first set out to do what I teach inside ASHES Academy – I built a business foundation and then started selling my yoga classes and workshops online.
I started treating my yoga teaching like a business.
Now, I am able to show you how it’s done, without any fluff.
You get the technical and tactical tips and how-to’s to building and growing an online yoga business.
How Does this Work Exactly?
Once you enroll in ASHES Academy, you will get access to the course content and bonuses on the Teachable platform and an invite to our private Facebook group. You’ll also get a link to book a 1:1 welcome call with Ashley at a time that works for you. Once you’re in, you can start going through the course content 1 lesson at a time. Start from the beginning and complete all the homework before moving on to the next lesson.
Success Path Overview
Yoga Teaching Workshops
When you enroll in ASHES Acadmey, you’ll also get all of Ashley’s yoga teaching workshop content. You’ll find trainings such as:
Sequencing Beginner Yoga
Sequencing Short Classes
Ladder Method Cueing
Cueing ABC Method
Teaching Yoga with Essential Oils
How to Host Yoga Workshops
New trainings are continuously added.
Module 1 | Attract
Lesson 1 – First Steps to Clarity
Lesson 2 – Talk to People
Lesson 3 – Time Management
Lesson 4 – Intro to Email List Building
Lesson 5 – Social Media Set-up
Lesson 6 – Goal Setting
BONUS Lessons – Email List Building
Module 2 | Sell & Serve
Lesson 1 – Payment Processors
Lesson 2 – Scheduling/Booking
Lesson 3 – Intro Offers
Lesson 4 – Zoom Yoga
Lesson 5 – Creating Additional Deliverables
BONUS Lessons – Legal Considerations
Module 3 | Help
Lesson 1 – Research Content Topics
Lesson 2 – Create Weekly Content
Lesson 3 – Outline Content
Lesson 4 – Create Content Folder
Lesson 5 – Publish & Promote
BONUS Lessons – Social Media Tutorials
Module 4 | Elevate
Lesson 1 – Deciding on Main Offer
Lesson 2 – Outline Main Offer
Lesson 3 – Create a Sales Page
Lesson 4 – Launching Main Offer
Lesson 5 – Delivering Main Offer
Module 5 | Scale
Lesson 1 – Systems Beyond the Launch
Lesson 2 – Passive Income
Lesson 3 – Affiliate Marketing
Lesson 4 – Hiring Help
Lesson 5 – Recommendations
BONUS Lessons – Creating a WordPress Website
Online course and coaching program to build your yoga business
from zero to *your version* of success, and beyond.