Become an Ashes Yoga VIP member!
Step-by-step coaching to build your a yoga business
from zero to *your version* of success in as little as 8 weeks.
First, we start with Virtual Vinyasa Academy. This is Ashley’s signature coaching program. It’s an 8-week online course and on-going mentorship program for new yoga teachers looking to go from zero students and zero income to filling classes and programs with happy, repeat students.
It’s the step-by-step framework for building a solid foundation in your yoga business.
As a VIP member with Ashes Yoga, you get Virtual Vinyasa Academy, and so much more.
Enroll today OR book a free call with Ashley to see if becoming a VIP member 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 Virtual Vinyasa Academy. )
VVA includes a personalized coaching and lifetime access to our 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
Virtual Vinyasa 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
Virtual Vinyasa 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.Tonya
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, Virtual Vinyasa Academy is for you.
I have been so impressed with VVA 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.Sandi
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 VINYASA!
2021 – Here we are!
I’ve known since 2016 that I wanted to create a course that helps yoga teachers beyond YTT.
I first set out to do what I teach inside Virtual Vinyasa 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.
What’s inside the course?
Module 1: Yoga Business Clarity
The first of 7 modules covers gaining clarity in your yoga business. Video lessons and workbooks will guide you through defining your niche, goal setting and how to create a yoga business plan.
Module 2: Business Basics
Covering essential online tools, intro to LLC, insurance, waivers, music licensing, and more, module 2 is a business basics overview. You’ll also learn about my favorite tools for organization and time management.
Module 3: Build an email list
What is the most important list to build? Email of course! You’ll learn how to build an email list and what to do with your email list after you have subscribers.
Module 4: Video Confidence
Most yoga teachers are coming in lacking confidence in online teaching so the next 2 modules cover video production and camera confidence. Module 4 sets you up to teach live-streaming virtual classes and how to build a yoga video membership or subscription site for recurring revenue. From here, you can even dive into your bonus course: YouTube for Yoga Teachers.
Module 5: Course Creation Basics
Online courses are all the rage. In fact, it’s how I’ve sustained my yoga studio (and sanity) during this pandemic. In this module, I give you course creation basics, a template for a sales page, and how to actually create the course.
Module 6: Social Media 101
Still unsure of what social media platform to spend your time? You’ll get an overview of the basics and lessons on helping you make the right choice for your growing business.
Module 7: Build a Website
I go a bit over-kill in this module. In module 5, I show you the step-by-step how to set up a self-hosted WordPress site. This type of website set-up has the highest learning curve, but is also the mos robust. If you want something simplier, I have options for you to do that, too. ***You do NOT need a website to succeed with an online yoga business.