Asha Goldweber, Ph.D., RYT, teaches an inclusive, mindful, bhakti-inspired, hatha flow class that is empowering, liberating, and fun. Classes include chanting or kirtan; a strong, intelligently sequenced vinyasa sequence with attention to alignment; pranayama and meditation. Emphasis is on the connection between breath and heart-mind-body. By cultivating loving kindness, and reflecting on spiritual teachings, we infuse the practice with even greater meaning.
From a young age Asha was exposed to Eastern philosophy. Her late mother, a Sri Lankan immigrant, would frequently host Buddhist monks at their home for dana and encourage service at the Washington Buddhist Vihara. A lifelong student, Asha began studying and practicing yoga over 12 years ago. She is grateful for her teachers Sean Haleen, Annie Carpenter, Rusty Wells, Bryan Kest, Anne Cushman, and Noliwe Alexander. She completed her 200-hour training at Yoga Tree, 100-hour Bhakti Flow Leadership and Teacher Training Program with Rusty Wells, and is completing her 500-hour certification in Mindful Yoga and Meditation (for graduates of Spirit Rock’s year-long, Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training).
Asha challenges students to show up for themselves—to elevate themselves and everyone, everyday; to see possibilities; and to do so with joy and equanimity. Her intention is to use her empowerment, joy, and dedication to offer radical self-acceptance, laughter liberation, and gratitude and the urgency to rise, particularly to women and girls of color and system involved youth.