Meet Ashley Buchanon
Ashley Buchanon, CYT
I’ve said for 10+ years that Hot Yoga and Jesus are the two constants in my life. When my HY fascination began I was just a casual exerciser; I liked how it made me feel and understood some of its benefits. I knew there was something more to Hot Yoga than other classes or experiences when I decided I hated my first class but then went back that same week for more. As my love for it grew I began to understand it was shaping my body…complete with tons of sweat, but also shaping my mind…complete with great music, lots of smiles and the people there took the time to get to know and support me. During those first few years I learned how to incorporate yoga and breathing techniques into my everyday life as well as my own elementary classroom. I fell in love with the way it made me feel and finally took the plunge to become a CYT. From there HY went with me through getting married, earning my masters degree, having 2 kids, losing a parent and life. I love the calmness and excitement each class brings that allows me to just forget the world and focus on the mirror and my breath. The challenge humbles you but the familiarity of it all keeps me and others coming back. Over the years my curiosity and drive to learn has led me to a certification in group fitness and personal training. I really just love seeing others become their best selves and understand how exercise can make you feel when it changes you…and I’m grateful it all began at Hot Yoga Bowling Green.