Connect to Spirit /// Ashley Wines
With fluidity you created a sacred space for me to safely and deeply explore my inner most sufferings. The guidance and nurturing you provided with retrospect helped me get closer to my truth. You are wise and powerful yet soft and tactful. You will forever be my dearest teacher.
Connect to Spirit /// - Katy Barlow
I have found a lifetime teacher in Susan Ashley. Even if the 90-day Connect-to-Spirit program will be our only time together as teacher-student I have gleaned a lifetime of practices and teachings to continue working with. I do hope that life will bring many more opportunities to practice with Susan Ashley, she is a wise and loving teacher. On calls she was present and direct and spoke through my recurring blind habits of mind and body. In the first month I wasn't sure how I could continue to get through life without speaking to Susan Ashley twice a week. But she led me through the hard work of getting back on my feet and taught me how to observe myself as a teacher might and shift to be more in line with my truth. Now I daily lean into the practices I learned with Susan Ashley. Even though my life circumstances have not changed I'm no longer overcome by, or driven by, my emotions. I am deeply grateful.
Connect to Spirit /// Recalibrate /// - Kate Jane Hensley
Taking time to step back from it all and evaluate ourselves at a macro and micro level, has been instrumental in my life. This happens in our yoga studies and other self-disciplines, however, what is sometimes lacking is the guiding hand of a teacher. We can get lost in our own thoughts and preconceived notions. The experience of connect-to-spirit has changed so much of what I perceived as reality.
Sue’s own personal life and practice is an example of her teaching and guidance. She is determined, patient, honest and holds you to your own self-responsibility. Her eloquent speech and grounded intuition are beyond that of any teacher I’ve encountered. She is truly gifted and shares her gifts freely and without reserve. 90-days can seem like a long time but the time goes by so quickly and it is truly necessary for the real work to start to sink in. My experience has allowed me freedom of unconscious behaviors as well as provided the foundation of creating a life I love to live.
My favorite parts of this experience include the customized practices, meditations and self-care routines. Counter intuitive to the idea of adding more things to your day, these have actually created more space in my life. The reason being is my focus has shifted from the “numbing mode” to more acute and meaningful behaviors/actions. I would not change a moment of the experience, unless it was to have it years earlier. I am grateful to Sue and all the causes and conditions that allowed me to take this time, realign and awaken to the potential of my own teacher.
Connect to Spirit /// Recalibrate /// Workshops - Cheryl Stout Mchugh
I wear many "hats"...As a mom, wife, studio owner, yoga teacher, friend and a women. Life is very scheduled. Not to be confused with "busy". Im scheduled to be in many places, school drop off and pick up, teach yoga here, teach yoga there, grocery shop, studio business and marketing, prepping for classes and my own self care and my practice. As much as I love it all...I sometimes do not have time or energy for me.I know self-care is THE most important thing. Even if my meditation is done in my car while waiting for my kids practice to be over...I breathe. Knowing that before I can be of service, I need to have a full cup. Thank you deeply Susan Ashley for your love and support. you helped me birth a plan and a new frame of mind. Time is there for me! I must use it wisely. I am making new habits and really focusing on what it is I want to manifest in my life. Life is a beautiful journey full of learning...and I'm breathing it all in. Thank you to all my wonderful teachers...each of you have a special place in my heart. I am grateful.