Ashley Hartley

Ashley, the founder and owner of Empower Yoga, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Harvard University in 2005.

During her time at Harvard, Ashley retired from an eleven-year competitive athletic career and began her individual practice of yoga in Cambridge, MA. 

Ashley underwent her 200 hour yoga teacher training certification in 2005 and began teaching yoga professionally. She is a 200hr ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) with Yoga Alliance, which is a national organization dedicated to the regulation of yoga instruction and ethics.

Ashley has trained with some of the foremost yoga masters in the world including Judith Hanson Lasater, Seane Corn, Baron Baptiste, John Friend and Desiree Rumbaugh.

Her classes are carefully designed to target each of her clients’ individual goals and needs. She is committed to making yoga accessible and beneficial for everyone.  Ashley enjoys working with a wide range of clientele including college and professional athletes, politicians, executives, business people, moms and dads, children and the elderly.

She opened Empower Yoga in 2009 and travels through-out the Austin area providing her specialized style of yoga to private, semi-private and corporate clients.