Ashley Parker

Ashley, a creative, compassionate, soul holds a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours and a graduate certificate in Human Resources Management, with Honours. She is the Culture and People Manager at Novotel Ottawa here in the downtown core, and began practicing yoga 8 years ago in an effort to tone-up for an upcoming vacation. While the practice did the intended, what Ashley found in her committed practice was so much more:

She found was a deep sense of calm upon leaving each class; a decrease in the amount of anxious thoughts and feelings she had throughout the day; and, if they did crop up – a new means of coping - breathing - acknowledging, accepting, and, as appropriate, releasing.

After 7 years of a committed practice, Ashley felt complied to be able to share this sacred gift of yoga with others in the community. As such, she attended 200 hr training here in Ottawa, under Megan Campbell and Tiffani Harris, and began teaching immediately following.

Ashley’s style of yoga is inclusive while creative, she provides detailed anatomical cueing, as she values a creating a safe space and sense of belonging for anyBODY and everyBODY in her classes. She also strives to empower others to connect to, honour and live their truth, whatever that may mean for the individual. Ashley believes in continuous learning, and giving her best self in her teachings, so you can be yours.

Meet Ashley on the mat every Tuesday and Friday at 6:30AM for an all-levels Hatha flow class, to check-in, breathe, and set yourself up for the day ahead, knowing you can handle whatever may come your way



Ashley Parker instructs the following:
  • Hot Power Flow
  • POWER FLOW. A dynamic blend of postures in a heated room to increase your strength, endurance and flexibility. Power Yoga helps to sculpt and tone your body from the inside out.

  • Slow Flow
  • This is a class that will help you restore your blood circulation without making you tired. Slow flow is a class where you transition from one asana to the next with enough time to get all the benefit of each of them, to stretch your muscles but at the same time there is enough effort to warm you up and to calm your mind. You will be ready to face the challenges of the rest of your day

  • Vinyasa Flow
  • Vinyasa Flow is a creative, balanced and energetic sequence of postures linked with breath that warm, strengthen and empower the Body and Mind. Modifications and options are provided for postures to make this class accessible to all levels.

  • Warm Hatha All Levels
  • HATHA ALL LEVELS: A Hatha class in a heated room aimed at helping students achieve proper body alignment while exploring breath techniques in traditional Hatha yoga postures, developing strength, balance, flexibility and relaxation while connecting the mind, body and soul.