“When you started the class with "when did you last feel love?" I knew that it was going to be an emotional class for me. I realized that this was the first moment I had taken to be still since my second baby was born. Sure, I've had moments to myself but not truly for myself to reflect and honour my body and mind."
“As someone who has struggled with an eating disorder, I do not like to be touched, but for the first time in a while, I felt comfortable being touched and you reminded me that touch and human contact feels good.”
"Silent tears ran down my face. Gratitude for the space, energy, music, and touch that the class provided."
“You’ve helped me regain my comfort in regards to my personal , physical and emotional boundaries.”
"I've practiced all types of yoga, and to me the most special class is when 90min feels like 15. My mind was truly still and although I was overcome with gratitude and love, it felt like a safe place for this release."
"I've always been one of the people that at the end of a class when the teacher said they may come by for an adjustment, I would spend the last few minutes just hoping it was me, instead of on my practice."
“Thank you for helping me redefine the boundaries of my body. I’ve never felt more myself until I was touched in the class.”
“The Feelosophy Retreat was amazing medicine for an over scheduled, Type-A planner like me!Ashley and her team immediately create a sense of community, FUN and safety at check in and the facilities at Nectar Yoga B&B are fantastic."
"On Friday night, follow the lit path to the yoga dome and get ready to enter the deepest state of relaxation you can imagine by being massaged in yin poses (aka #allthefeels), chill playlists mixed with live music and Ashley’s positive and soothing guidance. Add in delicious vegetarian food, a massage in the dome, laughs with your new friends, a trip (or many) to the wood-fired sauna, lots of chill out time, a cleansing bonfire (it will make sense when you get there), a walk on the beach and repeat all weekend."
“Although not uncommon, it is a tough thing to dislike your body. The Feelosophy retreat provides a place removed from time, to experience your body without self-imposed or externally-imposed shame and judgement. The hands and support of another person can transform you and allow you to find a love for yourself and the world that is deeper than any self-doubt, disappointment, fear, or uncertainty. The Feelosophy retreat, bit by bit, touch by touch, changed my world."
“Your Feelosophy class made such a huge impact on me. It was the first time in months that I have felt completely whole and safe for longer than 5 minutes. It was the most blissful yoga practice I have done.”
"Handing your body over to another person often requires bravery and trust. The Feelosophy retreat is a safe environment where the need for bravery melts away. It is a place where the restorative power of yoga meets with the healing power of a touch that expects nothing from you.”