Fitness Files: Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner is a yoga/meditation teacher and registered Marriage & Family Therapist Intern, writer and Ordained Priestess.  Turner is deep, witty, and laser focused, she draws on the source texts of yoga while incorporating the best of Neurobiology, Jungian Psychology, Ayurveda, Tantra, Shamanism and Priestess work.  

Ashley vigorously challenges students and clients from the inside out.  Known for her ability to translate complex themes into practical, real-life tools accessible to everyone is one of her biggest attributes.  She consults Hollywood creatives, distinguished business leaders, couples, adolescents and individuals. With a diverse palate and ability to speak directly to her audience, Ashley has toured with rock stars teaching yoga, lectured in academic settings and lead transformational events worldwide. Continue reading my Fitness Files interview with Ashley to learn more about how she stays fit both mentally and physically. 

NMF: Has fitness always been a major part of your life or was there a catalyst/point in your life when you made it more of a focus and priority?

AT: I've enjoyed being active and outside since I was a little girl, but it became more of a priority during my late teens/early 20's as I started to move through new transitions in life. For me, fitness is a way of building community and really connecting with the people around me - whether I'm teaching a class or exploring nature with friends.

NMF: What are a few of your go-to healthy snacks/drinks that help keep you on the straight and narrow?

AT: Greens, greens, greens! When I'm home, my fridge is always stocked with fresh fruits and vegetables for smoothies and juices. I also love to make salad, so I'll use whatever is in the fridge to make a salad full of fresh, seasonal vegetables!

NMF: At Nadia Murdock Fit our motto is “Train Your Mind, Change Your Body” so we must ask: How do you train your mind and stay motivated?

AT: Meditation. My meditation practice has become an important part of my daily routine and helps keep me focused, grounded and motivated during busy days at home or when I'm traveling/teaching. 

Ashley Turner

Ashley Turner

NMF: How do you change your body?  What are your fitness favorites?

AT: I like to keep it interesting with a little bit of everything. I love hiking and running to be outside - whether by the beach or deep in the mountains. I practice yoga and Pilates and also love boot camp/interval style classes. I try to really listen to my body and choose the workout option I'm craving most on any given day. 

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