Ashley McAdams 2015





Born and raised in sunny Southern California, Ashley has always had a passion for life.  She spent her childhood dancing on stage, and found yoga during a rough post high school/college transition period.  Yoga helped her reconnect with herself and analyze the direction her life was going.  It was through her 200 hour teacher training that she fully began to accept herself, her path, and her place in the world.  This awakening led her to the sleepy beach town of San Clemente, CA, a place she had always longed to live.  Being at the beach, it was only natural to take her love of the ocean and yoga and begin practicing on a paddle board. Practicing yoga outdoors, with no mirrors or walls, underneath the sun, is her jam- having the option to jump (or fall!) in the water is an absolute bonus.  She loved it so much she decided to become a certified SUP yoga teacher through Stoked Yogi.  When she’s not paddling in Dana Point Harbor or out on the open ocean, you can find Ash eating lots of tacos, singing karaoke, walking the beach trail, working on her PhD in Holistic Nutrition, and enjoying life.  

Current Location: San Clemente, CA

Hometown: Riverside, CA

What does being a Glide Yogi mean to you?

Being a Glide Yogi means taking the adventure outside: outside in nature and outside my comfort zone, all while knowing I am supported by the universe.  

Top three songs in your yoga playlist?

Only Love is Real by MC Yogi

           Finally Moving by Pretty Lights

           For What It’s Worth (India Dub) by DJ Drez

Favorite Pose(s) for SUP Yoga?

Cobra, Mermaid, Savasana

Best advice for beginner SUP Yoga:

Remember to breathe, smile, and laugh. The water is a much better surface to fall on than the hard ground of a yoga studio (:

Fave post-paddle eats?


Words to live by?

The day will be what you make it, so rise like the sun and burn. -William C. Hannan

If you could meet any person dead or alive who would it be?


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