Teachers

Ashley Hixon
Ashley Hixon
Teacher
Ashley Hixon is the founder and mysore director of Ashtanga Collective in Boulder, CO. It is her aim to hold space for each individual and the community as a whole, to yield a deeper relationship with oneself and reflectively, one another.

Ashley came to the Ashtanga practice in 2004 under the guidance of Annie Pace in Crestone, CO. In 2009 she completed Richard Freeman’s 200 hr Teacher Intensive and in 2015 a 100 hr Teacher Training with Maty Ezraty. Her mat has been at the feet of many more dedicated teachers, including Saraswati Jois, Rolf Naujokat, Tim Miller, and David Swenson to name a few. It has been her honor to assist her main teachers Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor on many occasions and in numerous contexts and locations.

Ashley is a licensed Massage Therapist, specializing in Thai Massage, and holds a 560 hr certification in Subtle Energy Work, giving her a well versed platform in gross and subtle anatomy. The contemplative nature of dedicated practice and ability of the breath to reshape perceptive reality have been her most opulent means to cultivating self awareness. With humbling gratitude, she shares the riches of this tradition.
Jennifer Morrison
Jennifer Morrison
Teacher
Jennifer Morrison has been a student of yoga since 1993 and was introduced to Ashtanga in 1996, which she has been practicing ever since. Having studied extensively in the U.S. and Mysore, India, she brings 19 years of teaching experience, a background in Structural Integration and Craniosacral bodywork, and her current relationship coaching work and study at The Relationship School to the Mysore room.

As a teacher, Jennifer encourages an attitude of curiosity and the mindful combination of breath, energy, and movement as a path to awareness and unending evolution. She moved to Boulder in September of 2017 (via Portland, Maine) and is excited to be a part of sharing the infinite and unending gifts of the Ashtanga practice – and a founding member of the Ashtanga Collective.
Olivia Hsu
Olivia Hsu
Teacher
Olivia began her relationship with yoga whilst attending law school at the University of New South Wales in Australia. First a climber and then a yogi she began yoga as part of her curiosity with the art of movement. She naturally gravitated to yoga and has been dedicated to practicing ever since. Whilst spending several years as a professional climber Olivia found the practice to be the perfect compliment. Olivia has an in depth study of the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition having first done a traditional apprenticeship in Australia for several years and then furthered her studies when she moved to Boulder in 2006 with Mary Taylor and Richard Freeman. In the time that she has been in Boulder she has complete several teacher trainings and advanced trainings with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor and has also assisted them for their Summer and Advanced intensives over the years. Olivia has also studied extensively with Tim Miller and has completed his Third Series Teacher training.

Olivia's teachings draw from the knowledge of her own experience as a practitioner and teacher making yoga both accessible and non-intimidating to her students. She also has interest in cultivating the mindfulness that flows from a focused and continuous asana practice. Her teaching style comprises of intuitive hands-on adjustments, energetic alignment and bringing an internal awareness to the self. Olivia feels blessed to have had so many wonderful teachers and hopes that she too can cultivate that appreciation of yoga with her students and carry on the thread of the Ashtanga Vinyasa lineage.

As and athlete and a climber she has been able to integrate yoga with the thing she love to do and has several publications in Yoga Journal, Climbing Magazine and can be found online at yogaglo.com
Angela Arnold 2
Angela Arnold
Teacher
Angie’s first experience of yoga was on a meditation retreat at Shambhala Center Red Feather’s lake when she was 19, little did she know it would shape her life in such profound ways. After many years of studying, she started teaching yoga in New York City in 2006. Her classes start slow with detailed movement and some abdominal connection, moving through asana with an even metronome breath practice. Her thoughtful sequencing connects the subtleties felt at the beginning to a breath-centric flow. Bandha work is included in the practice. She believes this practice can be a mirror and if we practice long enough there is opportunity for real growth. She feels lucky to have studied at KPJAYI in order to further understand the thread of this practice. Mostly though, she is eternally grateful to Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor for walking this path with authenticity and courageously showing up even when things get a little weird. She is honored to be one of their many students, and hopes she can offer a small fraction of their capabilities. She looks forward to meeting you on the mat.