Our incredible teachers at Alchemy Yoga and Meditation Center have decades of diverse teaching experience between them and are committed to deepening their own lifelong path of growth and share their knowledge with their students. Our vision is to uphold the core values of AYMC for the wellbeing of our students, and local and global community with compassion and kindness. Find out more about them below!
General Manager, Principal Teacher and co-owner at Alchemy Yoga & Meditation Center.
Strongly grounded in the present moment, Ashton's classes are open to the fullness of our human experience as spiritual beings. He teaches from the heart to the individual; whether you're in a class or private session - he inspires everyone to discover their practice and your unique connection within.
Classes he offers in AYMC: Fire, Water, Earth, Ether
Ever since Id rolled out the mat in her first yoga class in 2014, she knew she found something she would dedicate her passion towards. Despite studying and working, she still took the time to explore and deepen her practice - eventually leaving her job to focus more on teaching Yoga. In 2015 she completed her first 200 hr YTT at The Yoga Barn. She continued her studies by earning her 50hr ++ Assisting in Yoga teacher training in Bali.
“My teaching is my learning, my learning is my teaching,” says Id.
Classes she offers in AYMC: Fire
Persia first discovered her passion for teaching yoga in 2005 when she completed her initial 350-hour training in Los Angeles. After teaching her first class in Vancouver, Canada, she was immediately hooked on the practice and the transformative effects it had on herself and her students. This led her to leave her job in herbal medicine and natural nutrition to focus on teaching yoga full-time.
She deepened her Yoga studies with multiple Yoga Trainings with some well known names being Baron Bapiste, Les Leventhal, Ana Forrest, Sarah Powers and Jo Phee.
While Persia loves sharing all things Vinyasa, her greatest passion is Yin Yoga. From all the foundations to exploring concepts such as Chakras from the Tantric System and deeply emerging in the Five Element theory according to Chinese Medicine. Persia has created both a 100hr Online Yin Training and a 50hr Live Yin training here in Ubud.
“It’s never too late to pursue your passion and seek a deeper connection with this incredible mystery ride called Life!”
Classes she offers in AYMC: Water, Air
Emma is a devoted practitioner of classical Tantric philosophy (the Trika lineage of Non-Dual Kashmir Shaivism), Yoga and the school of Embodied Flow™, and Somatic movement therapy.
Emma believes that the body as a vehicle holds the opportunity for awakening and invites you to explore a holistic embodiment approach of yoga practice with emphasis on the physical, emotional and spiritual state.
She experiences that Embodiment and Meditation practices are doorways to allow awareness to re-pause in itself, supporting a deep relaxation into who we already are. Emma facilitates your process of embracing the essence of you, inhabiting your body in a new way, immersing yourself in a self-revealing journey, and transmitting the awareness of the connection of body-mind centering and the influence that yoga and movement have in healing.
Classes she offers in AYMC: Fire, Water, Earth, Air
krista marie starr
As an international yoga teacher with 10+ years of experience in the field, Krista is trained in Anusara, Ashtanga, Yin, Restorative, and Classical Hatha Yoga.
Years of movement exploration and study include Jiu Jitsu, Wu-Xing Kung Fu, Gymnastics, Functional Movement, Dance, Pilates, Crossfit, Powerlifting, Marathon training and rehabilitation has provided her with an incredibly diverse understanding of the human body and mind.
With a BA in Philosophy, Religion, and Politics, her areas of philosophical and spiritual study both as an academic pursuit as well as personal exploration include the practices and wisdom from Kashmir Shaivism, European Witchcraft, Andean Knowledge, Jungian Psychology, Esoteric Mysticism, Vajrayana Buddhism, and Phenomenology, amongst others.
Classes she offers in AYMC: Fire, Water, Air, Ether
Anisha found the healing power of Yoga in her late teens as a way to move through anxiety and immediately recognized yoga as her path.
Since 2015 she has been sharing practices that arise from her great love of the non-dual tantric philosophy which holds that we are already all that we long to become.
Her facilitation unfolds from her personal practice of meditation, self-inquiry, asana, somatics, and free movement. She is compelled to share from her own desire to awaken to the truth of who we are beyond limiting beliefs, while embracing the mystery of all that it is to be human and alive. With humility and compassion she holds space for you to arrive and practice exactly as you are.
Classes she offers in AYMC: Water, Earth