Asha Goldweber, Ph.D., RYT
Asha is a yoga and meditation teacher, writer, and research scientist—and is dedicated to making these fields accessible and meaningful. Translating contemplative science and harnessing the power of the heart-mind-body connection, Asha’s offerings empower and elevate. Her work spans corporate, private, and community based settings (e.g., tech companies, studios, juvenile justice systems, and after school programs).
From a young age Asha was exposed to Eastern philosophy. Her late mother, a Sri Lankan immigrant, would frequently host Buddhist monks at their home for dana and encourage service at the Washington Buddhist Vihara. A lifelong student, Asha began studying and practicing yoga over 14 years ago. She is devoted to sharing yoga with each student—to help them embody their true nature, and for the benefit of all beings.
She teaches from the heartbeat of her practice: Bhakti (the yoga of love and devotion) and compassionate service.
Asha challenges students to show up for themselves—to elevate themselves and everyone, everyday; to see possibilities; and to do so with joy and equanimity. Her intention is to offer radical self-acceptance, laughter liberation, gratitude and the urgency to rise, particularly to women and girls of color and system involved youth.
In 2015, she founded Women of Power, a salon for intersectional feminism and action, which has (inter) national chapters. Last summer she attended Summer Arts at CSUMB where she studied and honed her writing. Asha’s writing appears in Feminist Wire and Chapbooks. She recently submitted pieces entitled, “A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Being Other” and “Seeing and Being Seen.”
In her previous life, Asha worked as a research scientist at SRI International and Johns Hopkins University—where she designed and evaluated statewide mental health initiatives and evidence-based, prevention programs in schools.
Asha will be offering private yoga sessions on the Friday of the Moving Into the Light Women's Retreat, leading the yoga practice on the Saturday morning, and teaching a workshop "Writing and Art" on Saturday afternoon. We are so blessed to have Asha as a member of the Dragonfly community!
Click on the links below for more retreat information:
Moving Into the Light 2017
Retreat Wellness Team