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ABOUT

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Ashley Fathergill
Owner & Instructor, E-RYT 200, RYT-500

Let me start off by saying "I Love Yoga". I started taking classes 14 years ago when I was having a hard time making friends in ABQ after moving here from Ohio. I left a life that I had spent 20+ years creating and the friendships were something I missed tremendously. I went to classes regularly in an effort to meet people and ended up falling in love with the practice! Through the years I would binge on the practice and then take small breaks from it. No matter where I was in my life, I always ended up coming back to my mat.  In June 2015, I decided to take a jump and enrolled in 200 hr Level 1 Ashtanga Teacher Training.  After receiving my certificate I then decided in September 2015 to start YogaZo so that I could bring classes to ABQ that were friendly for every level of Yogi and not intimidating.  Fast forward (through a lot of ups and downs) to the present time and YogaZo has taken a life that I couldn't have even imagined if I tried.  We are a close knit community that welcomes everyone from any walk of life.  Our goal of #yogagivingback has allowed us to donate over $75k and counting as well as given me the opportunity to meet a world of beautiful humans that I otherwise might not have had the chance to meet.   

In 2023 I decided to shift what YogaZo was offering and take a step back from running a full-time mobile yoga studio and get back to my practice of yoga and teaching in settings that facilitate a bit more of what my life is demanding now.  Bliss In The City is now the new YogaZo and I am continuing YZ in name and spirit through private classes, corporate offerings and hopefully a new life in the future. I'm not sure what that will look like but I'm so glad you're here and on this journey with me!

Certifications: 200 E-RYT, 300 RYT, CPR Certified, Continued Education in Level 1 Inversions & Level 2 Inversions

Accolades: Best Yoga Instructor in Albuquerque, Albuquerque the Magazine, Presenter at Sedona Yoga Festival

Curious about the name?

YogaZo is named after my sweet pup Zoey who unfortunately passed away in May of 2015 right before I became a certified Yoga Teacher.  She was constantly by my side even through my at home practice. She was and still is my favorite down dog!  When I lost her I wanted something that was so near and dear to my heart to still be a part of my day to day life, so here she is via YogaZo!

Ashley
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