Ashby Underwood

Highlands, NC
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

Yoga Therapist and Teacher, 15 years in professional practice.
Owner of Yoga Highlands Studio celebrating 10 years offering workshops and retreats locally and regionally.

Come to the Southern Appalachian mountains to practice and enjoy the amazing benefits of authentic yoga practice! I offer an integrative approach in private, 1-to-1 healing yoga sessions focusing on alignment of balanced structure, real foods guidance, and subtle mental awareness training. My husband, Chad Garner, and I are Certified and Advanced Rolf Practitioners, the traditional work of Dr. Ida P. Rolf. I am a thought leader in my community on home-birth and home-school with two boys age 1 and 7.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

6 Reviews

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Demonstrates More
Explains More
Very Friendly
More Hands off
Frequent Adjustments
New Teacher
Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Authentic to the Bone!

Ashby is a one-of-a-kind teacher and her knowledge of the body is second to none. Her understanding of yoga being a practice both on and off the mat is such a critical part of who she is and how she teaches. I have been her student and have taught along side of her and both are a rewarding experience! I confidently recommend her and her classes to anyone!!!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Ashby leads a very centered class. Her personal ability to be centered is contagious. I find myself moving from the inside and this helps me take care of myself. Love to experience different yoga teachers but feel like I am home when I come to Ashby's class.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Grounded Yoga for those who want a Lift

Whether you want to tune your day or your life with yoga, Ashby Underwood provides an amazing yogic teaching experience in a comforting setting. The studio itself feels warm and safe, while Ashby gives cues, adjustments, and demonstrations with great care and a nurturing tone. I have been taking classes with Ashby for ten years and always walk away feeling renewed. The expanse of sky and mountains seen from the studio provides a beautiful backdrop to practice.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I recommend Ashby and Highlands Yoga because of the level of expertise of the owners/ instructors, and because they embody the spirit of Yoga in every aspect of their lives. Ashby and Chade truly live the path and I am inspired by their integrity and actions in the world as much as their deep wisdom and expertise in their work/ practice. On a yoga questionnaire, separating 'body focused' and 'spiritual' is difficult, as Ashby lives and embodies such high spiritual integrity in her person and teaching!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
High caliber yoga instruction in the high mountains of NC!

I have enjoyed practicing all types of yoga all around the world, and will readily proclaim that the best instructor I have ever experienced practices right here in beautiful Highlands, NC--Ashby Underwood! Ashby brings a depth of wisdom, experience and intuitive joy to her classes, workshops and lifestyle coaching that is second to none....her blend of demonstration vs. explanation and adjustment vs. letting one be is a perfect balance. More importantly, Ashby guides her students spiritually at a level all can hear as we work on our breath, postures and personal development. Namaste. Linda Chmar-attorney, Atlanta, GA and Highlands, NC

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I Felt Scrumptious

I am just completing my second ten-series rolfing experience. The title of my review contains the word I used when Ashby asked me how I was feeling. It's not easy to describe all the ways in which Highlands Yoga has been beneficial to me - mind, body and soul.