ā·nan·dā: (n): a state of perfect (eternal) bliss, happiness, divine joy.
mindful travel, elevated. bliss camp retreats cultivates luxury yoga and wellness getaways in epic destinations for badass souls. rooted in bliss, our purpose is to weave soulful teachings and ancient practices with an electric excitement for seeing the world.
the spice girls, kombucha, tribal markers, vegan eats, authenticity, vivid sunsets, gratitude, adventure, big hugs, palo santo, meeting our edge. these are a few of our favorite things.
- meet the manifestors -
get to know ashley
+ dream superpower: flying, teleportation
+ mantra when life gets tough: you can’t get it wrong
+ on the bucket list: hike mt. kilimanjaro
+ book you re-read: the yamas + niyamas, gone girl (thriller novel junkie)
+ favorite smoothie recipe: coconut milk, cashew butter, banana, cocoa nibs, vegan protein
+ ‘happy dance’ theme song: 679 - fetty wap
+ six word memoir: sit back and watch magic unfold
+ favorite asana: triangle
+ preferred method of random kindness: HUGS. Presence. Showing up.
libra lioness. mother of jack russells. gangster of love.
ashley griffin, believer in magic, was first introduced to yoga as a young teenager by her mother and is continually inspired by yoga's transformative power on the reg. she believes in the mind body connection and loves to teach and inspire others on how to live a blissful, and dynamic life. after graduating college, she started working in fashion public relations in new york city. quickly realizing “the devil wears prada” was too real, she knew there was something deeper to be explored + shared in her life. wanting to share her passion for yoga, ashley has completed multiple 200-hour yoga teacher trainings since 2014 (american yoga academy, 2014 + lifepower yoga, 2015). other certifications completed since then include 30 hour yin yoga training (settle yin 2018), stand up paddle board yoga certification (jessica bellofatto yoga 2016), and she is a level 3 reiki healer under the teachings of carol anne patterson.
ashley is currently the yoga boutique manager at life time athletic in berkeley heights, nj and living her best life. she has lead and graduated four (4) 200 hour yoga teacher training programs, and is currently an ambassador for lululemon. besides yoga, travel and thrill seeking is her biggest passion and lights her up. forming bliss camp retreats with her bestie is nothing short of a dream.
get to know brittany
+ dream superpower: teleportation. or reading my dog’s mind.
+ mantra when life gets tough: you are exactly where you are supposed to be.
+ on the bucket list: swim in the dead sea
+ book you re-read: skinny bitch (don’t judge me), the alchemist, polishing the mirror.
+ favorite smoothie recipe: cashew milk, raw cacao, maca, frozen banana and homemade almond butter.
+ ‘happy dance’ theme song: billions - russell dickerson
+ six word memoir: find your tribe, love them hard
+ favorite asana: handstand (are we surprised?)
+ preferred method of random kindness: compliments + soul hugs
goal digger. sunset junkie. avocado whisperer.
passionate + purpose-driven. brittany has been devoted to serving students on their mats full-time since 2013. the former northeast area lead, master trainer and florham park, nj yoga boutique manager with life time - the healthy way of life company, brittany led six 200 hour yoga teacher trainings, graduated over 60 students, and elevated the lifepower yoga studio in florham park to become a nationally-recognized yoga community. brittany’s specialty trainings have included a deep dive into yin yoga in la jolla, ca with shauna mackay (fall 2018), reiki level 1 and 2 attunements with carol anne patterson in berkeley heights, nj (summer 2017), stand up paddleboard certification in easthampton, ny with jessica bellofatto (summer 2016), and basics of ayurveda with ali cramer in brooklyn, ny (spring 2016). brittany is currently pursuing her doctorate of acupuncture and chinese medicine at pacific college of oriental medicine in san diego, ca. she leads weekly vinyasa and restorative practices with ritualyoga at the montage hotel in laguna beach, ca, holds space for students to meet their edge at nature’s whisper in san diego, ca + continues to guide students through lifepower yoga’s signature heated flow in laguna niguel, ca. follow her journey on instagram, @vinyasanista.
career highlights include:
+ featured as on-air yoga and meditation expert at dr. oz x arianna huffington’s sleep clinic in harlem (march 2016)
+ co-hosted metta meditation at wanderlust festival in aspen, co (july 2016)
+ co-taught metta meditations at wanderlust 108 in brooklyn, ny (september 2016)
+ assisted retreats in tulum and upstate new york alongside fellow life-lifters anthony chavez and cher meli, prior to launching bliss camp retreats.