About Ahlia

Ahlia is a lover of life.

She exudes joyfulness and loves to share and connect with other life-loving, truth-seeking, gratitude-filled people. Having been in the yoga community for most of her life, Ahlia is honored to share her knowledge and talent with others in a variety of yoga classes around the community. Ahlia has been teaching yoga since 2008 and practicing since 2003.

She has traveled the world teaching and studying yoga, and has had life-enriching adventures from Costa Rica to Hawaii, Israel, Bali and the Caribbean, as well as domestically from Minnesota to California, and other amazing locations in between. Ahlia believes in uplifting her students with inspirational quotes and concepts that increase your vibration on a physical and energetic level. Ahlia’s students delight in her teaching ability because she challenges, motivates, acknowledges and inspires you, while guiding you to strengthen your relationship to self – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

Ahlia is sought after for workshops, retreats, motivational speaking, fundraising events, and private classes. In addition to her yoga offerings, Ahlia also hosts the What’s Wellness podcast. Learn more here, and stream on all major platforms.

My Story

To begin with a little bit about me – you should know that I wasn’t always this bubbly or excited about life. In fact, I grew up with a ton of fear inside of me and it caused anxiety and constant worrying. For as long as I can remember I have had troubles sleeping… I found yoga in high school, before I could drive, at the local LA Fitness. I would go on Monday evenings for a 75 minute vinyasa class and it was the one night a week that I could count on a good night’s sleep.


As a young adult I made a conscious decision to live fearlessly. I wanted to live a life where fear did not hold me back. I started traveling alone to places like Costa Rica, Hawaii, and Indonesia. I grew dreadlocks, walked around barefoot, and would even ride my skate board barefoot throughout Encinitas, much to my parents’ dismay. For me, it was about getting grounded, but I continued to have anxiety and sleep issues into adulthood.

Malibu-Falcon-2015

I had surgery at then end of 2018 on my small intestines. A CT scan found Intussusception (a partial blockage of the small intestine that can become life threatening) that required surgery to remove. I went into surgery planning on being in the hospital for 3-5 days, however when I woke up in the recovery room instead of a hospital room and was told I would be able to go home that evening, I was shocked. The surgeon did not find intussusception and although I was relieved to not have an invasive surgery and long road to recovery, I was also disappointed because of the amount of suffering I’ve had with digestive problems since I was in high school.


I continue to have digestive issues daily. Not many people know this about me, because I try very hard to not let it hold me back from experiencing life to the fullest! My goal is to live an adventurous life where I can meet and connect with people around the world, and uplift / inspire the lives of those I encounter every day. However, I do cook and prepare all my own meals, even when I travel, because I currently cannot tolerate onions, garlic, bell pepper, (nightshades), corn, soy, most dairy, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, gluten, quinoa, etc. I’m very diligent with what I eat and am learning to be more diligent with how I eat as well. When I sleep well and manage anxiety I feel my best.

I love my students and also feel loved by them


It’s an amazing experience because teaching is my job but it is also my passion. I love everything from group classes to mentoring yoga teachers to working one-on-one with people on their specific goals and needs. I love leading teacher trainings and global as well as local retreats. I enjoy offering workshops and collaborating with others. The more positive energy, connection, and uplifting I can participate in – the more fulfilled I feel.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and get to know me a little bit better. I’m an open book but I don’t often share my story unless I’m asked, so if there’s anything more you’d like to know about me – please do not hesitate to ask! I’d also love to learn more about you – if you’d like please email me ahlia@ahliayoga.com and let me know how you found my website and what uplifts and inspires you.

I found tandem surfing (actually… it found me) in 2013 and turned pro within a year. In 2014 my teammate and I were ranked 8th in the world, and in 2015 we were ranked 5th. Tandem surfing was an incredibly healing sport that helped me conquer a lot of residual fear and learn to trust on a deep level. In addition to the video featured above, click the links below to view a few more clips of my tandem surfing fun: Video 1Video 2.


I had a traumatic brain injury at the end of 2015 when I suffered a concussion after the World Championship Tandem Surfing Contest in Makaha, HI. I also no longer made weight with my teammate due to an infection in my small intestine. My doctors told me that I would not get better unless I stopped training and competing and started resting more. I was told to down-regulate my nervous system in order to heal. I have turned to more meditation and restorative practices and am still on a healing journey.

My Favorite Things

The Philosophie Superfoods

Protein Powder, Coconut Butter & Honey
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Each of the Philosophie Superfood + Protein Blends is vegan, raw, gluten-free, and has absolutely no filler ingredients. The detoxifying Green Dream blend, beautifying Berry Bliss blend, and energizing Cacao Magic blend contain nothing but the purest, most healing ingredients that have been deemed ‘superfoods’ due to their exceptional nutrient density.

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Primal Herb

Immune Boosting Supplements & Superfoods

All products contain the purest sourced ingredients, with a defined purpose that’s supported completely by independent research. I use their magnesium/calcium supplement daily to help with the health of my bones, decrease soreness and increase muscle repair, assists with sleep and helps with digestion and absorption of nutrients.

 

Solé Water

Electrolyte Water

High quality salt (like Himalayan Pink Salt) mixed with water for DIY electrolytes. When you use the proper quantity of salt and water, the water molecules absorb the minerals from the salt until the water molecules have been fully saturated. To drink your Sole Water, take 1 teaspoon (+/-) from your solution, and add to a large glass of fresh water.  Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

 

EnergyBITS: Algae – Chlorella and Spirulina

Highly Dense Nutrients For Energy, Detox, Digestion, and Wellness
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Bits® are plant-based nutrition tablets made purely of algae – a sustainable whole food crop that supports your body naturally. Not all algae is created equal. At ENERGYbits®, we take pride in sharing the highest quality algae. It’s our sole focus. We use only the highest quality strains of spirulina and chlorella so our tablets contain the highest nutrient density available. Our quality control is extensive, including ISO 9000 certification, GMP certification, and FDA-approved lab testing for purity.

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Life Leaf CBD

CBD Oils, Topicals, and Pet Products

Receive 20% OFF of first time orders placed through Ahlia for any items on lifeleafmedical.com To order, email ahlia@ahliayoga.com with any item(s) you would like to purchase, along with your shipping address.  Ahlia will respond with a confirmation and your total, including 20% off! Upon receipt of payment (through Venmo, PayPal, or Zelle) your items will be shipped to you within one week!

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