About Ashrai


Ashrai Riggio RYT 200 is an Intuitive Holistic Heath Care Practitioner  and yoga teacher trained and influenced by the alignment based traditions of Hatha, Ananda and Iyengar.

After healing a severe back injury through yoga, instead of surgery and the Western medical approach that was her formal professional training, Ashrai was inspired to share what she learned.

She is dedicated to providing practical wisdom and spiritual guidance to her students.  Creating a safe and comfortable environment for her students and clients to experience the benefits of a balanced yoga practice. With a strong emphasis of proper alignment and breath attunenment, Her aim is to guide students into a deeper awareness of themselves through the holistic approach that Yoga offers, connecting each student to the totality of their being if ever so subtly.

With 20+ years experience as an integrated practitioner, Ashrai Riggio is committed to helping her clients and students live more fully and be empowered during life’s biggest challenges. With wisdom sourced in both western medicine and eastern healing and nearly a decade working in the medical community serving cancer patients in the Silicon Valley, Ashrai helped facilitate and launch the Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Team at Kaiser Permanente San Jose and led a weekly Breast Cancer class, she has also served as a volunteer Massage Therapist for Hospice of Santa Cruz County. She now has dedicated her teaching to offering integrative yoga therapeutics to groups and private clients for those living with cancer, those who have suffered trauma and addiction recovery. No matter where a person is on their healing journey  Ashrai is committed to designing a therapeutic treatment plan that will facilitate the restoration of wholeness and well being to body, mind, and spirit.  She is currently completing the IYAT accredited Yoga Therapy Program and has studied Yoga for Cancer Survivors with Laura Kupperman the founder of Yoga for Survivors. Ashrai is located in Santa Cruz, CA.




California Institute of Healing Arts and Sciences 2004, Sacramento California

Alternative Health Practitioner
Life and Business Coach
Clinical Hypnotherapist
Behavioral Therapist

Lifestream Massage School, Napa, California 2005

Hospice Of Santa Cruz
Volunteer Visitor Training Program 2010

Girls Circle Facilitator Training,
Promoting Resiliency in Adolescent Girls, June, 2013

Ananda Yoga/Hatha Level 1 Teacher Training
November 2013
RYT 200

Ananda Yoga Restorative Yoga Therapy Training
December 2013

Yoga For Cancer Survivors
July 2014

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