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about us

Asha NYC was founded out of women's passion for wellness and creativity, with the mission to create space to empower, discover and foster learning using travel and exploration. Asha NYC embraces yoga, meditation, photography and the arts to bring communities together and create an accessible option to see the world! 

 
 

 

team

 
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NOUSHA SALIMI

Nousha is a photographer & a yoga teacher, specializing in Portrait and Reportage. She graduated in 1998 with a BA ( Photography Major ) from University of Art & Architecture in Tehran and been working in the field since. Nousha's work has been published in Time Magazine, Noisey, Cosmopolitan, TripleW, Afar, Sonima, Yoga Journal Korea & USA, Rolling Stone ME, BrownBook, Forbes, Washington Post, The Guardian, Der Speigel, Global Citizen Magazine,and Inrockuptibles. To balance her artistic ventures she has found yoga ,meditation, and thai massage as a way to heal the to connect deeper with the community. Nousha began her yogic studies in India under the lineage of Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Thai yoga massage in Sunshine School of Thai Massage in North Thailand and most recently receiving certifications from Laughing Lotus New York. Nousha has worked with many NGOs such as UNICEF ,TCV (Tibetan Children Villages ) Dessine L'espoir (Designing Hope) and McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research, to name a few. Nousha began asha as a way to create opportunity to see the world by offering multifaceted experiences much as she has experience as a citizen of the world. 

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                         AMANDA VALDES-MOISER

Amanda is yoga teacher, actress, and teaching artist in New York City. Amanda began her journey as Off-Broadway and Film/TV actress.  Amanda was seeking more as an artist and she discovered yoga as a holistic way to balance the busy and demanding entertainment industry. Amanda studied acting at Rutgers University and William Esper Studio. She proceeded to expand on her arts education through her yogic  journey at Yoga Vida and Laughing Lotus New York . Amanda has over 425 Registered Yoga Teaching Certification  hours in Vinyasa , Lotus Flow, Bhakti, Fly, Super Sequencing, Hands on Assist, Prenatal Yoga, and Restorative Yoga. Amanda uses these modalities to teach regular yoga classes at Laughing Lotus New York , Sacred Sounds, and artist residences in New York City. Amanda studied under Dana Trixie Flynn, Sheri Celentano, Kenny Frisby, Mary Dana Abbott, Deb Langely, Ali Cramer,Jamie Skolnick, Felipe Gonzalez ,and  Alyssa Arroyo . Amanda is dedicated to making yoga and arts education accessible to communities by working with city organizations including Creative Arts Team of City University New York, Rutgers Summer Acting Program, Dr. Oz's Health Corps, El Puente of Williamsburg , and SCO program "Rainbow Warriors" for LGBTQ youth. Amanda's most recently has been featured in Yoga Journal Italia, Refinery29, and Daily Burn.

 
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   SERVICES

  • RETREATS

  • WELLNESS EVENTS & CLASSES

  • CURATED COMMUNITY MEET UPS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY 
 
 
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RETREATS

SPRING AWAKENING / WELCOMING THE EQUINOX:

CHIANG RAI,THAILAND. MARCH 5TH-11TH.2017

Join Nousha & Amanda for a week of self care, self love, exploration and preparation to welcome the Spring Equinox!

Retreat includes:

  • Morning meditation
  • Daily Yoga practice
  • 6 nights at the Muse Flower Retreat& Spa in the peaceful city of Chiang Rai
  • Daily vegetarian meals
  • Roundtrip Airport transfer
  • A 60 Min Spa Treatment
  • A Guided 60 min cycling tour
  • Himalayan Salt pool
  • An express photo session capturing you in your favorite Asana in the lush landscape of North Thailand
  • Double Occupancy: Early Bird: $950.00 per person, if paid in full by Dec.15.2016 Full price: $1050.00 per person.(Airfare is not included.)
  • Single Occupancy: Early Bird: $1050.00 per person, if paid in full by Dec.15.2016 Full price: $1250.00 per person.(Airfare is not included.)
  • A non-refundable deposit of $450.00 holds your space!
  • Our recommend travel agent for all flights and reservation:

       JustfareKyle Watson / E: kyle@justfares.com / T: 206-204-2111  

  • BOOKING CLOSES: February.20.2017

ACTIVITIES IN CHIANG RAI

Chiang Rai Night Bazzar, Doi Chaang Mountains & Mae Suai Dam, Hill Tribe villages, Golden Triangle, River cruises, Singha Park, Tea Plantations, The white Temple, The black house and...

Muse flower can arrange excursions with local tour operators in partnership with PDA (Population and Development Association) Tour, a social enterprise whose profits are donated to support community development for local and hill tribe communities. When you take a cultural excursion with PDA, you are helping give back to the local community.

 
 
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 EVENTS

#MindfulMarch

Celebrate Brain Injury Awareness month in support of Love Your Brain Foundation.

Where: Lululemon Hub 17 NYC

When: Friday.March.31.2017

Time: 6:30- 8:00 pm

Festivities start with a viewing of LYB's new 15 min Doc, followed by mediation and a Vinyasa flow practice, finishing with lots of smiles, and we will be taking donations for Love Your Brain.

All levels of Yogi's are invited!!

For more details check :

http://www.hubseventeennyc.com/programs/2017/3/31/mindfull-march-yoga-event

ASHA - MEDITATION & ESSENTIAL OILS

Join Nousha & Amanda for a free meditation and essential oil workshop at Wild West Brooklyn! The evening will begin with a 30 minute session of meditation and 30 minute Essential Oil 101 Workshop. You will leave with your very own doTerra oil sample to take home. Workshop will be followed by Q & A about Asha: Thailand 2017 Retreat!. Wild West will be open for shopping  refreshments will be served .

**Extra early birds incentives
Sign up for Thailand 2017 retreat at our event, receive an extra $100.00 off Early Bird price (must be paid in full) and a special Asha gift.

Where: Wild West Brooklyn

When: Wednesday. Dec.14.2016

Time: 7- 8:30 PM

Cost: FREE

Register by emailing: infoashanyc@gmail.com

 
 
 
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  CONTACT

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