Ashley R Tryba Urban Gardener + Yoga Teacher

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Yoga Teacher, Trainer, Kids + Family Lead Three Queens Yoga

February 2017 – Present

Teach All-Levels and Basics classes in-studio + free offerings throughout the community (i.e. Head House Square)
Write, design, and present workshops + training modules for Foundations of Trauma Sensitive yoga, alignment-based yoga, physiology, anatomy, self-massage, yogic philosophy to yoga teacher trainees
Instruct trainees how to teach trauma-informed yoga classes safely and effectively
Plan, promote, and implement fundraiser events for local non-profits: partner with local businesses on catering, music, giveaways
Assist studio with live-streaming class programming before and in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Yoga Teacher, Trainer, Virtual Studio Manager Maha Yoga

February 2019 – Present

Teach trauma-informed yoga classes for incarcerated folks, people in re-entry as well as in recovery centers and psychiatric hospitals in + surrounding Philadelphia

Yoga Teacher Transformation Yoga Project

February 2018 – Present

Teach All-Levels and Basics classes in-studio + record classes for the studio’s Vimeo Channel
Lead new, accelerated and advanced yoga teacher trainings
Plan and produce high-quality workshop programming: alignment, pranayama (breath work), mindfulness, meditation, self-massage + self-myofascial release
Work with desk staff to convert business and onramp virtual studio and Vimeo on-demand channel in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Garden Manager + Events Coordinator Temple Community garden

October 2010 – May 2014

Advocate for larger community garden space on campus, plan and construct an entirely new community garden including shed, raised beds and high tunnels
Write grants for supplies, seeds, and funding for community projects and kids’ programming at nearby schools
Outreach and organization for guest presenters and write and instruct curricula on gardening, harvesting, food preparation and cooking, seed saving, and permaculture principles to Temple students and community members
Analyze soil and water samples, order seeds/supplies from local businesses, run organizational meetings, bookkeeping and data maintenance
Plan, promote, and implement outreach events, volunteer days, and fundraisers: delegate jobs, coordinate resources, identify locations, brands, organizations, and artists to collaborate with
Maintain accurate records of all relevant garden data, including but not limited to seeding and planting dates, harvest poundage, revenue, expenses, and number of volunteers

Director of Marketing & Outreach Bennett Compost

April 2014- Present

Manage administrative duties such as payroll, reconciling payments and invoices, member data entry and management
Increase membership by 150% within the first year of marketing via social media, newsletter, and farmers’ markets
Design and implement marketing and outreach plan to attract different demographics and increase membership 150%

Land Use Research + Urban Farm Intern Urban Tree Connection (Volunteer)

June 2011- august 2012

Survey vacant land parcels, conduct 50+ community member interviews
Record, manage and analyze key data to determine optimal satellite garden locations
Author 2 sets of seasonal recipes for farmer’s markets
Plan and implement annual sustainable farm plans to meet the needs of the urban farm’s constituencies
Managing and working with student volunteers, community members, and other volunteers from diverse backgrounds to execute all crop production activities, including but not limited to soil fertility management, greenhouse management, seeding, planting, organic weed and pest control, harvesting, post-harvest handling, and general landscaping


08/2010 - 05/2014 MAY 2014 Ba in Environmental Studies and French, GPA 9.74, Magna Cum Laude, Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa, Dean’s List at Temple University