Having personally experienced the benefits of hot yoga, Ashley and Nate sought to bring a hot yoga and boutique fitness studio to Northeast Tennessee, in an effort to provide the ultimate yoga and fitness experience.
As owners and founding partners of a successful anesthesia management company, Ashley and Nate applied their experience in business and love for health and fitness to making VIDA Hot Yoga a reality.
Their goal is to provide everyone who walks into VIDA with a fitness experience that is challenging, but approachable, in an environment that celebrates each individual for showing up and striving to improve their health and fitness.
Meet The Team
Ashley Poe Davis
Founder, Instructor, Teacher Trainer
Ashley experienced a natural progression into the health and fitness industry. As a former Division 1 NCAA college swimmer, as well as a spinning and group exercise instructor for almost 20 years, health and fitness are a vital part of her personal and professional life.
In addition to barre, pilates and spinning certifications, Ashley holds the designation of 200-RYT and is currently pursuing the designation of 500-hour RYT from Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, NC. Ashley’s training in Ashtanga-based power yoga from Y2 in Charlotte, NC, has formed a foundation for VIDA’s popular signature style of hot power yoga.
Ashley has a doctorate in nursing and master’s degrees in specialties of anesthesia and women’s health. She teaches at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and is a founding partner and owner of a successful anesthesia management company. Ashley has applied her experience in academia toward the development and implementation of The VIDA Hot Yoga 200-hour Teacher Training Program. She teaches the anatomy, physiology, and business of yoga components of VIDA’s teacher training curriculum.
Nate has been involved in the health and fitness industry for almost 20 years. After trying hot yoga at the request of Ashley, Nate came to love the practice of yoga and the incredible benefits to his overall health and fitness. As an avid devotee to exercise and fitness nutrition, yoga has become the center of Nate’s physical exercise routine. As a health care professional, Nate sees hot yoga as the primary key towards overall health and fitness.
Nate has a doctorate and master’s degree in nursing specializing in anesthesia. Nate is a founding partner of a successful anesthesia management company, has lectured at the university level, and holds a fitness nutrition certification. He has focused his entrepreneurial spirit towards providing the region with a unique fitness experience that pushes one to take fitness to a higher level.
Nate is enrolled in VIDA’s inaugural 200hr RYT training program starting in September with completion in January of 2019.
Aubryn Hudson Street
Director of Operations
Aubryn’s interest in yoga began in 2016. When she started practicing at VIDA Hot Yoga in 2017, her interest in yoga quickly turned into a passion for yoga. Aubryn immediately felt a sense of community at VIDA that she valued and wanted to be a part of. Aubryn joined the Work Exchange program at VIDA in September 2017 and felt that the role gave her the opportunity to strengthen her yoga practice while also allowing her to see the positive impact of VIDA on Downtown Kingsport and surrounding communities.
As a teacher for Kingsport City Schools and a resident of Kingsport, Aubryn values helping VIDA grow as a locally-owned and operated business in her hometown.
In May of 2018, Aubryn transitioned into the role of VIDA’s Director of Operations. Aubryn’s management style and intuitive mind combined with her passion for yoga made her the perfect candidate for a leadership role at VIDA. Aubryn has a bachelor’s degree from East Tennessee State University and a master’s degree in education from Milligan College. Aubryn is currently enrolled in VIDA’s 200 Hour Teacher Training Program.