Ainslie Faust, MA, MBA, PhD, Executive Director

Ainslie Faust began practicing yoga at age thirteen with the Lilias Yoga and You program on TV. She attended Newcomb College in New Orleans and practiced with Alvina, a wonderful Iyengar teacher who used yoga to manage her lupus.  Ainslie began a Bikram Yoga practice at age 21 in Baton Rouge, LA, her hometown, with Rod Masterson, a former Marine and one of the first teachers that Bikram certified to teach. She has maintained a life-long practice and completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher Training, as well as trainings in Ashtanga and Forrest Yoga.  Ainslie has an MBA and a PhD in philosophy and Religion. She has been the Executive Director of USA Yoga since 2008.