LayneÂ RussellÂ is the founder of High Mountain Wind. Â Layne Ashta, or Ashta, as she is affectionately called,Â teaches meditation, offers spiritual consultation, and with her love and energy inspires and heals.Â
LayneÂ has been teaching meditation and spirituality, mostly undercover,Â for over thirty years.Â Â SheÂ has come out of the closetÂ and is available for classes and individual sessions.Â Layne AshtaÂ offers gentle, loving, healing assistance in deepening awareness ofÂ Living Presence and in assisting and inspiring people to live fully their precious lives.
Layne Ashta RussellÂ began herÂ regular meditation practice in 1970 while living in Vancouver, BC.Â Her teachersÂ include Ram Dass, Tibetan Buddhist lamas,Â Hilda Charlton, Sathya Sai Baba, Neem Karoli Baba, and others.Â SomeÂ of herÂ guidance and inspirationÂ occurs with teachers and guides on inner planes.Â In 1972 sheÂ diedÂ and dissolved fully into light and energy and then returned.Â Â Months laterÂ inÂ 1972 she traveled to India.Â She is currently writing several books on spirituality, meditation, and her inner journey and experiences.
Layne is alsoÂ a publishing poet and a songwriter. Her poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies ( http://whiteowlweb.com ). Two of her poetry books are soon to be published: “Last Vist” and “Into the Dark Mountain.”Â Layne performed her music forÂ many years in the north San Francisco Bay Area.Â Â She also spent many years studying and teaching post-modern improvisational dance and yoga in Vancouver, BC, New York City, Boulder, CO, and different areas of North California.Â
Layne is the mother of two grown daughters and a stepson.Â Her daughters also study and work in the areas ofÂ healing and transformation.Â Her husband, James Russell, is aÂ professional guitarist and also a custom guitar builder who offers hisÂ beautiful instruments throughÂ Russell Guitars (Â http://russellguitars.comÂ ).