Mystical Journey: A Yoga and Underwater Photography Experience

Have you ever wanted an image of yourself underwater? Now is the time!

We are very excited to offer this new experience, combining yoga and underwater photography. Release. Heal. Create. 

For one hour, we will evoke the Warrior spirit and prepare our bodies to submerge into the mystic. Breath, sacred movement and affirmations in this yoga inspired experience. 

We will then transition to the heated black bottom salt pool for our underwater portion of the experience.

We’re only having one session this season and a special introductory price of $99. Mysticism is unlimited but space is not. Accommodates 4 Mystic Warriors.

Saturday, Sept 21st from 3 to 5 pm at Ashley’s Studio in Pleasant Hill

Email [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Yoga - Earth

Class - 1 Hour

For one hour we will do yoga outdoors, warming up our mind, body, and spirit.

Photography - Water

Introduction - 20 mins

We will review basics of modeling for underwater photography, look over our wardrobes and review yoga poses or concept.

Photography - 40 mins

Each participant models underwater for 10 minutes.

Delivery - 2 weeks after shoot

Includes 1 retouched image. High res sized image can be downloaded off the website.

Upon delivery of the 1 retouched image online, you will have access to 1-4 additional images for purchase. The 1-4 images for review in the online gallery are not retouched and are watermarked. Retouching is a very important part of the process and typically takes 2 additional hours per image for a final product. If you decide to purchase any extra images and once choices are submitted online, retouching can take an additional 1-2 weeks.

Ordering prints, standouts and gallery wraps are available a la carte through the online store.


Must be able to swim well and hold breathe for 5-10 secs, without holding nose. Must sign a liability release form.

Payment is required at time of sign up. Unfortunately we can not offer refunds at this time. If a participant has to cancel last minute due to illness, they can apply the session fee towards a class during next summer season (May-Sept 2020).

Meet Your Instructors


Becky Hammel

Yoga Instructor

Becky Hammel is a modern day shaman known to many as warrior. She is the founder of I Am Project Warrior mentoring extraordinary individuals on their greatest project. 

Becky uses sacred movement in her yoga inspired courses that she calls “Prayer In Motion”. When not teaching yoga she is a storyteller and speaker. She is a spiritual advisor, human enthusiast and self-love educator. 

Her dream is to use her craft to travel the world with her three homeschooled children. Her passion project is cultivating peace ambassadors through her youth yoga movement. 

Becky has been educated as an Ayurvedic Yoga Therapist at the dhyanna Center in Sebastopol, Ca. She studied herbalism at Ohlone Herbal Center as well as training with yogakidsinternational.  More info can be found on her website.

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Ashley Petersen


Ashley Petersen is a lifestyle and portrait photographer. She grew up in the bay area and graduated from the Academy of Art in San Francisco with a MFA in Photography. Her passion for underwater photography started about 5 years ago when she found her studio, pool, and home all in one place in Pleasant Hill, CA. Having access to a black bottom heated pool gave her the ability to try something new and create imagery that appeared surreal, dark, and beautiful, much like an ocean environment.

She is also passionate about branding and working with others to create the perfect marketing imagery for personal or business endeavors. She also shoots with several yogis, families, couples, kids and pets.

She is naturally attracted to water as she is a Pisces, a water sign. She loves being underwater and connecting with just her camera and subject, in a peaceful weightless environment. More underwater images can be seen on her website or blog.