Ashley found a sense of home on her yoga mat when she was fourteen years old. The practice grounded her throughout many years of travel and volunteer work abroad, including three years as a community health volunteer with the Peace Corps in Zambia. When she returned from service, Ashley completed her 200 Hour teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga with Yoganand Michael Carroll and Coby Kozlowski in 2015. Soon afterwards, Ashley moved to the Bay Area and completed her 500 Hour YogaWorks teacher training with Sarah Ezrin, Michele Klink, Melanie Salvatore-August, and Nikki Estrada.
Ashley is passionate about teaching yoga and mindfulness to underserved communities. She has taught yoga to refugee youth, developed a yoga program for at-risk youth, and most recently taught yoga to veterans through her work at the San Francisco VA. Ashley believes yoga should be made accessible to every body. Her classes are playful, supportive, and filled with compassion. Her sequences and music are inspired by the people she meets, their stories, and her adventures around the world. She aims to create a safe space for students to open their hearts and be present with what comes up for them during their practice.
Ashley has completed over 500 hours of study through the YogaWorks teacher training program, and 200 hours of study through the Kripalu School of Yoga. She also holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) from Emory University, a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from UCLA, and is currently a Master of Social Welfare (MSW) student at UC Berkeley.