Ashley started a regular yoga practice when she was seeking refuge from the chaos of being a full-time working mom. She dabbled in yoga for years, even teaching prenatal yoga for two years in a birthing home in Nicaragua. She came to the mat to find quiet, not just on the outside, but on the inside. Yoga began to strengthen her relationship with her children, family and most importantly herself.
Ashley holds a Master’s Degree in Health Education and an undergraduate degree in Health and Wellness. The majority of Ashley’s graduate studies were focused on researching women’s beliefs of breastfeeding preconception. Ashley has a 200-hour yoga teaching certification and teaches, Vinyasa Flow, Prenatal Yoga and Chair Yoga. Ashley spent two years serving as a Maternal and Child Health Educator with the Peace Corps in Nicaragua. While overseas, she educated Midwives on balanced nutrition and safe birthing practices, taught reproductive health in the local high school, ran women’s groups in the community and acted as a birth worker for dozens of women. This work inspired Ashley to become a Birth and Postpartum Doula through DONA International. Ashley is also raising a family of her own and continuing to seek her true passion of inspiring women in her community through yoga and birth advocacy.