Ashley first came to yoga seeking gentle, strength-based exercise, having no idea that yoga would change her life. After personally experiencing yoga’s positive effects on depression and anxiety, Ashley knew she wanted to share this practice with others as a yoga instructor.
A graduate of Wilmington Yoga Center’s Yoga Teacher Training program, Ashley’s classes focus on breath, strength, balance, and mindful movement. She also received intensive training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga from David Emerson, who developed this important modality. Ashley received her master’s degree in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from UNC Chapel Hill and is combining this degree with her yogic knowledge to make a difference in the community.
Ashley is passionate about making yoga accessible to all people and does this by combining her love for serving and empowering others with the movement of yoga. She believes that the most important facet of yoga is that there is always something to learn, to work on, and to improve - regardless of whether it is your first class or your 100th. When Ashley is not teaching yoga, you can usually find her enjoying the sunshine, cooking, or cuddling with her cat, Geppetto.