Ashley was first introduced to yoga by taking a free class while attending San Francisco State University. She studied jazz, contemporary, ballet and ballroom dance and her teachers would incorporate yoga poses during warmups and stretches. Since then, Ashley has taken many classes and workshops to discover various styles of yoga such as vinyasa, bikram, yin, restorative, aerial and acroyoga. After a major dance injury resulting in chronic knee pain for several years, Ashley sought traditional forms of treatment by orthopedic doctors, physiatrists, and physical therapists. With little to no progress, she turned to alternative medicine and immersed herself in Hatha Yoga, witness consciousness meditation, Reiki energy healing, Ayurveda, and the Yoga Sutras of Pantajali. She discovered that her physical and chronic ailments began to heal once she turned her healing journey inward, aligning with her heart and connecting to her Higher Self. She hopes to share the internal alignment and Heart Wisdom teachings she learned from her teacher, Daniella Ambika Cotreau, so that her students could also live from an open, loving heart and thrive in a healthy body! Ashley completed her Head to Heart 200 hr Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Alliance accredited Body Temple Yoga School in San Jose, CA and is a CMA (AAMA) in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, certified in BLS (Basic Life Support) by the American Heart Association, certified in Mental Health First Aid USA, and is certified in Level One of the Usui Reiki System of Natural Healing. She enjoys surfing, traveling, reading, and is very passionate about ocean and wildlife conservation.
Wind down your Monday evening and set your intention for the rest of the week with Ashley’s Gentle Alignment- based Hatha Yoga Class at 7pm. We will warm up with a Hatha yoga sequence, focus on internal alignment, pranayama (breathing exercises) and mindfulness to redirect your energy flow back to your heart and end with acupressure self-massage and restorative poses. This is a level one class and is open to all students who want to calm the mind and body, healing from the inside out.