Ashley has been an avid adventurer her entire life. This quest for zest took her from her hometown of La Jolla, CA to Hanover, NH, where she had a successful career as a Division I collegiate volleyball player at Dartmouth College. Upon graduating, she explored a career in collegiate coaching, which also afforded her the opportunity to receive her Masters of Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Ashley is inquisitive by nature. She is consistently pursuing exploration and discovery. In her early 30s, she adopted a yoga practice to balance the physical demands of life. She desired to be more flexible, to increase mobility and to eliminate stiffness. As her practice evolved, with influence, yoga transpired as a path of self - inquiry. It is only recently that she accepted - "yoga truly begins the moment I focus my mind on the present." Yoga is not the pose, it's the state of being.
Ashley was immediately drawn to YogaLand. She was appreciative of the educational experience exposing her further to the eight-limbed path, Sanskrit, chakras and various asanas. However, it was the ultimate gift of connection, mindfulness and being present in the experience that captured her heart and her spirit. Ashley resides in Thousand Oaks, CA with her wife of seven years. Both are world travelers and enjoy road biking, mountain biking, hiking, yoga and spending time with family and friends.