Ashley first found the refuge of yoga while completing her masters degree. Initially, she saw the practice as simply an opportunity to clear her head and alleviate stress from the intense pressure of her graduate psychology and art therapy studies. Soon enough the benefits to body and mind washed over to spirit and led to a personal transformation that directed Ashley to a path of intentional living and sharing her love of the practice. Her mission to make yoga accessible to all has been the hallmark of her 13+ years of teaching. Ashley has taught yoga in multiple clinical settings, with extensive experience working with survivors of sexual abuse and profound neglect and abuse, to people with eating disorders, terminal cancer diagnoses, Alzheimer's, dementia and Parkinsons, as well as to medical and clinical staff, executives, artists and entrepreneurs, to name just a few. Ashley's teaching style is both holistic and mindfulness-based and sources from a place of warmth, compassion and humor. In addition to teaching yoga, Ashley is Director and Lead Instructor of Awakened Heart Yoga School, a program that trains and certifies yoga teachers. She also teaches standup paddleboard yoga, is a yoga therapist, an art therapist, a meditation and mindfulness instructor and an equine-assisted therapist. She offers destination yoga and mindfulness retreats and will be leading a sacred journey to India in the spring of 2018. Ashley currently teaches Yoga at Evolve Movement Wednesdays at 715pm. She is also teaching a course she developed called A Year to Live: The Practice based on Stephen Levine's book A Year to Live. This course is being offered at Evolve Movement, Republic of Yoga and at SAS Analytics. Additionally, Ashley works as a Yoga Therapist atCarolina House, an eating disorder facility with locations in Raleigh and Durham. She teaching SUP Yoga throughout the summer on Lake Johnson in Chatham County and Lake Wheeler in Raleigh. Ashley is available for private yoga, meditation and SUP instruction.