Ashley began practicing yoga in 1997. She completed her 200 & 300 hour yoga teacher trainings at The Yoga Connection. She has been teaching since 2004 and is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) with nearly 4000 hours of teaching experience in yoga alone.
She worked as a Personal Trainer (certified through AFAA) for over five years helping a variety of clients achieve their fitness goals, while teaching them about their breath and the mind/body connection. Ashley completed a 450 hour Pilates Mentorship with Mirea Sharifi of BodyQuest Pilates and taught mat and equipment Pilates for three years before deciding to teach yoga exclusively. Her background in personal training, Pilates and other fitness modalities enriches her teaching with a strong focus on safe alignment and understanding of anatomy.
Ashley studied Kriya Yoga directly with Sri Goswami Kriyananda and, being one of his disciples, is a Kriya lineage holder. Kriya Yoga is at the core of her teachings and practice.
She has completed approximately 80 hours of Yin Yoga training with Joe Barnett, E-RYT 500. In 2014 she completed a 40 hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga training with Seane Corn, E-RYT 500. Ashley is committed to continuing her education via additional trainings, workshops, other yoga teachings and personal practice. She is an avid reader of spiritual philosophy and anything to do with yoga, the body, biomechanics and astrology.
Ashley’s teaching emphasizes the practice beyond asana, and off the mat, to include an awareness of Self through moksha (liberation). Ashley is also a professional astrologer, meditation teacher and writer. You can read Ashley’s writing at and on her blog Maya Musings on Moksha.