Ashly took her first yoga class in 2003 at the Bikram studio in Laguna Beach, but it wasn’t until 2008 when she came back to her mat for health reasons that she was able to fully realize the healing benefits of her yoga practice.
Following her diagnosis of an incurable Autoimmune Illness, which forced her to examine her own addictive behaviors, and dealing with an immediate family member’s struggle with addiction, Ashly quickly began to realize the healing power of a consistent practice.
After spending countless hours on her mat as a student, Ashly decided to share her practice with others in January of 2015 when she completed her 200 hour certification through Jamie Hanson’s Empowered Yoga Teacher Training.
Since that time Ashly has continued to expand her skills with a Yoga for 12 Steps certification through Nikki Meyers and Y12SR, and a Yin certification through Love, Light, Yoga and Danielle Hoogenboom.
Ashly is currently working on her 500 Hour Yoga Therapy certification through Loyola Marymount University and is completing her Drug and Alcohol Counseling certification.
While the physical benefits of Yoga are undeniable, Ashly’s training and focus on and off her mat are on the mental health benefits of yoga. Whether it is a strong, powerful Vinyasa class, or a sweet slow Yin practice, Ashly’s mental and physical therapeutic approach includes options for practitioners of all levels and ages.