Ashley is a native of Washington, DC, having grown up just blocks away from the studio. Ashley began practicing yoga in 1998 and completed her first teacher training an HOT YOGA in March of 2003 with Bentley Storm. Further trainings led her to Be Yoga in NYC with Carrie Parks to study Prenatal yoga and receive certification through YogaWorks in Santa Monica where she was influenced by her teachers Lisa Walford, Natasha Rizopoulos and Annie Carpenter. Other teachers that have profoundly impacted her practice and teaching are Shiva Rea, Lauren Peterson and Rod Stryker. Before studying yoga she was an advertising executive, jillaroo and graduate of Colgate University.