Ashley is originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan where at a young age she developed a passion for staying active, especially when in nature. Whether she was exploring the world on her bike, dancing, or practicing karate, Ashley found solace in the endless beauty of nature and animals, which she strives to incorporate into all of her yoga classes. Ashley experienced her first yoga class in West Bloomfield in 2008 and has been practicing regularly ever since. In 2010, Ashley began teaching Preschool at Temple Shir Shalom, where she immediately shared her love for yoga with the children. Ashley’s natural enthusiasm towards children of all ages in combination with her passion for yoga led her to open Born Yoga. Ashley has an innate ability to form special connections with children and teens. Her silly, yet compassionate personality has provided her with the honor to create a special bond with all of her students. Her yoga classes are filled with fun yoga adventures, creative art projects, exciting music, fundamental social skills and mindfulness practices.
Ashley has a 200-hour RYT yoga teacher certification. She is a certified postnatal and baby yoga instructor as well as a certified children’s yoga teacher through Karma Kids Yoga. Moreover, she has completed a 25-hour prenatal training with SambaYoga. Ashley also received a certificate in Aerial Yoga & Mindfulness at Yogapeutics in Austin, Texas. In addition, Ashley has a Master’s in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology with a focus on child development.