Ashley is originally from Farmington Hills, Michigan where at a young age she developed a passion for staying active and healthy. At the age of 7, Ashley was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, which forever changed her perspective on life. With this diagnosis, Ashley turned a negative into a positive as she quickly learned to live a more mindful, peaceful and meaningful life. Although her abilities were often limited due to a wheel chair, crutches and a full leg brace, Ashley learned to embrace the world around her. To this day, Ashley does not allow any limitations to stop her from living her best life.
Ashley experienced her first yoga class in 2009 and has been practicing regularly ever since. In 2010, Ashley began teaching 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.
In September of 2015, Ashley founded and opened, Born Yoga, a yoga studio solely dedicated to children and families. Born Yoga offers a variety of teaching styles and classes for both beginner and advanced yogis, from babies to teens. Classes focus on the development of emotional, social and physical elements of the yoga practice and work to promote an overall feeling of strength and beauty, both inside and out.
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 and is also a certified children’s yoga teacher. She has received certifications in post natal and baby yoga as well as prenatal yoga. Ashley also received a certificate in Aerial Yoga & Mindfulness. In addition, Ashley has a Master’s in Clinical and Humanistic Psychology with a focus on child development.