Ashley, a Raleigh native has lived in New Bern since 1999. She attended UNCW and graduated with a Communication Studies degree. She has completed her 200 hour teaching certification through Open Studio and is registered with Yoga Alliance. Ashley developed a love for yoga several years ago while traveling with her husband to various cities where yoga studios were everywhere. She began practicing at home but was missing the element of community until A Hopeful Balance opened doors in New Bern, NC. Excited to practice with others and learn from wonderful instructors prompted her to become an instructor. Ashley is also certified in Barre and enjoys the total body workout challenge this type class provides. Ashley is married with three children.