Hi! I'm Ashley :) Thanks for being curious about me and my work.
My work has been focused on supporting children since I was a child myself. Through out the years I have taken on a number of roles. Through it all, the guiding light of my clear purpose has been to support this next generation in being held with deep integrity, love, and in alignment with the transformation that is happening on our planet.
My dedicated passion of caring for children lead me to many paths of healing, as caring for them served as a clear reflection for the parts of myself that were needing help. My healing path has included: subtle somatic practices with the School for Body Mind Centering, community circle work, ritual, prayer, and medicine.
It is my joy to be creating ceremonial and healing spaces for parents, mama's to be, and children.
When I am not working you can find me listening to birds in the wild, sitting by bodies of water, talking passionately with loved ones and tending to my own life with food, family, prayer, and rest.
Training and Influences
Early Childhood and Mental Health Training
B.A. in Child Development from Humboldt State
M.A. in Infant Mental Health from Mills College
My Research focused on the intersections self regulation, trauma, and somatic experience
Somatics and Movement
Yoga Teacher training, Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center
Dance Minor from Humboldt State
Certified Somatic Movement Educator, The School for Body-Mind Centering
Certified Infant Developmental Movement Educator, The School for Body-Mind Centering
Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, ISMETHA
Reiki, The Wu Wei School of Reiki
Bird Language Immersion, The 8 Shields
Distance Immersion, The 8 Shields
Influences and informal training experience
Hand and Hand Parenting
Continuum movement practice
Herbal and plant medicine