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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. Over the last 22 years I have taken on a number of roles: teacher, nanny, nature school founder and director, child development specialist, and somatic movement therapist.


Through it all, the guiding light of my work has been to support this next generation in being held with deep integrity, love, and presence. 

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 wounded and needing help. I truly believe that taking care of children in one of the clearest ways to get reflections about what healing is needed! My healing path has included: subtle somatic practices with the School for Body Mind Centering, training in Yoga and Reiki, community circle work, ritual, prayer, and plant medicine study.

It is my joy to be creating healing spaces for teachers, parents, mamas 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/ Early Education 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 


Nature Connection

  • Bird Language Immersions, The 8 Shields

  • Distance Immersion, The 8 Shields


Influences and informal training experience

  • RIE

  • Non-Violent Communication

  • Hand and Hand Parenting

  • Continuum movement practice

  • Herbal and plant medicine

  • Receiving years of Hakomi based psychotherapy

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