Ashley grew up rock climbing, running, and playing field hockey and was drawn to Pilates for its ability to take her training to the next level, even when a running injury temporarily sidelined her from other activities. She fell in love with Pilates after experiencing its particular mix of athleticism and artistry firsthand.
After completing her comprehensive Pilates training with Body Arts and Science International (BASI) in California in 2009, Ashley moved to New York to attend Columbia University. While there, she majored in political science, continuing to teach Pilates part-time, and developing the Clinical Pilates program at BioKinetic Physical Therapy in New York City. In 2016, Ashley became a member of the BASI faculty, and has since led numerous teacher-trainings across the US and abroad.
One of Ashley’s greatest joys is using Pilates to inspire and reconnect individuals to their bodies – and by extension, their spirits – so that they can move through their lives with greater ease. Ashley has worked with clients ranging from 9 to 86 years of age and has trained professional athletes, dancers, and pre- and post-natal clients as well as individuals who simply want to improve tone, strength, and their sense of wellbeing.