Aloha, I'm Ashley!
I founded One Balance with the sole purpose of helping others create a balanced and sustainable lifestyle for themselves that allows for a long and healthy, happy life. I myself have faced my fair share of challenges on the bumpy (and never-ending!) road to a well-balanced life, and am so passionate about the importance of living well both inside and out that I'm dedicating my life's work to helping others to do the same.
I'm a Bay-Area born wanderlust who finds the comfort of home right on my yoga mat, no matter where I am in the world. I first found yoga in 2005 back when I used to believe that I was physically incapable of touching my toes, but I was still pretty busy partying, eating junk food and being depressed to think that being more active taking better care of myself might just change my life.
It wasn't until a couple years later when I moved to the sunny beaches of Costa Rica that I realized a few crucial things: 1) I didn't like who I had become, inside and out, 2) I had the power to change and 3) getting healthy was the first step to becoming who I wanted to be.
That's when I changed my life. I started practicing yoga, surfing and paying more attention to the food I was eating. I lost 20 pounds, quit smoking and found a sense of inner happiness in this magical new place that allowed me to recreate myself into a happier and more mindful person.
When I returned to the U.S. in 2010 I was afraid that I would have some sort of crisis and revert back to my old, unhealthy ways. That's when I finally learned that wellness isn't something you find somewhere, it's something that you create from within and can take with you anywhere you want to go! It was so liberating, I want to help other people establish their own wellness and live upgraded lives as well!
Once I completed CorePower Yoga's Power Yoga Teacher Training Program in 2013, I knew I had found my path. I dove straight in and found myself living my dream teaching yoga and living in Hawaii just a year and a half later. I can honestly say I am the happiest I have ever been and I owe so much to yoga, the ocean and the courage to follow my heart and do what I love. If I could inspire other people to prioritize their own dreams and overcome doubt, fear and the other dark sides of life, it would be the greatest honor I can think to earn in life.