Ashleigh was introduced to mindfulness and meditation as a young child through her best friend. After that she continued to develop her practice individually through books. Seeking more community and understanding of the teachings, she joined the insight community and attended several classes, groups, and residential and non-residential retreats.
After attending the Young Adult retreat at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts in 2014, Ashleigh started a young adult meditation group with a few people from retreat. Three years later, that group launched the Young Adult Sangha.
Ashleigh facilitates meditation groups and teaches mindfulness in a wide variety of settings. She learned to meditate from various teachers in DMV as well as in Arizona and California. Ashleigh finds inspiration from Pema Chödrön, Jack Kornfeild, Michael A. Singer, Sister Dang Nghiem, Rick Hanson, James Baraz, and Phillip Moffitt.