Ashley Baer is a 500 hour Registered Yoga Teacher, certified in Mindfulness, and Meditation as well as a Health and Wellness Coach. With a degree in Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Education, she is an educator, and public speaker, currently in the role of Facilitator of Mindfulness Instruction in the Forsyth County School System, in Cumming, Georgia outside of Atlanta. Here she created The Mindful Breathing program for teachers and students which she implements across the school district. In addition, Ashley conducted a Mindfulness Pilot Program in partnership with Georgia State University’s School of Public Health and has participated in two studies with them on the program’s effects on teacher burnout and efficacy and how it impacts anxiety and stress in students. She is one of the co-founders of the Georgia chapter of COSEM (Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully).
Ashley teaches meditation on the worldwide app, Insight Timer, and is a frequent guest featured on WisdomFeed.com speaking on gratitude, self-care, and Mindful parenting. She has spoken at the National Youth and Resiliency conference (NYAR), GSAS, and the Culture of Empowerment conferences on the role of breath for well-being and learning. She has taught her Yoga Nidra class globally for the Mindful Society Global Institute out of Toronto, Canada at their 8th Annual Virtual Learning Summit 2022: Awakening Hope. In addition, she writes for a local publication, “My Forsyth” on the benefits of intentional breathing or “mindful breathing”. When not working, she volunteers to bring mindfulness into underserved populations such as in prisons as a volunteer for Persevere, a nonprofit that trains prisoners to develop skills to be more employable.
Ashley dedicates her life to practicing and teaching breathing and meditation which she used to heal her own grief, trauma, and nervous system. Ashley is an advocate for mental health and hopes to help others find personal healing, and well-being in order to live their happiest and best life- a life of presence and joy.