Ashley Nelson

About The Teacher

Ashley Nelson is passionate about helping people unlock their full potential to lead authentic, more productive lives. A former senior leader at a Fortune 500 company, Ashley helps individuals elevate their effectiveness and in so doing helps organizations create a culture where everyone can thrive and succeed.

She is widely recognized as a strategic thinker, team builder, compassionate and proven change management leader with over 25 years of corporate experience. For more than a decade, Ashley has been teaching and sharing the power of mindfulness in corporate, community and non-profit settings. A trained Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and certified yoga instructor, Ashley is pursuing certification at UC San Diego’s Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute and a teacher in training at SIY Leadership Institute (born at Google). She serves on the board of directors for Fossil Foundation and Girls in the Game and volunteers extensively teaching mindfulness and yoga to individuals through schools, community groups, and recovery programs for incarcerated women.

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We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.