Ashley – Yoga, Meditation & Reiki

My Story

Hi Friends! I am Ashley Kachlik and I have always had a passion for helping others.

I went to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health with a focus on education. I studied abroad in the Netherlands (Go Orange!) during my Master’s program and obtained my Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree with a concentration in Health Behavior and Promotion.

My fitness/health journey has been an adventure to say the least. I had moments where I was too skinny and was so restrictive on what I ate and tracked all of my calories in college to binge eating for any and every emotion I felt. More recently I lost 50 lbs due in part to Crossfit, yoga, my nutrition coach, and becoming addicted to something new. I felt great, then I got sick again.

Since I can remember I was sick, I missed out almost my entire 6th grade year because I was sick. Doctors never really knew what was wrong with me. Since then I would just get diagnosed with a new problem everyday. The list includes: Rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue, chronic migraines, arthralgia in both of my hands, Hashimoto’s, Fibromyalgia……that’s just the first handful.

So if you are struggling with some health issues, I have been in your shoes. I know how isolated you may feel right now. We can do it together! Afraid of being too “fat” to go to a class? I am curvy and large too! Scared because you don’t know how to do show-ga poses? Yoga is so much more than that. Don’t have a friend to go to class with? I am your girl, we will achieve our goals together and build community at the same time.

I am a RYT-200 hour yoga certified instructor, Aerial yoga certified, ACE group fitness instructor, and a Reiki Level 2 healer. Visit YogaSmash for more information!