Hello! my name is Ashley AKA Mama Yum 

I am a devoted mother of two neurodivergent boys, as wild and as wonderful as the wilderness. Approaching parenting with a heartfelt commitment to healing a fractured world, protecting and preserving the sanctity of childhood and motherhood.  

I am a Holistic Educator and Professional Nurturer with 13 years specializing in Holistic Child Development, complemented by a Teaching Credential in Early Childhood Education. Additionally, I bring 20 years of experience in the Healing Arts, encompassing roles as a bodyworker, meditation teacher, ceremonialist, and Advanced Theta Healing Practitioner. My diverse expertise extends to being an Integrative Trauma Coach, Certified Innate Traditions Postpartum Care Practitioner, Ayurvedic Doula, and Community Supported Postpartum Facilitator, all centered around supporting mothers and their beloveds.

My mission is to enrich family culture and end toxic cultural cycles by guiding stressed, overwhelmed, and reactive parents beyond their limitations, unconscious beliefs, emotions, patterns, and generational cycles. Through intentional shifts in lifestyle and the application of Integrative body-based modalities and Advanced Theta Healing, I aim to foster emotional regulation, energetic wellness and spiritual vitality, transforming mindsets to enable parents to meet their children's needs with presence, patience, and playfulness.

Navigating the realms of Preconception, Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Parenting is a pivotal part of life, influencing the years ahead. I offer guidance through private sessions, workshops, group series, meditations, and ceremonies. I reside in Asheville, NC, with my husband and two boys, acknowledging the Cherokee as the native people and original stewards of the land we inhabit. Equity is a priority, with offerings being inclusive, adaptable to preferences, and a commitment to supporting underserved communities through donations to local charities.
My journey began in childhood when I discovered my calling to alleviate others' suffering. Deeply connected to Source, I exhibited a nurturing spirit, influenced by my parents' teachings on creating beauty, innovation, and the value of play. Despite facing significant challenges with chronic illness, complex trauma, and abuse in my youth, each hardship became a profound lesson leading to conscious growth.
My experiences fueled my educational pursuits, resulting in a B.A. in Religious Studies, and certifications as a Massage Therapist, Energy Worker, and Meditation Teacher. Following extensive travel and study in South East Asia, I recognized the pivotal role of nurturing childhood in fostering real peace. I obtained a Teaching Certificate in Holistic Child Development, delving into various educational philosophies. Simultaneously, I faced personal struggles, including chronic Lyme, a toxic relationship, and depletion, eventually finding my path back to wholeness.
I feel in love with an incredible man whom is now my loving husband. Our eldest had a rare condition in utero that deprived him of oxygen and nutrients through the placenta. The developmental trauma caused many developmental complications and learning differences and has proven to create great complications that we are learning to navigate. After becoming a mother myself, I learned that the  ay we care for mothers and infants, determines their ( and societies) wellbeing for life. I have the honor of being an Innate Traditions Postpartum Care Provider and Ayurvedic Doula. The birth of our second child, Zeo Santo, reinforced the importance of normalizing family life and how much community support families need. Miraculously I was introduced to Theta Healing and immediately knew it was the most profound modality I had ever discovered. This transformative subconscious clearing played a crucial role in my holistic healing journey, influencing my integrative wellness practices
I am passionate about supporting children and parents through the lens of compassion, believing that healing ourselves contributes to healing our lineage. My mission is dedicated to providing resources for flourishing health, and I've invested my life forces into this pursuit.
If my Bookings page is down, please contact me: [email protected] 828-470-7741