Ashley is a firm believer that well being is a birthright. As a survivor herself, she has felt compelled to be of service by sharing mind-body practices that cultivate inner awareness that may allow a break in generational trauma cycles, after experiencing the benefits of holistic intervention in her own trauma recovery. Her passion for accessible health advocacy to bridge the gap in racial and social inequities in wellness, is only a small sector of her advocacy for liberation of marginalized populations. Firsthand, she has learned domestic violence intersects every social justice issue.
Before starting BTB, Ashley spent eight years in the real estate and housing industry. Ashley is a registered yoga teacher, trained in various styles of yoga, and specializes in trauma-informed yoga. She is currently an IAYT clinical yoga therapy candidate.
Founding BTB is a part of Ashley's commitment to dismantling
systemic issues in her community by offering resources, services, tools, and support to facilitate healing.
Nicci Kristine (she/her) is an ERYT-200 hr yoga, meditation, and spirituality teacher in Charleston SC. She specializes in prenatal and restorative yoga and has a collegiate background in child development and kinesiology, with a concentration in the psychological impacts of behavioral learning and abuse cycles on humans in utero and from ages 1-4. She is an USAF disabled veteran who has spent years overcoming personal and collective trauma through the holistic practices and healing effects of yoga. She offers spiritual insight for people's journeys as she walks them through their yoga practice and into stability, clarity, and hope by offering tools of the practice and coping skills for their daily life. Nicci is an advocate for the health and wellness of all humans and the end of trauma's impact on women's lives in particular. She is honored to be a part of this board of directors.
Chelsea Green is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LPCA, with her BS in Biology & Psychology and a Masters in Couples & Family Counseling. Her professional background helps her support clients from an integrative & systemic perspective, applying the healing practices of mindfulness, meditation, and body-based experiential therapy. Chelsea currently sees individual adults, couples, and families for therapy, in addition to teaching regular meditation classes and workshops on mindfulness, stress management, and spirituality. Chelsea is also an animal lover, a nature lover, and a professional artist with a spiritual and creative outlook on life.
Lauren is a practicing licensed professional counselor currently specializing in working with teen and young adult women navigating the transition into adulthood, anxiety, and depression. Additionally, Lauren is a 200 hour registered yoga instructor with training in the fundamentals of mindfulness for school-aged children. Lauren has a diverse clinical background with experience working inpatient at a psychiatric hospital, as an advocate in a women's domestic violence shelter, and at a cognitive-behavioral children's treatment clinic. Lauren recognizes how important mental health is to our well-being as a whole and feels passionate about making health and wellness services accessible for all!
Kenya has an extensive background in the finance industry and is an experienced accountant. She is a mother and serial entrepreneur running multiple businesses alongside her husband. She earned a M.S. in Accountancy from Southern New Hampshire University, as well as a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.
Michael is an experienced Field & Data Director for Charleston, SC political campaigns. He was also an AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni with Engaging Creative Minds, where he built capacity for the Charleston Youth Marathon and the development of grant portfolios. He has earned a M.S. in Intelligence Management from University of Maryland University College, as well as a B.S. in Business Management and an academic minor in International Business Studies from Coastal Carolina University.