Getting to Know: Ashley Cebulka

We introduced you to Elli Boland, one half of the Agents of Change team last week, so this week our blog post completes the team with an introduction to Ashley Cebulka!

Read on for her thoughts on inspiration, intention for the “Courageous Leap” retreat in Turks & Caicos this May and her love for spontaneous dance parties!

What is your inspiration as a yoga teacher/travel yogi? 
My inspiration comes from a blend of courageous leaders, dancing, witnessing people get out of their comfort zone while speaking their truth,  travel and my incredible family and friends.
Where has yoga taken you?
Getting on the mat encouraged me and inspired me to drop the mask and tune in to my inner voice. It was the first form of movement I had ever done in my life that encouraged listening to my breath, slowing down and going at my own pace. As a former athlete, this was life changing.
I also adored going to the Yoga Journal Conference in NYC, being inspired by so many talented teachers, sharing their unique gifts was extraordinary.
What is your current favorite travel destination? Why?
Italy for the gorgeous, inviting culture. It’s my favorite cuisine on the planet and their overall lifestyle is filled with everything I love, relaxation, quality time with loved ones, epic meals, beautiful wines, and laughter.
What is your dream travel destination? Why?
Bora Bora. I’m a beach girl at heart. So I love the idea of staying in a little hut, with my husband and having nothing to do, but gaze at the gorgeous water, explore, read, fish and play.
What is your intention for your upcoming retreat? 
My intention is to inspire people to create a life they love. By sharing tools to help them listen to their intuition and allow that to be their guide. I will encourage small daily actions, based on feeling good, to help them create the changes and transformations they are desiring in life. I’m all about getting out of your comfort zone and adapting to a new level of uncertainty in order to grow and expand; and live your life to the fullest.
What are you most excited about in Turks & Caicos? 
The opportunity to experience adventure, inspiration and growth with people from all over the world. Dance parties and the connections that will come from people opening up, while being authentic and vulnerable along with a strong dose of playfulness.
Anything else we should know? 
I like to have dance parties, everyday.