About Ashley

Ashley Beldon-Egbuna has a Masters in Public Health from SF State University and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. She is the founder and owner of the Move to Thrive, LLC Pilates Studio in Sebastopol, CA, and the producer and educator of the “Embody to Thrive” wellness video series on the Pilates and Beyond YouTube channel.

Ashley has more than 20 years of experience teaching Pilates to individuals and groups, more than 10 years of experience as a course educator for Pilates instructors at ITT Pilates — premier Pilates certification program–, and over 15 years of experience designing and teaching continuing education courses for Pilates professionals. She draws from her studies as a body worker, health educator, and movement teacher to help clients realize their bodies’ integrity.


  • MPH (Master’s in Public Health), in health education, San Francisco State University, CA
  • BA in Body-Mind connection, Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY


  • Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC)
  • Pilates Matwork, PhysicalMind Institute
  • Pilates Equipment, ITT Pilates
  • Massage Therapy, Alive and Well School of Massage
  • Thai Massage, Nuad Borarn School of Thai Massage, Chiang Mai, Thailand

Additional Studies:

  • Biomechanics, neuromuscular training, ideokinetic facilitation, functional movement choreographies with Irene Dowd
  • Corrective exercises and functional anatomy with Jean-Claude West and Anna Schmitz
  • Carl Stough’s Breathing Coordination
  • Alexander Technique with June Eckman
  • The Simonson Technique
  • Bartenieff Fundamentals with Peggy Hackney
  • Body-Mind Centering
  • Dragon and Tiger Qi Gong
  • Hakomi Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Bodynamics and Dance


  • 20 + years of private and group Pilates Instruction
  • 10+ years education teachers for ITT Pilates certification program in SF, CA
  • 6+ years Group Reformer class instruction at Millberry Fitness Center, UCSF
  • 10+ years group Pilates Mat instruction at Millberry Fitness Center, UCSF
  • 15+ years producing and teaching continuing education workshops for Pilates professionals, San Francisco Bay Area

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