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Ashley is a personal chef trained in holistic cooking, Ayurvedic nutrition educator, and yoga teacher based in Joshua Tree, California. She started her business, Clean Nature, shortly after graduating Bastyr's Nutrition and Culinary Arts program in 2019.


Clean Nature was created out of necessity after a lifelong search of what it means to be truly and wholeheartedly healthy. Ashley lives to fill the gaps commonly found in restrictive eating regimens and lifestyles. She views health and wellness through a holistic lens rather than a fanatic obsession, guiding her clients to transform their relationship with food and health. She sees cooking, yoga, movement, and other affiliated earth-bound tools as meditative practices in walking a path of wholeness.


You can find her cooking at various retreats (her favorite!), dinner parties, casual elopements, and intimate in-home family settings to name a few. Ashley engages with her local community wherever she is in the world, from weekly fridge restocking to teaching community yoga classes. She is always eager to collaborate with creatives, the wellness-aligned, and professionals.


“My down-to-earth approach empowers the health-minded and holistic-aligned to eat, live, and move in a wholesome and well-nourished manner.”  - Ashley Chavez


Ashley specializes in cooking nourishing, well balanced and digestible meals packed with flavor and rustic elegance, while gathering people around the table for a communal experience. Ashley's down to earth approach empowers holistic-aligned and health-minded individuals to eat and live healthfully and realistically in a wholesome and well-nourished manner. Clean Nature is Ashley’s platform to walk the middle path, inspiring healthy and positive change while honoring the dynamism and flux of the human experience. 


From collaborative partnerships to client-coach relationships, the most enjoyable part of her work is connecting with open-minded and engaging individuals who just want to be well. "Food is the most grounding and connective bridge to another person's heart and soul."


Her holistic framework sets the foundation for Clean Nature, setting her apart from many health chefs and foodies. Ashley offers simple solutions inspired from Ayurvedic principles, nourishing traditions, therapeutic nutrition, and years of personal experience to uniquely cater to each individual and their needs. From the kitchen to the yoga mat to 1:1 settings, Ashley operates from a space that is all inclusive, non-restrictive, and nature-based, nurturing the mind, body, and spirit.




  • 1:1 Yoga Asana and Anatomy Mentorship (Nicolette David)

  • Certified Holistic Ayurveda Health Counselor (Kerala Ayurveda Academy)

  • 200-hr Yoga Alliance Teacher (Yoga Works, Newport Beach, CA with Nicolette David and Jennie Jalalalat)

  • 50-hr Yoga Alliance Yin Yoga (Pam Chang, Seattle, WA)

  • Animal Flow Instructor Level 1 (Chris Flores)

  • Lagree Fitness Trainer (Sharnee Scott, Lucas Lombardo, Kirkland, WA)

  • Personal Chef Foundations (Chef Bonnie Goodman, Orange County, CA)

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Culinary Arts (Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA)

  • Reiki Practitioner Level 1 (Dina Kleinman, Laguna Beach, CA)

  • Ayurveda Cooking Immersion (Claire Ragozzino of Vidya Living and Julie Bernier of True Ayurveda)

  • Ayurvedic Kitchen Intensive (Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA)

  • ServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification (current and ongoing)

  • Leadership & Embodiment Evolutionary Co-Creator (Santa Barbara, CA with Samantha Sweetheart)

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