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About Ashlee Sunshine
Creator of Sunshine Paradise Retreat

Girl with blonde hair dressed in all white standing on a balcony at a luxury yoga retreat in Topanga Canyon, CA

Meet Ashlee, a seasoned Holistic Lifestyle Guide, Author, and creator of Sunshine Paradise Retreat based in the vibrant city of Los Angeles, California, dedicated to empowering individuals on their journey to self-care and relaxation. With a global perspective and extensive experience in wellness, Ashlee seamlessly integrates various methodologies including yoga, meditation, breath-work, sound healing, nutrition, yogassage, aromatherapy, visualization, guided imagery, art, and dance into her holistic approach.

Born into a catholic family with an immigrant father, Ashlee encountered challenges in her home life early on, finding solace in sports and academics following her parents' divorce. This turbulent upbringing sparked a lasting fascination with the intricacies of the mind, leading her to pursue studies in psychology, mathematics, and philosophy at UCSB, culminating in a BA in Philosophy and a Minor in Clinical Psychology.

As Ashlee navigated her professional journey as a Direct Support Professional and aspiring Behavioral Therapist, she felt a profound yearning for new perspectives. Fuelled by a thirst for exploration, she embarked on transformative travels to India, Dubai, Qatar, Thailand, and Hawaii. It was during these journeys that Ashlee's passion for yoga flourished, immersing herself in the wisdom of holistic medicine practices under revered gurus.

Specializing in diverse yoga styles such as Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Kundalini, and Power Yoga, Ashlee transitioned from teaching in Los Angeles to founding her own all-inclusive wellness retreat, Sunshine Paradise Retreat, amidst the serene beauty of Yosemite in 2020. Despite its inception during a worldwide pandemic, Sunshine Paradise Retreat quickly earned acclaim as a luxurious 5-star traveling yoga experience, with destinations expanding to Topanga Canyon, Laguna Beach, and Malibu, California.

As a member of the Native American Indigenous Church, Ashlee's expertise extends to Thai Yoga Massage and Holistic Nutrition, underscoring her steadfast commitment to promoting optimal wellness. Her stellar reputation is reinforced by her impressive five-star rating on Tripaneer and superhost status on Airbnb, alongside enthusiastic reviews from attendees on platforms like and

After guest teaching at Core Power Yoga briefly and headlining a guided meditation sound bath journey at Mindfulness Expo in 2023, Ashlee now dedicates her time to writing and growing with Sunshine Paradise Retreat. Notably, Ashlee spent time in February 2024 studying meditation with Buddhist monks in Nepal at the famous Buddhist monastery of Kopan, lineage of the Dalai Lama, enriching her understanding of emotions, buddhism, mindfulness and spiritual wellness. Join Ashlee on her journey, supported by her exemplary credentials and a trail of fulfilled clients who have embraced her holistic approach to well-being.

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