Embody Movement Center

about us

Ashley and Michael met in college building a house for Habitat for Humanity, and their partnership, love and respect has birthed two beautiful children and Embody Movement Center.  They are two opposite ends of the same pole, together they learn and teach through their experiences.  

This starts with an open floor plan without the separation of individual treatment rooms. Most people are surprised in their first session or class, because they have never experienced anything like Embody.

The layout empowers you to take a part of your own healing and recognize that you are the most important factor in moving.  When you come to the realization that you are responsible for your own body, it is an empowering moment.   

Get ready to laugh, play and MOVE!


Are you ready to MOVE?




Physical Therapy

Session will include coordination, pre-hab, rehab, mobility, stability, balance and strengthening exercises to address your injury and your whole body system.  Ashley uses movement, loaded progressive stretching, neuromusculature re-education and movement patterns required to be a human, including squatting, hanging, crawling and swivels.  Tissues respond to the stimulus they are provided with; meaning that if tissues are provided with nourishing movements in the appropriate dosage and intensity, they adapt and become stronger, creating a more mobile and more functional body.  If they are provided with immobility, a fear of movement and compensatory methods of movement, the body will become weaker, less mobile and less functional.  

Practitioner: Ashley Nardi

45-Min, Call to schedule, Mon-Thurs 7:30am-3pm, Friday 7:30am- 1:30pm

Human Movement Class

(Thursdays 11:15am) 

When our nervous system is highjacked, we have a flight or fight response.  We tend to be highly reactional, hypertense and irritated or we are sedated, unconscious of our decisions and inappropriately responsive.  The class will ground you back into your body, allowing your nervous system to relax and reboot. 

Class will focus on basic movement patterns including: hanging, squatting, waves, and swivels.  Learn foundational human movement patterns that are missed in our normal daily lives. Learn to become comfortable in movements fundamental to being a human being, while having fun and calming the nervous system down.  

Teacher: Ashley Nardi

45-Min, All Levels, $20/class, Free for Current Patients

Essence Training

Michael teaches the Essence of Life through repetition of movements and meditation practices. This inward journey leads to the essence of all there is within all of us. Find the Essence of Life within you. Learn to slow down and love yourself. When we slow down the body and the nervous system, we begin to see ourselves as we are. By seeing, we can change the patterns in our lives, which are causing us harm. When we slow down the mind, we can open our heart. When our heart is open, we experience the Essence of Life. Repeating a practice leads to mastery, as we master the practice, we master ourselves.

Teacher: Michael Nardi

30-min increments, Call to schedule, $60/session, $50 for senior discount

Movement Class

(TU 9am; W 11:15am)

Class will include coordination games, movements and movement patterns to pre-hab, rehab, mobilize, stabilize and strengthen your joints.  The Neck, Mid back, Low back, Shoulders, Shoulder blades, Elbows, Wrist, Hips, Knees, and Ankles will be addressed with mobility, strengthening and spiral movements.  Be prepared for squatting, hanging, crawling, floor-work, learning new movement patterns, balancing and any movements in between.  No two classes will be the same.

Tuesdays: Spine

Wednesday: Legs/Arms

Teacher: Ashley Nardi

45-Min, All Levels, $20/class; $200 punch card/ 10 class







$95 per 45 minute increment.  Ashley does accept insurance.


$60 ($50 senior discount) 30 minute session.


Office Policies

Embody is an OPEN FLOOR PLAN shared with the collective goal of enhancing and embodying one's self.  It includes a group of clientele who are inspired and motivated to learn tools to improve their physical body through exercises/movement during physical therapy sessions, movement sessions and classes.  It is this group of individuals that will be sharing the space doing their movement sessions, preparing for movement class Or having a physical therapy session.  These policies allow the space to flow with respect for others. 

  • Come In, Take off your shoes. Place shoes & personal items into cubby.
  • Do NOT wear perfume or strong scents during your session.
  • Do NOT bring pets into the space.
  • Children are NOT allowed into the gym area.  Infants/Babies in car seat are allowed in gym area.
  • Absolutely NO judgment on others: if comments are made about others- you will be asked to leave
  • Insurance Benefits: It is your responsibility to know your own insurance benefits (including deductible, copay/co-insurance amounts, prescription requirements, authorization requirements and visit limitations).  As a courtesy Embody Healing Center will check your insurance eligibility, however it is your responsibility to verify eligibility.

Phone Calls

  • Will be returned within 24-48 hours

Cancellation/Reschedule/No Show 

  • 24 hr business day notice is required, $50 fee for Physical Therapy and $30 for Movement Sessions  if within 24 hrs.  If you need to cancel your Monday appointment, you have to do so by Friday at 12pm before the weekend.  All cancellations made after 12pm on Friday afternoon for the following Monday will accrue $50 cancellation fee.                                                                                                         
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258 A Street Suite 17 Ashland OR 97520

541-891-1423 (phone) 877-466-2593 (fax)

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