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Who we are

EKS, started as a clinical practice where our founders would see clients on a one-on-one basis.
Later in the years, Co-founder Ashley Shorts received devastating news, she was diagnosed with Rhuematoid Arthritis & Lyme disease.  Although being confined to a bed and wheelchair (which striped her of her mobility & independence), she didn’t give up.  Instead, Ashley turned to her love of healing through Natural and Holistic approaches to fight these debilitating diseases.  Focusing on alternative remedies she was able to develop a topical that would help decrease & manage her pain.  After seeing the positive results in her own health, she alongside her business partner Tijen developed a Herbal topical infused with Cannabis.

Ashley Short, CNP., CH 
Founder (left)



Ashley is a Certified Plant-based Holistic Nutritionist, Clinical Herbalist, Cannabis educator & Co-founder of Earth Kisses Sky Inc. Ashley has studied and practiced various forms of Natural Medicine for over 12 years, even having completed a 2015 internship in Kathmandu Nepal which allowed her to offer Herbal medicine to the local community.

Her love of healing through a Natural and Holistic approach was put to the test by a devastating Lyme disease diagnosis in 2011. After being confined to a bed and wheelchair, which meant losing her mobility and independence, she was encouraged to fight for alternative remedies to this debilitating disease. This difficult personal journey left her determined to improve her own health as well as the health of others, using whole sources, complementary therapies and Herbal Medicine, including Cannabis.

Throughout her evolving goals, Ashley, alongside her business partner Tijen, developed a ‘ready to be mixed with Cannabis’ skincare line that would help decrease chronic pain & inflammation.

Tijen Yalchin, R.Ac., RMT.
Founder (right)

Tijen graduated from the Canadian Therapeutic College in 2005 where she received her diploma in Massage and Hydrotherapy. In 2009, she obtained her diploma in Acupuncture from the Institute of Traditional Medicine. Additional schooling includes a three-week clinical internship in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), where Tijen graduated in 2012 from the Zhejiang College of TCM in Hangzhou, China, one of the top three TCM colleges in the world.

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