‘Yoga is the practical means by which the ideals of an inspired life can be actualized.’
Kelly has been teaching yoga to students of all levels and stages since 2005 and is a certified yoga therapist. She is passionate about yoga’s ability to transform and empower individuals in ways that address every aspect of who they are. She believes that as we begin to cultivate self-awareness, the potential for positive change is limitless.
Kelly discovered the viniyoga approach to hatha yoga in 1997—it emphasizes the connection between breath and movement as well as an individualized approach within each practice so that it is relevant and meaningful for every person. She was immediately drawn to this deep and subtle approach, which continually offered her a sense of ease and harmony in her daily life.
Seeking to learn more, Kelly began her 500 hr teacher training in the Krishnamacharya, TKV Desikachar lineage with Rosemary JeanesAntze, a senior student of TKV Desikachar, and in 2006, was honored to travel to Chennai, India, to study with him directly. Her ongoing journey later took her to Seattle, where she began her therapy training with Robin Rothenberg of Essential Yoga Therapy. She received her yoga therapy certification (C-IAYT) in 2015.
These enriching experiences continue to inspire her teaching today. Kelly strives to create an environment that encourages open curiosity and spirited exploration as she skillfully weaves breath awareness, creative sequencing, and meaningful adaptation into her classes, one-on-one sessions and workshops.