E-RYT-500 Yoga Teacher, Creator of KinetiK Yoga, Reiki Master
Behind Kelly’s compassionate presence lurks a fierce student of the practice, philosophy, and non-physical gifts of yoga. She hopes to offer an entrance into the multi-dimensional healing yoga offers for everyone from beginners to the more experienced practitioners.
Kelly started practicing yoga in 2003, after she started experiencing more chronic and acute neck and back pain due to the combination of congenital spondylolisthesis and a more sedentary professional life. After countless MRIs, physical therapy, acupuncture, and other rehabilitative modalities, Kelly turned to yoga. Since then, a holistic and complete yoga practice and life philosophy has been a key contributor towards preventing her chronic pain.
Kelly is incredibly grateful to her teachers. She credits Ali Valdez, Raj Patra, Yoga Master, Guruji Andrey Lappa, Erika Ebbeson, and Marie Manuchehri for their inspirational influence on her teaching style, creativity, and overall outlook on life.
When not in the studio, Kelly is constantly reading about yoga and attending workshops, classes, and lectures from leading teachers, including A.G. Mohan, Ana Forrest, Rod Stryker, and Zander Remete. Kelly has practiced a variety of styles and systems of yoga, including Ashtanga, Hatha, Iyengar, Mysore, Vinyasa, Universal, Yoga Nidra, and Yin/Tha yoga, but primarily teaches Vinyasa, Universal, and Yin/Tha. She aims for a teaching style that is heart-felt, compassionate, and caring, yet focused on anatomy, rehabilitative, and meditative..
International Yoga Retreats
Kelly annually travels to international destinations steeped in spirituality, history, culture, and yoga. Since 2015, Kelly has taken many students to see the source of yoga — Nepal. In 2018, she co-led a yoga retreat to the spiritual capital of of South America, Peru.
Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.
The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Reiki which means "God's Wisdom or the Higher Power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So Reiki is actually "spiritually guided life force energy."
A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and well-being. Many have reported miraculous results.
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In my own healing journeys, I’ve learned that nothing is more important than well-being and vitality. A strong life force permeates everything we do from our professional careers to our personal relationships and our individual evolution. Yoga and energy medicine was the gateway to healing my body, mind, and spirit—I’d love to share what I’ve learned with you.
Individual yoga class: reach new heights of your yoga practice through personalized adjustments, modifications, and intensification. 60-minute session; $100
Group Yoga Class: 75-90 minute Vinyasa, Hatha, KinetiK, or Meditation class: $30 per person
Universal Yoga Mandala Class: A 2.5-to-3-hour class based on physical and energetic practices on cross-mats created by Guruji Andrey Lappa. $45 per person
Reiki Session: Energetic healing based on the Chakra system: 60-minute session: $175