Kelly’s wellness journey began over twenty years ago, teaching high energy group fitness classes. A self-driven, type-A personality, Kelly spent most of her younger years with her nose in her books. Outside of being a baton twirler and occasionally playing “steady quarterback” for the neighborhood pick up football game, physical exercise wasn’t something Kelly sought out to do in her spare time. Fortunately, early on in her corporate career, she was exposed to a free gym membership and decided to enroll in a self-taught ACE group fitness instructor course (aka “adult book nerd”), and turned it into a part time job as a group exercise instructor. At the time, it was extra money to help make ends meet as a young single mother. Who knew that that part-time job would eventually morph into a passion for exercise and a desire to help others achieve their fitness goals.
Kelly exposed herself to many different fitness disciplines ranging from kickboxing to spinning to yoga and pilates. As Kelly refined her teaching style, she was fascinated with anatomy and the way in which our body was designed to move and chose to focus her teachings in the mind-body discipline.
Kelly received her 200-hour yoga certification in 2006 and shortly thereafter completed her pilates mat and apparatus training. Both mind-body disciplines strongly compliment the other and have been very beneficial to Kelly in understanding how our bodies were designed to move! Most recently, Kelly completed her 500-hour certification with anatomy guru, Jason Crandell, in San Francisco. Always a student, Kelly continues to seek out new learning opportunities and has enrolled in a second advanced training, “Yoga Medicine”, led by international instructor and author, Tiffany Cruikshank.
Having been in the fitness industry for over two decades, Kelly draws from her knowledge and experiences in teaching other disciplines to offer a well-rounded yoga practice that is educational yet playful, sweaty yet calming, exploratory yet functional. Outside of the classroom she enjoys traveling around the globe with her husband, cooking, learning about (and tasting) wine, and spending time with family and friends.