Kelly grew up in Southern California as a gymnast, soccer player, and cheerleader. In 2008, while getting her degree in Kinesiology at San Diego State University, Kelly became a Certified Spinning Instructor and Personal Trainer. Then in early 2015, she received her 200 hr Registered Yoga Teacher certification. She now has a full yoga teaching schedule and a yoga retreat business: Roaming Yogi Adventures.
In addition to yoga and fitness, Kelly also enjoys running around with her beloved furbaby Coco, traveling, and drinking a glass of wine.
1. Kelly, what led you to yoga / What inspired you to become a yoga teacher?
I was initially drawn to yoga as a way to relieve chronic back pain as well as stress that I was experiencing in college. After practicing on and off for about 6 years I decided to take my yoga teacher training (YTT) in Bali to learn more about yoga and as a way to add on to what I could offer my personal training clients. I had been personal training for 7 years at that point and had started to feel like I was missing something. I wanted to feel like I was truly helping people, but just didn’t anymore. Needless to say, my experience in my YTT completely changed my life and I knew right away that becoming a yoga teacher was exactly what I had been looking for. I found that through deepening my yoga practice I learned a deeper sense of gratitude, self-love, compassion, confidence, and the spirituality that I had been craving for years. My goal as a yoga teacher is to help my students to achieve these same benefits and more.
2. What do you try to inspire in your students?
I try and inspire my students to push beyond what they perceive as their physical and mental limitations. For them to know that they are capable of anything as long as they have dedication, patience and persistence. I also really try to inspire my students to take their yoga practice off of their mat and into the rest of their life. Learning those two things were so transformative for me and I hope they can be for my students as well.
3. What do you like about teaching at The House of Yogi?
I love my students that I get to see every week and their dedication to growing their practices! And the vibes. Such good vibes every time I am there!
4. Words to live by?
Live what you LOVE.
5. How would you describe your teaching style?
Creative, playful and challenging.
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