ardha moon yoga
I have been practicing yoga for about 15 yeas. One of my favorite people took me to my first yoga class after a foot injury sidelined me from my usual stress releases. I was hooked instantly and began "craving" the connection I was learning to make between my body and my mind. Through Yoga I was able to not only heal several physical injuries, but also emotional ones. I was able to "let go" of apologies never received and find peace with things that had challenged me. In short, I found myself again!
This led me on a journey where I obtained my first 200 HR certification in 2012 and an additional 200 HR certification in 2015.
I was fortunate to study under and learn from instructors who had inspired me along the way.- Briohny Smyth and Dice Lida Klein.
My desire to teach came from wanting to help others to feel comfortable in their own bodies again. To feel the sense of calm a movement practice can bring to the body and mind. To understand self-acceptance is a necessary beginning and the best gift you can give yourself. Honestly, I wanted to help people let go of whatever was holding them back. This desire is the root of my teaching style.
I continue to want to learn and understand more. I have been training under Briohny Smyth and Dice Lida Klein. I earned an additional 200 hr certification in their Fit Flow Style in February of 2015. I I have promised myself that I will continue to be a student. I love taking road trips and exploring the communities around the studios where I am able to practice. I have met so many amazing people and have been influenced by them, both on and off of their mats.
I'm also a Practitioner of Yoga Tune Up Ball Therapy.
I am married to a great guy who "pushed" me to follow this dream. He believes in me more than I believe in myself at times. He knows I need this and he helped me (okay, I helped him) build this studio.
I am "Mom" to two amazing kiddos.
I could talk about them for hours so I will leave it at that one sentence and this one word....LOVE!
Like you I have several other roles in this life....
Right now, I am working on staying true to who I am today.
See you on your mat,
I am Kelli and I am so happy to be part of Ardha Moon Yoga. I have practiced yoga for over 18 years and it is a pure love of mine. I finished my Yoga Teacher Training in March 2017 and I absolutely love teaching yoga. I am beyond fascinated with the power of yoga and what it can bring to your body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is very healing in so many ways. By day, I am a family practice Physician Assistant and believe that yoga is a powerful tool for keeping the body strong, the mind calm, and your spirit empowered. For years I have been counseling patients on how to better their health and it only made sense to start incorporating my love and knowledge of yoga into my practice. Over the last two years, I have studied under Anodea Judith, who is a world-wide leader in Chakra Yoga. I am happy to be able to bring my knowledge of Chakra Yoga to our studio! When I am not practicing yoga or medicine, I am usually travelling the world with my husband, playing with my "fur" children or diving into a new recipe in my kitchen.Thank you so much to Ellen for allowing me to have a home at her studio.
So, let's grab a mat and practice together!