I tried my first yoga class in 2000 shortly after moving to Boston from Southern California. I was adept at working out at the gym and running on the road, but yoga brought something different.
After my first class, I could understand that yoga was more than just an exercise to increase flexibility. As I continued to practice, it began to help me alleviate stress and create more mental clarity.
In 2007 I moved to Colorado, and entered a month long teacher training at an ashram in the mountains outside of Boulder. Practicing yoga, meditation and ancient ceremonies (like the fire ceremony) really spoke to my spiritual nature, and I decided to devote my life to the practice of yoga.
The next year, I opened Yoga Off Broadway in the idyllic mountain town of Eagle, Colorado. Starting from scratch, the yoga studio grew by leaps and bounds in a year that was darkened by a deep recession. In 2012 I moved back to the Boston area for family reasons. I sold the yoga studio and it broke my heart to leave all of my students (my friends).
I have been so grateful to continue to teach yoga since then in Dedham, Concord and now in Acton, MA. My greatest pleasure as a yoga teacher is to get to know each of my students and to help them feel better in their bodies, both physically and emotionally, so that they can connect with a deeper authenticity—facilitated by their yoga practice.
If you are looking to add yoga to your life, I hope that you will consider joining our tribe.
Peace and blessings ~ Kelly