About Kelli

500HR E-RYT – YACEP
photo credit: Erin Blair Studio

Kelli truly is a body+mind+spiritual wellness coach. For the past decade, she’s taught yoga/meditation/mindfulness and is a Yoga Teacher Trainer with the highest credentials offered by Yoga Alliance (500-ERYT + YACEP, Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).

 

With a Masters Degree in Counseling, she practices Psychological Kinesiology/Subconscious Change and provides Emotional Energy Healing in Encinitas, CA.

 

Her supportive approach to whole-being wellness helps people shift into alignment with their highest-selves, rediscover their innate awesomeness, and recognize that they have the power to create a life that they love.

photo credit: Erin Blair Studio

I earned degrees in Psychology and Counseling because I wanted to help people live their best life possible, but I was disillusioned to find that talk therapy seemed ineffective at creating real changes. Then I started practicing yoga in 2003 and was stunned by the instant positive shifts I observed in people. Students who walked in with slumped shoulders, downcast eyes, and low energy, walked out of the yoga room like a different person –  smiling, with their chest open and a light in their eyes! It was amazing to observe!

 

The incredible changes that I continued to witness were enough to spur me to shift careers and become a yoga teacher.  I’ve enjoyed every minute of the last decade teaching yoga, meditation, and mindfulness because the effects are so powerful!

 

I believe that by doing yoga, you become THE SUPERHERO OF YOUR OWN LIFE: confident, strong and flexible in both body and mind, present, and able to handle life’s challenges with ease and grace. 

 

My classes are usually strong, nurturing, empowering, creative, sometimes more on the fun side /sometimes more focused; all designed to derail you from your auto-pilot patterns and move you into mindfulness so that you can live the best life you can imagine.

Join me for a class!

Kelli has a way of teaching yoga that is truly unique: she manages to weave in serious with silly, challenge with comfort, and spiritual principles with everyday common sense.
It was such a treat to be able to practice yoga with Kelli. I highly recommend her classes.
- Marie

Kelli is accredited with Yoga Alliance at the highest level, E-RYT 500 and is a designated Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®*).

*A YACEP is an individual instructor that has been verified as being highly qualified in the category or categories that they teach. Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®s) who take courses with a YACEP can trust that their training counts toward meeting their Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Requirements.
Kelli's Extended Training
Carmen Aguillar, of Chicago Yoga Lab,
Advanced Backbends and Arm Balances,
March 2016

 

Rod Stryker,
Moon Vinyasa: Deep Stillness, Healing Power,
July 2016

 

Gina Caputo,
Playing with Potential,
July 2016

 

Sadie Nardini,
Awakening Metabolism, Detox, & Energy,
June 2015

 

Kathryn Budig,
Altimeter Check: Inversions,
June 2015

 

Eric Paskel,
Funky Fusion: Creative Sequencing & Kirtan,
June 2015
Dr. Raymond Long,
(Author of The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga and Yoga Mat Companion Series) Anatomy and Biomechanics of Yoga Teacher Certification,
December 2014

 

Jason Crandell,
Finding Your Voice: The Art of Verbal Communication, Manual Adjustments and Sequencing,
July 2014

 

Annie Carpenter,
Inversions: When, How and Why,
July 2014

 

Kathryn Budig,
Kick Up Your Feet: Arm Balances,
July 2014

 

Cameron Shayne,
Art of Transition,
July 2014

 

Rina Jakobowicz,
Sweet Surprises: Releasing Negative Thought Patterns Through the Medium of Vinyasa Yoga,
July 2014
Gary Kraftsow,
Common Aches & Pains in Back, Neck & Shoulders,
July 2014

 

Adel Palkhivala,
Intro to Purna Meditation,
July 2014

 

Tara Styles,
Strala Yoga All Day Intensive,
July 2014

 

John Friend,
Sridaiva 2 Day Intensive,
March 2014

 

Duncan Wong,
Warrior Yoga,
January 2014

 

Justin Michael Williams,
Business of Yoga: Social Media Workshop,
January 2014
Jenny Klein Sauer,
Leadership in Yoga,
July 2013

 

Cameron Shayne,
Handstands & Fear of Flying,
July 2013

 

Cameron Shayne,
Budokon Yoga Teacher Training & Certification,
December 2012

 

Dr. Scott Blossom,
Shadow Yoga
Ayurveda – Bones, Joints & Nerves,
July 2012

 

Rod Stryker,
Yoga & Meditation,
July 2012

 

David Swenson,
Floating & Flying,
July 2012
Sean Corne,
Establishing A Strong Foundation,
July 2012

 

Natasha Rizopoulos,
Class Sequencing,
July 2012

 

Cameron Shayne,
Budokon Yoga,
July 2012

 

Vinnie Marino,
Rock N Roll Vinyasa,
July 2012

 

Anna Forrest,
Journey to the Core,
July 2012

 

Deepak Chopra & Tara Stiles,
Sages & Scientists,
March 2012
Paul Grilley,
Yin Yoga & Anatomy of Yoga Teacher Certification,
January 2012

 

Bryan Kest,
Power Yoga,
March 2011

 

Kathryn Budig,
Sweetness & Strength/ Core & Inversions,
August 2010

 

David Swenson,
Ashtanga Yoga Workshop,
October 2009

 

Matthew Sweeny,
Lion Sequence Ashtanga Workshop,
July 2009

Very special thanks to my teachers Selena Foreman for opening the door to yoga for me, challenging me in a way that calmed my mind; to Lisette Hart whose teachings consistently demonstrate love, compassion, and story-weaving; and to my mentor Rached Malouf, who “walked the walk” as a yogi, gave the best alignment cues and adjustments ever and was the closest to a guru that I’ve ever known. 

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