General BackgroundRich and diverse, vast and profound best describe Kelly's training, expertise and experience. Studying both Physical & Health Education and Drama at the University of Toronto, Kelly acquired both an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy and physiology and a comprehensive understanding of the kinship between body, mind, emotion and spirit. Kelly extended her knowledge and furthered her education by becoming certified in a number of holistic therapies, including Reflexology (Laura Norman and Associates, 1987), Polarity Therapy (OPTA, 1995), and Reiki (Usui Reiki Master, 1997).
Kelly achieved her 500-hour Yoga certification in 1999 through her studies with Esther Myers Yoga Studio and Satyaram Yoga. As a life-long learner, she continues to study, re-learn and reflect upon her teaching and practice of yoga.
Post CertificationSince her certification, Kelly has grown into a consummate Yoga instructor, honing her ability to assess each student individually and respond to the unique needs of her students. Her teaching is founded on honesty, accuracy, sensitivity and humour. As a result of her vast training and experience, and of her genuine caring, Kelly draws from a variety of sources and approaches in order to arrive at the best yoga programme for each of her students, in each of her classes. As one student expressed, "A Yoga class with Kelly is a Yoga class like no other, and each of her classes is unlike any other she has previously taught."
Continuing EducationEver growing, Kelly's most recent project embraces the benefits of Mindfulness-Based Yoga and Meditation techniques. Kelly's work with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is based on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn (2012) and Mindfulness and Adolescents (2012).
PhilosophyFor Kelly, the teaching and practice of Yoga requires only a willingness to remain present with each individual that enters her space, and to remember that the journey begins in the moment we honour ourselves as we take each step along the path - wherever it leads us.