Kelly has spent close to twenty years working with communities and individuals in the field of health. Throughout her work, she has been a professional teacher and facilitator, moderating, leading groups and retreats, creating programs and fostering cross-cultural exchanges. These tools come from Kelly’s training and experience in the spheres of public health, yoga teaching, ancient energy medicine, holistic health coaching, nutrition, maternal and child health, movement and her own profound experiences of healing and transformation.
In addition to her diverse training, her teaching and healing work have emerged from her own journey to health back from the mystery of unexplained and undiagnosable illness. Years ago, she found herself sick, scared she was dying and feeling at a dead-end, without any answers or relief for the illness and dramatic set of symptoms she was experiencing. She was moving through her own “dark night of the soul.”
Kelly embarked upon her own path of profound healing, gathering and practicing healing tools of yoga, meditation, dietary changes and energy healing, and organized her team of alternative health practitioners. This powerful and humbling journey has led her to experience the health, joy and vitality she feels today. The journey has also inspired her to be of service, passionately and compassionately guiding others through their journeys to health, empowerment and joy.
Kelly has a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Macalester College and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Her formal training in the holistic world includes a 200-hour Yoga Teaching Certification from the Sankalpah School of Yoga (NYC) in 2006 as well as continuing studies with other teachers, including Sarah Powers and Ana Forrest. She is trained in ancient energy medicine work through the Healing the Light Body School of the Four Winds Society and earned her Holistic Health Coaching Certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
When not working with clients or teaching workshops, some of Kelly’s favorite activities currently include reading stories and playing trains with her son Gabriel (born 2010), who is her greatest teacher on her life’s journey thus far.